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Known as the “City of Lakes”, Minneapolis features a dramatic riverfront skyline, three professional sports stadiums within 1.3 miles, and countless art installations with a theater on almost every corner. A culture committed to perfecting the craft of the brew, one of the best parks & recreation systems in the nation, and a foodie paradise where you can get Nordic cuisine for breakfast, Ethiopian for lunch and this thing called a “Juicy Lucy” for dinner.  A place to bring your dancing shoes to celebrate at festivals all year-round, enjoy four gorgeous seasons surrounded by 22 lakes, the Mississippi River and a waterfall, and meet friendly locals who can’t wait to show you why they love living here.

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University of Minnesota- Twin Cities

Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota has grown to become among the most prestigious public research universities in the United States. With over 50,000 students across five campuses, UMN features the sixth-largest student body in the nation. Stemming from its reputation for innovation in research, with notable inventions in fields ranging from food sciences to healthcare technologies, the university has adopted the official slogan “Driven to Discover.” The university strives to continue in the generation of knowledge/creativity through high-quality research, scholarship, and artistic activity, which benefits students, scholars, and communities across the globe.

The GPEN conference in 2021 will be held at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus, at the following venues: