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Minneapolis

Known as the “City of Lakes”, Minneapolis features a vibrant 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 and party 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.

Check out minneapolis.org for more information!

University of Minnesota- Twin Cities

Founded in 1851, the University of Minnesota (UMN) has grown to become one of 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 strong reputation for innovation in research, with notable inventions in fields ranging from food sciences to health technologies, the university has adopted the official slogan “Driven to Discover.” The UMN community strives to continue in the generation of knowledge and creativity through high-quality research, scholarship, and artistic activity, which benefits students, scholars, and communities across the globe.

This year’s GPEN conference will be held at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus, at the following venues:

  • McNamara Alumni Center (all conference & scientific sessions)
  • Mill City Museum (Thursday cultural night)
  • Minnesota History Center (Friday gala dinner)