GEOFEST Minnesota

This workshop is considered the premier professional development event in Minnesota for K-12 Geography educators. We hope you will consider joining us!

This program features a streamlined set of breakout sessions:

    • Implementing the New Minnesota State Geography Standards
    • Elementary Geography
    • Middle School Geography
    • High School Geography
    • Pre-Service Teachers
    • AP Human Geography
    • Geotechnology: GIS, GPS, Google Earth, iPads, Apps and more!

FEATURE: Jeni Henrickson, Ph.D., Keynote Speaker

GEOFEST is sponsored by the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE).



Conference Details


Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (check-in);
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (sessions)

Location: Washington Technology Magnet,
1495 Rice Street, St. Paul, MN 55117

Check-in: Main Entrance (Lobby), 8:30 a.m. (sessions begin at 9:00 a.m.)

Registration Fees

K-12 Teachers, College Faculty & Administrators
$50.00 (through Oct. 6); $75.00 (after Oct. 6)

Pre-Service Teachers, College Students & Retired Teachers
$25.00 (through Oct. 6); $75.00 (after Oct. 6)

2017 GeoTechnologies Summer Institute Participants (Intro & Advanced)

FEE WAIVED (through Oct. 6); $75.00 (after Oct. 6)

2017 GEOFEST Presenters (pre-approved)

The registration fee includes a full day’s attendance, 6 CEUs, and lunch.

Note: Registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Conference Organizers

Michele Melius, GEOFEST Coordinator

Michelle Leba, GEOFEST Site Host

Eric Gunderson, IT Coordinator

David A. Lanegran, MAGE Coordinator

Laura Kigin, MAGE Program Assistant