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!

GEOFEST is sponsored by the Minnesota Alliance for Geographic Education (MAGE) and the Associate Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC)


Conference Details


Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014

Time: 8:15 am – 8:50 (check-in);
9:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. (sessions)

Location: Macalester College

Campus Map/Driving Directions

Parking is available in any of the campus lots or the surrounding neighborhood streets.

Check-in: NEW LOCATION!  Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center (lower level), 8:30 a.m. Sessions begin at 9:00 a.m.


  • Teachers – $25.00 (through October 3); $75.00 (after October 3)
  • ACTC Students and Faculty – Free**
  • Non-ACTC College Students/Faculty – $15.00 (through October 3); $75.00 (after October 3)
  • 2014 GeoTechnologies Summer Institute Participants – Free

NOTE: Registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

**Pre-registration prior to October 4 is required. Fee is waived for ACTC students and faculty due to a grant from the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities.

Conference Organizers

Michele Melius, GEOFEST Coordinator

David A. Lanegran, MAGE Coordinator

Laura Kigin, MAGE Program Assistant

Ashley Nepp, IT Coordinator