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: Giant State Map of Minnesota on Exhibit

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



Conference Details


Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (check-in);
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 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: Kagin Commons, 8:30 a.m. (sessions begin at 9:00 a.m.)

Cost:Teachers or Administrators
$50.00 (through Oct. 15); $75.00 (after Oct. 15)

ACTC Students or Faculty
Free** (through Oct. 15); $75.00 (after Oct. 15)

Pre-service Teachers/Non-ACTC College Students or Faculty
$25.00 (through Oct. 15); $75.00 (after Oct. 15)

2016 MAGE Summer Geography Institute (Intro/Advanced) Participants
Free** (through Oct. 15); $75.00 (after Oct. 15)

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

NOTE: Registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

**Pre-registration prior to October 16th is required. Fee is waived for ACTC students and faculty due to a grant from the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities.

** The fee is waived for ACTC Students & Faculty who pre-register prior to October 16th due to a grant from Macalester College. The fee is waived for GeoTechnologies participants due to a grant from the Minnesota Department of Higher Education.

Conference Organizers

Michele Melius, GEOFEST Coordinator

David A. Lanegran, MAGE Coordinator

Laura Kigin, MAGE Program Assistant

Ashley Nepp, IT Coordinator