Nov. 17-19, 2019

Cragun’s on Gull Lake

Brainerd, Minnesota

2019 MREA Annual Conference

Relating With Students Now

Join us at the 2019 MREA Annual Conference to find ways to better relate with students now. Teachers have long built relationships with students. But the importance and depth of those relationships are becoming even more critical to the ability for today’s students to learn, engage and achieve. Learn more about the research.

Lead a Workshop

The proposal deadline has passed. All submissions will be notified by June of the status of their proposals. Check back this summer to learn which sessions you can attend at this year’s conference.


4:00 PM   Conference Check-in Starts

5:30 PM   Light Dinner Buffet

7:00 PM   Early-Bird Workshops


7:00 AM     Breakfast Buffet

8:15 AM     Welcome & Opening Keynote Speaker

10:05 AM   Breakout Sessions 1

11:10 AM    Breakout Sessions 2

12:00 PM    Lunch

1:30 PM      Breakout Sessions 3

3:00 PM     Mindstorm

4:15 PM     Legislative Lessons & Social

6:00 PM    Awards Banquet

7:30 PM    Dessert & Conversation


7:30 AM     Breakfast & Gallery Walk

9:30 AM     Closing Speaker

10:30 AM    MREA Annual Business Meeting

11:00 AM     Prizes, Pick up CEUs & Send-off


Registration opens July 1.


  • $275 per person through Nov. 1
  • $315 per person Nov. 2-8
  • Includes optional free Gallery Walk vendor booth through Oct. 15


  • Must register at least 3 people per team
  • $189 per person Early Bird through Aug. 10 ($567 team of 3)
  • $229.50 per person Aug. 11-Nov. 1 ($688.50 team of 3)
  • $270 per person Nov. 2-8 ($810 team of 3)
  • Includes optional free Gallery Walk vendor booth through Oct. 15

Gallery Walk Only

  • $200 per person (without conference registration)
  • Register Conference Individual and select “Gallery Walk vendor only”
  • ALL Gallery Walk registration closes Oct. 15 or earlier if space fills

August 15

  • $600 per person, conference only through Nov. 1
  • $700 per person, Gallery Walk booth only, through October 15
  • $1200 per person, conference and Gallery Walk booth, through Oct. 15
  • Check back August 15 for registration links


Lodging at Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake

MREA has arranged a preferred lodging rate that will be honored until October 11. Accommodations are not included with the conference registration fee. Reserve your lodging today: 

  • Groups may reserve cabins rather than individual hotel rooms. 
  • Indicate room partners, cabin requests, dietary or accessibility needs, etc. 

Don’t delay, as lodging filled early last year. Contact Cragun’s directly at phone 1-(800)-CRAGUNS regarding any lodging questions. Registration is online only.

Reserve lodging online here 

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