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CONFERENCE FAQs

What items are included in the registration fee?

Two great keynotes, engaging breakout sessions, continental breakfast, coffee/tea and afternoon snacks, publishers’ exhibits, door-prize drawing, and alumni events. All conference attendees will also receive a conference folder with CEUs, and other conference materials. Parking and lunch are NOT included in the registration fee (parking and lunch are self-pay for 2022).

What items are NOT covered in the registration fee?

 Parking and lunch are NOT included in the MELEd registration fee (parking and lunch are self-pay for 2022).

Thursday’s MDE EL/MLL Coordinator Day is not included in the registration fee for the MELEd Conference. If you are interested in attending the MDE EL/MLL Coordinator Day, you need to register separately. Link to Coordinator Registration is HERE.

In order to keep the registration cost affordable for our attendees, the 2022 MELEd Conference registration fee does NOT include lunch or parking. Each day there will be a 90-minute break for lunch. Attendees may purchase lunch on their own at one of the cafés at the RiverCentre. Also, we encourage attendees to visit some of the one of the many nearby cafes/restaurants for lunch.

I can’t find my CEs. How can I get a new copy?

All conference attendees will receive CEs in their conference folders. Please keep track of your folders. If you lose your folder or CEs, please contact MDE (mde.el@state.mn.us) for duplicate CEs.

What is the EL Coordinator meeting?

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) English Learner/Multilingual Learner Coordinator Day is for K-12 English Learner and Multilingual Learner Program Coordinators from Minnesota School Districts and Charter Schools. This session will include updates from the Minnesota Department of Education related to English Learner programming and assessment as well as policy issues and other initiatives impacting multilingual learners in Minnesota. 

This year’s MDE K-12 EL/MLL Coordinator Day will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2022. 

Thursday’s MDE EL/MLL Coordinator Day is not included in the registration fee for the MELEd Conference. If you are interested in attending the MDE EL/MLL Coordinator Day, you need to register separately. Link to Coordinator Registration is HERE.

The EL Coordinator’s Meeting is for K-12 English Learner Program Coordinators from Minnesota school districts and charter schools. The meeting will include updates from the Minnesota Department of Education related to English Learner programming and assessment as well as policy issues and other initiatives impacting English Learners in Minnesota.

Do presenters need to register for the conference?
Yes. All presenters need to register for the conference, regardless of the length of their presentation and whether they intend to see any other sessions.

I registered for the conference but now I am unable to attend. May I receive a refund?

Refunds (less processing fees) will be given for requests made through November 4, 2022.  Please contact the conference chair if you need to cancel your registration. Refunds will not be given after November 4, 2022.

I made a mistake when I registered online. How can I correct it?

Please contact us at admin@minnetesol.org and/or meled@minnetesol.org.

I need to register a group. How can I do this?

Groups of five or more from the same institution can register with a paper or virtual form before November 11, 2022. (You will mail in the form to MinneTESOL via USPS, or via email.) The group registration form is available here. After the deadline, please follow the directions on the bottom of the How to Register page.

Please note, we do not accept Purchase Orders as payment for the conference. Groups may pay via check or credit card.

Questions about registering a group? Please email meled@minnetesol.org

I don’t like to share personal information, such as registration information, online. May I still attend the conference?

All registration for the conference is online. Payment for the conference must be done via the secure online system. All major credit cards are accepted. You do not need an PayPal account (or any other kind of online payment account) to securely make an online payment with your credit card

I wish to pay the discounted member/conference rate, but I already joined earlier this year. Can I still get the member/conference rate?

Yes. Log into the registration page using the same email address you used to become a MinneTESOL member. The system will recognize you as a member and unlock member registration prices for you.

If you need to renew your membership, please do so prior to registering for the conference to receive member prices. Click HERE to renew your membership today!

GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Are grants or scholarships available to cover registration fees or memberships?

Yes, grants or scholarships are available. Please read on for different types.

First-Time Presenter Scholarship

In order to encourage participating from exciting new contributors to our conference, we are offering a scholarship for first-time MELEd presenters (who are also MinneTESOL members). Members presenting at MELEd* for the first time are invited to apply for this scholarship upon acceptance to present at the conference. Scholarship winners will register and pay for their conference fee and after participating in the conference, coordinate with the conference co-chairs to receive reimbursement for one day’s registration costs.

Travel Scholarships

This year MinneTESOL is again making available a limited number of scholarships for its members to defray the cost of travel to the 2022 MELEd Conference.

  • Travel scholarships are only available as a benefit to current members of MinneTESOL (see http://minnetesol.org/membership-renewal to join or renew your membership).   
  • These scholarships will cover a maximum of $250 in travel expenses (transportation and accommodations).  
  • Travel scholarships are available only to MinneTESOL members traveling 100 miles or more to the conference.
  • To find out more, or to apply for a travel scholarship, access the Scholarship Application Form.

*Members who have previously presented at MELEd, MinneTESOL, or MinneSLIFE are not eligible for this scholarship.