Annual Minnesota Policy Conference

31st Annual Minnesota Policy Conference
(Formerly the Annual Conference on Policy Analysis)

October 14, 2015
Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul, Minnesota 

About the Conference

The conference provides an opportunity for individuals involved in policy work, broadly understood, to explore major questions facing Minnesotans through a number of lenses—analysis and research, policy design and implementation, and evaluation and refinement—and consider the political and practical aspects of proposed solutions:

  • policy analysis
  • policy research
  • policy design
  • policy implementation
  • policy evaluation

The conference sessions allow participants to

  • gain insight into current policy trends and changes in the policy-making environment;
  • explore current policy issues and solutions in concurrent sessions;
  • share ideas with others from around Minnesota.

The conference has two major outcomes:

  • create “policy partnerships” that include researchers, analysts, designers, implementers, evaluators, and others that can inform policy;
  • generate policy ideas (designs) and solutions based on robust discussion, sound research, analysis, implementation, and evaluation.

Who Should Attend

This conference brings together people involved in informing, designing, and developing policy impacting Minnesotans, including individuals in government, education, business, or nonprofit organizations; students of all ages; or others interested in Minnesota’s future.

College of Continuing Education, University of Minnesota

Center for Policy Design
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota
Hamline University School of Business
Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Metropolitan State University
Wilder Research

Founded by
Economic Resource Group

For Registration Questions
Contact 612-625-2900

For Program Questions
Contact Nick McArdle at or 612-625-5969