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 2017 Conference:    “The Power of Perspective” 

Thursday-Friday, October 12-13, 2107 at the DECC
Keynote:  Dr. Maura Cullen

2017 Call for Cosponsors: January 1, 2017
2017 Call for Exhibitors:  March 1, 2017
2017 Call for Presenters:  March 1-May 31, 2017

For more information contact:

Mary Bridget[218] 726-2140, Government Services Center, 320 W 2nd Street 6E, Duluth, MN 55802-1495

2016 Conference Keynote

2016 keynote: Kevin KlingKevin Kling

Kevin Kling is a well-known playwright and storyteller, and his commentaries can be heard on NPR’s All Things Considered. His plays and adaptations have been performed around the world. He lives in Minneapolis. He will be presenting The Losses and Laughter We Grow Into. His autobiographical tales are as enchanting as they are true to life: hopping freight trains, getting hit by lightning, performing his banned play in Czechoslovakia, growing up in Minnesota, and eating things before knowing what they are.

Opening Keynote music provided by Gaelynn Lea Music.

Gaelynn Lea is a musician from Duluth, who recently received national recognition, winning the NPR Tiny Desk Contest. She has been playing violin for over twenty years. First classically trained, she began learning traditional Celtic and American fiddle tunes at the age of 18. Eventually she also began singing and dabbling in songwriting. Gaelynn has played alongside many notable Minnesota musicians over the years, including Alan Sparhawk, Charlie Parr, and Billy McLaughlin.


2016 Co-Sponsors