Below is the general flow of the conference.  Please note that times may change slightly and to review the final agenda when provided.  The Final Agenda is currently being developed and will be posted once completed.

Thursday November 15, 2018

5:30pm Registration Opens
5:30pm-8:30pm Exhibit Show

Exhibit Show will include beverages and light snack foods.  There will not be any meal or hot food for the Exhibit Show.


Friday November 16, 2018

7:00am Registration Opens
7:00am-9:00am Exhibit Show

Exhibit Show will include a Continental Breakfast with pastries, fruit and beverages.

9:00am-Noon: General Session

11:30am-1:00pm: Lunch

The Friday Lunch will have a Guest Speaker: Tim Gabrielson has been performing and speaking for over 28 years.  He originally became in-demand nationally for his riveting show combining clean humor and highly-skilled magic.  For the past 10+ years, he has been infusing his highly-entertaining show with a simple and profound take-away message about creating positive change.

1:15pm-3:30pm: Afternoon Breakouts

1:15pm-3:30pm: Afternoon Round Tables

3:30pm-4:30pm: Social Hour

4:30pm-6:15pm: Friday Banquet

NOTE: Friday night the Christmas Parade of the North will occur in downtown Duluth beginning at 6:25 pm.  The Banquet will conclude with time to attend the parade.


Saturday November 17, 2018

7:00am: Registration Opens

7:00am-8:00am: Hot Breakfast Buffet

8:00am-11:00am: General Session (MAT Annual Meeting)

11:00am: Event Concludes

Pre-Register for the Annual Conference.  There are different options for you to chose from so please read what comes with each option.

Guests and/or Spouses will have to purchase an Exhibit Hall Pass if they wish to attend the Exhibit Show Thursday night and Friday morning.  That pass will cover the refreshments Thursday night and continental breakfast Friday morning which will both be in the Exhibit Hall.



Two Day Conference with Banquet ($165)
Included in Two Day with Banquet: Thursday Exhibit Pass, Friday AM Continental, Friday Lunch, Friday Banquet, Saturday Breakfast
Two Day Conference NO Banquet ($130)
Included in Two Day with NO Banquet: Thursday Exhibit Pass, Friday AM Continental, Friday Lunch, Saturday Breakfast
Friday Only ($105)
Included in Friday Only: Friday AM Continental, Friday Lunch
Friday Delegate Banquet ($40)
Saturday Only ($50)
Included in Saturday Only: Saturday Breakfast


Friday Lunch ($25)
Friday Banquet ($40)
Saturday Breakfast ($25)
Guest Exhibit Hall Pass ($15)
The Guest Exhibit Hall Pass is if your spouse or guest would like to attend the exhibit hall Thursday night and Friday morning. Included would be refreshments Thursday night and Friday AM Continental

The Spouse/Guest Tour: The Duluth Experience ($55/person)
Spouse Tour ($55)


Hotel Blocks for the Annual Conference have been set up for our guests.  There are TWO hotel blocks: The Radisson and Holiday Inn.

Please ask for the Minnesota Association of Townships block when making your reservations.

Hotel Blocks expire on October 15, 2018.

Holiday Inn & Suites Duluth
200 West First Street
Duluth, MN 55802

Standard Room: $109.00/night
King Suite: $139.00/night
Two Bed Suite: $139.00/night
Executive Level Room: $139.00/night

Connected via Skywalk
Tax is 13.88%
Check-in: 4:00pm
Check-out: Noon


Radisson Duluth Harborview
505 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802

Double Queen: $99.00/night
King: $99.00/night

Connected via Skywalk
Tax is 13.88%
Check-in: 3:00pm
Check-out: Noon

The Duluth Experience City Tour ($55/person)

Friday November 16: 9:00am-1:00pm

The Duluth History & Sightseeing Bus Tour will take you back in time to explore the earliest stories from Duluth’s rich history – the Indigenous cultures, early European settlers, north woods pioneers, and savvy tycoons – that help place Duluth’s present and future in a much more comprehensive context. You’ll travel through Duluth and see some of our best kept secrets – hand-picked by our City Tour Team. Whether you’re a die-hard history buff or simply interested in a new perspective on Duluth… the Duluth History & Sightseeing Bus Tour is for you!

Your History & Sightseeing Experience includes:

  • Engaging interpretive tour with fun, expert guides
  • Transportation on our comfortable & clean tour bus
  • Family friendly learning environment
  • 1-hour guided tour at the Duluth Depot & Immigrant Museum
  • Scenic views with lots of great photo opportunities
  • Croissants, Coffee and water aboard the tour bus

If you are interested in Exhibiting at our Annual Conference, please use these documents to help.  The Exhibitor Invite contains all the details about Exhibiting and also hotel room information.  Use the Application if you wish to participate in the Exhibit Show.

If you have any questions, please contact Scott Saloum (

2018 Invite to Exhibit

2018 Application for Exhibit Space

2017 Annual Meeting