Breakpoint Minnesota

Higher education in Minnesota is at a breakpoint: how will it support radical changes in workforce needs? Now is the time to break with old solutions and embrace new ideas.

Breakpoint Minnesota: Employer and Higher Education Forum will bring together a select and diverse group of business and education leaders to set a future course for higher education in Minnesota. Speakers and forum participants will share expertise and insights to inform concrete action steps to maintain Minnesota’s legacy of educational excellence.

September 22, 2011    10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
September 23, 2011      9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Depot (Minneapolis)
Hiawatha II & III Ballrooms

Breakpoint Minnesota: Employer and Higher Education Summit will feature keynote speaker Margaret Spellings, president and CEO of Margaret Spellings & Company. From 2005 to 2009 Spellings served as the U.S. Secretary of Education, overseeing an agency with a nearly $70 billion budget and more than 10,000 employees and contractors. Prior to serving in the Cabinet, Spellings was chief domestic policy advisor to the President George W. Bush, 2001–2005. For a complete list of speakers and forum agenda, click here.

If you are attempting to register for this event, registration closed on tuesday, September 20. The event is full. Please contact if you have questions or require additional information.

Valet parking is available daily from the front entrance of the Renaissance hotel (3rd Street) for $28.00 or heated, underground parking is available at the following rates:
3-12 hrs - $9
12-24 hrs - $19

Hotel accommodations:

The Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel
$139 group rate for dates September 21 – 23, 2011
Includes complimentary Internet
Reservations can be made by calling (612) 375-1700 or (866) 211-4611 and requesting the Breakpoint Minnesota room block.
Or click here to reserve online.

Rate is subject to availability after September 2nd

For additional event information, please contact

Michael J. Offerman's Qoute