Thank you to all who made the APA MN conference happen. That includes the attendees, the Conference Committee, the presenters, the exhibitors and sponsors, and the many who staff the facilities in Bemidji. Special thanks go to the Conference Co-chairs, Kristina Nesse and Jeff Thomson, and to the Program Chairs, Mike Richardson and Ashley Ver Burg.

About 350 attendees were registered, and in addition, we had others who participated in a Wednesday morning SHIP session and presenters who were only available for their session -- a final total of about 425 persons. The sessions were lively and educational, and 160 attendees also learned more about the Northland through their mobile tours. We also would like to thank our Keynote Speakers, Michael Langley and Paul Douglas. Mark your calendars for September 28-30 to attend the 2016 APA MN Conference in St. Cloud. If anyone is interested in participating in the Conference Committee, get in touch with APA MN at

You can view the conference brochure in pdf format.




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