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The Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference is the premier dementia conference for people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) or early dementia, families, friends and professionals. The conference is a collaboration between the Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter and Mayo Clinic, who work together to create a day designed to inform, equip and support persons with dementia, family caregivers and professionals. Every year national, regional and local presenters come together to ensure an innovative and insightful conference for the 1,300 participants and over 70 sponsors and exhibits. Be sure and take a look at the 2016 Meeting of the Minds brochure.

Saturday, March 19, 2016
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Registration will open January 4, 2016.

Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Map and directions
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Registration will open at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. (Central Time) on the respective days.










*A limited number of family scholarships are available. Call the conference line at 952-857-0548 to request one.

The conference will take place regardless of weather conditions. Refunds will not be provided for any cancellations.

For more information about the Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference 2016, contact Debbie Richman, Vice President of Education and Outreach:

By phone: 952.857.0551
By email:

Continuing Education

North Dakota Social Workers

The Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota – North Dakota maintains an approved provider status from the North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners. This conference qualifies for 5.5 contact hours.  The provider number is P-20.

MN Nurses
Sessions are designed to comply with the MN Board of Nursing criteria for contact hours.  Nurses can apply their hours toward their licensure requirements; however, the Board of Nursing does not pre-approve continuing education.  Nurses receive 1.2 contact hours for every clock hour attended.  You must retain a copy of the Certificate of Attendance provided by the Alzheimer’s Association MN-North Dakota

MN Nursing Home Administrators
The Continuing Education application has been submitted to the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators.  Approved CEU MN16-105.

Other Disciplines
All conference participants registered as professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 5.5 hours.  Participants will have all other materials needed to submit to their professional board or appropriate agency for continuing education.  These include a description of and objectives for each session and a biography of each speaker.  You must retain a copy of the Certificate of Attendance provided by the Alzheimer’s Association MN-North Dakota.

Parking is available at the RiverCentre Parking Ramp for a cash fee of $15 or at limited meters on the street. Handicap accessible parking is available in the RiverCentre Parking Ramp. A drop-off area is located on Kellogg Boulevard at the RiverCentre entrance. 

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information

Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration

2016 Conference Sponsorship and Exhibitor Handbook

For more information about sponsoring or exhibiting at the conference, contact  Rebecca Justin, Director or Corporate Partnerships:

By phone: 952.857.0536
By email:


Inspiration Sponsor

Hope Sponsors





Dedication Sponsors


Loyalty Sponsors

The Alton Memory Care
Catholic Eldercare
HealthCare Interactive Inc.
HealthPartners Center for Memory & Aging
Long Reher Hanson & Price P.A.
Schmitz, Schmidt & Anderson, P.A.
St. Benedict's Senior Community
University of Minnesota School of Nursing - FIT-AD Trial MN16-105


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