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Dementia Conference
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Saturday, March 18, 2017
7:30 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.

Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Map and directions

Registration opens January 9, 2017!


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 filled with dementia education, information, support and resources. Every year national, regional and local presenters come together to ensure an innovative and insightful conference for the 1,100 participants and over 70 sponsors and exhibits.



Dr. Ron Petersen, Mayo Clinic
Dr. Cliff Jack, Mayo Clinic
Dr. Gwen Yeo, Stanford Geriatric Education Center &
Stanford University School of Medicine



Registration will open at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. (CST) on the respective days.


Early-Bird (1/9/17-2/13/17) - $80
Standard (2/14-17-3/13/17) - $100

Early-Bird (1/9/17-2/13/17) - $160
Standard (2/14-17-3/13/17) - $180


Group Discount for Professionals
When 7 or more professionals register from the same organization; a discount of $20 is applied to each registration. To take advantage of this discount, professionals must register and pay together. Registration for multiple people is available online or via phone.


Discount for ISTAART Members
If you are a member of ISTAART, you can receive a $25 discount off your professional registration if you register by the end of Early Bird registration (2/13/17 by 5 p.m.). Please call 952.857.0548 and leave a message to receive a return call with your discount code. To receive the ISTAART discount code, we will need your name, ISTAART number and phone number. You must have the code before you begin the online registration. Join ISTAART today


Discount for Support Group Facilitators
If you facilitate an Alzheimer’s Association Support Group, you can receive a discount of $25 if you register by the end of Early Bird registration (2/13/17 by 5 p.m.). Support Group facilitators will be emailed a code to use prior to the opening of general conference registration on January 9, 2017. You will need this code before you begin the online registration process.


Conference Family Scholarships
A limited number of family scholarships are available through the Ashley Brooks-Danso Family Education Fund to reduce registration fee by $50/person (two scholarship maximum per family). Request a scholarship at 952.857.0548.



For more information about the Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference, contact Deborah Richman, Vice President, Education & Outreach, at 952.857.0551 or

Sponsor Information
For more information about sponsoring or exhibiting at the conference, contact Rebecca Justin, Director or Corporate Partnerships, at 952.857.0536 or

Sponsor and Exhibitor Registration

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