In addition to the jam-packed education sessions, the MNFEA Conference includes multiple opportunities for networking and celebrating with your peers.
With a Wednesday night pre-conference get-together and a Thursday night soiree, these events are already included in your registration, so make plans to join us for some time to rewind after Conference sessions.
Arcade Mania & Axe Throwing
Wednesday, March 23
Old School Entertainment: 27 9th St SE
6pm - 8:30pm
Join us for our kick-off party as we play old-school arcade games and throw some axes! Remember the days of playing pong on your Atari or Sonic the Hedgehog on your Sega? Relive your youth at Old School Entertainment arcade studio with your BF or soon-to-be new BF’s.
This arcade features over 60 arcade and pinball machines, premiere Axe Throwing lanes, and a retro video game store!
After your wonder-years road trip, challenge your strength and eye coordination by throwing some axe! The evening will be free-flowing for all to enjoy!
A big thanks to Schott Distrition Company for providing samples of:
- Bud Light Hard Soda Seltzer - Cola, Cherry Cola, Orange, Citrus Soda
- Kona Big Wave
- Nutrl - pineapple and watermelon
- Cutwater Margarita
- Bud Light Next
We will also have other beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks. And what better way to enjoy all those games than with hot pizza!
Directions to the party:
From the Hilton Garden Inn you can either take a 12-minute walk (.6 miles) or take transportation. If walking, head south on Broadway Ave S towards 3rd St W. Turn left onto 1st Ave SE then turn right. Old School Entertainment/Ironside Axe Club, 27 9th St SE.
Thursday, March 24
Rochester Art Center
6pm - 9pm
Explore your imagination at our Thursday night Soiree! Discover the Rochester Art Center by strolling through Homecoming Queen and Dometo Esse exhibits.
Homecoming: a 4,000-square-foot exhibition that invites visitors to explore the wonderful world of Utica Queen, star of Season 13 of the Emmy-winning pop-culture phenomenon “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
Dometo Esse: This exhibition hopes to be the voice of the average woman going through the COVID-19 pandemic by speaking to the ways she strives to conquer invisibility behind a common mask. I believe that 100 years from now much will be discussed about how fashion changed to accommodate CDC regulations and guidelines in the years 2020-2021.
Share your artistic talents and participate in our group mosaic piece. Then explore culinary delights with build-your-own food masterpieces at are many food stations.
Live music performance from 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. by folk/Americana Carriage House.
Carriage House is a husband and wife folk/americana duo originally out of Indianapolis and now living in the driftless region of Minnesota after having toured nationwide in their converted van. They released their first album ‘Further From Our Youth’ on the eve of their Spring tour in 2021.
Jeff has been a songwriter and musician for a number of years, both solo and with his full band ‘Jeff Kelly and the Graveyard Shift, and Jenna has always had an ear for harmonies. Combining their strengths they picked up the guitar and banjo and started writing and sharing some songs about love, longing, and pandemic times.
Directions to the party:
From the Hilton Garden Inn, head north on Broadway Ave S toward 2nd St SW. Turn right on 2nd St SW. The art center is located inside the Rochester Civic Center.