Minnesota Association of Alternative Programs


2016 MAAP Confernce

We had a tremendous convention in Duluth for our 2016 MAAP Convention. This page contains a few highlights of what we did.



The dates for the conference are February 10th, 11th, and 12th of 2016. We will be at the DECC Convention Center in Duluth. Our designated hotel site will again be the Duluth Holiday Inn Downtown. See the link on this page.

This year's conference theme is:
Building Community, Culture and Character!

Yes, we will once again be hosting the Networking Extravaganza! Don't miss a thing, continue to watch for more information!


Here is a short video to highlight what we will be covering at the conference:

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Reserve your hotel now!

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Phone: 218-722-1202

Keynote Speakers

We are so excited to announce our two keynote speakers for this year's convention:

  • Pasi Sahlberg, Author of Finnish Lessons;
  • Maure Ann Metzger, Author of A Prison Called School: Creating Effective Schools for All Learners

A more detailed description of our speakers, and details of their books, is in the following document:
2016 Keynote Speakers


The conference event registration system is now open. Here is the link to the registration site:

Annual Conference Registration Site

Regular conference registration fees are:

  • 1 day - $275
  • 2 day - $375
  • 3 day - $395


The MAAP Board is proud to announce that they will be giving out up to $2000.00 in scholarships for educators who want to go to the MAAP Annual Conference February 11-13, 2015. Please complete the following Scholarship Application Form:

Scholarship Application Form

Applications for scholarships must be submitted by Friday, January 29, 2016.


Vendors and exhibitors should contact Deanna Chiodo at deanna.chiodo@isd728.org.

Here are three pieces of additional pieces of information for vendors: