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Real issues. Real conversations. Real funny.

Join us for a small group conversation on the biggest issues facing community college students. You'll connect with students from across Minnesota you'll find out about how to be part of the change by joining the conversation online on September 29th!

This event will feel like you are sitting in a virtual cafe, but your barista will be replaced by an improv comedy actor from The Theater of Public Policy  that will bring the group conversation to life. Just bring a desire to chat, your humor, and a passion to make an impact.

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If you have any questions or concerns about this event, please contact LeadMN Manager of Programs & Events Brandon Boat at

Accessibility and Accommodations

We're committed to making sure that every attendee is able to attend the conference as their full self. If you require any accommodations at the conference, please contact Mameneh at with details about your needs. Check out our Accessibility Statement for more information.


6:00 PM - Welcome

6:15 PM - Setting the Stage
Learn about the issues of college affordability, mental health and racial equity from student leaders and LeadMN staff.

6:30 PM - Discuss the Issues
Break out in small group conversations on each of the issues. We will have a facilitator listen in and brings everything they hear from you to the stage through improv comedy theater.  

7:45 PM - Make an impact
Learn about ways that you can make an impact on your campus, on college campuses across the state and at the capitol.

8:00 PM - Closing