Each December for over 100 years, the Association of Minnesota Counties’ (AMC) Annual Conference is where more than 600 county elected officials, department heads, and staff, come together to learn and discuss the important topics and trends affecting county government.
Minnesota’s 87 counties have a long tradition of connecting with each other through AMC in order to work together toward finding solutions to common issues. There are always challenges and opportunities facing counties, and continuing to learn new or improved ways to work is more important now than ever before.
In order to give attendees a wide variety of subjects to learn more about during this two-day conference, our workshop schedule offers 20+ one-hour workshops on a wide variety of topics over two days. There is literally something for everyone and then some!
We’re also holding a Resource Fair on Monday where county staff will have information tables set-up on a wide variety of successful county programs or innovations. Attendees will have the chance to chat with these experts and gather materials provided in order to help you learn more about the given subject or program that you may want to try out in your county! Plus, this year's Vendor Fair will have 120 booths featuring products and services that can help counties do their business better! Be sure to visit all of the exhibits to thank our vendors for their support of our association and to bid on Silent Auction items, with all proceeds going toward the AMC Student Scholarship.
We’re excited to announce that this year’s Opening Session on Monday morning features keynote speaker Andrew Fastow, Former Enron CFO, sponsored by the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust.
Despite today’s more regulated and enlightened business environment, we continue to witness “Enron-esque” failures of corporate governance. Fastow makes observations about how the ambiguity and complexity of laws and regulations breeds opportunity for problematic decisions. He also discusses what questions corporate directors, management, attorneys, and accountants should ask in order to ensure that their companies not only follow the rules, but uphold the principles behind them.
The Annual Awards Banquet Monday night provides an opportunity to publicly recognize counties and individuals for outstanding achievements in government. Nomination forms are available here.
Nomination Deadline: October 28, 2016.
The election of AMC’s 2017 officers will be held at breakfast on Tuesday morning. AMC’s Business MeetingTuesday afternoon is the final part of the conference where input from all county delegates is encouraged as we vote on our legislative platform for the coming year. The conference ends with the final Grand Prize drawing so you can get on the road by mid-afternoon.
Recognized as one of the nation's leading education conferences, the event is open to local school board members, superintendents and secretaries, school administrators, state and regional educators and officials, school attorneys, university professors, exhibitors and guests.
The 2016 conference will be held Nov. 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Sheraton Chicago, and Swissotel hotels. This will be IASB's 102nd annual conference and the 84th joint conference with IASA and Illinois ASBO.