2018 Spring Training
The Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute (MESI) is an interdisciplinary training institute for evaluation studies at the University of Minnesota. MESI offers evaluation training to evaluation professionals, community organizations, government agencies, as well as university programs. MESI Spring Training is an annual evaluation training event, providing a range of opportunities to gain knowledge and skills about program evaluation theory, approaches, methods, analysis, and more. Our workshops and training tracks address the learning needs of the full range of evaluation professionals from those beginning their journey to become an evaluator to those in the field who are seeking to update and broaden their knowledge.
A World of Opportunities: Harnessing the Power of Evaluation
March 19 & 20, 2018 (Monday & Tuesday), 9:00 am–4:30 pm each day
MESI Spring Training
March 21 & 22, 2018 (Wednesday & Thursday), 8:15 am – 4:45 pm each day
Continuing Education and Conference Center
St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota
- Evaluation students and professionals seeking to improve knowledge, skills, and competencies
- Organizational professionals seeking to build and improve evaluation capacity and skills
Registration is open! Same day registration is available.
The fee structure for registration depends on the number of days you plan to attend MESI Spring Training 2018. You will have the opportunity to select the days of attendance on the registration site. Full and part-time university students are eligible for reduced fees.
Fees increase after March 1, 2018.
A group discount is available to organizations or networks that register 4 or more participants. Please contact Michelle Gensinger (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about this discount code. In your email, please use the subject line: MESI ST18 Group Discount.
Fees include materials and meals (continental breakfast, lunch, & afternoon snacks). Participants signed up for Wednesday and/or Thursday training can attend the plenary presentations for the day(s) registered.
Registration Fees for March 19, 20, 21, & 22
Regular registration for four Spring Training days: $700 ($750 after March 1)
Student registration for four Spring Training days: $350 ($375 after March 1)
Regular registration for three Spring Training days: $550 ($600 after March 1)
Student registration for three Spring Training days: $275 ($300 after March 1)
Regular registration for two Spring Training days: $375 ($400 after March 1)
Student registration for two Spring Training days: $175 ($200 after March 1)
Regular registration for one Spring Training day: $200 ($225 after March 1)
Student registration for one Spring Training day: $100 ($125 after March 1)
A block of rooms at the Roseville Radisson has been set aside for MESI Spring Training 2018. The block room rate is $92.00. Discounted rates under this block reservation ends March 2, 2018. The Radisson provides shuttle service to and from the Continuing Education Conference Center (CECC), St. Paul, MN
Call 651-636-4567 or 1-800-333-3333 and ask for the"MESI Spring Training Conference" rate.
Parking information, including locations, directions, maps, and rates, is available on the Continuing Education and Conference Center website.
Future Spring Training Schedule
Hold the dates!
- March 11-15, 2019
- March 16-20, 2020
For More Information
Revised January 5, 2018