The Minnesota Mens Conference hosts 3 conferences throughout the course of the year. Registration for each event generally opens two to three months prior to each event. Details including dates, cost, and location are included in the individual event information. See Register for current event offerings. Those flying in from outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area are welcome to Contact our event coordinators for assistance with planning transportation to and from the Minneapolis airport (MSP).
The Spring Conference generally takes place in the month of May. This is an affordable, 3-day mythopoetic rendezvous set amidst the rolling hills of the “Driftless Area” of Wisconsin. Participants camp on a prairie meadow bordering a deep coulee of budding trees and wildflowers in bloom. Simple shared meals are provided.
The event is hosted at Blue Beech Coulee, a private wooded acreage located near Plum City, WI. The “off-grid” camp features several amenities. We have a large storytelling lodge able to accommodate our entire group with a big central fire pit to gather around. We have an outdoor cook shack for group meals. Large tents may also be set up for group gathering spaces depending on the weather. And we have private composting or chemical toilets. A well is on site for drinking water and for washing up.
The Fall Conference generally takes place in the month of September. The Fall event has been hosted in a number of places in Minnesota and Wisconsin over the course of the last 35 years and has often been a week-long event. In an effort to make our conferences more affordable and available to more men, our Fall conference is now 4 days long and will be hosted at Blue Beech Coulee, near Plum City, WI. This will also be a camping-only event. Those who do not wish to camp can make their own arrangements for hotel accommodations in nearby cities of Ellsworth, WI or Pepin, WI.
The Winter Conference, “Into the Belly of Ice and Snow”, generally takes place in late January. The event is hosted on the wooded banks of the St. Croix River at the YMCA camp just outside Hudson, WI. We have the run of the camp and the use of a beautiful lodge with a large and roaring fireplace as well as snug heated bunkhouses. Shared meals are provided in the camp’s spacious cafeteria. Details on Camp St. Croix are found here.