University of Minnesota

June 6th, 2019 • TCF Bank Stadium


Conference rates for UMCF members

Early bird rate: $175 from April 1 - April 30, 2019
$215 after May 1 to May 30, 2019


Conference non-member rates

Not a member? Not a problem! Join the Forum today and gain access to the conference registration, as well as a year of programming and networking opportunities


About the 2019 UMCF Annual Conference

June 6, 2019

Diversity can be our greatest strength if we embrace difference and foster inclusion within our community. As professional communicators, we have the power to inspire unity by amplifying voices across all types of experiences and backgrounds. In today’s world, our work has never been more important or more challenging.

Through breakout sessions, presentations, and discussion, this conference will explore ways to authentically elevate perspectives that are often overlooked and create a space to discover our connections to one another as professionals and as people. The day will also include opportunities for professional development, networking, and learning focused on shared responsibility and sustainable transformation.

The University of Minnesota Communicators Forum aims to promote excellence in communications and to enhance cooperation among communications professionals working at the University, and we hope you will join us June 6 for our annual conference.

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Check-in and breakfast


Welcome, introductions, forum vote, Maroon & Gold Awards


Morning keynote: Andrea Jenkins


Lunch & vendor fair


Protocols and ethics of photographing people

Amelie Hyams, Anitra Cottledge, Patrick O'Leary, Amina Jaafar, Saby Labor


Afternoon keynote: Irene Fernando



Venue information

TCF Bank Stadium

420 SE 23rd Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Conference sponsors

The UMCF Vendor Fair is an annual tradition at the Communicators Forum conference. The Vendor Fair is attended by over 200 communications professionals who have the opportunity to meet vendors and sponsors and learn about services and products. Vendors and sponsors are critical to the success of the UMCF conference.

All sponsors and vendors have the opportunity to have a table at the Vendor Fair. Attendees are highly encouraged to visit all tables so they can meet vendors, make connections, and have their vendor card stamped. Stamped cards are then entered in a drawing for prizes held during the conference reception.

Maroon & Gold Awards

Information on the Maroon & Gold Awards is coming soon.

Awards Information