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Minnesota Association of Financial Aid Administrators 

Spring Conference 2019

May 8 -10th, 2019

Madden's on Gull Lake, Brainerd, MN

Agenda & Conference materials

Below you will find the summary for each day of the conference with the general and breakout sessions scheduled.  Refer to the final conference agenda for session descriptions and other details.

The MAFAA Conference Planning Committee is committed to having the conference materials available prior to the conference for those who wish to print and bring them along. As conference materials become available, they will be linked in the session list below Session materials may not be available until a few days prior to the event, so please check back as needed for more information.  


Wednesday, May 8th

General Session:  

      • MAFAA President Welcome
      • MN Goes to College introduction
      • Business Partner Introductions
      • MAFAA Technology Discussion Forum
      • Gift Basket Raffle Charity:  Believet Canine Service Partners
      • "Fearless" Kat Perkins, keynote speaker 

Interest Sessions:

General Session:

Sector Meetings

Thursday, May 9th

General Session:

Interest Sessions:

Friday, May 10th

General Sessions:

      • Federal Summary
      • State Summary
      • Business Meeting


      IMPORTANT:  Conference registration does NOT include lodging and the meal package at Madden's on Gull Lake. Please click here to book your lodging and meal package online or call the reservation desk at (800) 233-2934 and let them know that you are booking for the MN Assn of Financial Aid Administrators 2019.

      *Please be considerate and book lodging and meal plan at Madden's on Gull Lake, unless you have registered to attend only one day.*

      Event Registration

      The 2019 Spring Conference registration is now now closed.  Please contact conferenceplanning@mafaa.org  with questions.



      Wednesday, May 8th


      Time:  7:30-9:30pm

      Please join us for multiple rounds of BINGO in the Viking Room (Madden Inn Building). Try your luck to win prizes all night long! There will also be light snacks and a cash bar to purchase drinks. No need to register.


      Time:  9:00pm-?
      (weather permitting)

      Join your colleagues for an exciting round of Glow-in-the-Dark Golf. Registration is required to ensure that we meet our minimum participants. Teams will be determined day-of, based on participation.  It's not too late to register!!

      Click here to register


      Federal Trainer

      MAFAA will be hosting Zachary Goodwin from the Department of Education as our federal trainer. Please check the agenda for more information in regards to the session topics that he will be covering during the conference.

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