Conference Support

Special thanks to our conference sponsors

Support the Conference!

The Gathering Partners annual conference brings together people from all corners of Minnesota to learn about our state's natural resources. Each year our conference welcomes Minnesota Master Naturalist and AIS Detectors volunteers, instructors, the Minnesota Phenology Network, woodland owners, citizen science volunteers.

The conference is hosted jointly by University of Minnesota Extension natural resource programs and the Bell Museum outreach program. You can learn more about the work we do across the state by visiting and Bell Museum.

Your support helps us deliver high-value natural resources education to hundreds of Minnesotans and supports volunteer programs that contribute thousands of hours to benefit Minnesota’s natural resources annually. 

Exhibitor Resource Fair

Exhibitor spaces are available free for groups sharing information, looking for volunteers.  Spaces cost $25.00 for groups selling products.  We are looking for exhibitors that are relevant to Extension Natural Resource programming.  Please submit form by May 1, 2024.

Registration for meals only will be offered for exhibitors.  

Lodging is available at the conference rate of 122.25 per person per night including lodging and breakfast at Fair Hills Resort. 

For additional information about sponsoring, endorsing or exhibiting at The Gathering Partners Conference contact us