Twin Cities Education Freedom Showcase

  • May 4, 2024 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Shoreview Community Center

    Shoreview, Minnesota
Ticket Price $10.00 This event is now over

Join us for a family-friendly day of exploring the innovative landscape of education options that are growing and thriving as alternatives to traditional K-12 public education.

If you are searching for a customized learning environment for your student or you are interested in creating or growing a program for K-12 students, this is the event for you!


Engage with local exhibitors representing private, home, micro and charter schools as well as a variety of hybrid and permissionless models for cooperative learning.

Listen to a nationally recognized keynote speaker and panel discussions featuring local experts, educational entrepreneurs and program innovators.

Connect with representatives from organizations that are focused on supporting initiatives to unbundle education and expand access for all students.

Open-house style format - come and go as you wish!


8:30-9:00: Check-In/Registration Opens

9:00-10:00: EXHIBITOR OPEN HOUSE - Explore, network, connect!

10:00 - 11:00: Keynote Presentation and Q&A w/Kerry McDonald "How Entrepreneurial Parents & Teachers Are Expanding Education Options for Families"

11:00-noon - EXHIBITOR OPEN HOUSE - Explore, network, connect! 

Noon-1:30: Panel Discussion and Q&A w/local program founders, parents and students on the experience of creating, growing and participating in non-public alternatives

2:00-3:00: Breakout Sessions on creating and growing secular and faith-based programs

  • Kerry McDonald, State Policy Network/Peter Berg, AERO/Raphael Gang, Stand Together: "An Open Conversation On Expanding Secular Non-Traditional Options: Information, Insights and Inspiration For Starting and Sustaining Innovative Models"
  • Jonathan Edmondson, Herzog Foundation: "You Can Do It!: Resources and Support To Equip Christian Educators and Churches To Create and Grow K-12 Ministries"

1:30 -3:00: EXHIBITOR OPEN HOUSE - Explore, network, connect!


The cost to attend is $10 per family in advance, $15 at the door. This grants you and members of your family access to the exhibitor space and the presentations/speakers.

The Shoreview Community Center is a family-friendly space with plenty of indoor and outdoor areas to accommodate your needs, particularly if you plan to bring young children. You can learn more about the space and amenities and plan your visit accordingly HERE. 

If you have questions or are interested in applying to be an exhibitor, please contact 

Date & Time

Sat, May 4, 2024 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Venue Details

Shoreview Community Center

Shoreview, Minnesota Shoreview Community Center
Minnesota Parents Alliance