Q: Where is MinnPost Festival 2023 held?
A: This year’s Festival will be in two locations. The keynote reception and session with Samantha Bee on Friday, Sept. 22 is at Minneapolis Event Centers in St. Anthony Main. All of the sessions and Public Square activities on Saturday, Sept. 23 will be held at the 1893 at the Historic Grain Belt Office in northeast Minneapolis.
Q: Where do I park?
A: On Friday, you may park at the St. Anthony Ramp is at 201 2nd St SE, across the street from the venue. Street parking may also be available.
On Saturday, the lot at Northeast Bank at 77 Broadway St NE, next door to the venue, is open to Festival attendees. Do not park in the Grain Belt Apartments lot directly adjacent to the building. Street parking may also be available.
Q: Do I need to print my ticket or show my e-ticket?
A: Nope! Simply check in at the registration table and receive your badge when you arrive.
Q: Will there be any virtual events this year?
A: No. All of the events will be in person this year. We will be recording some of the sessions and posting them to MinnPost’s YouTube page later on.
Q: What is Public Square?
A: Held on Saturday, Sept. 23 at The 1893 at the Historic Grain Belt Office, Public Square is an all-day celebration of civic life in Minnesota. And the best part about it? It’s absolutely free. It will include interactive experiences, activities for all ages, market vendors, food and drink, as well as three featured free Festival sessions. We’ll close out the day with a happy hour and DJ. Public Square is open to any type of passholder, be it a VIP package, All-Access Pass or Free Pass. Register for your pass here.
Q: What’s the difference between a Free Pass and an All-Access Pass?
A: There are two types of Festival Passes: Free Passes and All-Access Passes. Free Passes don’t cost anything and get you into select sessions in Public Square on Saturday. All-Access Passes cost $85 and get you access to all Saturday sessions, including the free panels AND the breakout sessions. All-Access Passes also get you into the keynote session with Samantha Bee on Friday night.
Q: Can I come and go on Saturday? Is reentry allowed?
A: Yes. Once you’ve checked in and received your festival badge, you may come and go as you please. Just make sure to hold onto your badge for easy reentry. Check in for a session, go out and take a break, and then come back for another session as you like.
Q: Are there any discounts?
A: Yes! MinnPost members receive a $20 discount. Educators and nonprofit and government professionals receive a $20 discount. Students receive a $50 discount. Thanks to the Minneapolis Regional Chamber for sponsoring the student rate!
Q: I’m a MinnPost member. How do I get my discount?
A: Members at all levels are eligible for a $20 discount on All-Access Festival passes. If you don’t have the discount code, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send it your way.
If you’re not a member but would like the discount code, join us with a donation today and we’ll gladly set you up with your member discount.
Q: How do I request accessibility accommodations?
A: For accommodations requests (e.g. ASL interpreter), please email Bee Howerton at email@example.com by September 1. Although we will attempt to meet all accessibility requests, late requests may not be fulfilled.
Q: Can I volunteer at the Festival?
A: Thank you for asking! We have volunteer positions available for people of all abilities on both Friday and Saturday. In exchange for volunteering, you get an all-access pass to Saturday’s sessions, a drink ticket and a special gift. Different positions available include check-in assistants, set-up & teardown helpers, wayfinders, and activity facilitators. Click here for more information and to sign up to volunteer.