2021 MSA
​Annual Fall Conference

October 19, 2021

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
Continuing Education & Conference Center
University of Minnesota  
1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

2021 MSA Fall Conference – Homegrown: Minnesota Experts, Minnesota Topics

We missed connecting with you all last year. But we are back and excited to bring you some great Minnesota-focused content for 2021! This year’s theme is “Homegrown: Minnesota Experts, Minnesota Topics” and features the following speakers and topics:

  • ​​Ergonomics in arboriculture – Nels Spence
  • Climate change and what’s on the horizon for Minnesota   – Dr. Eric North
  • Why and how activities in the Minnesota Legislature impact the work lives and activities of arborists – Karen Zumach
  • Wrap up of MPRB Ash Canopy Replacement Plan – Philip Potyondy
  • Young tree pruning: care for the trees planted to replace ash – Brian Volz
  • ​MITPPC’s work against tree and terrestrial invasive species​​​​​ – Rob Venette

​We are pleased to provide two options for attending this event:

*All registrants will be expected to comply with the University of Minnesota & MSA COVID-19 requirements, which currently include, but are not limited to: wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth in its entirety for the duration of the event, regardless of vaccination status. See the University of Minnesota’s Face Covering Protocol for more details.  

Each session on October 19 will be recorded and available for later viewing in November. Watch the sessions at your own pace, then pass each associated quiz with an 80% score (e.g. 16 out of 20 questions correct) to attain the 5.5 possible CEUs


5.5 ISA CEUs available.​

Registration Fees​

​Early Bird Pricing: Members – $130 / Non-Members – $150
Late Registration (after Oct. 4): $25 per person
​Students: $40 (Must provide proof of current student status)

​Members – $100 / Non-Members – $120

Cancellation Policy
  • In-person: No refunds will be issued for cancellations after October 12, 2021. ​​
  • Virtual: No refunds will be issued for cancellations after October 25, 2021.​
  • If you are feeling sick the day of the conference, do not attend. Please email us before the conference begins. Your registration will then be applied to the Virtual Event. No refunds will be given in this situation. Nor will refunds be given if you contact MSA after the event.​ ​