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"BELONGING IN NORTHEAST MINNESOTA", the 2nd Annual Equity Summit, is an opportunity to engage around themes related to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and forge a more inclusive future in northeast Minnesota.

Date & Time

Thursday, November 10, 2022

8:00AM – 3:30PM


Who Should Attend?

All are welcome to attend!

Residents, newcomers, elected officials, educators, law enforcement, environmental advocates, community leaders, business owners, creatives, workforce & economic developers, government, health care, philanthropy, and YOU.


Iron Trail Motors Event Center

919 6th Street South, Virginia, MN 55792 


Registration Fee

$20 per person to help cover food costs.

Registration closes October 27, 2022.

We have 25 scholarships available, if you would like to make use of one of our scholarships, please email Amber Lewis directly at


8:00AM Registration Check-In
8:30AM Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Coffee and Breakfast Snacks
9:00AM Keynote Speaker
9:45AM Panel Discussion
11:00AM Lunch and Networking 
12:00PM Belonging Across the Northland Breakout Sessions
2:00PM Light snacks available as participants are switching rooms
3:00PM Closing Conversation
3:30PM We are Adjourned | Thank You for Joining Us


Covid 19 Information
In accordance with CDC guidelines, we ask that all summit attendees ensure they are not exhibiting any symptoms consistent with Covid 19. We also ask that attendees practice safety measures such as maintaining distance from others when possible, washing hands frequently, and masking in large group settings. Let's work together to stay healthy during this one-day event.

Northspan’s Welcoming Community programming is funded in part by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, Blandin Foundation, Department of Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation, and the Northland Foundation.