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Call for Proposals

Spring Recovery Conference Metro State University and Minneapolis College

This is a call for proposals for the 2022 Metro State University and Minneapolis College Spring Recovery Conference! If you are interested in presenting, please submit your proposal to present at this year's HYBRID (virtual and in-person) conference by Friday Feb. 18 to

The conference dates are Thursday, April 7, and Friday, April 8.

In coordinating this conference, our goal is to bring awareness to addiction, recovery and support college or universities studies in recovery in an equitable manner. Further, our goal is to bring together bright minds that are idea-focused on a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, create conversation, inspiration and action in a culturally responsive way.

We are seeking proposals for 45-50 minute break out sessions that will take place at the conference.

This conference will be open to professionals in education, addiction and recovery and others as well as students in higher education institutions. Presenters external to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities will be paid. We may apply for CEU credits as well.

Who we are
Metropolitan State University
Metropolitan State University is celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year. Metropolitan State University has a population of 58% first generation students and 47% students of color. It is a federally-recognized Minority-Serving Institution, as an Asian American and Native American Pacific-Islander Serving Institution and committed to being an anti-racist, equity-focused learning community. Metropolitan State University's CRP was started in 2020 and continues to develop. During the 2021–2022 academic year, Metro State's recovery program is functioning to provide support to students.

Minneapolis College
Minneapolis College Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) was established in 2017, it has a diverse student body of first generation, low income and BIPOC students. Minneapolis College has a population of 55% first generation students and 56% students of color. The Collegiate Recovery Community at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (Minneapolis College) consists of a non-residential CRP in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Minneapolis College is the first CRP program at a two-year institution in the state of Minnesota and the fifth in the country. The CRP is a collaborative effort between the University of Minnesota’s Boynton Health Clinic and Minneapolis College Addiction Counseling academic program, Student Affairs and Student Life, and their 10-year-old Addiction Counseling Club. The collaboration extends into the greater metro area with several programs and community resources.

We expect to notify selected speakers/proposals of their selection by Monday, Feb. 28.

Please note that based on changing health guidelines, this conference may be fully online, though we plan that it will be hybrid.

This conference is made possible due to a collaborative grant funded by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system (Minn State) of which Metropolitan State University and Minneapolis Community and Technical College (Minneapolis College) are members.
For more information, please email .

Spring Conference Team