FACS to the Max 2024

Friday, April 12, 2024
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Wiecking Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato

a yellow and purple sign

The Annual Family Consumer Science Education Workshop, FACS to the Max, is designed for FCS educators (grades 5-12), interested high school students, and FCS college students focusing on skills to maximize FCS classrooms.

Presented by the Department of Family Consumer Science at Minnesota State University, Mankato.




8:30 a.m. | Registration and Refreshments

9:00 a.m. | Welcome and Orientation

9:15 a.m. | Hello from MN Department of Education

9:25 a.m. | Hello from FCCLA

9:25 a.m. | Hello from MAFCS

9:45 a.m. | Parenting Through the Ages - Navigating Modern Roles, Social Pressures & Media Influences

10:30 a.m. | Session 1 Workshop

11:30 a.m. | Session 2 Workshop

12:15 p.m. | Lunch - University Dining Hall

1:30 p.m. | Session 3 Workshop 

2:15 p.m. | Conclusion & Door Prizes

a long sleeved purple shirt

Fee (includes lunch and materials):  $75 per participant*

  • No fee for full-time college students. College students:  Contact Dr. Conlon for the free code to use for registration.
  • No fee for high school students.  FCS teachers:  Email jennifer.brady@mnsu.edu for free code to use for registration.
  • *Additional fee with t-shirt purchase.




  • You will have the option to register for the:
    • event only
    • event + t-shirt
    • t-shirt only
  • You will be prompted to enter your workshop choices prior to final checkout.
  • All attendees must register.
  • Advance registration is requested.  Registration closes April 1!
  • Contact Center for Workforce Professional Education at workforce@mnsu.edu or 507-389-1094 with any registration questions.  A registration guide can be found here.



Lunch and refreshments during breaks are included in the registration fee. Lunch will be served in the dining hall on campus, just a short walk from the workshop. Many choices will be available, including gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options.



A list of hotel options is available at https://greatermankato.com/stay-enjoy/.  Visitor information can be found at https://www.visitgreatermankato.com/mankato/visit/.


Parking, Conference Location & Directions

The conference will be held in the Wiecking Center (WC) on the campus of Minnesota State Mankato. Please use the entrance at 314 Ellis Avenue. Free parking is available in Lot 16 - GREEN rows only.






QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION:  Contact Center for Workforce Professional Education at workforce@mnsu.edu or 507-389-1094.

QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WORKSHOP OR T-SHIRTS: Contact Jennifer Brady at jennifer.brady@mnsu.edu or 507-389-2421.




Center for Workforce Professional Education


Workforce Professional Education