• Minneapolis, MN
    2016 AISES National Conference
    November 10-12, 2016
    Traditional Knowledge • New Ideas • A Better World
    Thanks for Attending!

The Annual AISES National Conference is a one-of-kind, three-day event focusing on educational, professional and workforce development! Attendees include American Indian high school and college students, educators, professionals, tribal nations and tribal enterprises, universities, corporations, and government agencies!

Key Facts About the AISES National Conference

Incredible Days


Opening Ceremony Keynote Speaker:
Evan Adams

Evan Tlesla II Adams is a Coast Salish actor and physician from the Sliammon Band near Powell River, BC, Canada.

Evan stars in the Emmy-winning TV-movie "Lost in the Barrens" and its nominated sequel "Curse of the Viking Grave". Besides numerous episodics like "The Beachcombers" and "Black Stallion", he also appears in the feature film "Toby McTeague" and the Fox-TV movie "Lakota Moon". Notably, Evan stars as Thomas Builds-The-Fire in ShadowCatcher Entertainment’s SMOKE SIGNALS, written by Sherman Alexie and directed by Chris Eyre. Read More...


The 2016 AISES National Conference will be held in Minnesota at the Minneapolis Convention Center. 

For your convenience, AISES has contracted a group rate at hotels that are adjacent to the Convention Center.

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Top 5 Reasons to attend the National Conference 

AISES hosts the largest Career/ Opportunity Fair in Indian Country. The Fair attracts STEM students from more than 150 college chapters and affiliated schools and professionals from over 150 corporations and government agencies. This mix encourages mentoring and sharing that is unparalleled at other events.
AISES incorporates the Native cultures throughout the conference. Offering blessings, insights and wisdom throughout the event, our Council of Elders helps remind us where we came from and of our responsibility to the generations to follow.
We showcase STEM research in a terrific venue, allowing for easy identification of research perspectives that can be useful to your company’s or agency’s innovation.
Recruit on the Career Fair Floor and benefit from the high-caliber networking, professional development resources and cultural activities.
Take a look at other conference registration fees, and you’ll find that AISES National Conference is a great value and a truly unique experience unlike any other conference you’ve been to!

Thank You to Our 2016 Sponsors


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