April 18-22, 2022 - Minneapolis

Conference Highlights

Check out the special events we have planned for you at CIES2022!

This year’s theme The Power of Idea/lism inspired the conference committee to plan vibrant, immersive, events that celebrate human resilience and accomplishment. We sought to create moments that will take hold in our memory as sources of inspiration to tackle the challenges that seem insurmountable.  Our conference highlights are examples of the power of the human spirit over adversity, and we look forward to sharing them with you.

Check our event highlights:

For CIES 2022, we have collaborated with the Minneapolis Insititute of Art (Mia) for an intimate evening to explore three wings of their famous art collection.  All CIES conference attendees will be provided transportation on Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 from the Hyatt to Mia to spend the evening as a community amidst the treasures of the art museum.  Between 6:00-9:00 pm, we will get to walk with our colleagues, purchase a drink, and immerse ourselves in the art.   

Photo courtesy of the Minneapolis Institute of Art

CIES 2022 celebrates the power of song to bring us together and lift our hearts.  VocalEssence will be visiting CIES 2022 on Tuesday evening, April 19th, 2022.   We hope you will take advantage of this must-see event and invite you to explore their website https://www.vocalessence.org to learn more about this incredible organization. 

Photo courtesy of Adja Gildersleve

Are you fascinated by the paranormal? The Minneapolis Institute of Art is hosting Supernatural America a special exhibition exploring the ways that artists in the United States understand and interpret their own experiences of the paranormal and the supernatural.  Tickets are now on sale. CIES members receive 50% off regular ticket prices for visits between April 15-24, 2022.   

To Purchase Tickets: 

Go to tickets.artsmia.org and scroll down until you find the event ‘Supernatural America’. Add tickets to the basket and when ready to check out, enter “CIES” in the promotion code box.  Additionally, Mia staff can access the discount if attendees arrive and purchase tickets in person.   

Photo courtesy of the Minneapolis Institute of Art