About the Owatonna Conference

The Midwestern Conference on Professional Psychology (MCPP) is an annual conference in Owatonna, Minnesota hosted by the Department of Psychology. The conference has become known over the years as simply “The Owatonna Conference.” The goal of the conference is to promote the dissemination of empirically-oriented research from a variety of disciplines within the field of psychology. The conference is intended to involve a wide audience of students, faculty, and community professionals.

For MCPP 2022, will include:

  • A student research poster session
  • Student research presentations
  • Invited speakers discussing their areas of specialty:
    • Dr. Raymond Miltenberger (University of South Florida)
    • Dr. Odessa Luna (Saint Cloud University)
    • Dr. Jacob Daar (Northern Michigan University
    • Dr. Elyse Farnsworth (Minnesota State University, Mankato)

The 2022 MCPP will be held on Thursday, March 24 from 2 - 4:30pm (Zoom only), and Friday, March 25 from 9am - 3pm at Centennial Student Union (CSU 253-255) on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus.

Registration Details

All students, faculty, staff, and community professionals may register for the conference online. Early bird rates apply for registrations received before March 13.

Registration Type Early (Before March 14) Regular (March 13 and later)
Student (both days) $5 $10
Minnesota State Faculty and Staff (both days) $10 $15
Minnesota State Faculty and Staff (one day) $10 $15
Community Professional (Friday only) $30 $35


Minnesota State University students can attend the conference as a 1-credit course (PSYC490/590, Workshop: Midwestern Conference). However, students seeking course credit will receive permission to register for the course only after completing the registration form online and paying the conference registration fee. Students must attend the entire conference and write a reflection paper about their experience in order to receive course credit. A syllabus with reflection paper guidelines will be provided through D2L for registered students.

For More Information

If you have any questions, please contact the MCPP coordinator, Dr. Angelica Aguirre, at 507-389-1089 or at angelica.aguirre@mnsu.edu.