Winter Institute


The Winter Institute is an annual celebration of economic education and is a signature event for the Center for Economic Education, the Economics Department and the School of Public Affairs at St. Cloud State University.  The Winter Institute offers high-quality educational programming that draws attendance from a wide and diverse audience that includes: students, faculty, staff, business leaders and members of the community. Each year the Winter Institute features influential economists and regional business leaders.  In previous years, we have featured speakers such as Ben Bernanke and Nobel Prize winning economists such as James Heckman and Milton Friedman.

Each year the Winter Institute offers:

  • High quality educational programming featuring renowned speakers and stimulating ideas. 
  • Accessible economic education sessions for a general audience as well as targeted economic education sessions for K-12 educators.
  • National, state and regional economic forecasts interpreted for a community and business audience. 

Feb. 23-24, 2017
Ideas and Innovation

Atwood Memorial Center, 912 Regency

Full schedule available Nov. 1. Registration opens December 2016.