National Tribal Tobacco Conference

June 27-28, 2024
Minneapolis, MN

McNamara Alumni Center
200 SE Oak St
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Thursday, June 27 
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Friday, June 28 
8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Speakers to be announced in Spring 2024 

Join us at the National Tribal Tobacco Conference on June 27-28, 2024 at the University of Minnesota. 

This conference will address the traditional uses of tobacco and commercial tobacco impact in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities across the United States. A disparate proportion of AI/AN communities use commercial tobacco compared to other racial/ethnic groups in the United States. High prevalences of commercial tobacco use among AI/AN Tribes are directly reflected in the disproportionate rates of chronic diseases in AI/AN populations. There is an urgent need to bring Tribes together at a national level to educate one another on successes and setbacks in commercial tobacco prevention and control among AI/ANs. 

The conference will emphasize AI/AN persons returning to a healthy relationship with tobacco, the importance of creating health equity, and provide an opportunity for networking and collaboration.

We expect an audience composed of AI/AN community leaders, community members, healthcare providers serving these communities, researchers in tobacco and healthcare, students interested in public health and tobacco prevention/cessation. You belong here. All generations welcome.



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Registration Details

Registration Information

Registration is open and will close on June 16, 2024. The attendee rate is $50.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration with a full refund until June 14, 2024. There is no refund available for no-shows.

Hotel Information

Our room block at the Graduate Hotel is full. Please view these two additional hotels within walking distance to the conference. 

Parking Information

If you are staying at the Graduate Hotel Minneapolis, the best rate is parking overnight with the hotel (McNamara Alumni Center is connected to the hotel).
The nearest parking is available at the University Avenue Ramp (1926 University Ave SE) or Washington Avenue Ramp (501 Washington Ave SE) located nearest the McNamara Alumni Center with a daily maximum of $15/day without in/out privileges.
The lowest parking rates ($6/day without in/out privileges) are available at the Maroon Lot (2028 6th St SE) and Victory Lot (2302 6th Street SE).
View the University's parking website for more details.

Poster and Display Information

When we share ideas, experiences, and knowledge, we all benefit. In this spirit, we are seeking individuals who would like to contribute content by presenting a poster, table display, or seed sharing.
Event attendees may choose a presentation of a poster, table display, or tobacco seed sharing display to share with fellow attendees. These sharing opportunities may be based on a research project, community based work, or other relevant work or materials that you would like to highlight.

Select posters and/or displays will be invited to be shared during the agenda as a flash talk on a voluntary basis. There are also cash prizes available.
Submissions will be reviewed by the planning committee on a bi-weekly basis. The deadline to submit is Thursday, May 9. Selected posters and displays will be notified on a rolling basis. Notifications will be made no later than May 10.


When does registration open and close and what are the rates?

Registration opens in early February and closes on June 16, 2024. The in person attendee rate is $50. 


What does my registration include?

Registration includes two days of in person attendance.  Attendance also includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshments each day. Registration does not include travel, hotel, or parking. See parking details in the Registration Details box above.

Can I pay by check?

Yes, please contact our team at [email protected] to register using a check. Check payments are not available after April 22, 2024.

Can I cancel my registration?

See the Registration Details box above.

Are CMEs or CEUs available?

We are not offering credit this year, but value your feedback as we continually improve.

Who is the artist?

Caitlin Newago created the National Tribal Tobacco Conference logo and artwork. You can learn more about Caitlin's art by visiting her website

Can I participate as a speaker or present a poster?

Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in presenting a session or a poster.  

Questions? Contact [email protected]