Working Together to Protect Midwest Consumers: A Common Ground Conference

Working Together to Protect Midwest Consumers: A Common Ground Conference

University of St. Thomas 46 South 11th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403 | Directions & Nearby

Schulze Auditorium

Event Description

Join the Federal Trade Commission, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, legal services attorneys and other consumer advocates, and state and federal consumer protection officials at the 2019 Midwest Common Ground Conference to discuss a variety of issues facing consumers today. Learn about emerging trends and existing challenges. Explore ways to collaborate and share information and resources. Discuss recent consumer fraud trends with consumer fraud experts, including frauds impacting younger and older demographics, lead generation issues, robocalls, automobile finance issues, and other topics relevant to Midwest consumers.

Preregistration Notice

The 2019 Midwest Common Ground Conference is open to invited participants and the public. There is no fee to attend. The FTC will accept pre-registration for this conference.  Pre-registration is not necessary to attend, but is encouraged so that we may better plan this event.

To pre-register, please complete the 2019 Midwest Common Ground Conference Registration Form.

A detailed agenda and additional information about the conference will be e-mailed to attendees.

When you pre-register, we collect your name, title, organization, and e-mail address. We use the name and affiliation you have provided for conference administration purposes—to estimate how many people will attend, prepare nametags, and better understand the likely audience for the conference. We may also use your e-mail address to contact you with information about the conference.

A BCP staff artist's representation of the Common Ground Conference.

Event Details

FTC Privacy Policy

Under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) or other laws, we may be required to disclose to outside organizations the information you provide when you pre-register. The Commission will consider all timely and responsive public comments, whether filed in paper or electronic form, and as a matter of discretion, we make every effort to remove home contact information for individuals from the public comments before posting them on the FTC website.

The FTC Act and other laws we administer permit the collection of your pre-registration contact information and the comments you file to consider and use in this proceeding as appropriate. For additional information, including routine uses permitted by the Privacy Act, see the Commission’s comprehensive Privacy Policy.

This event is open to the public and may be photographed, videotaped, webcast, or otherwise recorded. By participating in this event, you are agreeing that your image — and anything you say or submit — may be posted indefinitely at or on one of the Commission's publicly available social media sites.