2020 Annual Conference
2019 Annual Conference
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Annual Thursday Night Soirée – $2,000.00
This package includes complimentary registration for 4 individuals from your company. *Sponsor will have 10 minutes to address attendees at the start of the event.
Wednesday Night Networking – $1,500.00
A great place to make initial contact with attendees...and a lot of fun! This package includes complimentary registration for 3 individuals from your company. *Sponsor will have 10 minutes to address attendees at the start of the event.
Thursday Night Dinner – $1,500.00
This package includes complimentary registration for 3 individuals from your company. *Sponsor will have 10 minutes to address attendees at the start of the event.
Thursday & Friday Breakfast – $1,000.00
Your company's name and logo will be prominently featured on signage displayed at the breakfast setup for both days, maximizing your exposure. This package includes complimentary registration for 2 individuals from your company.
Thursday & Friday Breaks – $1,000.00
Your company's name and logo will be prominently featured on signage displayed at coffee/tea break setup for both days, maximizing your exposure. This package includes complimentary registration for 2 individuals from your company.
Thursday & Friday Lunch – $1,000.00
Your company's name and logo will be prominently featured on signage displayed at the lunch setup for both days, maximizing your exposure. This package includes complimentary registration for 2 individuals from your company.
Join us for a behind the scenes look at The Union Depot followed by holiday cheer at The Union Depot Grill and The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will stop by as well.
Revitalized and once again welcoming travelers and visitors of all kinds, Union Depot is what it’s always been – a meeting place, a starting point, a hub of activity, a home to celebrations much anticipated and long remembered.
In the next chapter of its existence, this one-of-a-kind facility is playing a key part of the dramatic transformation of Lowertown and will serve as a multi-modal transportation hub. A true gathering place past, present and future, Union Depot is also the perfect setting for public events, private functions, arts and cultural festivals, concerts and more.
Union Depot was completed in 1926. It was placed on to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1974, and under ownership of the Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority (RCRRA), it underwent extensive renovations in 2011-2012 totaling $243 million. Learn more about the history of Union Depot and its dramatic renovation.
4:00 pm - Registration
4:30 pm - Tour
5:15 pm - Holiday Cheer at the NEW Station 81
6:45 pm - The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train
7:00 pm - Event Ends
Meet up at 4:00 pm at the Christmas tree in the Head House, the front of the building closest to 4th St. and the Light Rail. We’ll tour from there around the building, and in the end come back to the Head House and have happy hour up on the mezzanine of the restaurant, re-opening as Station 81. At approximately 6:45 the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will be pulling in and the band will play songs for about half an hour. Dress warm to be outside for the train!
Visit: https://cptrain2019.eventbrite.com, if people want to buy VIP tickets for a preferred viewing area for the train and hot chocolate, the $10 for the ticket is also a fundraiser.
Parking Information: https://www.uniondepot.org/about/parking/
Join us for a sneak peak at the new City Club at Historic Rathskeller Building (Keg & Case). After the tour we will grab Happy Hour at a nearby establishment. Come and network with like minded event producers.
3:00 pm - Registration
3:30 pm - Tour
4:15 pm - Happy Hour
6:00 pm - Event Ends
Join MNFEA at Heroic Productions and hear from their expert audio and video team as they take us through the basics, solve the mystery of price quotes and reveal how to take your event to the next level with the latest in technology trends that give your fans the best experience possible. This is the event where there are no dumb questions and you can finally get the answers to all the things you have wondered about.
3:00 pm Registration
3:30 pm Program Begins
4:30 pm Tours and Happy Hour
6:00 pm Event Ends
Parking: Onsite parking lot with ample spaces
The Minnesota Festivals and Events Association will host its annual conference at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Downtown Duluth! The 2020 conference will be packed with valuable information for event and festival professionals, vendors, and service providers!
Stay tuned for more details including a great line-up of sessions, networking time AND...the annual "Soirée" social event!
A sample of session topics include:
Hotel rooms can be reserved by February 24, 2020 for the group rate of $99/night!
Early Bird Registration: thru January 31, 2020
MNFEA Members $140/person
Regular Registration: February 1 - March 8, 2020
MNFEA Members $160/person
Late/Onsite Registration: March 9-13, 2020
MNFEA Members $180/person
All fees include sessions, workshops, networking, activities and most meals.
**Note** When registering, be sure to click on the Pay Online button in the yellow box to finish your registration. Payment must be made in full in order to be registered.
MNFEA Conference Cancellation Policy: Registrations cancelled more than 60 days prior to the event will be refunded 95% of the registration fees. Registrations cancelled less than 60 days of the event will not be eligible for a refund. Registration can be transferred to another person.