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38th Annual Conference Hospitality Activities
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Meet, Greet, and Off to Eat is back again with even more opportunities to bump shoulders with the best and brightest in our industry! Make connections at the ACCED-I 38th Annual Conference by networking over the greatest dining Minneapolis has to offer!

Join one of several groups in the hotel lobby each evening at 6:15 pm to walk from the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis to dinner at various restaurants on Nicollet Mall. Limited seats are available, please visit the Hospitality table at the Annual Conference to sign up.  All restaurants accept separate checks and will separate alcohol from the food if needed. You don’t want to miss this!

Restaurants include:

Saturday, March 17, 6:15 pm
Fogo de Chao
Salsa a la Salsa

Sunday, March 18, 6:15 pm
The News Room
Hell's Kitchen
The Local

Monday, March 19, 6:15 pm
City Works Eatery and Pour House
Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery



Got some time on to explore Minneapolis during the conference?  There are several local museums and sites to see like the Minneapolis Institute of Art or the Mill City Museum or Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.

You can also check out the Twin Cities Auto Show right next door to the hotel or check out Nicollet Mall Minneapolis civic “Main Street” for more than 100 years.  


Looking to do a little shopping while you are in Minneapolis? There is something for everyone at MOA. On Monday night, ACCED-I member and Hospitality committee member Laura Richards from University of Wisconsin Madison will be helping organize a group trip to the Mall of America, the largest mall in the United States.  Meet by the Welcome Table at 5:45pm on Monday night and we’ll help organize Uber/Lyft Rides.  Be sure to check out all the shops, entertainment, and food place before you go Mall of America.


> Click here for Mall of America coupons 



StayFit Fitness Center located in the Hotel on the 6th floor

St. Paddy’s Workout
Saturday, March 17
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We’re giving St. Paddy’s Day celebrations a makeover by moving them to the gym! Celebrate your inner Irish athleticism with an aerobic workout (before you head out for a beer). You won’t have to worry about competing with crowds of people, because you’ll only be competing with yourself!  To sign-up, please visit the Hospitality table at the Annual Conference.


Sunrise Stretch Yoga

Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, March 18-20
6:00 am – 7:00  am
Fitness Center

There’s no reason to slack on your New Year’s resolution while at #ACCEDI2018. Greet the sun each morning with Sunrise Stretch Yoga for FREE!  This calm workout class is in the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Fitness Center.  Space is limited, so get there early to grab a mat! With several skill levels available, we’ll gauge our attendees to select a workout that works for everyone.  Please visit the Hospitality table at the Annual Conference to sign up.



Job Description:

A First-Timer Guide is a professional with 3+ years of experience in the Conference and Event Management field AND who has attended at least one ACCED-I Annual Conference in the past 5 years. Guides want to make sure our first-time attendees feel welcomed and empowered through their attendance at the Annual Conference. They ensure that First-Timers know that Guides are a ready resource and ‘buddy’ for them throughout their time at the conference. First-Timer Guides are strongly encouraged to be present at the events below:

Saturday, March 17, 2018
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Meet Greet & Off to Eat!

Sunday, March 18, 2018
9:00 am – 10:00 am First-Timer’s Welcome - First-Timer Guides meet & greet with first-time attendees
10:00 am – 11:00 am Keynote & Brunch - Offer to have your first-timer sit with you at Brunch
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Meet Greet & Off to Eat! - consider attending or encourage them to sign up early and enjoy meeting others

Monday, March 19, 2018
5:30 pm – 9:00 pm Meet Greet & Off to Eat! - consider attending or encourage them to sign up early and enjoy meeting others

Additional opportunities for you to meet with your first-timer are encouraged whether it is for a coffee break, evening night cap, or just to check in.  Please provide a ACCED-I NICE welcome each day!

If you have already registered and would like to be a First-Timer Guide, contact Jenn at or call 970-449-4960.