We are delighted that you will be joining us in Minneapolis for "Integrated Leadership for a New Reality".
This information may be useful as you plan your arrival:
Transportation from the Airport to Hotels:
Visit www.scup.org/page/annualconf/45/travel for full information.
All educational programs, idea marketplace, plenary sessions, meals, Internet Café, bookstore, and registration/information desk are located at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Avenue South, 612.335.6025 (in case you wish to google it).
Getting to the Convention Center:
The convention center is a short walk from the hotels. Construction is underway on 13th street and the Plaza in front of the convention center. There may be slight detours along the sidewalks, the skyway may be your most direct route.
Map of Minneapolis (PDF).
Important Updates: Continuing Education at SCUP–45
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
SCUP’s continuing education reporting for AIA members (American Institute of Architects) has changed. SCUP will now report your continuing education credits earned at conferences and events. This year, every AIA eligible session will have a sign-in sheet inside the door. In order for AIA members to receive continuing education for attended sessions, you will need to sign the sheet and add your AIA number. SCUP will report your credit directly into your AIA member database following the conference. We hope the speedier reporting of your credits will compensate you for the extra step of signing in now as you join a session.
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
A session sign-in sheet will be available inside the session door of all sessions eligible for AICP eligible sessions.
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
A session sign-in sheet will be available inside the session door of all sessions eligible for NASBA. NASBA members are required to sign-in and out of sessions in order to receive continuing education credit for them.
Select the Concurrent Session of Interest to You
Concurrent sessions are open on a first-come basis; go to any one you want. Only two sessions require your early-sign up because they are smaller discussion groups – click on the links below for details and for good reads during your travel to the conference:
Monday, July 12, 2010, 3:15 PM–4:45 PM Survival and Better - Resourcing and Marketing Your Strategies in Today's World
Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 8:30 AM–10:00 AM Survival and Better - Strategy Formulation During Difficult Times (Note: this session is listed incorrectly as “Survival and Better - Resourcing and Marketing Your Strategies in Today's World,” in the printed program)
Share SCUP–45 With SCUP’s Online Community
Are you on Facebook? LinkedIn? Twitter? If so, please share your conversations, experiences, and photographs in whichever virtual space you are most comfortable. If you are not comfortable with that, just send your observations—A sentence, a photo, a paragraph, three paragraphs—to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post for you. When tweeting, please use the #scup45 hashtag.
If you are not a social media user, you can keep up with what’s being shared by viewing our Twitter account or viewing the SCUP Links Blog.
If you do post anything, or send something to be shared, be sure to stop by the registration desk and pick up an orange SCUP Social Media Team ribbon for your badge.
If you’d like to be a more formal part of sharing SCUP–45, please contact Terry Calhoun at the email address above, or at 734.764.2003 (same number works during the conference).
Participate in a Dine Around!
Meet new friends or enjoy catching up with old friends from around the country. Reservations have been made at restaurants for Monday and Tuesday evenings. Sign up onsite at the SCUP–45 local host booth - near the SCUP registration desk. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the restaurant and for their meal and beverage costs.
Want to Attend an Optional Workshop or Tour?
You can register on site at the SCUP conference registration desk for one of the many excellent optional workshops and tours—up to the event capacity. Staff at the SCUP registration desk can tell you whether space is available and will help you register for the event. As a reminder, all preconference workshops will be held at the Hilton Hotel. Departure location for tours will be from the 11th Street entrance (to the left of the bell stand) at the Hilton Hotel. Please arrive for your tour 15 minutes prior to departure time.
The SCUP Wine Raffle takes place on Monday, July 12, from 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm in the Idea Marketplace. Participating exhibitors will have a bottle of wine on display in their booth next to a box of corks. Attendees write their name on a cork and drop it in the box. Exhibitors will draw a name and post it on the Winners Board during the wine and cheese reception. Winners return to the booth to claim their wine. You can enter at more than one booth, but you can only win once. You must be present to win.
Booth reservation applications for SCUP-46 will be accepted starting Monday, July 12. See Betty Cobb on site for more information. New this year, the first 50 reservations will receive a paint-your-own bobblehead!
Minneapolis summers tend to be in the mid 80’s F with lows in the mid 60’s F. Check with www.weather.com for the forecast. While inside attending the great sessions you may wish to pack a light sweater or jacket for the occasionally cool meeting room.
Business casual at the conference. Bring a sweater for the occasional cool meeting room. Casual for tours.
Enjoy All Minneapolis Has to Offer!
In addition to the tours being offered through the SCUP conference, there is much to see and do on your own while in Minneapolis. Find things to do at www.scup.org/page/annualconf/45/Minneapolis.
Here is a downloadable PDF of the Final Program.
We look forward to seeing you soon. Don’t hesitate to seek out any of the SCUP staff on site if we may be of assistance. Travel safely and enjoy SCUP-45!