The 2014 MNA Convention will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis South. Free parking is available on site. Hotel rooms may still be available at the special $99 rate.
7800 Normandale Boulevard
Bloomington, MN 55439
Visit the hotel page for more info:
REGISTRATION DESK HOURS
Wednesday, January 22…………..2:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. (Grand Ballroom Foyer)
Thursday, January 23………………8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m. (Grand Ballroom Foyer)
Friday, January 24…………………..8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. (Grand Ballroom Foyer)
MNA WELCOME RECEPTION: Wed. 1/22
Join us Wednesday evening, January 22, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., in the Grand Ballroom East for a Convention Welcome Reception! Join fellow convention attendees for a special wine, beer and liquor tasting experience with local vendors – Johnson Brothers Liquor Company and 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey.
Take time to view the winning entries in the Better Newspaper Contest, visit with trade show vendors and reconnect with MNA friends. A cash bar will be available.
NOTE ON MEALS
If you are registered for convention meals and have any special dietary requirements, please contact Sarah Bauer before Friday, January 17 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-278-0250).
Publishers, please let your employees know in advance what meals you have paid for them.
PICK UP YOUR REGISTRATION MATERIALS EARLY TO AVOID LINES!
Convention attendees arriving on Wednesday should stop by the MNA registration desk after 2:00 p.m. in order to collect registration materials without a long wait. The MNA registration and “Welcome Area” will be open in the Foyer from 2:00 -6:30 p.m. (Cash bar opens at 5:00 p.m. in the Trade Show area.)
If you plan to arrive on Thursday, the Registration Desk will be open at 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. When you pick up your registration materials, you should check carefully to make certain you received all the meal tickets you’ve signed up and paid for. If one is missing, please bring it to the immediate attention of the registration desk staff.
You can still register for the convention, although early-bird rates have expired.
ATTENTION: BNC PRIZE WINNERS
Be sure to register no later than Friday, January 17, if you plan to attend the Better Newspaper Contest Awards Celebration on Thursday, January 23, at 6:30 p.m. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on Wednesday, but these often sell out quickly. By registering in advance you will be guaranteed a seat at this exciting event.
Banquet attendees should be seated by 6:30 p.m. Dessert-only guests should be seated by 7:00 p.m. The awards show will begin at 7:15 p.m.
Be sure to a camera to have your photo taken with MNA’s president Rollin Bergman immediately after the awards celebration.
Committee and Board Meeting Schedule at the MNA Convention
|WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22|
|10:00 a.m.||MNI Board||Vista 2202|
|11:00 a.m.||MNA Board||Vista 2202|
|1:30 p.m.||Advertising Committee||Bloomington|
|2:30 p.m.||Member Services Committee||Bloomington|
|MNF Meeting||Vista 2206|
|3:00 p.m.||AP Board Meeting||Vista 2204|
|3:45 p.m.||J. Ed Committee||Bloomington|
|New Media Committee||Vista 2203|
|FRIDAY JANUARY 24|
|2:15 P.M.||MFPA Board and Annual Meeting||Veranda 3-4|
|3:30 P.M.||MNA Annual Meeting||Veranda 1-2|