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Minnesota National College Fair

  • Event Details:

    Location:
    Minneapolis Convention Center
    1301 2nd Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN 55403

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  • Fair Hours:

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018 to Thursday, October 25, 2018

    October 24, 2018
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    October 24, 2018
    5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    October 25, 2018
    9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Contact Us:

    Email collegefairs@nacacnet.org or call 571/551-5275.

Exhibitor Information

Location:
Minneapolis Convention Center
Halls D-E
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2781
612/335-6000

Fair Hours:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Transportation, Directions and Parking:
Find Directions and Parking information for the Minneapolis Convention Center here
Flying into Minneapolis? Book your Super Shuttle transportation online  using the discount code: NACAC and save 10%.

Fair Set-up Hours:
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Estimated Attendance: 16,000

Loading/Unloading:
Take 16th Street, which is behind the Minneapolis Convention Center and stop at the security booth for a 30-minute temporary pass.
Be sure to inform the guard you are exhibiting at the Minnesota National College Fair and the guard will direct you to the loading dock for Halls D & E.

Exposition Services Provided by:
Global Experience Specialists, 800/475-2098

Exhibitor Service Kit

Order any extras by Tuesday, October 2, 2018 for best pricing.

Advance Shipping Information:
Please use the provided shipping labels in the Exhibitor Services Manual to expedite handling.
Authorized Shipping Address:
c/o GES
Minnesota National College Fair
(Institution/Booth Number)
YRC
12400 DuPont Avenue S
Burnsville, MN 55337

Shipping Deadline: All materials must be received between Wednesday, September 19, 2018 – Friday, October 19, 2018. Hours for receiving are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Material Handling Charge: *
Small Package: $59.75 for the first piece and $29.75 for each additional piece. Maximum weight is 50lbs per shipment per delivery. Shipments over 50lbs will be charged $85.00 per hundred weight with a 200lbs minimum charge at ST/ST. Payment must be received in advance by check or credit card (preferred method).
* Rates are subject to change.

Electrical Service:
Exhibitors can order electric using the following form.

Host Hotel:
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612/376-1000
The Hilton Minneapolis is connected to the convention center via skyway.
Rates: $205 Single/Double, $225 Triple, $245 Quad
Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2018
Call in reservations to receive the NACAC rate or reserve online here

Advertising:
NACAC has a long standing relationship with the Star Tribune, the printer of our onsite guide.  This guide is distributed to their readership community, as well as made available for the attendees at the fair.  If you would like to purchase an ad in this supplement, please contact Lori Sebastian at lori.sebastian@startribune.com.  

Contact Information:
For more information regarding this National College Fair, email Amber Nichols or call at 571/551-5275.

Busing Information

NCF BUS INFORMATION FORM
The National College Fair Committee encourages schools to bus their students to the fair as an opportunity to explore postsecondary options. To ease congestion and facilitate bus parking we ask that all schools planning to bus their students provide their date and time on arrival and departure.
Registering your buses does not guarantee a drop-off/pick-up time, drop-off location, or a dedicated parking location at the Minnesota National College Fair.

REGISTER YOUR BUS NOW

Workshop Information

2018 MINNESOTA NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR WORKSHOPS

WEDNESDAY, October 24 (Morning Session)
9:30 a.m.
A Guide to the Selective College Admission Process
Community and Technical College Options
Financial Aid 101: The Basics

10:15 a.m.
College Admission Resources for Multicultural Students
Financial Aid 101: The Basics
Tips for Writing a Successful College Application Essay

11:00 a.m.
Financial Aid 101: The Basics
The Admission Process Uncovered: Knowing your Rights and Responsibilities

WEDNESDAY, October 24 (Evening Session)
4:30 p.m.
How to Explore the National College Fair

5:30 p.m.
Community and Technical College Options
Financial Aid 101: The Basics
Navigating the Admission Process at the U of MN-Twin Cities and UW-Madison
Tips for Writing a Successful College Application Essay

6:15 p.m.
A Guide to the Selective College Admission Process
Financial Aid 101: The Basics
Kick Start My Art: Tips on Making a College-Bound Portfolio
Gap Year and Summer Programs

7:00 p.m.
Financial Aid 101: The Basics

THURSDAY, October 25 (Morning Session)
9:30 a.m.
A Guide to the Selective College Admission Process
Community and Technical College Options
Financial Aid 101: The Basics

10:15 a.m.
College Admission Resources for Multicultural Students
Financial Aid 101: The Basics
Tips for Writing a Successful College Application Essay

11:00 a.m.
Financial Aid 101: The Basics

 

                                                                                   

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