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Minnesota National College Fair

  • Event Details:

    Location:
    Minneapolis Convention Center
    1301 2nd Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Hall D/E & 103A-F

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  • Fair Hours:

    Wednesday, October 05, 2022 to Thursday, October 06, 2022

    October 05, 2022
    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    October 05, 2022
    5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    October 06, 2022
    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  • Directions and Parking:

    Directions and Parking

    Exhibit Locator Guide

  • Contact Us:

    Email collegefairs@nacacnet.org or call 703/836-2222 ext. 14.

Exhibitor Information

Fair Location:

Minneapolis Convention Center
Hall D & E
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404 

Fair Schedule:

October 4, 2022
Decorator Move-In: 6:00am – 2:15pm
Exhibitor Move-In: 2:30PM – 5:00PM

October 5, 2022
Fair Show: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Fair Show: 5:00PM – 8:00PM

October 6, 2022
Exhibitor Move-In: 7:00AM - 8:30AM
Fair Show: 9:00AM –12:00PM
Exhibitor Move-Out: 12:00PM - 3:00PM
Decorator Move-Out: 3:01pm – 11:59pm

Transportation, Directions and Parking:

Find Directions and Parking information for the Minneapolis Convention Center

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:

GES – Danny Wraspir (dwraspir@ges.com)
Direct: +1 763 488 5340 | Mobile: +1 320 221 7929

Exhibitor Service Kit

Advance Shipping Information:  

GES
Minnesota National College Fair
Exhibiting Company Name, Booth #
TForce Freight
8500 Naples St. NE
Blaine, MN  55449
United States of America

Shipping Deadline:

Shipments arriving before Wednesday, August 31, 2022 will incur a storage fee. Shipments arriving after Thursday, September 29, 2022 will incur a late to warehouse fee.

Material Handling Charge:

All material handling fees are calculated per hundredweight, per shipment, per day, and the rate charged will depend on the type of shipment and when received. Please see Exhbitior Service Kit for specific pricing details.

Electrical and Wi-Fi Service:

All electrical and Wi-Fi orders must be place through Convention Center

Host Hotel:

Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Rate:
Single: $189.00
Double: $189.00

Reservations Deadline: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 ("the cut-off date")
NACAC’s personalized reservation link:  https://book.passkey.com/go/NACACMinneapolisNCF

Contact Information:  

For more information regarding this fair, email the Meeting & Event Manager, Jada Penn – Jpenn@nacacnet.org 

Bringing a bus? Click Here for Info!

If you plan to bus students to the Minnesota National College Fair, please contact - JPenn@nacacnet.org and cc - devon@zeemee.com

 

Information Needed From You:

·        School Name 

·        Main Point of Contact, Phone Number and Email

·        # of Students

·        # of Buses

·        What fair do you plan to attend (time)?  - here 

·        Arrival time Frame

·        Departure Time Frame

Relevant Logistical Information: 

1.     Arrival - Please drop off students at the front of the building on 2nd Avenue 

2.     After, please turn right, follow signage, and proceed to the back of the hall

3.     A Minneapolis Convention Center staff member will be at the security door and instruct the bus driver(s) where to park (potential parking options: Exhibit Hall A, Marshal Yard, Cove) 

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4.                 Please have the main point of contact come to the student information desk for the announcement of the school's departure; the main point of contact is charged with being in communication with the bus driver to indicate departure 

5.                 The bus will pick-up students at the front of the building on 2nd Avenue (same as drop-off location) 

Workshop Schedule

2022 MINNESOTA NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR WORKSHOPS

WEDNESDAY, October 5 (Morning Session)

9:30 am
A Guide to the Selective College Admission Process
Room 103 E/F

Community and Technical College Options
Room 103 C

Financial Aid 101: The Basics
Room 103 A/B

10:15 am
College Admission Resources for Multicultural Students
Room 103 C

Financial Aid 101: The Basics
Room 103 A/B

Tips for Writing a Successful College Application Essay
Room 103 E/F

Gap Year and Summer Programs
Room 103 D

11:00 am
Financial Aid 101: The Basics
Room 103 A/B

WEDNESDAY, October 5 (Evening Session)

4:45 pm
How to Explore the National College Fair
Room 103 E/F

5:30 pm
Community and Technical College Options
Room 103 C

Financial Aid 101: The Basics
Room 103 A/B

Navigating the Admission Process at the U of MN-Twin Cities and UW-Madison
Room 103 D

Tips for Writing a Successful College Application Essay
Room 103 E/F

6:15 pm
A Guide to the Selective College Admission Process
Room 103 E/F

Financial Aid 101: The Basics
Room 103 A/B

Kick Start My Art: Tips on Making a College-Bound Portfolio
Room 103 D


7:00 pm
Financial Aid 101: The Basics
Room 103 A/B

THURSDAY, October 6 (Morning Session)

9:30 am
A Guide to the Selective College Admission Process
Room 103 E/F

Community and Technical College Options
Room 103 C

Financial Aid 101: The Basics
Room 103 A/B

10:15 am
College Admission Resources for Multicultural Students
Room 103C

Financial Aid 101: The Basics
Room 103 A/B

Tips for Writing a Successful College Application Essay
Room 103 E/F

11:00 am
Financial Aid 101: The Basics
Room 103 A/B