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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, September 27, 2017 to Thursday, September 28, 2017

    September 27, 2017
    9 a.m. to noon

    September 27, 2017
    5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    September 28, 2017
    9 a.m. to noon

  • Directions and Parking:

    Other Parking Options


    Reserve your parking in advance and get there on time, stress free!

    SpotHero is the nation’s leading parking reservation app to book convenient and affordable parking, whether it’s for an event, commute to work or even airport parking.

    To reserve your parking spot for the Minnesota National College Fair, visit the Minneapolis Convention Center SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

    New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app and enter promo code NACACMSP for an extra $5 off your first park!

  • Contact Us:

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

Exhibitor Information

Fair Hours:
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
9 a.m. – noon
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday, September 28, 2017 
9 a.m. – noon

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

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

Other Parking Options


Reserve your parking in advance and get there on time, stress free!

SpotHero is the nation’s leading parking reservation app to book convenient and affordable parking, whether it’s for an event, commute to work or even airport parking.

To reserve your parking spot for the Minnesota National College Fair, visit the Minneapolis Convention Center SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero iPhone | Android app and enter promo code NACACMSP for an extra $5 off your first park!

Fair Set-up Hours:
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
7 a.m. – 8 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, September 5, 2017 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, August 23, 2017 – Thursday, September 21, 2017. Hours for receiving are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Material Handling Charge: *
Small Package: $51.75 for the first piece and $25.85 for each additional piece. Maximum weight is 50lbs per shipment per delivery. Shipments over 50lbs will be charged $85.00 per hundredweight 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: $185 Single/Double, $205 Triple, $225 Quad
Deadline: Tuesday, August 23, 2017
Call in reservations to receive the NACAC rate or reserve online 

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.

Promote This Fair!

Thank you for your interest in NACAC’s National College Fairs. Help us promote this fair far and wide! Newsletters and posters​ are available for wide distribution. We encourage you to share these materials on your websites, social media (#nacacfairs) and in person with the students and families you serve. Thank you for your support! ​

English Poster

Spanish Poster​

English Newsletter

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

9:30 a.m.
A Guide to the Selective College Admission Process – 102 E/F
Community and Technical College Options – 103 C
Financial Aid 101: The Basics - 103 A/B
College Readiness and the ACT: Updates and Insights – 102 D

10:15 a.m.
College Admission Resources for Multicultural Students – 103 C
Financial Aid 101: The Basics – 103 A/B
Tips for Writing a Successful College Application Essay – 102 E/F
Access, Affordability, and Outcomes: The Coalition Platform – 102 D

11:00 a.m.
Financial Aid 101: The Basics – 103 A/B

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (Evening Session)
4:30 p.m.
How to Explore the National College Fair – 102 E/F

5:15 p.m.
Community and Technical College Options – 103 C
Financial Aid 101: The Basics – 103 A/B
Navigating the Admission Process at the U of MN-Twin Cities and UW-Madison –103 D
Tips for Writing a Successful College Application Essay – 102 E/F
College Admission Resources for Multicultural Students – 102 D


6:15 p.m.
A Guide to the Selective College Admission Process – 102 E/F
Financial Aid 101: The Basics – 103 A/B
Kick Start My Art: Tips on Making a College-Bound Portfolio – 102 D
Navigating the Transfer Process – 103 C

7:00 p.m.
Financial Aid 101: The Basics – 103 A/B
College Readiness and the ACT: Updates and Insights – 103 C
The Admission Process Uncovered: Knowing your Rights and Responsibilities – 102 D

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

9:30 a.m.
A Guide to the Selective College Admission Process – 102 E/F
Community and Technical College Options – 103 C
Financial Aid 101: The Basics – 103 A/B

10:15 a.m.
College Admission Resources for Multicultural Students – 103 C
Financial Aid 101: The Basics – 103 A/B
Tips for Writing a Successful College Application Essay – 102 E/F

11:00 a.m.
Financial Aid 101: The Basics – 103 A/B
Access, Affordability, and Outcomes: The Coalition Platform – 102 D
College Readiness and the ACT: Updates and Insights – 103 C

Onsite Locator Guide

Download the onsite locator guide. This guide includes the colleges and universities that will be attending the fair and an exhibit hall map of where you can find them. 

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