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Explore Minneapolis (and Book Your Hotel by July 25)

Update: The deadline for hotel reservations and discounted registration has been extended to July 25

AACTE is excited to be hosting the 2017 Midwest regional Quality Support Workshop August 10-12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The summer is a wonderful and exciting time to be visiting the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, so when you are not indoors working on quality assurance, accreditation, and assessment with our jam-packed schedule, there is plenty more to do right outside the hotel doors!

Our host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, is conveniently located on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. Nicollet Mall is lined with shopping, cafes, and an array of other sites – see this map of key attractions. If you venture northeast to the Mississippi River, you can enjoy the waterfront and even take a kayak tour, board a river cruise, or rent a bike from any of the Nice Ride stations around the city.

For those who would like to take in the local flavor through food and drink, August is the perfect time for outdoor dining in Minneapolis! With the temperature rarely going above 90 degrees, you’ll want to spend an evening eating on a patio or rooftop – and you can find one here. Minneapolis is also home to great local breweries. Surly is fast becoming the most popular brewery in town, and its Brewer’s Table restaurant upstairs from the beer hall was recently named one of the 10 Best New Restaurants in the country by Food & Wine. There are many other fantastic breweries to choose from in the Twin Cities area.

In short, Minneapolis not just a great learning destination – it’s full of fun things to do as well. You can find even more diversions here. But be sure to book your hotel room at the Hyatt Regency by July 25 – after that, the AACTE group rate will no longer be available.

We hope to see you in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” in August!

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Christine Tambini

Manager, Meetings & Events