Admission to these events is included with conference registration. Social Guest Registration will become available at a later date.

Annual Conference Evening Events

Saturday, October 19: Opening Reception

Conference registrants are welcome to attend the Opening Reception at the Hilton Minneapolis from 19:00-21:00. Those new to SMS conferences are invited to arrive 20 minutes early for a pre-reception New Attendees meet-and-greet.

Monday, October 21: Off-Site Social Event

The SMS 39th Annual Conference Monday Night Event will be held at Mill City Museum at 19:00. Built within the ruins of the Washburn A Mill, the flagship mill of the Washburn-Crosby Co. (later General Mills), the museum chronicles the flour milling industry that fueled the growth of Minneapolis. It features an 8-story Flour Tower ride, hands-on exhibits, and breathtaking views of the Minneapolis riverfront. The courtyard ruins created by a 1991 fire in the abandoned mill provide a one-of-a-kind setting for attendees to enjoy locally-sourced, Minnesota-inspired food and beverages at the conference's can't-miss social event.

Additional details and transportation information will be added at a later date.

Tuesday, October 22: Closing Reception

Conference registrants are invited to attend the conference Closing Reception at the Hilton Minneapolis from 19:00-20:00.

Mill City Museum