Exhibitor registration closed on Dec. 31, 2019. If you would like a notification once exhibitor registration for 2021 begins, or to sign up to exhibit if another exhibitor cancels in 2020, please leave us your contact information here.
For-profit companies and others interested in sponsoring the conference can read more on the sponsorships webpage.
Exhibit hall information
The exhibit hall is located in Hall A in the lower level (two levels below the entrance) of the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Neighborhood organizations who receive CPP or NRP funding (these) can still sign up to join the Neighborhood Showcase until Jan. 21. These are small, unstaffed displays with neighborhood programs, success stories and information about how to get involved in the neighborhood. The showcase area will be inside the main exhibit hall.
Please email [email protected] to RSVP your neighborhood organization for the showcase.
Participating neighborhood organizations
- Cedar Isles Dean Neighborhood Association
- Folwell Neighborhood Association (FNA)
- Hawthorne Neighborhood Council
- Linden Hills Neighborhood Council
- Lyndale Neighborhood Association
- Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association
- Sheridan Neighborhood Organization (SNO)
- Waite Park Community Council
This is a partial list of exhibitors. Organizers are still in the process of contacting and confirming exhibitors. This list will be expanded and moved to our conference app "Whova" in mid-January. A link to the full exhibitor list will be provided here as soon as possible.
- St. Anthony West Neighborhood Organization / STAWNO
- Jordan Area Community Council
City of Minneapolis exhibits
- Assessor's Office
- Attorney's Office
- Civil Rights
- Community Planning and Economic Development
- Business Licensing
- Employment and Training
- Public Art
- Upper Harbor Terminal Project
- Elections & Voter Services
- Fire Department
- Health Department - Opioid Project, Office of Violence Prevention.
- Minneapolis Homes
- Neighborhood & Community Engagement Commission
- Office of Arts, Culture & the Creative Economy - Creative CityMaking
- Office of Emergency Management
- Office of Heritage Preservation
- Park and Recreation Board
- Kroening Interpretive Center
- Public Works
- Solid Waste & Recycling
- Special Service Districts
- Police Department
- Bike Cops for Kids
- Procedural Justice Unit
- Procurement - Target Market Program (Doing Business with the City)
- Regulatory Services: Housing Inspections, Fire Inspections, Traffic Control, Animal Control
- Sustainability Division
- Step Up Youth Employment Program
- Transgender Equity Council
Exhibitor set up is on:
- Friday, Jan 31 from 4-7 p.m.
- Saturday, February 1 from 7-8 a.m.
Exhibit hall, check-in and morning refreshments open at 8 a.m. See the conference schedule.
Exhibitors are encouraged to join the workshops and breakout sessions if they are comfortable carrying possessions with them or leaving them at the booth unattended.
Confirmation of exhibit space
Staff will follow up with you to confirm you have been approved during the week of Jan. 13, 2020.
If your exhibit has been confirmed, you may receive a notification from "Whova" to edit your exhibit information on the conference's online program the week of Jan. 13.
Table numbers will be assigned after in mid-January.
Electricity at booth spaces
- Electricity is purchased from the Convention Center, though you must first apply to be an exhibitor and receive a table number to be able to purchase it.
- you have received your table number, you can purchase electricity from the Convention Center here.
- City of Minneapolis "CoMnet Wireless" network is available in the Convention Center if you are City staff.
- There is free public wireless internet on the first floor of the Convention Center, but the conference will be on the lower level.
- Wireless internet is also available for purchase directly from the Minneapolis Convention Center. In 2019, it was $80 and was paid with credit card upon opening a browser on the device to be connected to the network called "Exhibitor Internet."
- Read more here at Minneapolis Convention Center Exhibitor Information. Wait until you have been given a table number to pay for internet.
Benefits for exhibitors
- Exhibitors will receive complimentary morning refreshments, lunch and beverages, and an exhibitor table with a table skirt and two chairs. There will be a charge for additional tables and chairs.
- You will be featured in our Community Connections Conference program that is provided to each conference participant. Hosting an exhibitor space exposes you to a large group of active residents, neighborhood and community organizations who are looking for information, ideas and assistance to help them further their goals.
- Exhibitor booths are 10'x10' by default.
There is no cost for City of Minneapolis departments, public agencies, 501(c)(3) nonprofits and City-funded neighborhood organizations (these) to exhibit at the 2020 Community Connections Conference unless electricity or wifi is needed at your booth.
Cancellations should be directed as soon as possible to NCR at 612-673-3737 or email [email protected].
Last updated Jan 15, 2020