Minnesota National College Fair

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Attendance at NACAC College Fairs is free and open to the public!


 Location & Hours


Minneapolis Convention Center
Halls D – E
1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403-2781

Fair Hours: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
9 a.m. – noon
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
9 a.m. – noon

Transportation, Directions and Parking: 
Find Directions and Parking information for the Minneapolis Convention Center online.

There are many different parking options near the Minneapolis Convention Center.  The best value is the 3rd Ave. Ramp, where you can park for $9/day* (without in and out privileges).

*Rates subject to change.

Flying into Minneapolis?: 
Book your Super Shuttle transportation online using the discount code: NACAC and save 10%.

Need more information?:
E-mail collegefairs@nacacnet.org or info@nacacnet.org or call: 571-551-5277. 


 For Exhibitors


Fair Set-up Hours: 
Monday, October 3, 2016
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Estimated Attendance: 20,000

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

Advance Shipping Information: 
Authorized Shipping Address:
(Your Name/Institution)
(Booth Number)
Minnesota National College Fair
c/o Global Experience Specialists
12400 DuPont Avenue S
Burnsville, MN 55337

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.
Be sure to use the routing labels that are inside the exhibitor kit.

Shipping Deadline:
Shipments must arrive between Friday September 2 2016 and Tuesday September 27, 2016
Please Note: Shipments arriving before Friday, September 02, 2016 will incur a storage fee, and shipments arriving after Tuesday, September 27, 2016 will incur a Late to Warehouse Fee.

Electrical Service: 
Electrical services are supplied exclusively through the Minneapolis Convention Center. Order forms are available online or by calling 612/335-6550.

Host Hotel: 
Hilton Minneapolis
1001 Marquette Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403
612/376-1000 or 800/HILTONS (445-8667)
The Hilton Minneapolis is located approximately 12 miles from the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Airport and is connected by skywalk to the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Rate: $179 Single/$189 Double/$209 Triple/$229 Quad
Deadline: Tuesday, September 5, 2016
Call in reservations 1-888-933-5363 or reserve online and reference the group code, CAC, to receive the NACAC rate or use NACAC’s personalized reservation link to make your reservation.

NACAC has a long standing relationship with the Star Tribune, the printer of our onsite guide.  This guide is distributed to their readership community, 475 high schools as well as made available for the attendees at the fair.  If you would like to purchase an ad in this supplement or online, please contact Nicole Shannon at Nicole.Shannon@startribune.com .  The deadline for submission is August 26, 2016.

Contact Information: 
For more information regarding this National College Fair, email John Hamel or call at 571-551-5277.



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