Date: November 1, 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:20 pm — 10:00 pm
Location: Wabasha Street Caves, 215 Wabasha St S, Saint Paul, MN 55107-1805
The Awards Session talks should end at 5:15 pm. This allows 15 minutes for folks to get to the bus loading area (TBD) and load onto the various buses. Target time for the buses to depart the Minneapolis Convention Center is 5:30 pm. If you choose not to take one of the provided buses, cabs are available at your expense from the MCC or hotels to the Wabasha Street Caves (215 Wabasha St. South, St. Paul, MN)
There will be three buses leaving the convention center that eventually end up at the dinner venue. Each bus holds 50 people. The first two will take participants on tours of either Bepex or AVEKA and the last one will go directly to the Wabasha Street Caves for dinner. Unfortunately, tours of both companies were not possible within the time available.
There is room for 50 people on each bus.
Bus 1 (Bepex only):
Start loading at 5:15 pm, Depart 5:30 pm; Allow 15 min to get to Bepex. Arrive at 5:45 (play safety video on the way) 65 min to de-bus, and take tour. Getting back on bus at 6:50 pm. 5 min to load bus, 20 min to Wabasha Street Caves for dinner, arrive by 7:30 pm.
Bus 2 (AVEKA Only):
Start loading at 5:15 pm, Depart 5:30 pm, Allow 30 min to get to AVEKA. Arrive at 6:00 (play safety video on the way) 65 min to de-bus, and take tour. Getting back on bus at 7:05 pm. 5 min to load bus, 15 min to Wabasha Street Caves for dinner, arrive by 7:25 pm.
Bus 3 (No tour-straight to dinner):
Load at 6:30 pm, Depart 6:45 pm. Allow 30 min to get to Wabasha Street Caves for dinner, arrive by 7:20 pm.
Bus ride is provided courtesy of our dinner sponsor—CPFD.
Drinks and hors d’ouvres will be served 7:20-7:55 pm. Seating will be at 7:55 pm. Dinner will start at 8 pm with salad service. There will be steak and fish served, with a vegetarian option available. Award presentations between the main course and dessert.
All three buses will be available for taking attendees back to the Minneapolis Convention Center after the dinner is over. They will depart ~10 pm and arrive at MCC ~10:30.
If you have questions, contact:
Bruce Hook (979-235-0554 cell) or
Ben Freireich (847-471-5254 cell)
The Wabasha Street Caves is the most unique facility for private events in the Twin Cities. Located along the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul, The Wabasha Street Caves offers a fascinating and mysterious setting for your next gathering event. The Caves 12,000 square feet of space is tastefully finished with brick walls, stucco ceilings, carpeted dining space and beautiful tile floors in the cocktail area. There is a theatrical stage, large hardwood dance floor, plenty of dining and meeting space, and a handsome 60 foot bar. Since the Caves are underground, geothermal energy is used to help limit the fuel needed for heating and we can conserve energy without the use of air conditioning.