Frequently Asked Questions

General

The Summer Meetings are being held at the Minneapolis Convention Center, in Minneapolis, Minn. The address is 1301 Second Ave S, Minneapolis, MN, 55403.


If you have any disability for which you require an auxiliary aid while attending this meeting, please contact the Conference and Convention Division by email at ccd@ashp.org by May 5.

The attire at ASHP national meetings is business casual. When packing, keep in mind that the average high temperature for Minneapolis in June is 76 degrees, and the average low is 56 degrees. Because hotels and convention centers are cool, ASHP highly recommends that you bring a sweater with you when attending sessions.

For health and safety considerations, children under the age of 16 years will not be admitted to the exhibits, poster sessions, or educational programs.



Education/Continuing Education

The Full Session Schedule lists all of ASHP’s CE programming. You can see the date and time, room number, learning objectives, and presenter information for all educational sessions. You can view the list by day or programming track.

Attendees can view the full agenda and create their own schedules on the ASHP LIVE app, available in mid-May.


Session materials will be available online approximately two weeks before the meeting and on the ASHP LIVE app.**

**Session materials will not be printable onsite. Attendees should print at home prior to the meeting or use a local business center (for a fee).

 


If the CE provider is ASHP, then you will process your CE through the ASHP eLearning Portal. For other providers, please follow the directions given at the symposium. If you have any questions, contact names and phone numbers are provided on the symposia listing.


Attendees must claim CE credit for the sessions they attended at the Summer Meetings within 60 days of the educational session (not 60 days from the end of the meeting).

Yes. Regardless of which meeting you register for, attendees will have complete and total access to all of the sessions and events happening across any of these specialized meetings.

Physicians and nurses may attend all sessions; however, physician and nursing credit will be offered only at the Medication Safety Collaborative.



Convention Center

Yes, public parking is available if you plan to drive to the meeting. Across the street from the Convention Center is an underground ramp that is connected by a climate-controlled skyway system to the MCC and several downtown accommodations and attractions. Learn more about Parking and Directions 


No, the Minneapolis Convention Center is a nonsmoking facility.


There is an onsite business center located on the main floor of the Minneapolis Convention Center that offers a variety of services. View for additional information.


A variety of food and beverage outlets are located throughout the Convention Center for your convenience.

NOTE: Hours subject to change.

The Craft Bar and Lounge, Mezzanine Level.
Open Sunday and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Dunn Bros, Main Lobby
Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mill City Market, Lobby B.
Open Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Events

Yes, however, an official guest program has not been scheduled during the meeting. Guests of registrants are welcome to purchase a la carte tickets to the following specially planned events:

  1. Sunday evening’s Grand Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (Tickets are $39.)
  2. Monday’s Opening Session (8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.) and access to the Exhibit Hall on Monday (Tickets are $50.)
  3. Tuesday’s Harvey A.K. Whitney Lecture Award Reception and Dinner from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (Tickets are $130.)
  4. Lunch in the Exhibit Hall on Monday. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and lunch service begins at 11:30 a.m. (based on availability after 12:30 p.m.). You must be 16 years or older to enter the Exhibit Hall. (Tickets are $50.)
  5. Lunch in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and lunch service begins at 11:30 a.m. (based on availability after 12:30 p.m.). You must be 16 years or older to enter the Exhibit Hall. (Tickets are $50.)

Tickets can be purchased onsite at Customer Relations, located in the Registration area. Tickets for the Grand Opening Reception and for daily lunches are available onsite only.


Yes, guests may attend the Opening Session, but they must have a badge. Badges can be purchased onsite at Customer Relations, located in the Registration area. Badges are $50 and include access to the Exhibit Hall for Monday only.

Yes, tickets for Monday’s or Tuesday’s lunch can be purchased onsite at Customer Relations, located in the Registration area. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. and lunch service begins at 11:30 a.m. (based on availability after 12:30 p.m.). Tickets for lunch are $50 for each day.

Yes, the Convention Center has two nursing Mother’s Rooms on Level 2. See floorplan.

Yes, the First-Aid Room is on Level 1, next to Dunn Brothers Coffee. See floorplan.

Hotel Information

The headquarters hotel is the Hilton Minneapolis.

The current tax is 13.4% (subject to change).

If you book your hotel room through Orchid Event Solutions, ASHP’s official housing company, your hotel rate includes internet access in your guest room.

The number of guest rooms reserved by ASHP attendees and exhibitors determines whether or not the meeting qualifies as a "citywide" convention. Fulfilling this standard requirement enables us to hold our meeting in the cities that meet our space, location, and rate criteria. It also allows us to receive all of the benefits and services reserved for citywide conventions and provided by the hotels and local Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Here are several other extremely important reasons for you to reserve your hotel room through our housing company:

  1. You’ll have peace of mind that you made a reservation at an official ASHP hotel at the discounted ASHP rate.
  2. You’ll be provided with complimentary access to the internet in your hotel guest room.
  3. In the event the hotel has oversold guest rooms, you’ll have protection.
  4. We can plan for and provide adequate shuttle service during the meeting (if provided).
  5. We can avoid financial penalties for not filling our room block commitments.
  6. We can negotiate lower and more favorable rates for future meetings (more rooms equals greater buying power and lower costs for everyone).
For these reasons, please reserve rooms through Orchid Event Solutions, ASHP’s only official housing company for the Summer Meetings.


Travel

View the Travel website page for the 2017 Summer Meetings & Exhibition..

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is the main airport serving the Minneapolis area.


The airport is approximately 12 miles, a 15-20 minute ride, from downtown Minneapolis. For additional information, visit MSP’s website.


ASHP does not provide shuttle service to/from the airport and the hotels. A variety of transportation options including shuttle, car, and bus services are available at the airport. Visit MSP’s website for more information.


All hotels are within easy walking distance of the Minneapolis Convention Center and, thus, shuttle service is not required.

Minneapolis Metro Transit offers free rides between the Convention Center and the Metro Blue and Green lines on 5th Street (including the Minneapolis Marriott City Center) when boarding along Hennepin Avenue. For additional information, visit Metro Transit — and be sure to look for the “Free Ride” headers on the buses.

In Minneapolis, you can also travel from hotels to stores to restaurants via miles of enclosed and connected skyways. View the complete skyway map.


Registration

Scan and Go/Self-Registration Hours
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Monday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Attendee Onsite, Exhibitor Registration & Customer Relations
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Monday: 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.