Connect with other attendees over dinner and while visiting cultural attractions in Minneapolis. See options featured below, and learn more about your #AIIP18 destination at

SIGN UP FOR Dine-Arounds

Meeting new people and enjoying good food is a winning combination. Join fellow conference attendees for a casual dinner and sample the creativity offered by the City of Nature. Dine-arounds are offered on Thursday and Friday evening, April 19 & 20.


Use this link to sign up with your top two restaurant choices. We'll set up reservations for tables of 8 and email you a confirmation. Spouses/significant others are cordially invited.


Go it alone, or get with a group.

The Guthrie Theater - Dedicated to producing the great works of dramatic literature, developing the work of contemporary playwrights, and cultivating the next generation of theater artists. The Guthrie produces a mix of classic and contemporary plays on three stages, and continues to set a national standard for excellence in theatrical production and performance.

Mill City Museum - Declared the world’s largest flour mill after its completion in 1880, the structure housing Mill City Museum is a National Historic Landmark. Now a milling museum and education center.

Minneapolis Institute of Art - MIA inspires wonder with extraordinary exhibitions and one of the finest, most wide-ranging art collections in the country. From Monet to Matisse, Asian to African, 40,000-year-old artifacts to world-famous masterpieces, MIA links the past to the present and enables global conversations.

Walker Art Center - The Walker Art Center is a catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences. Focusing on the visual, performing, and media arts of our time, the Walker takes a global, multidisciplinary, and diverse approach to the creation, presentation, interpretation, collection, and preservation of art. The museum's outdoor sculpture garden is just a 20-minute walk or a 5-minute ride away.

It’s always important to learn at a conference, but nothing can beat the face-to-face contact …”

--Shelly Azar, Insight Researchers

The Annual AIIP conference is a must attend event for me. As a conference promoter, speaker and popular track and session panelist, I never get a chance to just sit and learn from my own colleagues. Yet, I block out the dates of the AIIP conference every year, because I know I will gain new sources to try, technology upgrades to implement and fabulous memories from longtime friends and like-minded professionals. I make a rule to never take the swag or conference brochures at the other events I attend, because I only end up recycling the whole lot. But AIIP handouts and tip sheets are worth the extra luggage fees, because they get me inspired, help me organize or make me money!

                                              --Cynthia Hetherington, Hetherington Group

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