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The 2016 Annual Conference program offers a wide range of topics, issues and learning models. The content will challenge state procurement officials to consider the opportunities, solutions and innovations that lie ahead for state government. 
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Online registration for the 2016 NASPO Annual Conference is now closed. Need to update or cancel an existing registration? Use the Registration Modification formPlease contact NASPO staff for assistance.

Note, while NASPO appreciates the engagement of many stakeholder groups, this event is open only to NASPO members and invited guests.

Keynote Speaker Pamela Meyer shares how to spot deception, launching your negotiation skills to the next level. 

Hotel and Transportation

 
NASPO’s 2016 Annual Conference will be held at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center.

30 South 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Ph: 612.349.4000

NASPO will make hotel reservations for you based on the arrival and departure information provided in your registration form.   NASPO will pay for up to five nights lodging (September 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28) only. If additional nights are required due to travel constraints, those nights must be approved by NASPO prior to booking.  Hotel reservations must be received by Friday, August 26, 2016. Requests received after the deadline are subject to availability. 

The group hotel rate is $189 per night, plus taxes and fees (currently 13.4%, for a total nightly fee of $214.33, please contact NASPO Staff if you need additional information regarding hotel expenses), and includes complimentary wireless internet access.  This discounted rate will be honored three days prior to the conference dates based on availability, contact NASPO if you’d like to establish your arrival date earlier than September 24. The hotel does not have availability to extend stays beyond the conclusion of the conference.   

If you have any questions regarding the room reservation process, please call 859.514.9216 or email Molly Marsh.

Air Transportation
Traveling by air? Plan to fly into the Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport.  If you’re flying, you have a few options to choose from to reach the hotel from the Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport.  You may reserve a seat on Super Shuttle with a rate of $16 each way.  You may also opt for the bus service with a rate of $2.25 each way or a taxi with an approximate rate of $50 each way.  For your convenience, we have enlisted a dedicated travel agent to handle member air travel arrangements. Members will receive instructions on booking your travel in your registration confirmation message.

Parking
Planning to travel by car? The Minneapolis Marriott City Center offers overnight self-parking for $23 per day.  You may also choose to valet for $36 per day. On-site parking expenses for qualifying members are fully reimbursable by NASPO.

Pre-Conference Training
 
Procurement U is proud to present the half-day professional development training Building Skills: Strategies for Employee Professional Development on Sunday, September 25. Register Now

Give Back to the Troops

 
Join with fellow NASPO members to build care boxes that will be shipped to soldiers overseas. Teams will participate in a series of military-themed challenges, working together to earn items that will bring the comforts of home to service members all over the world. See you on September 27!

Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
Discover 150 Things to Do in our host city!

Guest Program:
Bringing a guest with you? Guest registration is $175, which includes evening meal functions as well as activities to explore the host city. The Guest Program tour will run during the day September 26 and 27.

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