Event information

Registration fee

Registration will be available online through September 11. Registration includes attendance at all sessions and most meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner on September 18, and breakfast and lunch on September 19 and 20.

  • Early bird: $250, plus processing fees (through July 14)
  • Standard fee: $300, plus processing fees

Schedule at a glance

A full agenda will be available shortly. Events will be planned during the following times:

  • Sunday, September 17: Evening reception from 7-9 p.m.
  • Monday, September 18: Conference proceedings from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; evening reception from 6-10 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 19: Conference proceedings from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; optional tours in the evening
  • Wednesday, September 20: Conference proceedings from 7:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.

Scholarships

A limited number of registration and lodging scholarships are available for the conference. Priority will be given to people who are or who intend to be in a position to directly improve nutrition and health in Native communities. Scholarship applications are due June 16.

Apply for a scholarship

Venue

Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2400 Mystic Lake Blvd NW
Prior Lake, MN 55372

Directions

Airport

Mystic Lake is 25 miles from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport.

Due to significant interest from conference attendees, we are offering affordable transportation between the MSP Airport and Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. Shuttles will run from the airport to the venue every half hour on Sunday, September 17, between 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Following the conference, shuttles will run from the venue to the airport hourly on Wednesday, September 20, between 2:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Shuttles will cost $22 each way, which is a considerable discount from taking a taxi. Book a shuttle.

Driving

Mystic Lake is located southwest of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Take Highway 169 to Mystic Lake Drive NW. Free valet and self-parking is available to all conference attendees.

Hotel

A block of hotel rooms at Mystic Lake has been reserved for conference attendees. Rooms will be available for $129 per night. The deadline for booking a room in this reserved block is August 22.

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 952-445-9000 or 800-262-7799 and identifying yourself as a participant in the Native American Nutrition Conference event.

Online reservations can also be made using the information below:

Abstracts

The conference planning committee is seeking abstracts for poster and oral presentations. Abstracts are due June 16.

Submit an abstract.

Arts and crafts vendors

We are seeking Native arts, crafts and food vendors who are interested in having a booth at the conference. Applications will be accepted as space allows.

Download an application form.

Non-Native vendors and exhibitors will only be able to have exhibit space if they are an event sponsor.

Learn more about sponsorship levels.

Refunds

If you are unable to attend the conference, refunds (minus the processing fee) may be requested through August 20, 2017. Please contact James at 651-214-2498 or james@stagetimeproductions.com to request a refund.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the Second Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition, please contact James at 651-214-2498 or james@stagetimeproductions.com.