Conference CDD Voting
Listed below are all of this year's Conference CDD's. Please take a few minutes to rank the calls within your area of expertise with a value of 1 to 5 - with 1 being the lowest (least important) and 5 being the highest (most important). This will help us in deciding what enhancements are most important to you and which calls are our highest priority. Thank you.
This is what our attendees say about AgVantage National Conferences:
"Flexible offerings...a lot of good topics."
(2015 National Conference Attendee Comment)
"Best overall conference yet!"
(2014 National Conference Attendee Comment)
"Lots of learning and lots of fun!!"
(2013 National Conference Attendee Comment)
"Great job, Awesome Keynote Speaker, Best Ever!"
(2012 National Conference Attendee Comment)
AgVantage Software encourages you to
download the AgVantage Conference app
from the Android or Apple app
store. It allows you to: network
with other attendees, get information on conference sponsors,
receive reminder notifications
of events that are about to happen, take
surveys, learn about sponsor products,
etc… The AgVantage app icon will look
the same as the one used for the National
Conference last year. To find the app in your respective store, search for 'AgVantage 32nd'.
Tuesday, June 20th
Welcome Reception/Early Registration 8:00 - 9:30 PM
Sky Bridge, 2nd Level
Wednesday, June 2st
AgVantage Software Social Night 6:00 - 9:00 PM
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Social Hour and 15 minute FlyOver America Excursions in groups of 60 people. This ride over America is great for all ages!
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Dinner Buffet Open
After dinner, conference attendees will head out to the Mall of America for some fun networking activities. Spouse/guests are welcome to participate too. Please RSVP on the registration form for your complimentary attendance.
Thursday, June 22nd
Lake Minnetonka Sunset Dinner Cruise 5:45 - 10:00 PM
5:45 - Start boarding chartered buses. 6:00 depart Radisson Blu
6:45 - 7:00 - Board the Isabella & Bella Vista in Wayzata, MN
7:00 - 9:30 - Sunset Dinner Cruise, arrive back at the Radisson Blu by 10:00 PM
Radisson Blu Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Drive
Bloomington, MN 55425
The Radisson Blu Mall of America hotel is a unique,
stylish, and modern hotel. It is connected by
skyway to the Mall of America, the largest indoor
entertainment and shopping mall in the USA. The
hotel is five minutes away from the Minneapolis/St.
Paul Airport, and the heart of downtown Minneapolis via the Metro Transit Light Rail commuter
All rooms offer free internet
service, waffled cotton robes, complimentary bottle
of water, complimentary coffee makers, in-room
safes and refrigerators.
Complimentary Airport Shuttle:
At the airport, follow the signs for airport shuttles.
The Radisson Blu’s weekday shuttle schedule is
5:00am-10:00pm Mon.-Thurs. and 5:00am-9:00pm
on Fridays. Pick-ups at the airport are on demand.
Call 952-881-5258 and ask for the airport shuttle
when you have your luggage and are ready for
pick-up. Make a reservation for your return to the
airport when you are on the shuttle.
If your flight arrived at Terminal Two, (Southwest &
Sun Country) walk across the street from the baggage area and follow the signs for the hotel/airport
shuttle pick up area. There is also a skyway to get
to the shuttle area for inclement weather. Call
952-881-5258 for pickup.
Per our contract with the Radisson Blu, parking for
AgVantage National Conference attendees is
complimentary if you self park. ($15 per night for
regular guests) Enter their ramp to the left of the
circle drive in front of the hotel. Take the parking
ticket and ask for a parking voucher at the front
desk when you check in. When you exit the ramp,
you will feed the meter your original ticket, and
then the voucher.
Valet parking is an option, based upon availability
at time of arrival, for $25 per night. Complimentary
self-parking is also available in the East and West
Mall of America parking garages. If you are a
registered hotel guest and are parking overnight in
either of these lots, please bring the make & model
of your vehicle as well as your license plate
number to the hotel’s front desk upon check-in.
The hotel will inform the Mall team of your car so
that it does not get towed by Mall security.
If you are a local attendee with no hotel stay, be
sure to ask at the AgVantage registration desk for
a free parking voucher before you leave.
Spa: There is a new spa at the Radisson Blu
called Solimar Spa. If you mention our conference
group name at the time of your service, you will
receive 10% off your treatment.
METRO Blue Line - Light Rail
If you would like to go to downtown Minneapolis or
St. Paul during your stay at the Radisson Blu, the
easiest and least expensive
option is to take the Light Rail.
The southern end of the Blue
Line is at the Mall of America.
For further assistance with your
light rail trip planning, go to www.metrotransit.org/
Registration has closed.
Wednesday Morning: Dan Meers - "Wolves Can't Fly"
Dan has been the mascot for the Kansas City Chiefs for more than 25 years. On November 23, 2013, Dan Meers came within inches of losing his life while practicing a bungee jump and zip line stunt at Arrowhead Stadium... home of the Kansas City Chiefs. What Dan anticipated being the thrill of a lifetime ended up being the spill of a lifetime. The stunt went terribly wrong and Dan plummeted 75 feet before crashing into the stadium seats. Miraculously Dan survived. He spent 9 days in the hospital and got some really big scars. Dan smiles when he says, "Scars are just Tattoos that come with a Cool Story". During this powerful presentation Dan shares his incredible story and the important lessons that he has learned about leadership and about life.
Thursday Morning: Amy Dee - "Everyday Hero"
Amy is a hilarious, tell it like it is, savvy business and healthcare motivational speaker and author. She started and managed an overseas business that became Xerox’s largest customer in Scandinavia. She is a first rate comedian, a musician, an award winning psychiatric nurse, and a sought after expert on behavior modification. Her Thursday morning keynote is titled "Everyday Hero". She will also do a Thursday morning breakout session on how to deal positively with stress and change in your life. Amy is currently living in North Dakota.