Meeting Schedule

    Meeting Schedule

    Note:  Meeting room assignments subject to final changes. (As of 9-15-19)

    Sunday - Day Before - October 20, 2019

    Afternoon

    IMSI Task Team Meetings

    2:00 - 4:30 PM at The Inn on Lake Superior

    Evening

    IMSI / NAMSC Joint Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 - 8:00 PM at The Inn on Lake Superior

    Dinner on Your Own

    Numerous choices nearby.

    Limited Registration Desk Open

    5:00 - 7:00 PM at The Inn on Lake Superior Lobby

    Monday - Day 1 - October 21, 2019

    Shuttle Bus Schedule between Hotels and the DECC:  7:30 - 9:30 AM | 2:30 - 6:30 PM | 8:30 - 10:00 PM

    Morning

    Breakfast

    Served at Hotels

    Registration Desk Opens at DECC

    7:30 AM - 4:30 PM -- DECC 2nd Floor Skywalk Level

    Contest Entries Received at DECC

    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM -- DECC Harbor Side 2nd Floor Skywalk

    Trade Show Set-Up

    8:00 AM - Noon -- DECC Harbor Side Ballroom 3rd Floor

    IMSI Board Meeting

    8:30 AM - 2:30 PM -- DECC Harbor Side Room 205

    NAMSC Committee Meetings

    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM -- DECC Harbor Side Room 202

    Special Event: Duluth City Tour (Hosted by Visit Duluth)

    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM -- Bus Boards at Hotels

    Afternoon

    Lunch - NAMSC/IMSI Delegates & Board Members only

    Noon - 12:30 PM -- Buffet Skyway Foyer Room 204

    Lunch - NAMSC/IMSI Registrants - Lunch on own.

    Numerous choices near hotels & DECC

    Trade Show Open

    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM -- DECC Harbor Side Ballroom 3rd Floor

    NAMSC Board Meeting

    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM -- DECC Harbor Side Room 203

    Special Event:  Duluth Harbor Cruise
        Boards at 2:30, Departs 3:00 Sharp!

    2:30 PM - 5:00 PM -- Boarding at DECC
    Cash bar and snacks. Narrated tour.

    Evening

    Celebrating Minnesota Dinner & NAMSC Research & Educ. Fund Raiser - "Going To Be Fun"

    6:00 - 9:00 PM -- DECC 2nd Flr City Side Lk Sup Ballroom J
    Reception, Dinner, Research fund raiser.
    Free Will Donation - Drawings, Raffle, Calcutta

    Tuesday - Day 2 - October 22, 2019

    Shuttle Bus Schedule between Hotels and the DECC:  7:00 AM - Noon | 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Morning

    Breakfast

    Served at Hotels

    Registration & Contest Entries Continue

    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM -- DECC 2nd Flr Skywalk

    Trade Show Open

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM -- DECC Harbor Side Ballroom 3rd Floor

    NAMSC Opening Ceremony / Delegates Grand March

    8:00 AM - 8:30 AM -- DECC City Side Lk Sup Ballroom O
    Welcome by Duluth Mayor Emily Larson

    NAMSC Annual Meeting Session
    and Key Note Speaker:  Dr. Joseph Orefice

    8:30 AM - Noon -- DECC City Side Lk Sup Ballroom O

    Break

    9:30 AM - 10:00 AM -- Trade Show area

    Afternoon

    Group Luncheon and Luncheon Speaker

    Noon - 1:00 PM -- DECC 2nd Flr City Side Lk Sup Ballroom J
    Thom Holten: "Shipwreck History in the Twin Ports"

    IMSI Annual Meeting and Key Note Speaker

    1:15 - 3:30 PM -- DECC 2nd Flr City Side Lk Sup Ballroom O
    Dr. Navrinda Seeram, U of Rhode Island
    "Maple Nutrition and Health Benefits Research Update"

    Special Event: Duluth Curling Club - Reception/Mixer
    Observation Level Club Room

    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM -- DECC; Cash bar. Snacks provided.
    Competitive curling on 8 sheets of ice viewed from the observation level.

    Evening

    Dinner on Your Own

    Numerous choices nearby.

    Wednesday - Day 3 - October 23, 2019

    Shuttle Bus Schedule between Hotels and the DECC:  7:00 AM - Noon | 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Morning

    Breakfast

    Served at Hotels

    Registration / Information Desk Open

    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM -- DECC 2nd Floor Skywalk

    NAMSC Closing Session and NAMSC Workshop

    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM -- DECC City Side Lk Sup Ballroom O
    "Judging Syrup - How to make beter syrup"

    Education Maple Specialists Meeting

    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM -- DECC City Side French River Rm 2

    Trade Show Continues

    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM -- DECC Harbor Side 3rd Floor

    NAMSC Strategic Planning
    (Delegates and Alternates)

    10:00 AM - 11:30 PM -- City Side Lk Sup Ballroom O

    Manual Editors & Contributors Meeting

    10:00 AM - Noon -- DECC City Side French River Rm 2

    Technical Sessions

    10:30 AM - Noon -- Rooms:  Harbor Side 202, 204, 205

    Afternoon

    Group Luncheon

    Noon - 1:00 PM -- 2nd Flr City Side Lk Sup Ballroom J

    Special Event: Cirrus Aircraft Plant Tour

    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM -- Includes Lunch. Bus boards at hotels.

    Technical Sessions - Continue

    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM -- DECC Rooms 202, 204

    Trade Show Tear-Down

    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Evening

    Social Hour at the DECC

    5:00 PM - 5:45 PM -- DECC 2nd Flr City Side Lk Sup Ballroom

    Banquet / Program / Awards / Entertainment
    (Plan for 150)

    5:45 PM - 9:00 PM -- 2nd Flr City Side Lk Sup Ballroom J
    Entertainment: Harbormaster Chorus

    Thursday - Day 4 - October 24, 2019

    Full Day

    Coach Bus Tours:7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
    Do not be late!
    Busses depart 8 AM sharp!

    Two tours: Duluth area and north shore sugaring, wild rice, and other local attractions.
    Busses load at hotels. Cooking with Maple demo and Lunch.

    Full Day

    IMSI Grading School

    The Inn on Lake Superior
    Organized by Kathy Hopkins, U of Maine

    Evening

    Dinner on Your Own

    Numerous choices nearby.

    Friday - Day 5 - October 25, 2019

    Full Day

    IMSI Grading School - Continued

    The Inn on Lake Superior
    Organized by Kathy Hopkins, U of Maine

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