Guest Activities

Registered Guest Activities

Kitchen in the Market (off property)

Registered guests (all ages) of conference attendees are invited to attend the guest activity on Tuesday, October 3rd from 9:30am – 4:00pm. To confirm participation in the guest activity, simply check the appropriate box on the conference registration path when registering your guest(s).

Guest participation will be confirmed prior to the conference and a waitlist will be established if needed.

*Please remember weather can change rapidly this time of year in Minneapolis. It’s advisable to bring a jacket and wear layers.


9:30 am Deluxe motorcoaches depart from the Minneapolis Convention Center Shuttle Drop off near the registration desk.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Arrive at Kitchen in the Market – split into groups to enjoy the activities, which include lunch.  Activities to include: scavenger hunt around the marketplace, quick-fire cooking competitions, and wine tasting
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Enjoy the quaint marketplace surrounding Kitchen in the Market. Buses will depart to return to the Minneapolis Convention Center at 3:30 pm


Registered guests of attendees may also attend:

All scheduled Emerson Exchange meals
Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m., Monday – Friday
Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., Monday – Thursday

Exhibits reception on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening
Social / Networking event on Thursday evening

** Please note – Guest badges are required to attend all events. Guest passes are required for those age 5 and older. Children 4 and under do not need a guest pass