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|2018 MACO Annual Conference Information|
It is time to make plans for the 2018 MACO Annual Conference, scheduled for February 13–16, 2018. The event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington – Minneapolis. On behalf of the MACO Board of Directors, we hope to see all of you in February. It will be time well spent!
Please email the MACO office if you have any special dietary needs (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Registration is now open!
Full conference, members: $275 ($325 after January 17, 2018)
Wednesday only, members: $160 ($210 after January 17, 2018)
Thursday only, members: $160 ($210 after January 17, 2018)
Day at the Capitol – Held at DoubleTree
Tuesday Lunch – Not included in any conference package ($35)
MACO has negotiated a special room rate for those wishing to stay at the DoubleTree during the conference. The rate is $109+tax/night. To get this discount, you must call the hotel directly and ask for “the MACO conference rate.” Hurry, this rate will expire January 17. Call to reserve your room at 952-835-7800.
IMPORTANT: MACO attendees will have the right to use purchase orders for their sleeping rooms. Purchase Orders will not be used to guarantee a guest room reservation, so you will be asked for a credit card number, just to guarantee the room. Attendees MUST contact Zach Hildebrandt, Accounting Manager at the DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington Minneapolis, if they would like to use a PO. The reservations can be made by using the Reservation Link or calling the Hotel’s toll-free number – 1- 866-271-8967, but in order to use the PO, Zach Hildebrandt must receive the P.O. at least 3 days prior to your arrival. No P.O. will be accepted for payment upon check-in at that Front Desk.
Email: email@example.com (preferred)
Hotel Room Scam Alert
This year a third-party housing company called Exhibition Housing Services has contacted MACO attendees and exhibitors trying to get them to book MACO Conference hotel rooms through their service at what they claim to be a "better rate."
PLEASE NOTE: Exhibition Housing Services is not affiliated in any way with MACO or the DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington-Minneapolis.
MACO has a room block reserved for MACO conference participants. All participants are encouraged to book directly through the DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington-Minneapolis and within the established MACO block.
Third-party companies, such as Exhibition Housing Services, sometimes promise rooms in hotels where they do not actually have rooms or blocks set up. There is the potential to be left without a room and to lose money paid in advance if you book through them.
If you have made a reservation through this company, or have questions or concerns, contact MACO's Meeting Manager Bridget Fox, at 651-265-7855 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors
Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP
Minnesota Counties Computer Cooperative (MnCCC)
Conference Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing on or before January 19, 2018 will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative fee. Cancellations after January 19 will not receive a refund.
To be eligible for a full refund, please submit the cancellation form to confirm your cancellation.
As part of the MACO Winter Conference, you may be photographed or you may be recorded on audio and/or video. These items may be used in promoting future conferences or in other marketing related to MACO. We are reminding you that attendance at this event implies your consent to be photographed or recorded.