Exhibitor registration closed on Dec. 31, 2019. If you would like a notification once exhibitor registration for 2021 begins, or to sign up to exhibit if another exhibitor cancels in 2020, please leave us your contact information here.
For-profit companies and others interested in sponsoring the conference can read more on the sponsorships webpage.
Exhibit hall information
The exhibit hall is located in Hall A in the lower level (two levels below the entrance) of the Minneapolis Convention Center.
View exhibitor descriptions in our exhibitor section in the "Whova" conference website and app.
- Comcast NBC Universal
- Spin Electric Scooter Share
- CenterPoint Energy
- Allina Health
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MN and Blue Plus
- Nice Ride / Lyft
- Metro Transit
Community partners exhibiting
- African Community Services
- Hennepin County Library - Franklin Library
- Parents In Community Action, Inc. (PICA)
Neighborhood organizations who receive CPP or NRP funding (these) will share information about neighborhood programs, success stories and how to get involved in the neighborhood. The showcase area is inside the main exhibit hall.
Participating neighborhood organizations
- Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Association
- Cedar Isles Dean Neighborhood Association
- Elliot Park Neighborhood, Inc. (EPNI)
- Folwell Neighborhood Association (FNA)
- Hawthorne Neighborhood Council
- Linden Hills Neighborhood Council
- Lyndale Neighborhood Association
- Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association
- Sheridan Neighborhood Organization (SNO)
- Victory Neighborhood Association
- Waite Park Community Council
- St. Anthony West Neighborhood Organization / STAWNO
- Jordan Area Community Council
City of Minneapolis exhibits
- Assessor's Office
- Attorney's Office
- Civil Rights
- Community Planning and Economic Development
- Business Licensing
- Employment and Training
- Historic Preservation
- Public Art
- Upper Harbor Terminal Project
- Elections & Voter Services
- Fire Department
- Health Department - Opioid Project, Office of Violence Prevention.
- Minneapolis Homes
- Neighborhood & Community Engagement Commission
- Office of Arts, Culture & the Creative Economy - Creative CityMaking
- Office of Emergency Management
- Park and Recreation Board
- Kroening Interpretive Center
- Public Works
- Solid Waste & Recycling
- Special Service Districts
- Police Department
- Bike Cops for Kids
- Procedural Justice Unit
- Procurement - Target Market Program (Doing Business with the City)
- Regulatory Services: Housing Inspections, Fire Inspections, Traffic Control, Animal Control
- Sustainability Division
- Step Up Youth Employment Program
- Transgender Equity Council
Nonprofit and public institutions (excluding the City of Minneapolis)
- 826 MSP
- Above the Falls Community Advisory Committee (AFCAC)
- Alliance For Sustainability & Litter Be Gone
- APAHC, CHI/RRFC, D-APAC
- Asian Media Access
- Black Votes Matter MN
- Block Nurse Programs
- Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) - BCA Services
- CAP-HC Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County
- CAPI USA
- Center for Energy and Environment
- Citizen's Utility Board of Minnesota
- Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB)
- Community-Based Research in Mathematics at Breck School
- Community-University Health Care Center
- Conservation Corps MN & IA
- Courageous heARTS
- Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS)
- Great Northern Greenway
- Green Card Voices
- Hennepin County Attorney's Office
- Hennepin County Child & Teen Check Up program
- Hennepin County Library
- Hennepin County Navigation and Information Services
- Hennepin Health
- Herobotics and Shingle Creek Neighborhood
- I am Borderline Laurice Reed Resilience Foundation
- Indian Health Board of Minneapolis
- Jordan Area Community Council
- League of Women Voters Minneapolis
- Meet Minneapolis
- Memorial Blood Centers
- Metro Blooms
- Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, Senior LinkAge Line
- Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid & Minnesota Disability Law Center
- Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
- Minneapolis American Indian Center
- Minneapolis Climate Action
- Minneapolis College of Art and Design
- Minneapolis Nature Preschool
- Minneapolis Parks Foundation
- Minneapolis Public Schools
- Minnesota Community Network (MCN6)
- Minnesota Department of Human Rights
- Minnesota Department of Human Services
- Minnesota Housing
- Minnesota Peacebuilding Leadership Institute
- Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
- Minnesota Recovery Connection
- Minnesota Statewide Family Engagement Center and PACER Center
- Minnesota Tool Library
- Mírame: Look at me
- Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO)
- Neighborhood Development Alliance
- Neighborhood Showcase
- Neighbors for More Neighbors
- NEON (Northside Economic Opportunity Network)
- New Americans Youth Soccer Club
- NEW RULES Benefit Corp.
- Northside Greenway Now!
- Off The Blue Couch
- Office of Justice Programs (OJP) - Crime Victim Reparations
- Office of Traffic Safety and Minnesota State Patrol - Toward Zero Deaths program
- One Family One Community
- Partners in Community Supports (PICS)
- Partnership Academy
- Pollen Midwest
- Portico Healthnet
- Prepare and Prosper
- Project for Pride in Living
- Ramsey County – Saint Paul Joint Complete Count Committee
- Rebound Inc
- Restore the 4th Minnesota
- Rights of Mississippi–Personhood for the Mississippi and Rights of Nature
- Riverside Plaza Tenant Association
- SEWA Programs
- Sexual Violence Center
- Somali American Chamber of Commerce
- Southside Harm Reduction Services
- St. Anthony West Neighborhood Organization / STAWNO
- Sustainable Resources Center
- Takoda / American Indian OIC
- Tasho Community Organization
- The Bridge For Youth
- The Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
- The Man Up Club
- The Non Religious Church
- The SEAD Project
- Turning Point, Inc.
- Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
- Twin Cities Radio Network
- Twin Cities Rise
- U of M Master's Degree in Civic Engagement
- U.S. Census Bureau Jobs
- U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
- University of Minnesota Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC)
- University of MN Extension Health and Nutrition Programs
- University of MN Office for Public Engagement
- Vietnamese Social Services of Minnesota
- Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN)
- West Bank Business Association
- Exhibitors will receive complimentary morning refreshments, lunch and beverages, and an exhibitor table with a table skirt and two chairs.
- You will be featured in our Community Connections Conference program that is provided to each conference participant. Hosting an exhibitor space exposes you to a large group of active residents, neighborhood and community organizations who are looking for information, ideas and assistance to help them further their goals.
- Exhibitor booths are 10'x10' by default.
- Exhibitors are encouraged to join the workshops and breakout sessions if they are comfortable carrying possessions with them or leaving them at the booth unattended.
- Please register everyone who will be at your booth, or they will have to complete a paper registration form the day of.
Exhibitor set up
- Friday, Jan 31 from 4-7 p.m.
- Saturday, February 1 from 7-8 a.m. Exhibit hall opens at 8 a.m. See the conference schedule.
- If you need to use loading dock, enter by the guard tower on 16th, behind the Convention Center. Tell the guard you are exhibiting in "Hall A, Lower Level," and they will direct you.
- You cannot leave your vehicle parked in the loading dock except to load/unload.
- If you don't want to use the loading dock, there is an elevator that lets off by the exhibit hall entrance.
Confirmation of exhibit space
Staff confirmed exhibitors during the week of Jan. 13, 2020.
If your exhibit has been confirmed, you may receive a notification from "Whova." This invitation is sent to the primary contact for each booth, typically, this is whoever filled out the online application.
Electricity at booth spaces
- Electricity is purchased from the Convention Center, though you must first apply to be an exhibitor and receive a table number to be able to purchase it.
- If you have received your table number, you can purchase electricity from the Convention Center here.
- City of Minneapolis "CoMnet Wireless" network is available in the Convention Center if you are City staff.
- There is free public wireless internet on the first floor of the Convention Center, but the conference will be on the lower level.
- Wireless internet is also available for purchase directly from the Minneapolis Convention Center. In 2019, it was $80 and was paid with credit card upon opening a browser on the device to be connected to the network called "Exhibitor Internet."
- Read more here at Minneapolis Convention Center Exhibitor Information. Wait until you have been given a table number to pay for internet.
There is no cost for City of Minneapolis departments, public agencies, 501(c)(3) nonprofits and City-funded neighborhood organizations (these) to exhibit at the 2020 Community Connections Conference unless electricity or wifi is needed at your booth.
Cancellations should be directed as soon as possible to NCR at 612-673-3737 or email [email protected].
Last updated Jan 29, 2020