MAVT 2011 Convention
Feb 11 - 12, 2011
Registration packets including name badges, proceedings booklets, etc can be picked up at the registration desk located on the third floor of the Minneapolis Hilton, Redwing Room. Confirmation notices will not be sent out prior to the convention for mailed registration. The registration desk will be open for at the door registration and registration packet pickup from:
Thursday, February 10th 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, February 11th, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Saturday, February 12th, 6:30 AM to Noon.
Credit cards will not be accepted for at the door registration.
Use break times between lectures to visit the Exhibitors Hall and remember to thank our sponsors for their support. Exhibitor Hall hours are
Thursday, February 10th, 12pm - 5:30pm
Friday, February 11th, 8am - 5:30pm
Saturday, February 12th, 8:30 am - 12pm
MVMA Wellness Center
Location To Be Announced in the Proceedings Book. Convention attendees may have blood drawn for rabies antibody status and total cholesterol at the Wellness Center for a fee. Blood pressure readings will be available at no charge. Results will be sent by mail. Visit the MVMA registration desk for more details. The Wellness Center will be open during the following times:
Thur, Feb10th 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Friday, Feb 11th 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Saturday, Feb 12th 7:00 am - 9:30 am
Friday CE Luncheon
Friday, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Enjoy lunch while listening to Rebecca Rose and Dr Carin Smith as they Team Leveraging: The Knowing Doing Gap. This session is worth one CE credit and there is a charge for lunch. Seating is limited. You must preregister if you plan to attend.
Two wet lab sessions this year!
Saturday, February 12th, 10 am to 12 noon. 2 hr lab – Tips, Tools, and the Technician’s Role in Nutritional Cases Saturday, February 12th, 2:30 to 5:00. 2 hr lab - Parasite Scene Investigation Lab.
Space is limited so be sure to pre-register. See Page 10 of the Conference booklet for more lab details.
Friday, 5:30—7:30 PM
MAVT members are invited to join MVMA members for a social event, more details page 3 of the Conference Booklet. This event is at no charge, but you must sign-up.
Saturday CE Breakfast
Saturday, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Come and enjoy a light breakfast and listen to Kim Horne, CVT, MAVT Practice Act, as she discusses Changing to a Licensed Veterinary Technician in Minnesota. You must preregister. There is a charge for breakfast. More details on page 10 of the Conference Booklet.
Saturday, 12:00 AM - 2:30 PM
If you are a member of MAVT, plan on attend our Annual MAVT Meeting and find out what is happening within our organization. We will elect new officers as well as present the award for Technician of the Year. A delicious lunch will be served and door prizes awarded. Pre-registration is required.
End of Convention Event
Saturday, 5:30 PM
Join us and be entertained by PopROCKS. They are not just a band, they are HIGH ENERGY LIVE MUSIC SHOW that plays the BIGGEST PARTY HITS made to fill the floor. PopROCKS brings you the bast of today’s hottest hits, 80’s rock, throwback hip-hop, and timeless classics all mashed up and delivered in a PARTY ZONE format! PopROCKS is what you get when you combine the music of a DJ, the theatrics of a Broadway musical, and the live energy of an Arena Rock Extravaganza! Pre-registration is required.
Be sure to stop by MAVT’s booth near the exhibitor hall to have your questions about MAVT or the Practice Act answered.
No refunds will be made after January 25, 2011. Refunds are made only if the registrant has contacted MAVT (Julie Legred, CVT – Convention Chair), in writing requesting reimbursement prior to January 25, 2011. A $10 handling fee will be assessed for all cancellations.
Send requests to: Julie Legred, CVT – Convention Chair, 3500 490th Ave., Bricelyn, MN 56014; Phone # 507-525-0749, Email: email@example.com
1001 Marquette Avenue • Minneapolis, MN 55403 Telephone: 612-376-1000
This convention is being held at the Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette
Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403. Telephone: 612-376-1000 . A block of rooms
have been reserved with a special room rate and will be available until
January 19th, 2011 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes
first. Be sure to request the group rate for MVMA/MAVT by using the group code
MNV in order to receive our special rate of $105/night. For reservations
please call the Hilton at 888-933-5363 .
Parking is available immediately beneath the Hilton, or at several nearby
ramps for a fee. For additional parking options and compare cost visit
Directions to the Hilton
From the East:
Take 94 West toward Minneapolis. Take the 11th Street exit and stay in the
right-hand lane. The parking garage entrance is on 11th Street on the right
between 2nd Avenue and Marquette. For valet parking, continue past the
garage entrance to Marquette and turn right. Follow Marquette to the main
From the West:
Take 94 East toward Minneapolis. Nearing downtown, take the Hennepin-Lyndale
exit and stay in the left lane. Take a left at the first stop light onto
Dunwoody Blvd. Turn right onto 12th Street. Follow 12th Street to Marquette
Avenue and turn left. Follow Marquette one-and-a-half blocks to the main
hotel entrance for valet parking. For self-parking, follow Marquette past
the Hilton to 10th Street and turn right. Follow 10th Street to 2nd Avenue
and turn right again. Enter the parking garage to your right.
From the North:
Take 35W South to MN-280 South. Merge onto 94 West. On 94 West stay in the
right-hand lane and take the 11th Street exit. Proceed on 11th Street
staying in the right-hand lane. The parking garage entrance is on 11th
Street on the right between 2nd Avenue and Marquette. For valet parking,
continue past the garage to Marquette and turn right. Follow Marquette to
the main hotel entrance.
From the South:
Take 35W North toward Minneapolis. Nearing downtown, follow ‘’Downtown
Exits’’ (#65, a left exit). Take the 11th Street exit. Proceed West on 11th
Street staying in the right-hand lane. The parking garage entrance is on
11th Street on the right between 2nd Avenue and Marquette. For valet
parking, continue past the garage to Marquette and turn right. Follow
Marquette to the main hotel entrance.
From Light Rail stop at 5th St. & Nicollet Mall
Walk South on Nicollet Mall to 10th St. Continue East on 10th St. to
Marquette Ave. The hotel is on the corner of 10th St. & Marquette Ave.
For full schedule of breakout sessions, wetlabs and events, please download the brochure (1.3MB PDF).
Minneapolis, MN 55403
|Friday and Saturday|
|Student Member||$ 70.00|
|Student Non-Member||$ 100.00|
|Member (fri)||$ 110.00|
|Non-Member (fri)||$ 200.00|
|Member (sat)||$ 110.00|
|Non-Member (sat)||$ 200.00|
|Meals and Special Events|
|MVMA Exhibit Hall opening and the Dr. Reidenberg session with lunch on Thursday February 7th||$ 40.00|
|MVMA/MAVT Dr. Albers Breakfast CE on Saturday||$ 20.00|
|Exhibitors Reception & Casino Night - Friday, 5:30—8:30 PM||$ 0.00|
|Annual Business Lunch Meeting - Saturday, 12:10 - 2:15PM||$ 0.00|