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MAVT’s 43rd Annual Convention -

February 16th & 17th, 2018

 

Online Registration is now closed. If you wish to join us please register at the door.

At the Door Registration prices:

Member both days $200

Member one day $140

Non-Member (1-2 days) $300

Student Member $60

Studend Non-Member $100

 
 

 

 

MAVT registration/check-in desk, all sessions and the exhibit hall will be held at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN.

 

LOCATION

Mayo Civic Center
30 Civic Center Drive SE,
Rochester, MN 55904-3701

Directions and Parking to the Mayo Civic Center

 

Schedule of Sessions - For a full schedule of session times and topics please see the 2018 Schedule of Sessions. See a Listing of Session Descriptions.

Confirmation notices will be emailed once your registration is processed for both online and mailed registration. Please contact us if you do not receive an email confirmation.

Registration Desk- Registration packets including name badges, convention program, and special event tickets can be picked up at the registration desk located at the Mayo Civic Center, Rochester MN, at the corner of the Ballroom Lobby South and Lobby West. (Mayo Civic Center Floor plans)

The registration desk will be open for registration packet pickup and at the door registration:

Thursday, February 15th - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday, February 16
th - 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, February 17
th - 7:00 AM to NOON

 

Breaks/Exhibitors Hall 
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 15th, Noon - 5:30 pm 
Friday, February 16
th, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm 
Saturday, February 17
th, 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Proceeding Notes - All registrants will have access to the 2018 Proceedings online where you will be able to view, print and download lecture notes prior to and after the convention. Login information to access these notes will be emailed out in early February 2018. No CD or paper proceedings will be provided.

Continuing Education Card - MAVT will provide CE Forms with your registration materials. These forms have space for you to check off the seminars you attend and add up the hours earned for re-certification. Be sure to fill out the form and keep it in your CE File for verification when you renew your veterinary technician certification. For additional information on continuing education guidelines. (NOTE: Saturday sessions are 1.25 hours and are equal to 1.25 CE credits, Friday sessions are 1.0 hours and are equal to 1 CE credit. Any sessions that are considered Non-Scientific according to MVMA guidelines are noted with a (NS) after the session title)

MAVT Booth - Be sure to stop by MAVT’s booth right next to our registration desk in the Ballroom Lobby South.

Schedule of Sessions - For full schedule of session topics, times and events, please see the 2018 MAVT Session Schedule.

Bus Transportation Option: Don’t want to drive to Rochester? The MVMA is offering Bus Transportation that will be departing daily from a location to be determinded. Depart Daily South Metro (7am), Depart Daily from Rochester (5pm). Cost is $10 per day. Contact the MVMA directly for more details and to sign up for this option.

 

Friday February 16th 2018

Friday MVMA CE Breakfast, 7:30 am  ̶  8:45 am - Where Team Health, Retention, and Revenue Intersect: How Well Do You Utilize Technicians? With speaker - Kenichiro Yagi, MS, RVT, VTS (ECC, SAIM) Cost is $40 and you must pre-register for this session, 1 CE credit.

 

Friday MAVT CE Luncheon – Noon to 2:00 pm - Our lunch session is sponsored by  Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health Kenichiro Yagi will be speaking on Heartworm Disease. Check back here or on the 2018 Session Schedule for updates. This session is no charge, but space is limited. You must pre-register for this session.

Friday Exhibitors’ Reception, 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm What’s better than two dueling pianos? Two dueling guitars delivering a fast-paced, interactive-audience experience with a non-stop stream of great sing-along songs and big comedy. You won’t want to miss this entertainment on Friday February 16th from 5:00 pm - 7:15 pm. The Exhibitors invite all attendees to SongBlast – Dueling Guitars. There will be plenty of food and beverages available. You must pre-register for this session.

Saturday February 17th 2018

Saturday MVMA Breakfast, 7:30 am  ̶  8:45 am - Is Practice Ownership Worthwhile?  With speaker Dr. Lowell Ackerman, DVM, DACVD, MBA, MPA, Independent Consultant, Cost is $40 and you must pre-register for this session, 1 CE credit.
 

Saturday MAVT Annual Meeting/Lunch, 11:30am – 1:30 pm.
If you are a member of MAVT, plan on attending our Annual MAVT Meeting and find out what is happening within our organization. We will elect new officers (Secretary and State Representative) as well as present the award for Technician of the Year. Technician of the Year Nominations will be accepted between December 1 – 31, 2017. Voting will be from January 1 – 31, 2018 and the winner will be announced at the Annual Business Meeting. You must pre-register for this session.

Questions about the Convention? convention@mavt.net

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy - No refunds will be made after February 9, 2018. Refunds are made only if the registrant has contacted MAVT, in writing, requesting reimbursement prior to February 9th, 2018. A $20 handling fee will be assessed for all cancellations. Send requests to: Convention Chair, PO Box 580194, Minneapolis, MN 55458. Email: Convention@mavt.net

Payment - To pay with MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card you must register online. To pay with check when you register online - just register online and mail proof of registration with payment to MAVT: Attention Membership, PO Box 580194, Minneapolis, MN 55458. Mailed checks must be received by February 9th, 2018. Credit Card payment will be accepted at the door.

MAVT registration/check-in desk, all sessions and the exhibit hall will be held at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, MN.

 

LOCATION

Mayo Civic Center
30 Civic Center Drive SE,
Rochester, MN 55904-3701

Directions and Parking to the Mayo Civic Center

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

There is no conference headquarter hotel, but rather there are numerous hotel blocks throughout downtown Rochester at various price point. All ROOM BLOCKS END on Sunday, January 14, 2018. To receive the best rate, you are encouraged to book early.

Link to list of hotels/rates/reservation information.

*Note: all room rates exclude taxes & fees.

 

Click here to see and download the map of all the hotels  

Centerstone Plaza Hotel-Soldiers Field

401 6th St. SW; Rochester, MN 55902

Room Type/*Rate

Queen Suite-$85/night

Queen/King Tower-$95/night

Parking-Free flat-lot

Internet-Free

Skyway and/or Pedstrain Subway Connection-No

Distance to Civic Center-0.8 mile

Other-Free shuttle; free breakfast

Reservations-must call to receive the MN Veterinary Medical Association discounted room rate-507-292-7337 or 800-366-2067

 

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Rochester

225 South Broadway, Rochester, Minnesota, 55904

Room Type/*Rate

2 Queens or Single King-$139/night

Parking-$8/night self-park

Internet-Free

Skyway and/or Pedestrian Subway Connection-Yes

Distance to Civic Center-0.3 mile/~5 minute walk

Reservations-click here

 

Kahler Inn & Suites

9 Third Avenue Northwest; Rochester, MN 55901

Room Type/*Rate

Standard-$119/night

Parking-Free-1 car per room/per night

Internet-Free

Skyway and/or Pedestrian Subway Connection-Yes

Distance to Civic Center-0.5 mile/~9 minute walk

Other-10-15% off at all Kahler restaurants

Reservations-click here

 

The Kahler Grand

20 SW Second Avenue; Rochester, MN 55902

Room Type/*Rate

Economy**-$109/night

Standard-$129/night

Deluxe-$135/night

Executive-$149/night

Parking-Free-1 car per room/per night

Internet-Free

Skyway and/or Pedestrian Subway Connection-Yes

Distance to Civic Center-0.4 mile/~7 minute walk

Other-10-15% off at all Kahler restaurants

Reservations-click here

**Economy rooms are one (1) bed dorm-style rooms

 

Holiday Inn Downtown Rochester

220 South Broadway, Rochester, Minnesota, 55904

Room Type/*Rate

2 Queens or Single King-$109/night

Parking-$8/night self-park

Internet-Free

Skyway and/or Pedestrian Subway Connection-Yes

Distance to Civic Center-0.2 mile/~5 minute walk

Reservations-click here

 

Marriott Rochester Mayo Clinic

101 First Ave SW; Rochester, MN 55902

Room Type/*Rate

Standard-$209/night

Parking-Free-1 car per room/per night

Internet-Free

Skyway and/or Pedestrian Subway Connection-Yes

Distance to Civic Center-0.4 mile/~7 minute walk

Other-10-15% off at all Kahler restaurants

Reservations-click here

 

 

Event Fee(s) when registering before February 9th, 2018

February 16th, 2018 8:00 AM   through   February 17th, 2018 10:00 PM
Friday and Saturday, February 16th & 17th, 2018
Member 2 day online registration $ 130.00
Non-Member 2 day online registration $ 230.00
Student Member online registration $ 50.00
Student Non-Member online registration $ 90.00
Friday or Saturday, ONE DAY ONLY
Member (Friday Only), online registration $ 100.00
Member (Saturday Only), online registration $ 100.00
Non-Member (Friday Only), online registration $ 190.00
Non-Member (Saturday Only), online registration $ 190.00
Meals and Special Events
Extra Exhibit Hall Name Badge for Guest $ 50.00
Friday MVMA Breakfast – Technician Utilization $ 40.00
Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health CE Luncheon Friday – Heartworm Dz $ 0.00
Friday Night Exhibitors Event $ 0.00
Saturday MVMA Breakfast – Practice Ownership $ 40.00
Saturday MAVT Membership Lunch Meeting-Members only $ 0.00

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