Networking Functions

Meet new acquaintances and reconnect with old friends by attending an SME Minnesota Conference Function. Find sponsored coffee breaks, networking luncheons and social receptions that help you make meaningful, lasting connections.


Attendees must register for the conference to attend SME Minnesota Conference social functions.
Additional tickets for each event may be purchased.

SME Minnesota Conference Opening Reception

Monday, April 17, 2017 | 6:00pm-8:00pm | Pier B Resort Bayfront Ballroom
Celebrate the beginning of the 90th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Section of SME with this evening social. This reception is the perfect opportunity to make new connections with other conference attendees and our conference exhibitors. This is a ticketed event.

Student Breakfast

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 7:00am-8:30am | Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Fuel your body and your mind with this student-focused breakfast, hosted to provide a forum for you to expand your professional network by mingling with like-minded students and young professionals just like you. Registered students only.

Opening Plenary

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 8:30am-10:00am| Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
Join attendees for the official start of the technical program and welcome attendees to the 2017 SME MN Conference.

Exhibit Hall Vendor Reception

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 4:30pm-6:30pm | Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
After a full day of technical sessions and meetings, enjoy a reception in the exhibit hall where you can mingle with other attendees and discuss topics from the technical sessions or the highlights of the opening plenary.

Professional Networking Luncheon

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | 12:00pm-1:30pm | Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
This fun and lively luncheon is a great way to meet and connect with industry professionals just like you! Take the stress and guesswork out of networking with this targeted luncheon and don't forget to bring your business cards (we recommend about 40) to share with your new connections.  This is a ticketed event.

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