Please join us for what promises to be the event of the summer! SITE Minnesota’s Education Day features speakers covering current industry topics along with the opportunity for some of the best networking in the industry!


Tuesday, August 1, 2017
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Machine Shop

300 2nd Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414


Registration                        11:30 AM
Lunch / Keynote Speaker   12:00 – 1:30 PM
Educational Sessions           1:30 – 4:00 PM
Reception / Networking        4:00 – 6:30 PM

​Hotel Accommodations:      
We have a block of rooms held at the Aloft Minneapolis and the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown. Details are below: 
        Aloft Minneapolis - $139 per night
        900 Washington Ave. S.
        Minneapolis, MN 55415

        Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown - $146 per night
        900 Washington Ave. S.
        Minneapolis, MN 55415

Registration Cost:
SITE MN Member             $75.00
Non-Member                     $90.00
Young Leader                    $50.00


Business Casual 

See you soon!

The SITE Minnesota Board

SITE MN Education Day

David E Merrell
CEO / Creative Director AOO Events, Inc.
Since founding AOO Events, Inc. in 1989, David Merrell’s name has become synonymous with cutting-edge event design and production. David and his team at AOO have been honored by a wide range of professional organizations with more than 25 International awards in a wide range of categories, a testament to the diversity and talent within his company. David himself was named Designer of the Year by Event Solutions Magazine and has taken home the prestigious Crystal Site Award from the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives. Until recently he served on the ILEA board as president of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter and currently sits on the Advisory Board of Catersource, California Meetings Magazine, BizBash, The Wedding and Event Institute and Santa Barbara Weddings. Continuously leading the market in a forward direction with authoritative momentum, David E. Merrell and AOO Events can respectively be considered a driving force in today’s event industry.

Warren Press
VP, Sales & Marketing / Feet First Eventertainment
Tips for Successful CSR Programs​

Warren Press has been the VP of Sales for Feet First Eventertainment for the past 15 years, where he has played an integral role in the development and implementation of over 3,000 team-building programs.  In the past five years, Warren and his team have helped create innovative ways to integrate Corporate Social Responsibility into their team building events for hundreds of companies around the country, ranging from small start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. As a result, Feet First has helped facilitate the donation of over $400,000 worth of goods to various charities including bicycles, wagons, guitars, artwork and toys for children; cans and boxes of food for food banks; wheelchairs for the elderly, shoes and personal items for homeless shelters, homecoming bags for soldiers, and even water filtration systems to provide clean drinking water for families across the globe.  

Kris Roach
Motivational Speaker & Wellbeing Educator / Kris Roach Consulting

Staying Healthy in a High Demand Industry
Filled with passion and ready to inspire you to take charge of your own health, Kris will light up while talking about health and wellness. After 30 years of battling chronic debilitating health issues a holistic healer pointed to FOOD as the culprit!  Her firsthand knowledge of low energy, mood swings, chronic brain fog and debilitating stomach pain help her to connect with her audience, as this is how most people live. 
“Healing was a lightbulb moment for me.  My days were much brighter and I was finally able to live my life to the fullest!” Inspired to help others feel as good as she does, she went back to school at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and became a certified holistic health and wellness coach/ educator and motivational speaker!

Moderator Mary MacGregor, BI WORLDWIDE, will be leading this group of professionals through a series of current topics & trends in the events & meetings industry.

  • Dave Stone / Cultivate
  • Cindy Hayes / AlliedPRA New Orleans
  • Lorraine Mahoney / Marriott International
  • Andrea O’Hara / San Diego Tourism Authority
  • Tracy Kaltman-Ahmed / Hilton El Conquistador

Raffle Packages:

Palm Springs:
Cardiff Transportation – 2 one-way sedan airport transfers
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells - two night stay with one dinner in Lantana
Renaissance Indian Wells – two night stay with breakfast for two each morning
Desert Adventures – 2 seats on a public San Andreas Fault Jeep Tour
The Living Desert Zoo / Gardens – General Admission for 4 guest
The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway – 2 tram rides

AlliedPRA Dallas & Visit Dallas:
Southwest Gift card (via Visit Dallas)
Overnight hotel (hotel is TBD- we will have one just waiting on confirmation)
Roundtrip Airport Transfer
Iron Cactus Gift Card
Tickets to PinStack Bowling experience
Texas Rangers game day tickets and swag basket

San Diego:
2 nights each: Hotel Del Coronado, Marriott and Loew’s Coronado

  • Include a meal and/or spa treatment and activity during the 2 night stay

Seaplane experience
A monetary gift card to experience Coronado restaurants during you stay
Golf at Coronado Golf Course for 2
Admission for up to (4) people to choice of San Diego Zoo or USS Midway
All ground transfers to be donated by AlliedPRA
Roundtrip flights to be donated by San Diego Tourism Authority

Thank you, Sponsors!