DON’T MISS THE 2018 EXPO! THERE’S SO MUCH MORE TO DISCOVER!

It’s a Planning Event for Schools • Corporate Event & Activity Planners • Group Leaders • Tour Operators • For All Ages & Types of Groups

  • TARGET FIELD - The 2018 EXPO Location & Site Experience!

    Free tours of Target Field during the EXPO

  • Get Ideas from Educational & Recreational Exhibitors

    They love to customize their programs for you!

  • Team Building Challenges for All Ages

    Escape Rooms, Ropes Courses, Axe-Throwing, Ninja Courses and more!

  • Even the help are memorable!

    At least one of the Church Basement Ladies will be onsite to talk about their latest production!

  • Talk with Exhibitors In Person

    These relationships can be very valuable when you are planning!

  • Attractions • Destinations • Events From throughout MN

    The new SPAM® Museum draws visitors from around the world!

  • Discover NEW Opportunities...

    Learn about new programs… did you know Valleyfair offers an educational Physics Program?

  • Educational Presenters • Performers

    Arn Kind is a licensed social studies instructor and performs for groups of all ages.

  • Standards Supporting

    Dazzling Dave is a performer AND a licensed science educator!

  • Performers & Entertainers who can come to you!

    Dr Tyronne Carter is a licensed elementary school principal and a science educator.

  • Professional Development Workshops

    The workshops focus on leadership and team-building this year…

  • Earn up to 6 hours of CEU Clocktime. No Charge.

    Attend our workshops, interview providers, and get a CEU Certificate.

  • Last year hundreds of teachers, activity planners, and group leaders attended!

    They represented more than 500,000 group members… students, active adults and corporate employees & staff.

  • You’ll be glad you came!

    Maybe take home Twins tickets or win valuable drawings for your group?

Don’t miss the HIGH ENERGY 2018 EXPO at Target Field!
Monday, August 6, 2018 from 9 am to 3 pm

• Great MN exhibitors for schools, adult groups, travel planners, company activities & events!
• 175 Exhibitors (providers, entertainers, venues, destinations & more!)
• Sign up to win valuable drawings for your groups!
• Take advantage of special offers and group discounts!
• 2 P.D. Workshops – Leadership and Team-Building
• Free “behind-the-scenes” tours of Target Field during the 2018 EXPO
• Free Twins Tickets given out during the 2018 EXPO

Want to see who’s exhibiting (and what they offer) in 2018?
The list is growing, so you may want to check back once in a while… click HERE!

Are you ready to RSVP and maybe win big?
Click HERE to RSVP now – and get in the RSVP Drawing!

PREMIER SPONSOR OF THE 2018 EXPO
Target Field Tours and the Minnesota Twins
Offering K-12 LEARNING THROUGH BASEBALL... unique curriculum-based education programs, plus special programs for active adults (named EXTRA INNINGS), educational tours for all ages, and opportunities for your corporate events at renowned Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins and site of the 2014 MLB All-Star game.

LAST YEAR’S EXPO
In August 2017 Union Depot was the host location in Saint Paul. 650+ Educators, Activity, Tour & Event Planners attended the 2017 EXPO and met with 170 providers, speakers, educational performers, destination, attraction & venue representatives!

THE 2018 EXPO
Produced by the MN Field Trip & Activity Library & LetsDoMN, 2018 is the 8th year of this exciting annual planning event! The EXPO has become an inspiring one-stop “shopping” opportunity filled with Minnesota’s BEST field trips, day trips, assemblies, programs & entertainment, itinerary destinations, events, recreational activities, and fundraising opportunities! The exhibitors are bringing different types of programs depending on what type of group market you represent.

And NEW for 2018: Team-Building & Event Planning Exhibitors
Our exhibitors also offer unique, unusual and iconic event venues… so we are inviting event & meeting planners (corporate and independents) to join us at this very enjoyable planning event… It’s unlike any event you’ve ever attended before!

IF YOU’RE IN THIS LIST, YOU ARE INVITED, TOO! (No entry fee):

1. CORPORATE PLANNERS (includes corporate, govmt, education & non-profit areas)
– Event & Meeting Planners (independent & corporate staff)
– Company Activity Planners
– Employee Club Leaders
– Employee Benefits Coordinators & HR Staff
2. SCHOOLS & EDUCATION

• Teachers and educators (public, private, charter)
• Afterschool site managers & activity coordinators
• Homeschool co-op leaders
3. YOUTH RECREATION
• Scout (boy/girl) leaders and youth organization group leaders
• Park & Recreation/Community Education/Library program & activity coordinators
4. ACTIVE BOOMERS & SENIORS
• Activity professionals for active adult & senior groups
• Retirement/alumni organization group leaders
5. GROUP TRAVEL & TOUR PLANNERS
• Tour, receptive and charter operators
• Travel clubs (employee, bank, social, etc)
• Park & Recreation
• Community Education
• Group leaders

In 2017, 650 educators, planners & buyers attended, representing 500,000+ group members.

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS FROM THE 2017 EXPO AT UNION DEPOT!

• 2018 EXPO SCHEDULE – Earn up to 6 hours of CEU Clocktime at the EXPO (no charge)!
9 am – Target Field Doors Open – Check in, pick up your EXPO Program & then get started exploring & interviewing providers! Pick up your literature bag from Explore Minnesota Tourism’s Jessica Dodge when you enter the EXPO.
10:30 am – PD Workshop #1 (speaker to be announced soon)
1:00 pm – PD Workshop #2 (speaker to be announced soon)
3:00 pm – End of the 2018 EXPO – Thanks for coming…

CEU CLOCKTIME CERTIFICATE
You interviewed many providers & suppliers. You attended 1-2 hours of workshops. You earned up to 6 hours of CEO clocktime. So don’t forget to pick up your CEU Clocktime Certificate as you exit. There is no charge for this certificate service.

FOOD
The EXPO Cafe will have food, snacks and refreshments available all day.

ARRIVING
Either come by light rail, bus, or car.

By Light Rail…
From downtown Saint Paul – the Green Line will take you right to Target Field.
From the Mall of America – the Blue Line will take you right to Target Field.
From Big Lake – the Northstar Commuter Rail Line will take you right to Target Field.

By Bus…
From anywhere in the metropolitan area public transportation is available.

By Car… and Parking is convenient, too!
Ramp A
is connected directly by skyway across 7th street into the Target Field Delta 360 Club… the location of the 2018 EXPO.

Are you ready to RSVP and maybe win big?
Click HERE to RSVP now – and get in the RSVP Drawing!

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PLANNERS & EDUCATORS WHO HAVE ATTENDED PAST EXPOS SAY:

“I had been setting up field trips for our students for years and spent a lot of time looking for places to tour or bring in speakers to our programs.  In one day, I had field trip ideas, phone numbers and contacts to call.  Saved so much valuable time.”
V. Lambrecht, Work Based Learning Coordinator, SW Metro, Shakopee

“I’m ALWAYS looking for tour ideas, and I LOVE what you do!”
L. Stolte, Happy Wanderers, Cottage Grove

“Yes, it is amazing!  Lots of resources and very organized!”
J. Schaaf, District Curriculum Coordinator, New Horizon, Blaine

“Exhibitors came with programs and creative ideas that helped so much! They are so willing to work with us, and to customize to meet our needs.”
P. Tuma, New Brighton Parks & Recreation Dept, New Brighton

“What an awesome way to see the many different opportunities for field trips in Minnesota!  There were way more possibilities than I could even imagine!  They also provided workshops on how to find and write grants to help cover costs of the field trips!  It was a great time to connect with other colleagues in the state and to see the wide variety of field trips out there!”
L. Schoneman, Teacher, Albert Lea Area Schools

“I have attended the Field Trip EXPO the past three years.  I found useful information not only for the school I was working at, but for the youth group at our church.”
B. Hanssen, Substitute Teacher, Albert Lea School District

“Great experience!!!  Check it out!!  Lots of great educational ideas!!  Bring your own kids – they will have a blast!  Lots of freebies!!  What teacher doesn’t love that!!!”
T. Mikkelson, High School Math Teacher, Red Wing Schools

“An amazing one-stop shop till ya’ drop day!  The exhibitors are all about providing superior experiences for our kids.  The day is unprecedented with the variety, action, and exposure to opportunities.  Do NOT miss!”
M. Hauck, Elementary Teacher (1st Grade), Pine Harbor Christian Academy, Hastings

“It’s awesome to get a big jump start on my school year field trips. I bring my calendar and book things right there on the spot. There is always something new to book that I know the kids will LOVE!”
K Kroll, Minnetonka Explorers Club

• Read more comments by planners who have attended previous EXPOs.

Are you ready to RSVP and maybe win big?
Click HERE to RSVP now – and get in the RSVP Drawing!

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The 2018 EXPO is produced by Adventure Partners LLC
• MN Field Trip & Activity Library
• LetsDoMN
8014 Highway 55 #130
Minneapolis, MN  55427
612-518-8353

Mark Peterson, President and Executive Producer

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SPONSORS Include:

Educators & Teachers!
Earn CEU Clocktime
at the EXPO

What Attendees Are Saying

This is a “must attend” for any programmer. The vendors provide you with all of the information necessary to have a great event. The YMCA pulls out our expo bag every year to plan our field trips each summer. This event provides us with new and relevant ideas for the kids! Definitely worth while!

Jessica KAndover YMCA

Fantastic opportunity to connect with resources.

Trish DChatfield Public Schools

This will be my fourth Expo. I have discovered fun and enriching new field trips for our program this way.

Charlotte RFacilitator • ISD 197 School Age Care, West St. Paul

It’s my day to get field trips booked for the school year! I’ve come away with new and exciting things for our kids to do each year. Plus I get to put faces with the people I talk to when booking field trips. Always fun!

Kari NExplorers Club, Minnetonka Schools

After attending this event the last two years we were able to get great ideas for our school and make connections with other agencies.

Joshua BDean of Students • Sage Academy, Brooklyn Park

Great grant resources for classroom teachers.

Jonathan JTeacher/Grant Writer • Westate Education Center District 287, Woodbury

Love all the giveaways & ideas for trips…

Kristi WProgram Coordinator • ISD 728 Community Education, Elk River

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