Minneapolis Convention Center
The Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC), owned by the City of Minneapolis, spans 1.6 million square feet. It features 475,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 3,400 fixed-seat auditorium, 87 meeting rooms, and two ballrooms. The MCC has achieved two environmental sustainability designations and helps sustain nearly 7,500 jobs in the community.
The Convention Center is located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and is part of a skyway system that connects many buildings through enclosed bridges. Although the weather in May is generally lovely, this means you can walk there from most nearby hotels without venturing outside.
Each day, General Conference will meet in Halls B and C, where both worship and plenary sessions will be held. There will be designated seating areas for delegates and guests. Hall D will house all of the displays from United Methodists-related agencies, vendors, and Cokesbury. Hall D also has casual seating for lunch and musical performances that will take place there each day. Most legislative committees will meet upstairs. There will also be a prayer room and various other meetings throughout the building.
Food will be available for purchase in several areas within the Convention Center, which also has a coffee shop. Many restaurants are within walking distance of the Convention Center.
Volunteers from the Dakotas-Minnesota Area Host Team will be walking around throughout the event with bright purple vests. They will be available to answer questions, provide directions, recommend attractions and restaurants, and offer any other assistance you might need. Don’t hesitate to let them know how they can help!
Credits: Header Image, Convention Center 3 credit Meet Minneapolis/ Auditorium Image, Convention Center 4 credit Meet Minneapolis /Footer Image, Skyline and roads Credit Daniel McCullough