This annual two-day event is attended by natural gas crews, foremen, supervisors, managers, and directors. The summit features keynotes, exhibits, pre-conference courses, and tracks on compliance, safety, measurement and control, distribution and technology, engineering and technical training. Other summit highlights include 130+ technology exhibits, and numerous social and networking opportunities.
Monday, August 12, 2019
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM MEA Train the Evaluator [separate registration required; link coming soon]
01:00 PM - 03:00 PM Technical Products Advisory Committee Meeting
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Gas Committee Planning Meeting
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
07:30 AM - 09:30 AM Continuation of Gas Committee Planning Meeting
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM EnergyU Overview Training [separate registration; link coming soon]
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM Exhibitor Move-In
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM Registration
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM Golf Outing** - Sign up required during registration
09:00 AM - 03:30 PM Fly Fishing Activity**
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Technical Training Committee Meeting
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Fire School | MERC*** -(Class has been filled)
04:30 PM - 07:30 PM Welcome Reception | Mayowood Barn - Shuttles to the reception will depart from the Mayo Civic Center
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
07:00 AM - 07:55 AM Registration | Continental Breakfast | Exhibits
08:00 AM - 09:25 AM Awards and Opening Keynote
09:30 AM - 10:25 AM Classroom Sessions
10:25 AM - 11:10 AM Morning Break in Exhibit Hall
11:10 AM - 12:05 PM Classroom Sessions
12:05 PM - 01:30 PM Lunch in Exhibit Hall
01:30 PM - 02:25 PM Classroom Sessions
02:25 PM - 03:10 PM Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall
03:10 PM - 05:05 PM Classroom Sessions
05:05 PM - 06:30 PM Reception in Exhibit Hall
Thursday, August 15, 2019
07:15 AM - 08:00 AM Registration | Continental Breakfast | Exhibits
08:00 AM - 09:55 AM Classroom Sessions
09:55 AM - 10:25 AM Morning Break in Exhibit Hall
10:25 AM - 11:20 AM Classroom Sessions
11:20 AM - 12:20 PM Lunch in Exhibit Hall
12:20 PM - 02:15 PM Classroom Sessions
02:15 PM Conference Adjourns
**Pre-Summit Optional Activities - Sign up is required during registration
MEA 5th Annual Golf Outing
Dodge Country Club | Dodge Center, MN
Join fellow attendees and vendors for a round of golf on Tuesday, August 13. Green fees, cart rental, lunch and drink tickets are included. Transportation is not provided. Club rentals are not available.
Golf Outing Schedule
8:00 AM | Registration
9:00 AM | Shotgun Start
11:00 AM | Lunch (available for pickup at the Pavilion)
2:30 PM | Prize Presentations
3:00 PM | Depart Golf Course
MEA Fly Fishing Activity
On Tuesday, August 13, join expert fishing guides as you embark on a guided fly fishing expedition at Whitewater State Park. Waders, rods, flies, tackle, transportation from/to the Mayo Civic Center, and a streamside lunch are included.
PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a fishing license or trout stamp, it must be purchased separately here.
Fishing Activity Schedule
9:00 AM | Pick up at Mayo Civic Center (Lower Level | Grand Lobby West)
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | Class and Instruction
10:30 AM | Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Casting Practice
12:00 PM | Lunch
1:00 PM | Guided Fishing in Whitewater Streams
3:30 PM | Return to Mayo Civic Center
Three Ways to take your Physical Conditioning to the Next Level
Tuesday, August 13 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Mayo Clinic's Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center
Mayo Clinic physical activity and exercise experts share insights on how technology (activity trackers, heart monitors, etc), interval training (shake up your routine and wake up your body), and adding more movement to your daily routine (non exercise activity thermogenesis) can help you reach your next level physical activity goals. This class is part of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. The course will take place on the 6th floor of the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center located at 565 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN. This is just a 15 minute walk outdoors from the Mayo Civic Center or a 20-minute walk via the skyway.
Fire School (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, August 13 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | The MERC Center
This class provides attendees basic fire behavior education and actual hands-on firefighting training using various fire extinguishers on multiple fuel types, including natural gas. Transportation from/to the Mayo Civic Center is included.
Practical Tips for Healthier Eating at Home, Away From Home, and On The Go
Tuesday, August 13 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Mayo Clinic's Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center
Mayo Clinic nutrition experts share practical tips and techniques to implement for healthier eating at home, away from home and onl the go. This class is part of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. The course will take place on the 6th floor of the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center located at 565 1st Street SW, Rochester, MN. This is just a 15 minute walk outdoors from the Mayo Civic Center or a 20-minute walk via the skyway.
Mayo Civic Center
30 Civic Center Drive
Rochester, MN 55904
MEA has secured a block of rooms at numerous hotels within walking distance to the Mayo Civic Center. Click here for a listing of hotels.
- The Rochester International Airport (RST), located 15 minutes from the Mayo Civic Center, is served by Delta, American and United Airlines offering 13 flights daily to Atlanta, Chicago and Minneapolis.
- The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is located 1.5 hours north of the Mayo Civic Center.
- There are a number of parking ramps and surface lots within a short walk of the Mayo Civic Center. The parking ramps are connected to the Civic Center by skyway.
- Your hotel may also provide free shuttle service to the Civic Center.
- Click here for public parking information.
- MEA Member Exhibitor* - $895 (includes 1 exhibit booth & 1 booth staff)
- MEA Member Additional Exhibit Booth Staff* - $455 per person
- Non-Member Exhibitor - $1,605 (includes 1 exhibit booth & 1 booth staff)
- Non-Member Additional Exhibit Booth Staff - $765 per person
*Member company personnel will need to login to receive the member rate. If you do not yet have a login, or cannot remember your login, please contact Marcia Herron at (651) 289-9600 ext. 116 for assistance.
*All booth attendees are asked to register and pay the registration fee. Please no exceptions.
Click here to check if your company is an MEA Member Company. Members are company based, so if your company is a member, you are a member, and will receive the MEA Member rate if you log in.
If you work for an MEA Member Company and have attended the conference before, or know that you have a login but forgot your password, please click here and enter your email address. Your password will be emailed to you immediately.
If you work for an MEA Member Company but do not yet have a login, you will need one to get the member rate. Please click here to request login information. You will receive an email confirmation with your login information within 24 hours.
If your company is not an MEA Member, you may continue to register at the Non-MEA Member rate.
When registering, exhibitors will be asked to enter their top 3 booth choices. Preview the interactive exhibit map here. Booth selection will be confirmed on a first come, first served basis, and will be assigned at the discretion of MEA.
EXHIBITOR INFORMATION CENTER
Please click here for exhibitor load-in and load-out times, policies, and the Exhibitor Service Kit, which includes information regarding shipping and ordering of services for your booth.
Exhibit Booth Inclusions
- One company personnel (additional booth staff must register and pay separately)
- One 6 ft. table and 2 chairs
- Booth signage with company name
- Complimentary WiFi
All meals, Wednesday afternoon break, and Wednesday evening reception are located on the exhibit floor for highest exposure.
All requests for cancellation or reduction of exhibit space, must be made in writing and shall become effective upon receipt by MEA staff. In the event of a cancellation of space by an exhibitor, an assessment to cover services performed and other damages relating to the action should be as follows:
February 11, 2019 - May 13, 2019 | cancellation fee of $75
May 14, 2019 - June 14, 2019 | 50% of the total exhibit fee
After June 14, 2019 | 100% of the total exhibit fee
The above cancellation fee terms shall apply regardless of the execution date of the booking and regardless of any re-sale of booth space cancelled by exhibitor.
MEA Event Policies
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