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 Mill City Museum Party

Party at the Mill City Museum (Additional Fee Required)
Tuesday, March 28
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sponsored by: 
Both Water/Wastewater and Transportation attendees are invited to join DBIA and our sponsors for a night of networking, history and craft brews. Built into the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill, Mill City Museum is located on the historic Mississippi Riverfront. Here, visitors of all ages learn about the intertwined histories of the flour industry, the river and the city of Minneapolis.

Tickets Include:
  • Full and private access to the museum gallery including the Gold Medal Flour Baking Lab and the Observation Deck with views of St. Anthony Falls and the Mississippi River.  
  • Round trip transportation to and from the event.  Sponsored by 
  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres and Craft Beer Tasting Station featuring Summit Brewing. Sponsored by
  •  Entertainment by Belle Amour, a world class jazz band that captures the essence of the era with a look and sound that will connect you to the music. 
  • And much more…
More information can be found

Tickets: The Museum Party is not included in the cost of registration. All those interested in attending will need to purchase a ticket.
​On/Before Feb. 13 ​Feb. 14 - March 20 On/After March 21
Mill City Ticket​ ​$55 $65​ ​$75
Distance from Meeting Facility: The Mill City Museum is about 1.5 miles from the Minneapolis Convention Center. Therefore bus service will be provided to/from the Minneapolis Convention Center, approved hotels and the museum. 

 Matchmaking Appointments

Networking & Appointment Management
DBIA is adding a new feature to this conference allowing attendees to schedule appointments with exhibitors on the show floor. Appointments will be held in approximately 20 minute intervals on Tuesday, March 28. Attendees will be able to request and manage appointments via the Attendee Service Center
Appointment Schedule
  • 1:45 p.m. – 2:05 p.m.
  • 2:15 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
  • 2:45 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.
  • 3:15 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
  • 3:45 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.
  • 4:15 p.m. – 4:35 p.m.
Additional instructions are coming soon.

 Things to Do in Minneapolis

Minneapolis is the City by Nature, the perfect blend of natural beauty and urban sophistication. Only in Minneapolis can you kayak the Mississippi River then catch a touring Broadway show at one of our many renowned theaters. Rent a Nice Ride bike and conquer “The Most Bike-Friendly City” in the country on two wheels, then shop around at our fashionable stores and enjoy tax-free shopping on all apparel. Experience cuisine from James Beard award-winners then get inspired at our world-renowned art galleries. No matter the season, the City by Nature is a premier year-round destination.
Below are a few events and tours you may be interested in attending with a colleague, client or spouse. Additional suggestions can be found at: or view a list of nearby restaurants to visit after a long day of education and exhibits.
Experience Prince’s Minneapolis
Minneapolis helped shape Prince into the man and the artist he became, and in return, Prince forever left his mark on Minneapolis. Even as Prince’s success swept the globe, he always remained close to his roots in Minneapolis. His journey started here and throughout his whole career, he embraced his hometown. He put Minneapolis on the map with his music and his distinct style.
Paisley Park Tours
Prince's home and studio, Paisley Park, is permanently open to the public for tours Thursdays through Sundays. Fans will receive a rare glimpse of Prince's 65,000-square foot home, studio and rehearsal spaces. Throughout the experience, visitors will see artifacts from Prince’s personal archives, including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings and motorcycles. General admission and VIP Tour options are available. Visit for details.
Professional Sports
Both the Minnesota Wild and the Minnesota Timberwolves will host home games while DBIA is in Minneapolis.
Minnesota Timberwolves –SPECIAL OFFER
DBIA has partnered with the Minnesota Timberwolves to provide attendees with discounted tickets to their March 30th game at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. Tickets range from $17-48 each. Visit and enter code DBIA. Companies interested in a block of tickets or a suite should contact Matt Schafer,, (612) 673-8447.
  • Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers
Minnesota Wild
Minnesota’s NHL team plays at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul which is approximately a 20 minute drive from the Minneapolis Convention Center. Games begin at  7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. Minnesota Wild v. Washington Capitals
  • Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. Minnesota Wild v. Ottawa Senators