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Onsite Info


Venue Floor Plans

Need help finding your way between sessions? Download the Floor Plans here!

Lost and Found

For questions and help with Lost and Found, please go to the registration desk located in Exhibit Hall B

Onsite Registration Hours

Registration will be located in the Minneapolis Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B, Saturday, October 28 - Thursday, November 2.

*A registration table will be available near the Minneapolis Information desk on Friday, November 3.

Saturday, October 28 Noon - 5:00pm
Sunday, October 29 8:00am - 8:00pm
Monday, October 30 7:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday, October 31 7:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday, November 1 7:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday, November 2 7:00am - 5:30pm
Friday, November 3* 8:00am - 10:00am

2017 AIChE Annual Meeting Exhibit

Location: Exhibit Hall B, Minneapolis Convention Center

Sunday, October 29 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Monday, October 30 9:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday, October 31 9:30am - 6:00pm

Coffee Breaks & Refreshments

Coffee Breaks

Location: Exhibit Hall B, Minneapolis Convention Center

Monday, October 30 10:30am - 11:00am
Tuesday, October 31 10:30am - 11:00am


Refreshments will be available at the following events:

Tuesday, October 31

2017 Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering Lecture

11:15am-12:15pm, Ballroom B, Minneapolis Hilton and Convention Center

Wednesday, November 1

John M. Prausnitz AIChE Institute Lecture

11:15am-12:15pm, Ballroom B, Minneapolis Hilton and Convention Center


Annual Meeting Opening Reception

Enjoy cocktails and food while networking with friends and colleagues at the Annual Meeting.

Poster Receptions

Location: Exhibit Hall B, Minneapolis Convention Center

Dress up and join us for some Halloween fun during Tuesday's Halloween-themed poster reception.


Monday, October 30 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Tuesday, October 31 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Wednesday, November 1 3:15pm - 4:45pm

The 2017 Annual Meeting Poster Session Receptions will feature a cash bar and light snacks.

University Receptions

See a list of university receptions


Ground Transportation from MSP Airport

Light Rail Transportation

Light rail transportation is available from MSP Airport Terminal 1 & Terminal 2 to Downtown Minneapolis. Fare is $1.75 during off-peak times and $2.25 during peak times.

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SuperShuttle of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Inc. provides an opportunity to save money and time when you arrive in Minneapolis. SuperShuttle service provides convenient, reliable and economical transportation between the airport and all major hotels with departures from the airport every 30 minutes and departing from major hotels every half hour. The cost is $15.00 one way and $24.00 round trip for AIChE attendees.

Reserve Online

You can also book when you arrive in Minneapolis.  A professionally-staffed SuperShuttle desk is located on the right side of the Ground Transportation Center, one level below Baggage Claim.


All taxi fares are metered at a rate of up to $2.50 per mile, a $2.50 flag fee, and include a $4 airport access fee that is added to the final metered fare. Taxicab fares to downtown Minneapolis average from $39-$49.

WIC Family Accomodations Room

A family accomodations room will be available in the Hilton Minneapolis.

Directors Row 4, Hilton Minneapolis

Sunday, October 29 - Friday, November 3

6:30 AM - 6:00 PM (ends at 5:00 PM on Friday)

Coat Check at the Convention Center

Coat check is open in the Minneapolis Convention Center, near the Dunn Brothers Coffee, attached to the Visitor Information Center.


  • $2 / Coat
  • $3 / Bag

Saturday, October 28 9:30am - 6:30pm
Sunday, October 29 7:30am - 6:30pm
Monday, October 30 7:30am - 10:30pm
Tuesday, October 31 7:30am - 8:30pm
Wednesday, November 1 7:30am - 8:30pm
Thursday, November 2 7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday, November 3 7:30am - 8:30pm

Shipping & Printing in Minneapolis

Please note that both the UPS and FedEx will be open for some additional hours for the 2017 AIChE Annual Meeting and hours may differ slightly from what is normally advertized on their sites.

Minneapolis Convention Center

There is a UPS Store located in the Convention Center.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday, October 30 - Friday, November 3, 2017 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Minneapolis Convention Center UPS Store

Minneapolis Hilton

There is a FedEx Store located in the Minneapolis Hilton.

Saturday, October 28, 2017 CLOSED
Sunday, October 29, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, October 30 - Friday, November 3, 201 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Minneapolis Hilton FedEx Store

Recording & Photography Policy

AIChE Meetings are one of the primary ways the Institute fulfills its mission to advance the development and exchange of relevant knowledge. The content presented at the AIChE Annual Meeting is the property of the presenters and the firms where they work. Recording of sessions or taking photos of slides is strictly prohibited.

Code of Conduct

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