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Advocacy Summit

Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau looks forward to welcoming with our Minnesota hospitality at our opening reception at Parkview Meeting + Event Center in Mall of America where you will also have the opportunity to explore all the fun in Mall of America. Learn more about attractions and shopping at Mall of America.

Join your fellow Advocacy Summit attendees on Thursday at Mall of America for a morning wellness activity. Choose from a M Health Fairview Mile walk or Lululemon Yoga. Complimentary registration is required. Transportation and grab-and-go breakfast are included. You may add the session during the registration process for the summit, or add the session to your existing summit registration.

For information about registration, schedule, professional development opportunities, workshops and more, please visit the Advocacy Summit 2022 website.

Hyatt Regency Bloomington - Minneapolis
Hyatt Regency Bloomington-Minneapolis hotel block available. To book, edit, or cancel your hotel reservation, please click here.

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Learn more about Mall of America, home to 520+ stores, 50+ restaurants, and top Minnesota attractions. Tax free shopping on clothes and shoes!

  • Opening Reception Details
  • Itinerary Ideas
  • Dining Options
  • Local Events
  • Mall of America
  • Bloomington & Mall of America Visitor Guide
  • Transportation Information

Please join us for the welcome reception on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm at Mall of America's Parkview Meeting + Event Center, hosted by the Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Tickets to FlyOver America and Nickelodeon Universe will be available for all reception attendees. Shuttles will leave from Hyatt Regency Bloomington-Minneapolis beginning at 5:30 pm. Continuous shuttles will run back and forth between Hyatt Regency and Mall of America until the final return service back to the hotel at 10 pm. The Fair on 4 will remain open until 10 pm following the opening reception, where you can enjoy food, beverages and axe throwing (at your own expense).

Mall of America and Nickelodeon Universe Hours:
Monday - Thursday 11 am - 8 pm
Friday - Saturday 10am - 9 pm
Sunday 11 am - 7 pm

Map of Mall of America showing shuttle drop and opening reception locations:

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Bloomington is centrally located in the Twin Cities metro area and just 10 minutes away from downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul, making it the perfect destination as your home base to explore the area. Here are some itinerary ideas for either a pre / post stay or if you have an extra few hours during the summit.

Free Things To Do Itinerary
Find free things to do in and around Bloomington. Visit a local orchard, art museum or explore Minnesota nature from the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge or Minnehaha Falls.

Bloomington Hidden Gems
Although Bloomington’s signature attraction, Mall of America, is one of the United States’ most popular vacation destinations, our city also has many lesser-known sights that visitors sometimes miss. These hidden gems are off the beaten path, but they’re still worth a stop during your stay in Bloomington!

Bloomington South Loop Public Art Itinerary
Take a walking tour of Bloomington’s South Loop neighborhood, where public art projects are transforming the community. Embark on a walking tour of the South Loop’s public art by following this itinerary! View a map of all itinerary stops here. If you follow the route exactly, you'll walk about five miles.

Prince: The Minnesota Experience
Just a short trip from Mall of America and Bloomington, you can step into The Purple One’s beloved studio and home and party like it’s 1999.

View our complete collection of itineraries that includes three to one day trip ideas, and 3 to 24 hour ideas!

Bloomington and the Twin Cities is home to a top-notch slate of restaurants, many within Mall of America. View Bloomington and Mall of America's complete list of dining options.

This list of restaurants has been especially curated by the Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau team.

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There’s always something new to do here in Bloomington and next door in the Twin Cities. View all of the upcoming events and things to do.

During the week of the Advocacy Summit, we've identified some event options for attendees.

Mall of America┬« is more than a shopping mall near the Twin Cities. It’s over 520 shops full of tax-free shopping and 50 restaurants full of delicious food. It’s Nickelodeon Universe┬«, SEA LIFE at Mall of America, FlyOver America, Crayola Experience, and more – all under one roof. Most of all, it’s an unforgettable experience. And it’s all right here in Bloomington, MN. Come see what’s in store.

Explore Mall of America

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The Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau is eager and ready to make your event memorable and successful. Take a moment to look over our Mall of America & Bloomington, MN Visitors Guide and see for yourself what Bloomington, Minnesota has to offer.

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Hyatt Regency Bloomington-Minneapolis is located less than 3 miles from MSP Airport. The hotel offers free airport shuttle service daily on demand from 5:00AM to 1:00AM. Click here for more information on parking, direction and transportation at the hotel. To schedule the shuttle, call the hotel at 952-922-1234.

The METRO Blue Line is also an option for a quick 5 minute ride from MSP Airport and Mall of America. Bloomington Central Station is located at the doorstep of the Hyatt Regency. Click here for more information about the METRO Blue Line schedule, station map, and more.

For a complete list of ground transportation options, including Taxi, Uber, and Lyft information, visit MSP Airport's Ground Transportation site.