The Minneapolis Convention Center

Welcome to the Minneapolis Convention Center, where you will have a chance to engage, network and learn at the 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo & 91st Annual Meeting of the SME-MN Section.


Photo Credit: Meet Minneapolis

Minneapolis Convention Center

1301 2nd Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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.

Most conference functions will take place in the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Downtown Minneapolis is compact and easy to navigate. The airport is a mere 15-minute cab ride away. From our expansive public transportation system to our unique skyway system, you'll find Minneapolis a joy to get around. One of Minneapolis' most unique assets is the skyway system. Linking most of downtown with above-ground climate-controlled walkways, the system will get you from the Minneapolis Convention Center to most spots in downtown Minneapolis without ever stepping outside.