Address of Convention Center | Badges and Admittance | Conference Registration | Registration Desk and Hours | Dress Code | Electronic Devices | Exhibit Hall Admission | Future I&E Dates | Hospitality Suite Policy | Housing | Meals and Receptions | “No Conflict” Policy | Parking Rates | Photographs | Registration Cancellation | Session Completion Certificates | Smoking Policy | Transportation | Weather Conditions
If you need a PDF version of the registration form, click here. Compute the total cost of your registration using the following guidelines:
NAFA Member*: The dues-paying Full or Associate Member
NAFA Affiliate*: The dues-paying Full or Regional Affiliate
Corporate Colleague of a NAFA Member: A non-member who works with or for a NAFA Member
Corporate Colleague of a NAFA Affiliate: An affiliate who works with or for a NAFA Affiliate
NCSFA Member: The dues-paying NCSFA Member
Corporate Colleague of NCSFA Member: A non-member who works with or for a NCSFA Member
Non-Member Fleet Manager: A fleet manager who is not a member of NAFA and is attending the educational sessions
Non-Member Service Provider: A non-member service provider attending the educational sessions
*NAFA MEMBERSHIP/AFFILIATION IS FOR INDIVIDUALS, NOT COMPANIES. IF SOMEONE OTHER THAN YOU IS A MEMBER/AFFILIATE AND YOU ARE NOT AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER OR REGIONAL AFFILIATE, YOU ARE CONSIDERED A CORPORATE COLLEAGUE.
Do not include hotel payments in your conference registration payment.
If paying by check, send registration form with payment for the total cost of your registration (payable to NAFA) to:
c/o Registration Management Inc.
6598 Carlisle Curve
Shakopee, MN 55379
For all registration inquiries regarding NAFA’s 2014 Institute & Expo, please contact Registration Management, Inc. (RMI) at 952.858.8406
NAFA only accepts payments in U.S. Funds
Conference Registration Desk and Hours
Registration materials may be obtained at the NAFA Registration Desk only during the scheduled hours. Your signature is required if you are picking up another registrant’s materials. Registration will take place at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55403.
NAFA’s registration desk will be open at the following times:
Monday, April 7, 2014
8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
7:00 am – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, April 10, 2014
7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Friday, April 11, 2014
7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dress for the educational sessions is Business Casual. Business casual is defined as shirts with collars, slacks and/or skirts. Optional: Blazer or sweater. Denim, athletic wear and shorts are not considered business casual attire.
Note: Meeting rooms are usually cold. You may want to bring a jacket or sweater.
As a courtesy to meeting attendees, NAFA requests that all electronic devices (pagers, cell phones, laptop computers, etc.) be turned off during educational sessions and presentations. If it is necessary to use your cell phone, we request that you step outside the meeting room to an area that will not disturb other attendees.
Exhibit Hall Admission
Exhibit Hall admission is free to all fleet managers and included in most registration packages. Register online here and choose the Expo Only Pass option!
Affiliates/Service Providers who wish to visit the Expo must register for the conference and pay a fee - Register here
April 14-17, 2015 (Tuesday – Friday)
Orange County Convention Center
Sleeping rooms, with special NAFA Institute & Expo rates, have been reserved at three downtown Minneapolis hotels. Be sure to mention NAFA to receive these convention rates. In order to receive the lower prevailing U.S. government prescribed rate, a valid government photo ID is required at the time of check-in.
Please click here for information on the three hotels reserved with special NAFA Institute & Expo rates.
Lunch will be served on the exhibit floor Wednesday from 12:45 pm to 2:15 pm, and Thursday from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm. A ticket is required to get lunch and the name on your meal ticket must match the name on your badge.
If you did not purchase meals with your registration, lunch tickets can be purchased for $42 at the NAFA Registration Desk. There will also be concession stands in the exhibit hall where food, drinks, and snacks will be sold.
Tuesday – April 8, 2014 – NAFA’s Fleet Excellence Awards and Reception – This Is A Ticketed Event
6:00 – 8:00 pm, Ballroom AB – Minneapolis Convention Center
NAFA will be hosting an Opening Night Awards Party on Tuesday after the educational sessions end. The NAFA President will open the awards presentation. After the final award is presented, the party begins. There will be a reception of appetizers, pasta stations, and carving stations, as well as an open bar, where everyone can relax, network, and enjoy the atmosphere.
For more information, click here
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 – NAFA’s Networking Reception – AVAILABLE TO ALL!
5:00 – 6:30 pm, Season’s – 2nd Floor – Minneapolis Convention Center
The Networking Reception is NAFA’s premier networking event sponsored by the Affiliates and Manufacturers. This event will be held on the 2nd floor of the Minneapolis Convention Center allowing you to gather after the Expo closes on Wednesday April 9th to do more business, make connections, spend time with your colleagues, or just relax with some delicious food, desserts and drinks especially chosen to showcase your host city’s culinary flavor.
Thursday, April 10, 2014 – NAFA’s Happy Hour – Must Have An Expo Pass
2:30 – 3:30 pm, Expo Hall – Minneapolis Convention Center
Visit the expo hall at the Minneapolis Convention Center during the last hour of the show and enjoy complimentary beer, wine and light hors d’oeuvres.
“No Conflict” Policy
In the spirit of providing as many educational and business interaction opportunities for our attendees as possible, no one may schedule conflicting events during the exposition or session hours.
Parking directly across the street and near the Minneapolis Convention Center is easy. Several parking facilities are connected to the MCC via a climate controlled skywalk. To see the parking options, view this map
Attendees whose images are captured by NAFA and/or NAFA’s agents during this event (in photo or video) authorize NAFA to use any such images in NAFA publications, promotional materials, online, or other means.
Cancellations received by NAFA in writing are eligible for refund as follows: Full refund (less a $100 processing fee) on or before January 31, 2014. 50% refund if received on or before March 14, 2014. Cancellations received thereafter are not entitled to a refund. All refunds will be processed after the I&E. For further information regarding cancellation, please contact RMI Inc. at 952.858.8406
Awards Party Tickets and Meal Tickets are non-refundable.
Onsite Certificate Printing
- Beginning Tuesday afternoon, Registration Management Inc. will provide one dedicated computer and one dedicated printer for session certificate printing. Attendees will be able to locate records within the system by first and last name.
- Session choices will be limited to the days pertaining to registration/badge type specifics.
- Attendees will select/view only programs that have completed. Sessions will appear on the screen only after the session has been completed.
- Attendees will check off which sessions they attended, and will then have the option to email a copy of the certification and/or print a copy onsite.
- Note: Printers will be stocked with plain paper, not certificate-grade stock.
Post-Show Certificate Printing
After the show, Registration Management Inc. will email a link to all verified conference attendees so that they can print session-completion certificates at their convenience.
The Minneapolis Convention Center and the conference hotels are all non-smoking facilities. Smoking is only permitted in designated outside areas.
All transportation, car rental, transfers, and parking information can be found at our Transportation page.
Board the complimentary NAFA bus for the 5 minute ride from the Radisson and the Marriott to the Convention Center. Be sure to allow yourself plenty of time for bus loading and unloading. Shuttle buses between the Convention Center / Radisson / Marriott will pick-up and drop-off passengers at the corner of 7th St. & Hennepin Ave. Buses will be on an all-day loop between the Convention Center / Radisson / Marriott at approximately 30 minute intervals.
Monday 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am – 12:00 am
Wednesday 6:30 am – 7:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am – 6:30 pm
Minneapolis weather in April: High 56°F /13°C Low 36°F / 2°C