June 17, 2021Thursday

Time Event Location
4:00 – 5:00 PM Conference Registration Hilton - Lobby
5:45 PM Transportation to Nicollet Island Pavilion Hilton - Lobby
6:00 – 9:00 PM Welcome Reception Nicollet Island Pavilion
9:00 PM Transportation back to hotel Nicollet Island Pavilion
  • Hilton Minneapolis

    Hilton Minneapolis

    1001 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403 · 612.376.1000

    Hilton Minneapolis, a Four Diamond hotel in downtown Minneapolis, offers an excellent central location. Enjoy being just minutes from things to do in Minneapolis including attractions, museums, sporting venues, shopping and dining.

    Things to do within walking distance

    • Nicollet Mall
    • Target Field
    • Target Center
    • Walker Art Center
  • Conference Registration

    Conference Registration

    Hilton - Lobby
    Thursday, June 17, 4:00–5:00 PM

    Stop at the MCAI registration table in the hotel lobby to pick up your conference packet with all the pertinent meeting details.

  • Welcome Reception

    Welcome Reception

    Nicollet Island Pavilion
    Thursday, June 17, 6:00–9:00 PM

    Get settled into your room, then catch the MCAI shuttle to nearby Nicollet Island Pavilion located on the banks of the Mississippi. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Minneapolis skyline, a northwoods-themed dinner, fellowship and an authentic lumberjack show. This will be a relaxed, casual event for everyone to get reacquainted. Shuttle busses will run continuously between the Hilton and Nicollet Island Pavilion beginning at 5:45 p.m.

June 18, 2021Friday

Time Event Location
7:30 – 9:30 AM Breakfast Buffet Hilton - Orchestra D
8:00 – 8:20 AM Annual Membership Business Meeting Hilton - Orchestra Ballroom
8:30 – 10:00 AM Seminar by Anthony Huey — "Making Your Message Memorable" Hilton - Orchestra Ballroom
10:30 AM Transportation to Daikin Applied Development Center Hilton - Lobby
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Daikin Applied Facility Tour & Lunch Daikin Applied Development Center
1:00 PM Transportation back to Hotel Daikin Applied Development Center
6:00 – 9:00 PM Reception, Dinner & Lawn Bowling Brit's Pub
  • Annual Membership Business Meeting

    Annual Membership Business Meeting

    Hilton Hotel - Orchestra ABC
    Friday, June 18, 8:00–8:20 AM

    Open to all members, this meeting reviews Association actvities over the past year and previews activities and resources planned for the coming year.

  • Making Your Message Memorable

    Making Your Message Memorable

    Presented by Anthony Huey
    Friday, June 18, 8:30–10:00 AM

    Helping Construction Organizations Build a Better Way to Communicate.

    Whether you realize it or not, your team’s communication skills are constantly being judged by others, often subconsciously. How you communicate — in everything from casual conversations on the job site to formal project interviews in a board room — can be the difference between success and failure.  Don’t miss what is often your only opportunity to connect and leave a lasting impression.

    This highly interactive, hands-on session teaches construction-industry organizations effective ways to communicate key messages to a wide variety of audiences, including owners, employees, subcontractors, suppliers, vendors, project partners, and many others. 

    This session is absolutely customized for the construction industry and is perfect for all levels of personnel who communicate every day, including executive management, project managers, superintendents and field supervisors, project engineers, estimators, business development, office staff and more.

    Attendees will leave the session with:

    • Dozens of tips to be more successful in project interviews, job meetings and conversations.
    • The 20/50 Rule of communicating where Perception becomes Truth.
    • Specific communications strategies and techniques for superintendents and field personnel.
    • A revolutionary new approach to creating strategic content-driven presentations.
    • Tips on how to more effectively use body language to read and engage people.
    • Unique and creative ways to setup the presentation environment to make an impact.
    • Advice on how to speak from PowerPoint...the correct way
    • Why most people have been practicing wrong their entire life, and how to change.
    • A training plan to reduce those annoying…ummm…ahhh… like, you know, verbal bad habits.
    • Jaw-dropping techniques to reduce nervousness.
    • New and more effective ways to present as a team, and much more!

    Anthony Huey, CSP®, offers session attendees pragmatic communications tools, tips and techniques they can use immediately. Anthony’s 20-year career includes tenures as a news reporter, magazine senior editor, crisis management specialist, media relations consultant and executive speech coach. He owns Reputation Management Associates, one of the nation’s leading communications training and crisis consulting companies. The CSP® designation Anthony has earned is the speaking profession’s highest earned international measure of professional platform competence. Less than 12 percent of the 5,000+ speakers worldwide, who belong to the 14-member associations of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), currently hold this professional designation. His past client work includes a wide variety of advertising, public relations and communications initiatives for hundreds of trade associations, municipalities and companies, including Nike, Victoria’s Secret, Eli Lilly, Nationwide Insurance, The Kroger Company, and Procter & Gamble.

  • Tour of Daikin Applied Development Center

    Tour of Daikin Applied Development Center

    Presentation, Tour and Lunch
    Friday, June 18, 11:00 AM–1:00 PM

    Join us for a tour of the Daikin Applied Development Center - the world's most advanced facility for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) research and development. The purpose of the center is to develop and test advanced chiller, compressor and other HVAC technologies to reduce energy consumption and ultimately the carbon footprint of buildings where they will be used.

    The 49,000-square-foot research center, located at Daikin Applied's world headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, includes six test cells, with space for two additional cells in the future. Included are a worldwide range of electrical voltages, frequencies and a range of procedures for testing ambient conditions (temperature and humidity).

    The Daikin Applied Development Center can simulate building, electrical and climate conditions of any location throughout the world, allowing the basic design development of new products to be centrally located in the facility. These 'global models' are then arranged into a suitable design to match requirements at existing regional development centers throughout the world.

  • Brit's Pub

    Brit's Pub

    Reception, Dinner & Lawn Bowling
    Friday, June 18, 6:00–9:00 PM

    For over a quarter of a century Brit's Pub has been Minneapolis' own little corner of the UK. The pub is known for nights by the fireplace in the winter and lawn bowling on the rooftop deck in the summer - with a whole lot in between including legendary TV football (soccer!) and rugby events. Join us for a fun, relaxing evening with great food and Lawn Bowling.

    What is Lawn Bowling?

    A fun and popular game that dates back to the 13th Century. Whatever age, gender, physical or academic prowess - it doesn't matter! Anybody can learn the rules and play to a good standard very quickly. It's very similar to Bocce Ball - just make sure you ROLL YOUR BOWLS!

June 19, 2021Saturday

Time Event Location
8:00 – 9:30 AM Breakfast featuring Keynote Speaker, Todd Huston Hilton - Orchestra Ballroom
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM Open for Sightseeing & Networking Minneapolis
5:45 PM Transportation to U.S. Bank Stadium Hilton - Lobby
6:00 – 9:00 PM Reception, Dinner & Activities U.S. Bank Stadium
9:00 PM Transportation back to hotel U.S. Bank Stadium
  • More Than Mountains - How to Overcome Any Challenge

    More Than Mountains - How to Overcome Any Challenge

    Breakfast and Keynote — Todd Huston
    Saturday, June 19, 8:00–9:30 AM

    Todd Huston is an author, world record holder, and inventor who motivates and inspires audiences around the world to believe they can overcome life’s many challenges and provides content for them to apply immediately in their lives. This presentation centers around Todd’s boating accident at age 14 where he died twice and had his leg amputated while awake. Todd shares how he went on to do what many thought was impossible – he became the first disabled person to break an able-bodied world record in sports by climbing to the highest elevations in each of the 50 U.S states faster than anyone else, and he did it with only one leg.

    He uses awe-inspiring stories from his life and expedition, traveling to the highest mountains of North America, including the daunting 20,310-foot Denali in Alaska. You will laugh and cry with him through real-life challenges and be left with insight and inspiration to overcome every obstacle holding you back, both individually and professionally, by finding the opportunity in every challenge.

  • U.S. Bank Stadium

    U.S. Bank Stadium

    Reception, Dinner, Tours and On-Field Activities
    Saturday, June 19, 6:00–9:00 PM

    Ever wonder what it’s like to be an NFL player on game day?  This is your chance!  The evening will start in the Delta Sky360 Club with a reception and self-guided tours of the Minnesota Vikings locker room and press room.  Later in the evening, you’ll be able to run through the tunnel and onto the field, where various games for all ages will be available.  With plenty of photo ops and a once in a lifetime opportunity to take in beautiful U.S. Bank Stadium from the viewpoint of a player, this will be a memorable experience you will not want to miss! Food and drink will be available throughout the event. 

June 20, 2021Sunday

Time Event Location
7:30 – 9:30 AM Traveler’s Breakfast Hilton - The Gallery