Meeting Schedule

    Preliminary Meeting Schedule

    Approximate Times and Comments; Subject to Final Changes

    Sunday - Day Before - October 20, 2019

    Afternoon

    IMSI Task Team Meetings

    2:00 - 4:30 PM at The Inn on Lake Superior

    Evening

    IMSI / NAMSC Joint Executive Committee Meeting

    6:00 - 8:00 PM at The Inn on Lake Superior

    Dinner on Your Own

    Numerous options within easy walking distance.

    Monday - Day 1 - October 21, 2019

    Morning

    Breakfast

    Served at Hotels

    Registration Desk Opens at DECC

    8:00 AM

    Contest Entries Received at DECC

    8:00 AM

    Trade Show Set-Up

    8:00 AM - Noon

    IMSI Board Meeting

    8:30 AM - 2:30 PM at DECC

    NAMSC Committee Meetings

    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM at DECC

    Special Event: Duluth City Tour (Hosted by Visit Duluth)

    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM -- Bus Boards at Hotels

    Afternoon

    Lunch - NAMSC/IMSI Delegates & Board Members only

    Noon - 12:30 PM at DECC

    Lunch "On Own" for Registrants

    Lunch "On Own" for registrants

    Trade Show Open

    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    NAMSC Board Meeting

    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at DECC

    Special Event:
    Duluth Harbor Cruise on the Vista

    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM -- Boarding at DECC
    Cash bar and snacks. Narrated tour.

    Evening

    Celebrating Minnesota Welcome Dinner & NAMSC Research / Education Fund Raiser - "Going To Be Fun"

    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at DECC
    Free Will Donation for Drawings, Raffle, Calcutta

    Tuesday - Day 2 - October 22, 2019

    Morning

    Breakfast

    Served at Hotels

    Registration & Contest Entries Continue

    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM at DECC

    Trade Show Open

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    NAMSC Opening Ceremony
    Delegates enter hall to bag pipers.

    8:00 AM - 8:30 AM at DECC
    Welcome by Duluth Mayor Emily Larson.

    NAMSC Annual Meeting Session and Key Note Speaker

    8:30 AM - Noon at DECC (seating for 100)
    NAMSC Key Note Speaker (11:00 – 11:45 AM)
    Joseph Orefice, Ph.D., Director of Forest & Agricultural Operations, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University
    “Silviculture, and why it belongs in a sugarbush”

    Afternoon

    Group Luncheon and Speaker

    Noon - 1:00 PM at DECC (Lk Superior Ballroom - City Side)
    Speaker: Thom Holten on "L. Superior Ship Wrecks and Twin Ports History"

    IMSI Annual Meeting and Key Note Speaker

    1:15 PM - 3:30 PM at DECC
    IMSI Key Note Speaker (2:45 -3:30 PM)
    Dr. Navrinda Seeram, U of Rhode Island
    "Maple Nutrition and Health Benefits Research Update"

    Special Event: Duluth Curling Club - Reception/Mixer

    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM at DECC; Cash bar and snacks provided.
    View competitive curling on 8 sheets of ice from the observation level.

    Evening

    Dinner on Your Own

    Numerous options within easy walking distance.

    Wednesday - Day 3 - October 23, 2019

    (Single Day Registration Available*)

    Morning

    Breakfast

    Served at Hotels

    Registration / Information Desk Open

    8:00 AM - 3:30 PM at DECC

    NAMSC Closing Session and Workshop

    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM at DECC

    Education Maple Specialists Meeting

    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM at DECC

    Trade Show Continues

    9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at DECC

    Maple Manual Editors & Contributors

    10:00 AM - Noon at DECC

    Syrup / Confections Contest Judged

    9:00 AM 'til they are done!

    Technical Sessions

    10:30 AM - Noon, Rooms: 202, 203, 204, 205

    Afternoon

    Group Luncheon

    Noon - 1:00 PM at DECC (Lk Superior Ballroom - City Side)

    Special Event: Cirrus Aircraft Plant Tour (space limited)

    11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Technical Sessions - Continue

    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Rooms 202, 203, 204, 205

    Trade Show Tear-Down

    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM at DECC

    Evening

    Social Hour at DECC

    5:00 PM - 6:00 PM at DECC

    Banquet / Program / Awards / Entertainment

    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM at DECC (Lk Superior Ballroom - City Side)
    Entertainment by Harbormasters Chorus

    * One-Day Wednesday registration includes: trade show, technical sessions, program book and lunch. Separate Wednesday banquet and Thursday Tour registrations also available.

    Thursday - Day 4 - October 24, 2019

    Full Day

    Bus Tours: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Two tours: Duluth area and north shore sugaring, wild rice, and other local attractions.
    Cooking with maple demo during lunch break.

    Full Day

    IMSI Grading School
    The Inn on Lake Superior, 25 Max.

    Organized by Kathy Hopkins, U of Maine
    Link to Register:  extension.umaine.edu/maple-grading-school

    Evening

    Dinner on Your Own

    Numerous options within easy walking distance.

    Friday - Day 5 - October 25, 2019

    Full Day

    IMSI Grading School
    The Inn on Lake Superior, 25 Max.

    Organized by Kathy Hopkins, U of Maine
    Link to Register:  extension.umaine.edu/maple-grading-school

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