Spouse/Guest Program

PaperCon Spouse / Guest Program and Visitors Information Guide 

April 23-26, 2017


Thank you for joining us at PaperCon 2017! 

Spouses and guests were invited to participate in our A La Carte style  friendly conference Spouse/Guest Program at the Minneapolis Convention Center in downtown Minneapolis.   

It was a great time to meet new friends and get reacquainted with old ones!


Schedule of Events

Sunday, April 23rd

Breakfast on own

10:00pm to 6:00pm: Conference Registration (including Runnability 5K Run and 1.5 Mile Walk registration) 

12:00pm to 2:00pm:  Fellows luncheon, invitation only


Monday, April 24th

8:00am - 10:00am:  Spouse/Guest Hospitality Room & Continental Breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center Room 202A/B presentation by the Minneapolis CVB at 9:00am

8:30am - 10:00am:  PaperCon Opening Session and Keynote Speaker - Marcus Shingle, CEO, XPRIZE

9:00am - 9:30am: Welcome to Minneapolis Program - Learn where to go and what to do to make your stay in Minneapolis memorable. Presented by the Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Bureau

11:00am - 4:00pm: Form small groups for activities and lunch on own

3:00pm - 7:00pm: PaperCon Exhibits Open - Hall A

5:00pm - 7:00pm: PaperCon Hospitality Reception in Exhibit Hall


Tuesday, April 25th

8:00am - 10:00am: Spouse/Guest Hospitality Room Continental Breakfast- Minneapolis Convention Center Room 202 AB 

10:00am - 3:00pm: Tuesday Spouse/Guest Activity - Guided Tour of Mill City Museum, Midtown Global Market and Walker Arts Center 

3:00pm - 7:00pm: Exhibit Hall Open, Hall A

7:00pm - 9:00pm:   PaperCon/NETInc Annual Awards Dinner - Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Northstar Ballroom. Additional fees required.  


Wednesday, April 26th

6:00am - 8:00am:  13th Annual Runnability 5K / 1.5 Mile Walk - Loring Park; Additional information at http://www.papercon.org/attend/runnability-fun-run.  Additional fees required.

8:00am - 10:00am: Spouse/Guest Hospitality Room Continental Breakfast - Hyatt Regency Hotel Mountaineer Room (4th floor)  

10:30am - 1:30pm: Extended Exhibit Hours!

11:00am - 4:00pm: Form small groups for activities and lunch on own.


A sampling of all the fun things to do while in town can be found here http://www.minneapolis.org/

Spouse/Guest Program At A Glance




PaperCon Spouse/Guest Fee


Continental Breakfast Mon. – Wed. Opening sessions and Executive panel session on Monday, breaks and Receptions in the exhibit hall


Tuesday: Guided Tour of Minneapolis Activities  



Guided Tour of Mill City Museum, Midtown Global Market and Walker Art Center

$55 (lunch will be additional on own)

Tuesday Awards Dinner

Cocktails & Dinner


Wednesday Runnability Fun Run/Walk   

Paper Scholarship Donation and Race t-shirt


Monday & Wednesday Activities

On Own / A La Carte



On Own / A La Carte


Some Helpful PaperCon Conference Tips

The Spouse/Guest Hospitality Room was iin Room 202AB in the Minneapolis Convention Center

Conference dress attire is business casual to official functions such as receptions, speakers sessions, and conference technical sessions.  Please wear your name badge to all conference related functions, but remove before leaving the hotel and convention center.

When coming to the Spouse/Guest Hospitality Room for morning breakfast, please bring the daily breakfast ticket and place in the basket.  If you bring a non- paying -Spouse/Guest along, please donate $20 into the basket to cover the additional expense.  All tickets to conference related functions can be kept in the back of your name badge.
We encourage everyone to have fun and meet new friends.   We adhere to the saying, “No One is Left behind", which means please ask a Spouse/Guest to join you in your daily activities whenever possible. There is safety in numbers, and we ask that no one goes out for the day alone.

For questions please contact Amanda Thomas at TAPPI at athomas@tappi.org or 770-209-7220