The CONvergence Hotel Team has experienced major systemic issues with both the DoubleTree by Hilton and the [new] Sheraton. These issues include communication challenges, new staffing and major misunderstandings. We are working to resolve all of the issues and are confident that we can do so; the DoubleTree is very committed to working with us and we are confident a good level of of cooperation can be had with the Sheraton. In order to make sure all relationships are positive and all parties are in fact working towards the same goals, the CONvergence Hotel Department feels it is best to delay the go live date for the room requests until January 5, 2014. We recognize many are eagerly anticipating this event and we want things to go as smoothly as possible, especially as we expect the hotels to fill very fast.
This is the last rescheduling of this event. The room request process will open on January 5, 2014 whether the hotels are ready or not.
As always, please feel free to contact us at [email protected].
The CONvergence 2013 Souvenir Guide is now available in PDF format.
Wow! The registration department had an outstanding day in dealing with the large crowds who came to pick up their badges.
The new system worked very well, we had no problems with any outages and our registration times in the early part of the day were 22 badges every 10 minutes.
By the afternoon we increased the number of kiosks from 4 to 12 and were able to speed up the times to 65 badges every 10 minutes.
This was a record for the number of badges handed out on opening day, even after being open for pre-badge pick up yesterday.
In total we handed out 5085 badges.
Special thanks go out to all the volunteers who worked over 16 hours today in both the Registration department and the Nerf Herders department.
Thank you to everyone for you patience as you waited in line, to Vilification Tennis for entertaining everyone and to the volunteers who handed out water those who waited.
At certain points during the day the line broke out into rounds of “99 Bottles” and “The Star Spangled Banner”.
We are very happy how well everything went considering this incredible turn out.
Registration will re-open again tomorrow at 9am and is open until 11pm.
As has been often noted, the Double Tree and the Sofitel room blocks are full.
Here are other hotels offering accommodations to CONvergence attendees:
5401 Green Valley Drive
To reserve a room click here
(952) 831 – 8000
$101.00/night plus tax for two double beds or 1 king
Country Inn & Suites, Bloomington West
5120 American Boulevard West
Bloomington, MN 55437
$94.00/night plus tax for 2 queens
$84.00/night plus tax for 1 king
Please use the CONvergence name for the correct rate
Days Inn Bloomington West
7851 Normandale Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55435
Room rate for any room type is $84.99/night plus tax
For any questions please feel free to contact the CONvergence Hotel Department
current as of March 29, 2013
The contact page is now up and working. If you need to contact a department you can send an email direct to the department you wish to email by using the form on the page.
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