Welcome to our annual meeting in Minneapolis May 26-29, 2022!
Many of us are now tired of the winter, or the lack thereof, and are eagerly waiting for spring.
We have a nice solution for that – plan for our Minneapolis meeting in May! That month is a quite enjoyable time of the year “up north”, with pleasant temperature and still freshness in the air. If you compare Minneapolis to Stockholm, the annual average temp is about the same, but quite less swing summer to winter in Sweden.
Minneapolis and nearby St Paul have been known as the “Twin Cities” but now grown together completely while expanding fast radially by a cluster of suburbs. Approximately 3.3 million people live there. And a non-trivial portion have various Scandinavian ancestry. This area has the most Swedish-connected culture in our entire US-Canada continent! And you will see that.
For those flying in, use MSP airport. Very close to our hotel!
Embassy Suites MSP Airport, 7901 34th Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55425, +1 952-854-1000
This high class hotel type is familiar for some of you that participated in some prior annual meetings. They have fabulous rooms, lavish breakfast buffet, plenty of dining, afternoon social with drinks and snacks, and good traveler service. Their famous huge atrium in center is a nice meeting place. Free shuttle from/to airport. Direct light rail to downtown and Mall of America. And we have achieved an excellent group rate of $104+tax for King suite incl free parking, internet, big breakfast, and afternoon social!
Room reservations direct: http://group.embassysuites.com/chalmersalumniassociation
OR if you are on their master website www.embassymspairport.com
- Enter your dates of stay, and then select ‘add special rate code’. Group Code’ box = CAA
By phone: 952-854-1000 or 1-800-Embassy, and say you need a reservation in the Chalmers Alumni Association block. Tell them Group Code: CAA
Program – Minneapolis 2022 –
Scroll to the bottom for maps and pictures
Thursday May 26
6 -9 PM Peasoup, Pancakes and Punsch – funding Chalmers Scholarships
Danish American Center. 3030 West River Parkway South , Minneapolis, MN 55406
Friday May 27
9 AM – 1 PM – Study visit and lunch at 3M . A golden opportunity to learn about this diversified and innovative organization. There will be several focused presentations on a variety of topics.
11-12AM: Our own time slot -Chalmers presentations and discussions.
Interesting reading http://solutions.3m.com/innovation/en_US/stories
3M Innovation Center 2326 Minnehaha Ave E, St Paul, MN 55119
1:30 – 4 PM – Study visit at Medtronic, the world’s largest company in medical technology .
Medtronic World HQ , 710 Medtronic Parkway, Fridley, MN 55432.
6:30 PM Dinner – Surly brewery and restaurant, Big in Beer! Sign up for tours, flexible times.
Surly Brewing Co. , 520 Malcolm Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Saturday May 28
Morning – See Swedish heritage around the City of Lindström. Follow the Moberg trail through the Chicago Lakes area to learn about the lives of early Swedish settlers in Minnesota. Visit the Wilhelm Moberg statue in Center City. In the town of Lindström, visit Nya Duvemåla, Chisago County Historical Society, the statue of Karl-Oskar and Kristina from Utvandrarna, lunch at the Swedish Inn. In Scandia, visit the Gammelgården museum. Transport details to be provided. Swedish heritage , Lindström MN 55054
7 PM -Gasque with Swedish catering. Let’s discharge our 3-year accumulation of GasqueLust in just a few hours, the noise will be heard from Minneapolis to Sälen! Welcome to skåling, singing, and more at Danish American Center 3 West River Parkway South , Minneapolis, MN 55406
Sunday May 29
10 AM- Annual meeting of CAA USA-Canada at our hotel. Room to be announced.
Embassy Suites MSP Airport, 7901 34th Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55425
Afternoon: Sightseeing and attractions. Info will be provided.
Evening: Good-bye dinner. Place and time to be announced.