Minneapolis will play host city to the national PDI on 30 May to June 3. The host chapter and committee are already busy planning for a dynamic event, setting a program to the theme of Navigating Financial Excellence. While attendees are not in an educational session, the city has much to offer. With an alive, vibrant downtown located on the Mississippi River, attendees will discover energy, excitement and entertainment.
The Mall of America offers shopping, dining and entertainment options for any time of the year and every member of the family. Art lovers have plenty to see at the Minneapolis Art Institute, Walker Art Center and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, which all house world-renowned collections. The theater scene is thriving. With more than thirty theaters, Minneapolis has more seats per capita than any U.S. city except New York. See a Broadway show and enjoy dinner and live jazz at a fabulous restaurant. Check out the Science Museum of Minnesota, where visitors can produce their own video, or come face to face with a shark at the UnderWater Adventures Aquarium. In summer, the action moves outside. Known as "The City of Lakes," Minneapolis has 22 lakes located within city limits and many more in the surrounding area. In town, locals and tourists in-line skate or stroll around Lake Calhoun, stopping for ice cream along the way. Just outside of town, Fort Snelling State Park offers outdoor recreational activities from hiking to biking and golf to boating.
Skyway-connected and located in the heart of the city, the Minneapolis Convention Center will be the conference site. Many hotels will be used to accommodate PDI attendees, with reservations opening in February 2011.