The Convergence Events, Inc. Board of Directors knows that our community is dedicated to our event and that as a volunteer organization everyone’s time is valuable. It takes a lot to organize and plan for CONvergence not only as a volunteer, but as a member. Planning vacation time, travel, and hotel, along with costuming, parties, panels, and all things CONvergence takes time. It is due to this that the Convergence Events, Inc. Board of Directors would like to inform the membership of possible future convention dates.
As our community knows, the Convergence Events, Inc. Board of Directors has chosen to move CONvergence from the DoubleTree Bloomington to the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis starting with our twenty-first convention on July 4th – 7th, 2019.
Due to conditions outside of the Board of Directors’ control, this decision had to be made quickly in order to secure the location for the next five years. This has resulted in possible convention dates outside our normal convention dates. To do otherwise would have resulted in additional moves to other hotels, more extreme date changes, and/or limited convention space and events.
Currently, our convention dates for 2020, 2021, and 2022 are tentatively set for the month of August. The Convergence Events, Inc. Board of Directors and the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis team are continuing to review the availability and schedule of event space in order to bring CONvergence closer to our regular convention schedule without limiting or changing the convention that our community has built over the years. Announcement of exact convention dates for the next year will be made during the Closing ceremonies as always and will give members twelve months of notice.
We will be returning to our convention’s typical dates in July 2023.
Thank you for everything that you do as part of our convention membership. We hope to see you July 4th-7th 2019 for CONvergence 21 as we transition to our new location the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.