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Hotel Information




Embassy Suites Minneapolis Downtown
12 6th Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 351-2554

The AFIA is pleased to offer registrants a limited number of hotel rooms at a preferred rate of $179 per night (plus tax). Please book your room directly through the Embassy Suites Minneapolis Downtown AFIA room block site by clicking here.  AFIA has a limited number of rooms blocked. The block is available through May, 24, 2024, or until it fills up. To secure your room within the block, be sure to book before May 24, 2024. 

Please be aware that fraudulent companies have been calling attendees claiming to represent us and the Embassy Suites. AFIA does not work with a housing bureau for this event and we do not endorse any of these companies. Reservations should only be made directly with the Embassy Suites Minneapolis Downtown. 




The Emabassy Suites Minneapoiis Downtown is 14 miles or approximately 30 minutes from  Minneapolis - Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) . 

Ground transportation options from MSP to the Embassy Suites Minneapolis Downtown include: rental cars, ride share, and taxis.  A ride to the hotel via taxi will cost approximately $50 one-way. 

The Embassy Suites MInneapolis Downtown offers valet parking for $55 (+ tax) nightly.  

Uber/Lyft are available at an estimated cost of $30 one-way. 

Source: Embassy Suites Minneapolis Downtown




Who knew Minneapolis could be the nation’s hotspot for incredible dining? Explore Mediterranean cuisine at World Street Kitchen. Enjoy French delicacies at Barbette. Experience Latin American fusion at Hola Arepa. Or squeeze into Al’s Diner for an iconic breakfast. Yes, you are still in Minneapolis. Our restaurant scene deserves all the gold stars it gets.


Source: Meet Minneapolis

Source: Embassy Suites Minneapolis Downtown

Area Attractions 






Explore Minneapolis the way it was meant to be explored – through multiple outfit changes. Throw on that jersey and cheer on your favorite sports teams. Bundle up and drink beer on a frozen lake. Bring your purple dancing shoes and find your way to the world famous First Ave. Realize you’re going to need more outfits? Don’t worry - we have tax-free clothing. Whatever you do – just don’t pack lightly.


Source: Meet Minneapolis

Source: Embassy Suites Minneapolis Downtown




On Wednesday, June 19, we invite you to take a break and join us for an evening full of fun at a baseball game while we watch the Minnesota Twins vs Tampa Bay Rays at Target Field, the new world class home of the Minnesota Twins.   

You'll enjoy watching the game from the newly renovated Legends Landing seating situated along the left field line providing magnificent vistas of both Target Field and the stunning Minneapolis skyline. 

The $80 registration fee includes baseball ticket, "All you can Eat" Ballpark fare, soda/water and voucher that can be used towards alcoholic beverages. 

Source: Twins.com

Source: Meet Minneapolis

Photo Credits

All promotional photos and text used on this website are for marketing purposes only and were provided by the Meet Minneapolis  Embassy Suites Minneapolis Downtown and Source: Twins.com.

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Contact Us


SARAH NOVAK    (703) 558-3566     SNOVAK@AFIA.ORG

Contact Sarah, chief operating officer, for more information on becoming an AFIA member.

PAUL DAVIS, PH.D.     (703) 650-0146     PDAVIS@AFIA.ORG

Contact Paul, director of quality, animal food safety and education, for any questions regarding conference agenda and event expectations.


Contact Daisy, manager of meetings and events, for any questions regarding agenda, event expectations, hotel, travel arrangements, registration or payment and invoicing.


Contact Lynette, specialist of meetings and events, for any questions regarding sponsorships.