Wednesday - Opening Reception with Corporate Sponsors
Time Event
6:00 p.m. Registration check-in
Carlson School of Management - Atrium - 1st floor
6:30 p.m. Opening reception
Carlson School of Management - Atrium - 1st floor

Meet & Greet/Mix & Mingle with team participants, corporate sponsors, student ambassadors
Buffet-style supper
Thursday - Host Sponsor Showcase Day
Time Event
7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

Host sponsor site visits:

  • 3M
  • Cargill
  • C.H. Robinson
  • Target
5:00 p.m. Dinner (on your own) at the Mall of America
Friday - Case Release & Case Preparation
Time Event
9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Staggered case release
Teams pick up case in Hanson Hall 1-106, 24-hours prior to team presentation.
11:45 a.m. Lunch in Hanson Hall 1-102
12:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

All day case preparation.
Black out period - teams can only discuss the case within their team members. No contact with any persons outside the team.

Breakout rooms in Hanson Hall will be availble until midnight.

Printing available in the Hanson Learning Lab L-102. Student ambassadors will be available to assist with printing.

5:00 p.m. Dinner provided - see your student ambassador for details.
Saturday - Competition Day & Awards Dinner
Time Event

7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Printing available - Student ambassadors will be available to assist with printing.

8:45 a.m. Introduction and Competition Overview - All teams and academic advisors - Hanson 1-102
9:00 a.m.

Morning Round - Two flights of five teams each. Judging rooms - Hanson 1-103 and 1-105
Attendance in morning rounds restricted to only the academic advisor for the team that is presenting. Academic advisors may not provide coaching or feedback to teams until competition concludes with the Saturday awards dinner.

Group/Team Photos - Photos of each team with academic advisor immediately following presentation.

Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch for all teams, academic advisors, student ambassadors, Hanson 1-108.
Top four teams announced. Presentation times determined by random draw.
1:00 p.m.. - 4:00 p.m. Championship Round in Hanson 1-106. All teams and academic advisors not in the Championship Round are free to attend. 15 minute presentation, 15 minute Q&A. Clear the room for 10 minute judges’ debrief. Presentation times scheduled for 1 pm, 1:40 pm, 2:20 pm, and 3 pm. Presentations conclude at 3:40 pm.
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. Awards Dinner
Carlson School of Management - Atrium - 1st floor