2020 Schedule


6:00 pm
Registration and Check-in, Carlson School of Management - Atrium, 1st Floor

6:30 pm

Opening Reception
Meet & Greet/Mix & Mingle with team participants, corporate sponsors, student ambassadors
Buffet-style dinner

7:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker - TBD speaker from Cargill


Host Sponsor Showcase Day

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Buses load at the hotel at 8:15 am
Buses depart hotel for host site visits at 8:20 am

Host sponsor site visits:
Track A


-Lunch at location TBD


Track B


-Lunch at location TBD

-C. H. Robinson


****Attention all guests: please read the information in the brochure attached before the site visits on Thursday, April 2nd.

3M Export Control Handout

5:00 - 8:00 pm
Dinner (on your own) at the Mall of America

8:00 pm
Bus departs from Mall of America to Marriott Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown


8:30 am

Staggered Case Release & Case Preparation in 1-108 Hanson Hall
See Team Presentation Schedule for release times.
Teams pick up case in Hanson Hall, 24-hours prior to Saturday's morning flight team presentation.

12:30 pm

Lunch for all teams and student ambassadors in 1-108 Hanson Hall

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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 the Carlson School will be available for the 24-hour period following case release until 5 pm on Saturday.

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

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Dinner for all teams and student ambassadors in 1-108 Hanson Hall


Competition Day & Awards Dinner

7:30 am - 3 pm

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

8:30 am

Morning Round - Five flights of 4-5 teams each. Judging rooms - 1-103, 1-105, 1-107, 1-109 Hanson Hall
Attendance in morning rounds restricted to only the academic advisor for the team that is presenting. Due to the current and confidential nature of the case, videotape recordings are not allowed.  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.

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Lunch for all teams and student ambassadors -  1-108 Hanson Hall

12:00 pm
Photo with all team members and academic advisors.

12:05 pm
Announcement of Top 4 Teams in 1-108 Hanson Hall

12:30 - 3:50 p.m.

Championship Round in 1-104 Hanson . All teams and academic advisors not in the Championship Round are free to attend. 12 minute presentation, 16 minute Q&A. Clear the room for judges’ debrief. Presentation times scheduled for 12:30, 1:10, 1:50, 2:30, and 3:10 pm. Presentations conclude at 3:50 pm.

Dinner and Awards
Carlson School of Management - Atrium, 1st Floor

5:00 5:45  Networking/Reception
5:45-6:45  Dinner
6:45-8:00  Program and Awards