Wednesday - Opening Reception with Corporate Sponsors

Time Event
6:00 p.m. Registration and check-in
Carlson School of Management - Atrium, 1st Floor
6:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception Sponsored by Medtronic
Meet & Greet/Mix & Mingle with team participants, corporate sponsors, student ambassadors
Buffet-style supper

Medtronic Keynote Speaker
Tammy L Nelson, Senior Director, Global Supply Chain and Transportation

Thursday - Host Sponsor Showcase Day

Time Event
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Host sponsor site visits:

  • 3M
  • Cargill
  • C.H. Robinson
  • Land O'Lakes
  • Polaris

    ****Attention all guests: please read the information in the brochure attached before the site visits on Thursday, April 5th.****

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5:00 p.m.

8:00 pm

Dinner (on your own) at the Mall of America

Bus departs from Mall of America to Marriott Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown

Friday - Case Release & Case Preparation

Time Event
9:00 a.m. Staggered case release in 1-109 Hanson Hall
Teams pick up case in Hanson Hall, 24-hours prior to team presentation.
12:30 p.m. Lunch for all teams and student ambassadors in 1-108 Hanson Hall
9:00 a.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 the Carlson School will be availble 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 p.m. Dinner provided in 1-108 Hanson Hall

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.

9:00 a.m.

Morning Round - Four flights of four 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 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Lunch for all teams and student ambassadors -  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.

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

5:00 5:45 Networking/Reception
5:45-6:45 Dinner
6:45-8:00 Program and Awards
Carlson School of Management - Atrium, 1st Floor