The APWA national, chapter, DCS and self-assessment websites will be down for system maintenance and upgrades from 11:00pm central time Friday, August 29th to approximately 12:00am central time, Saturday August 30th.

Don't miss these at Congress!

If you're looking for a place to sip some lemonade, meet with your colleagues, gather with old and new acquaintances, or just relax awhile, visit the Minnesota Hospitality & Cyber Cafe‚ in the Auditorium Lobby of the Minneapolis Convention Center, sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter.

Join us in honoring the best in the business! Come see your peers recognized during APWA's Annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony on Monday from 4:45-6:00 p.m. in the Minneapolis Convention Center Ballroom. Be sure to stay for the Awards and Recognition Reception from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Handouts will be distributed, when applicable, at the educational sessions. However, if you miss out on them at a session, limited quantities of leftover handouts will be available in the Speaker Prep Room (102B).

One of the many opportunities to explore ideas and comments with your peers is to attend the roundtable discussion groups that occur on Monday and Tuesday. Join your peers in the exhibit hall and look for the banner sign and spotlights that will lead you to the roundtables. You'll find discussions on a variety of technical and management topics. Pull up a chair to air your thoughts on current industry issues, or stop by and just listen in.

Free lunch in the exhibit hall if you are an attendee. Be sure to use the special coupon you received at registration for your free lunch on Sunday and Monday (Noon-2:00 p.m. both days) in the exhibit hall. Coupons are good for Sunday and Monday only. Who says there's no such thing as a free lunch??

Going to the Banquet on Wednesday to see "Forbidden Broadway"? Don't forget to exchange your coupon for a ticket before 2:00 p.m. Tuesday to confirm a place. If you haven't bought a ticket yet, do so before the ticket exchange deadline.