November 8, 2019

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot
Minneapolis, MN


Thursday, November 7

Friday, November 8

Saturday, November 9

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception
TLA President, Jeff Simmons, and GlobalTranz are graciously hosting an opening reception at the Depot Hotel. Beverages, appetizers, and good company will be provided.

After the opening reception, you have a free night. Minneapolis offers a plethora of craft cocktail bars, brew pubs, restaurants, comedy clubs, theatre, and many other activities, all within a 5-10 minute cab ride of the Depot Hotel. TLA will provide a list for you to consider with a map and approximate distances from the hotel.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wine and Cheese Reception
Close out a fantastic day of exceptional CLE sessions with a wine and cheese reception at The Depot. Gather with your colleagues and toast another successful TLI.
6:00 p.m. -
Dine Arounds
At the conclusion of the TLI education and wine event, enjoy a selection of 8-10 restaurants to choose from for a collegial dinner with your fellow TLA members and guests. We have chosen a great selection of places which are unique in cuisine and experience. Again, nothing will be too far away from the hotel. On the tentative list so far is Bar LaGrassa (James Beard award winner Chef Issac Becker) featuring authentic Italian pastas and small plates, Spoon and Stable (another James Beard connection with Chef Gavin Kaysen) with “local culture and technically inspired by French cuisine.” Others include Bachelor Farmer and Tulibee, both local favorites in historic locations. Others to come!
8:00 p.m. -
Music Experience
After dinner, for those who want a music experience at the famed First Avenue, we’ll enjoy Ghost Note followed by R&B funk group Lettuce. Both are heavy instrumental, jazz, funk, fusion, jam-type bands. The location is the best live music spot in town. Register early as tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If there is enough interest, we’ll request a separate “velvet rope” section, maybe with our own bouncer.

For those who are not inclined to move with the music, we’ll provide a great list of other activities of interest on a late fall Saturday night. Nothing will be too far away!
2:30 p.m. -
Big Ten Football Game: University of Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions
Grab your coat and a warm hat! Join us for a Big Ten football game between the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Penn State Nittany Lions. Game time should be about 2:30 p.m. but may change dependent on the Big Ten’s scheduling. Game tickets are $60. Ticket price does not include food and beverage. Tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.