SGMP Announces 2023 NEC to be Hosted by Bloomington, Minnesota


SGMP announces the 41st Annual 2023 National Education Conference (NEC), June 6-8, 2023, will be in the host city of Bloomington, Minnesota. The conference will be held at the Radisson Blu Mall of America, which is connected to Mall of America®, the largest entertainment and shopping mall in the United States.

Of course, the main event for government meeting professionals is connecting with one another and learning from the speakers and educational sessions. The aim of the conference is to equip government meeting professionals with the knowledge, resources and networking to host economical and impactful government meetings and events. Government meeting professionals at every level from local, state and federal levels are invited to come.

Explore What Bloomington, MN Has to Offer

The Mall of America® hosts more than 400 events per year, ranging from concerts to celebrity experiences to fashion shows. Each year, 40 million people from around the world visit the mall, which has more than 500 stores and entertainment venues on four levels in 2,869,000 square feet of space! There is no sales tax on clothing or shoes bought at the mall, so bring extra luggage.

SEA LIFE® at Mall of America, FlyOver America (flight simulation ride), The Escape Game, and  Nickelodeon Universe® theme park are just a few of the entertainment venues to enjoy in Mall of America.

In addition to the Mall of America, Bloomington and is brimming full of outdoors spaces and attractions to explore, including the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Great Northern Golf Trail, Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Great Wolf Water Park, Normandale Community College’s Japanese Garden and other great attractions. Check out these curated itineraries full of ideas for interesting things to do and places to explore in Bloomington and the Twin Cities, whether you’re looking for cultural activities, sports, music, fine dining, scenic golf courses, activities fun for the whole family, or an afternoon of shopping.

The hotel offers a free shuttle to the adjacent Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) and the nearby Metro light rail transit will help explore the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well, if you come in early for the 2023 NEC.

Make Plans to Visit Bloomington in 2023

SGMP’s National Education Conference will be held in person in 2023. A call for speakers will go out in July. Keep your eyes peeled for registration opening this fall. Sign up on our newsletter list to be notified when registration opens. All government meeting and event professionals, both planners and suppliers, are invited to attend!

We are thankful to the Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Radisson Blu Mall of America for hosting our 2023 NEC. Make plans to attend 2023 NEC now, and we look forward to seeing you there!