INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

What are the dates and location of the 2018 International Convention?
The 2018 International Convention will be held from August 16 to 18 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bloomington, MN.

What are the rates for hotel stay?
In order to accommodate all delegates, the convention planning committee has negotiated a variety of accommodations and room rates. To learn more, please visit the Hotel page.

When will registration open? What are the registration rates?
Registration will open soon. Once announced, registration fees will be available on the registration page.

What is the convention schedule?
The schedule for the 2018 International Convention is still being set. Make sure to check the agenda page for updates as the schedule is finalized.

What does my registration fee include?
Delegate registration fees include access to business meetings, special events and evening receptions. Find the full list of items included with your registration fee on the registration page.

What is the attire?
Attire will depend on the day and the event, but it’s a good idea to plan on business casual attire for daytime events like the general sessions, and formal attire for the closing ceremonies on August 18.

May I bring my spouse/children to the Convention?
Yes! Sons of Norway welcomes family members of all convention delegates. In fact, many delegates often plan their time at the International Convention as a vacation-of-sorts with the rest of their family. With so much to do and see in and around the Twin Cities area, it’s a great place for family fun.

What forms of payment do you accept for registration?
Forms of payment will be determined by the convention registrar. To find out which are accepted, please visit the registration page.

Who can attend the International Convention?
The 2018 International Convention is open to all Sons of Norway members. Only elected delegates from each District may vote on resolutions and bylaw changes, but other members can register as a guest and observe the proceedings.

I would love to attend the 2018 International Convention, but unfortunately my budget does not allow it.  Is there some way I can stay informed of the convention happenings from home?
Sons of Norway wants to make the convention experience as inclusive as possible for all members. If you cannot attend the convention in Bloomington, MN you are invited to follow along with all the convention happenings via Sons of Norway’s blogFacebookTwitter feed and Instagram.

I am a member of the press – do you have press registration?
Sons of Norway welcomes professional editorial staff (including photographers and camera crews) of print, online, and broadcast media to attend the 2018 International Convention on a complimentary basis.

Members of the media interested and eligible to obtain press registrations should contact Rebecca Swanson at [email protected] to register.

My question is not here! Who should I contact?
If you haven’t found an answer to your question on this page please email Jenna Kohlnhofer at [email protected] for assistance.