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Eleventh Annual Conference & Workshops
October 10-12, 2001 Duluth, Minnesota
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Listed below are just a few of the exciting events that await you in Duluth. Information on other Duluth attractions and restaurants will be distributed during on-site registration. For more information, visit the Duluth Convention and Visitors Bureau's Web site at: 

2nd Annual Pool Tournament -- The Minnesota GIS/LIS 2nd Annual Pool Tournament will take place Wednesday evening beginning at 7:00 pm at Grandma's Sports Garden, located across the foot bridge from the DECC in Canal Park. Interested participants must sign-up at the Welcome Reception or at Grandma's Sports Garden before 7:15 pm. Parings will be drawn that night and a prize for first and second place will be given. Snacks will be served during the tournament, and dancing will follow at 9:00 pm.

Glensheen Historic Estate -- The Glensheen estate features a 39-room Jacobean style mansion, beautifully manicured grounds and formal gardens. Completed in 1908, Glensheen is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Conference participants interested in visiting Glensheen at the following times must sign up on the conference registration form. Transportation to Glensheen from the DECC will be provided. Scheduled times represent departure times from the DECC. Ticket price is $10.00. Guests welcome.

Schedule: Tuesday, October 9, 4:00 pm; Wednesday, October 10, 6:30 pm; Thursday, October 11, 7:00 pm

Vista Fleet -- The Vista Fleet offers fully narrated sightseeing cruises of the Twin Ports Harbor. During the cruise, you'll travel under the Aerial Lift Bridge into Lake Superior and tour the harbor for a close view of busy grain elevators, lake freighters and saltwater ships. Conference participants interested in the following scheduled cruise must sign up on the conference registration form. Ticket price is $8.75. Guests welcome.

Schedule: Friday, October 12, 4:00 pm

Additional Entertainment has been added to the Conference Agenda.

Take a ride on the North Shore Scenic Railroad! The NSSR, the excursion line of the Lake Superior Railroad Museum, offers North Shore trips in classic coaches pulled by traditional engines.

The GIS/LIS Conference train will pick up passengers Thursday night, October 11, at the DECC at 8:00 PM, right after the door prize drawings. The train will travel up the North Shore to Palmer's Siding and then return, for a trip time of 2.5 hours.

This year's conference beer tasting will be held aboard the train. The tasting will be sponsored by the Lake Superior Brewing Company of Duluth, and the Boreal Bottlers Brew Club of Bemidji. A cash bar will also be available on the train.

Seating for this ride is limited. Tickets will be $20 per person. Home brewers are encouraged to bring beer or other fermented beverages to share, and any additional beer donations are always welcome. Any proceeds beyond the cost of the trip will be donated to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in the name of the GIS/LIS Consortium.

Contact Steve Benson for more information, or look for sign up information when you arrive at the conference.

Bananaz Family Entertainment Complex -- Go Nuts! Located in Canal Park, Bananaz Family Entertainment Complex includes a climbing wall, flight simulators, virtual parachute jump, laser tag, mini golf, and much, much more! Conference participants will receive a coupon for discounted admission to the complex in their conference packet.

Duluth OMNIMAX Theatre -- The OMNIMAX is a specially-designed theatre that puts you at the center of the action! Images are projected with a 180 degree lens onto a vast dome screen that encompasses the audience. Conference participants will receive a coupon for discounted admission to the theatre in their conference packet.

Great Lakes Aquarium -- The Great Lakes Aquarium features over 70 species of fish from the Great Lakes and other freshwater lakes and rivers across the globe, as well as birds, amphibians, reptiles, river otters and more! Conference participants will receive a coupon for discounted admission to the aquarium in their conference packet.


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