Do I get continuing education units for attending this symposium?

Yes, with a paid registration you will receive 15 continuing education units that you may put toward any FCI exam.

Do I need to pay in full when I register?

Yes, in order to be considered registered we must receive full payment with your registration. If you’re paying by check, once we receive your check we will process and register you. Payment must be received by deadline date to receive discounted registration prices.

Which payment methods do you accept?

Visa, Mastercard, American Express & check. *please note, if you send in a check please make sure we receive it before the discounted price deadline that you registered for.

Can I register onsite?

Yes, you will need to provide payment at the registration desk upon arrival.

How can I apply to be a speaker at the Symposium?

Our speaker process has already passed. If you’re interested in speaking at our 30th Annual Administrators’ Symposium please contact Kristi Wolford by email at

Is there ample parking at the the Hyatt Regency?

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis will offer valet parking for $38 per 24-hour period. Self-parking is offered at $19 per 24-hour period and includes in/out privileges. Parking is in a covered parking garage with 6’6″ clearance, no RVs, most vans will not clear. No motorcycles. Vans over 6’6″ can be accommodated directly across the street. The parking garage is privately owned and is managed by Allied Parking Inc.

Will the Twins be in town that week?

No. Unfortunately, the Twins will be out of town that week. However, one week later you could watch them play the World Series Champion Kansas City Royals on Friday night!

Can I get lost in the Skyway?

Good luck in there. The Minneapolis Skyway, spanning 69 downtown blocks, is the longest continuous skyway system in the world.

Is it true that Minneapolis has a "Twinkie Law"?

Yes, that is true. A Minneapolis City Council candidate was indicted by a grand jury for serving Twinkies to groups of elderly voters. After the scandal, a fair campaign act was established, which is now commonly known as the “Twinkie Law.”

Who was the first to make Jucy Lucy?

There’s a long going rivalry over who first made the Juicy Lucy (or Jucy Lucy) which is, essentially, a cheese-stuffed burger. Some say Matt’s Bar was first, but others argue that it was the 5-8 Club. Regardless, both restaurants’ versions are delicious.