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The DCA Fall Meeting will be held October 24 – 26, 2018 at the Loews Minneapolis Hotel. 

During the event various committee meetings will be held along with leadership and board of directors’ meetings. During the Town Hall an update will be presented on the state of the association.  This will be followed by a keynote presentation from Gene Marks, President of The Marks Groups.  

Gene has written on the economy, public policy, technology and workplace issues for The Washington Post, Forbes, Entrepreneur and Fox Business. He appears frequently on Fox News and MSNBC discussing matters affecting the business community. Gene will speak on growth, opportunities and threats addressing the latest political, economic and management trends that will dominate business over the next couple of years. He will also address the status of tariffs and trade wars.

A session has been added on Friday October 25, 8:30 – 11:30 am - HDD Basics and The Value of Additives.  The Government Relations and HDD chairs are holding a working session designed to develop talking points and DCA branded collateral materials.  These materials will be used when conducting educational sessions on HDD fundamentals including the purpose and value of drilling fluid additives.

A golf outing may not be in the cards in the upper Midwest in late October,  but we will have the next best thing….an evening at Topgolf.  Topgolf is a tech-savvy game that anyone can play (and win). Score points by hitting micro-chipped golf balls at giant dartboard-like targets on an outfield. The closer you get your ball to the center or ‘bullseye’ and the further the distance, the more points earned. 

The evening with be fun and lighthearted. An excellent way to spend a few hours with friends and business


Fall Meeting Agenda


Wednesday October 24   
6:30 pm Welcome Reception/Dinner  
Thursday October 25  
7:30 am – 8:45 am Group Breakfast
8:15 am – 8:45 am Membership Committee Meeting
9:00 am – 10:15 am  Government Relations Committee Meeting 
10:30 am – 11:30 am HDD Committee Meeting 
11:30 am– 12:30 pm  Group Lunch 
12:45 pm - 2:15 pm  Town Hall & Business Session
Speaker: Gene Marks
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Workforce Meeting
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Safety/Risk Management Meeting 
6:15 pm  Networking Dinner @ Topgolf
Transport Departs 6:15 pm 
Friday October 26  
8:30 am – 11:30 am HDD Basics and the Value of Additives
8:30 am – 9:30 am Associate Nominating Meeting (closed session) 
8:30 am – 9:30 pm Contractors Nominating Committee Meeting (closed session) 
9:30 am – 11:00 am Board of Directors Meeting (closed session) 
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Executive Committee Meeting (closed session) 







 Registration Fee: $500 per member until October 2nd.  $550 after October 2nd.

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Hotel Accommodations

Experience the Loews Minneapolis Hotel, a luxury hotel offering chic guest rooms, delicious cuisine, and convenient location in Downtown Minneapolis.

601 1st Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55403


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or Call Reservations phone: 612-677-1100  

Single or Double Rate: $199.00 plus 13.4% room tax  
Corporate/Promo Code:  DCAO23
Reservation Cut-off date is October 2nd