Thinking about coming to Minneapolis? In July?

What’s going on in Minneapolis, Minnesota during July 3, 2016 through July 6, 2016 that would make anyone want to book their stay at the Hyatt Regency Hotel?

Well, now, let’s just find out the answer to that question and more…
Those folks on that planning committee for GDUI are pretty smart and I’d just bet they are all looking out for us and our guide dogs when it comes to accessible things to do and see; interesting, inviting places to dine and visit and safe, reliable modes of transportation.

Our annual national conference and convention is scheduled to be held at one of the nicest facilities in Minneapolis-the Hyatt Regency!  There are enough activities and events planned right there to keep us all busy without ever leaving the premises.  By the time we’ve all assembled at our assigned meetings; eaten a scrumptious meal; perhaps enjoyed the heated, indoor swimming pool; joined in the fun at the afternoon “Happy Hours” and listened to the special music, we’ll be so tired we’ll need extra help from our dogs to guide us to our rooms.

For those more spirited, energetic, adventurous souls there is always the nearby Mall of America-all 580 stores and amusement park!  One could spend a month in there and never experience it all.

Of course, there’s also that infamous stone-arch bridge that crosses the Mississippi River at Saint Anthony Falls in downtown Minneapolis; the many beautiful parks and of course, those wonderful outdoor restaurants!

Is there an NPR listener who doesn’t know Garrison Keillor and the Prairie Home Companion?  Did you know that show is presented nearby at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN?  Garrison may have retired, but the show is still very much thriving and just as hilarious!

Minneapolis, Minnesota!  Home of wide sidewalks and restricted traffic; excellent dining and welcoming people; accessible transportation and lots of just plain fun! I can almost smell those
tantalizing aromas of that lip-smacking food prepared and served by happy, friendly hosts.  Just thinking of all of the activities and fun things  to do, my feet are already getting ready.  I can hardly wait to ride the Lite Rail and listen to the sounds of the Mighty Mississippi with all of its riverboats.   It’s going to be so much fun to see all of my old friends and meet new ones in Minneapolis.  Who wouldn’t want to go there?

Event: 2016 GDUI Conference
Date: July 3, 2016 – July 6, 2016
Location: The Hyatt Regency, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Hotel Details:

Room rates at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis are $89 single or double. There is an additional $10 per night charge per person for up to four people in a room. Applicable state and local taxes are currently 13.4%.

For reservations by telephone, call Central Reservations at 1-888-421-1442, and make sure to mention you are attending the ACB convention in order to obtain our room rate.

To make reservations online, visit and follow the 2016 convention link.

If you have any questions, please refer to the below contact information. Thank you in advance!


Lillian Scaife Programs Chair & The Programs Team!
GDUI office Manager: 1 (866) 799-8436