Banquets & Parties

Wednesday, December 12

Regiception – meet up with old friends and network over a beverage at AVCA Registration
11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center Hall B Lobby

AVCA Convention First-Time Attendee Reception
5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center Craft Bar
*Open to first-time convention attendees

Celebration of Diversity Social
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center Mezzanine Level M100IJ

Coaches 4 Coaches 10th Anniversary Happy Hour
6:45 – 7:45 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center Craft Bar
*By Invitation Only

Thirty Under 30 Award Winner Reception
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center Lower Level 100BC
*By Invitation Only

AVCA Match Point Mingle 
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center Mezzanine Level 100H
*Open to all participants in the AVCA Match Point Program

Spalding Convention Kick-Off Party & Game Night
8 – 10:30 p.m.
Hyatt Nicollet Grand Ballroom
*Open to attendees with full registration or pre-convention seminar/full registration packages. Attendees admitted with name badge or ticket.
**Heavy hors d’ oeuvres, beer, wine and soft drinks will be available. Each attendee receives (2) drink tickets.

Corn hole and a putting challenge will be among several games at the Spalding Kick-Off Party Game Night.

Thursday, December 13

AVCA Breakfast Buffet
7:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center Exhibit Hall B Lobby
*Open to attendees with full registration or pre-convention seminar/full registration packages.

International Coaches Networking Breakfast & Orientation
8:30 – 10 a.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center Lower Level 100BC
*Open to all international volleyball coaches

Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon – featuring the Coach of the Year winners and Hall of Fame inductees
Noon – 2 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center Ballroom A
*Open to attendees with full registration or pre-convention seminar/full registration packages. Attendees admitted with name badge or ticket.
**Plated lunch will be served.

 

Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon

High School Coach of the Year Nancy Dorsey with Kathy DeBoer on stage at the Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon.

AVCA Semifinal Matches Tailgate Party
5 – 6 p.m. (time subject to change based on NCAA match times)
Minneapolis Convention Center Ballroom B
*Open to attendees with full registration or pre-convention seminar/full registration packages. Attendees admitted with name badge or ticket.
**Beer, wine and light snacks will be available

Friday, December 14

AVCA Breakfast Buffet
8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center Exhibit Hall B Lobby
*Open to attendees with full registration or pre-convention seminar/full registration packages. Attendees admitted with name badge.

Regiception – meet up with old friends and network over a beverage at AVCA Registration
9:30 – 11 a.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center Exhibit Hall B Lobby

AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center Ballroom A
*Open to attendees with full registration or pre-convention seminar/full registration packages. Attendees admitted with name badge or ticket.
**Plated lunch will be served.

 

Banquet

ESPN Broadcaster Beth Mowins with 2015 AVCA Player of the Year Sam Bricio.

International Coaches Networking Reception
4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center Craft Bar
*Open to all international volleyball coaches

AVCA Friday Night Party & Coaches Tournament
5 – 7:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center Hall B
*Open to attendees with full registration, pre-convention seminar/full registration or weekend only registration packages. Attendees admitted with name badge or ticket.
**Heavy hors d’ oeuvres, beer, wine and soft drinks will be available. Each attendee receives (2) drink tickets.

Saturday, December 15

AVCA Breakfast Buffet
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Minneapolis Convention Center Hall B
*Open to attendees with full registration, pre-convention seminar/full registration or weekend only registration packages. Attendees admitted with name badge.

Champions Party
5:30 – 7 p.m. (time subject to change based on NCAA match times)
Kieran’s Irish Pub (located across the street from Target Center)
*Attendees must purchase a ticket ($15) to attend
**Music, food and fun are in store to get you ready for a great night of volleyball.

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