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2019 Midwest Regional Conference

February 28- March 2, 2019
Cedar Falls, IA


Pre-Conference Tours - Thursday, February 28

Downtown Cedar Falls Small Business Tour
Cost: $25/person

Description: Explore Cedar Falls historic downtown district! This tour will highlight just a handful of the community’s local eateries, ranging from locally brewed beer to neighborhood confections. Learn about how these local business owners are supporting their community by playing a role in the preservation and redevelopment of downtown Cedar Falls – of course while enjoying samples of the local fare!

Details: Depart Hilton Garden Inn at 9:30am. Tour route: Black Hawk Hotel; Chocolaterie Stam; Steege’s Meat Market; Second State Brewing Co; Urban Pie; Scratch Cupcakery. Return to Hilton Garden Inn approximately 1:00pm. Transportation and sampling lunch provided.

Cedar Valley “Buy Fresh, Buy Local” Tour
Cost: $25/person

Description: Go beyond Cedar Falls to explore some of our local favorites! From the farm to the brewery, these home-grown suppliers are proud to call the Cedar Valley their home. Learn about the role these local businesses play in supporting their community and in turn how the community supports them – of course while enjoying samples of what they have to offer!

Details: Depart Hilton Garden Inn at 9:00am. Tour route: Hansen’s Dairy; Rockets Bakery; Single Speed Brewing; Sidecar Coffee Roasters. Return to Hilton Garden Inn approximately 1:00pm. Transportation and sampling lunch provided.

UNI Dining Tour and Mini-sessions
Cost: $15/person

Description: Tour, learn, eat, repeat. Visit some of our more popular dining and retail locations on campus; stop for a mini-session or three; and enjoy some of our campus favorites. Mini-sessions include: Cook-Chill Processes; Catering Services; Student Employment and Leadership Training.

Details: Depart Hilton Garden Inn at 9:00am. Tour route: Rialto Dining Center; Schindigs Café; Book Bistro; Maucker Union; Fresh Beginnings Bakery & Commissary; Piazza Dining Center. Return to Hilton Garden Inn approximately 1:00pm. Transportation and lunch provided.