For the first time ever the USA and Canada are joining forces. That’s right, SFC is breaking a 275 year streak of animosity and unkind gestures. This year the nations have pledged to work together for the common good….. for the SFC North America Conference 2015!
This event promises to be the most important weekend of the year for an SFCer getting equipped for a long season of shred ministry. It’s a time to make new friends, get pumped up on shred ministry and gather ideas to bring back home from the rest of the SFC crew in your town. You’re not going to want to miss this. There is plenty of space available and everyone is invited so bring a friend.
November 19th through 22nd, 2015
Bloomington, Minnesota (just outside of Minneapolis)
Radisson Hotel @ Mall of America
1700 East American Blvd
Bloomington, MN 55425
Take a tour of the hotel.
$250 per person
- Three nights lodging in a nice hotel
- Most meals – There will be a couple opportunities to eat on your own
- Lift Ticket to Wild Mountain
- Day Pass to Water Park of America – 70,000 sq ft. watery adventure land
- Airport transportation
- Conference materials
- Amazing time with the your buddies and the SFC community!
Plane Travel Info
- Book flights into Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) on Thursday 11/19 to arrive by 4:00pm
- Airport is approximately 10 min from our hotel
- The Radisson Hotel will be running shuttles on the hour every hour (call 952-854-8700 for information)
- Book flights to leave Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) on Sunday 11/22
Auto Travel Info
- Arrive on Thursday 11/19 between 4:00pm and 5:00pm at the hotel
- Use google directions to address above
I’m not involved with SFC, can I still come?
OH YEAH! You definitely can! The conference is open to anyone who wants to learn more about SFC and snowboard/ski ministry. Register as normal and we will be stoked to see you at the conference!
Will we be shredding?
We will be spending a whole day at Wild Mountain to ride, eat, and hold part of the conference there. You can always plan to ride on Sunday after breakfast and goodbyes as well, Trollhaugen will also be open during this time so you may want to check that out. Plan your departure travel around your choice to stay for this or not, but you will need to get yourself there. Conference cost include a lift ticket to Wild Mountain.
Do I have to pay for a lift ticket? or Do I have to pay for the water park?
While we want to accommodate every one we also want to make sure that everyone gets the best value that they can. We believe that adding these two activities to the schedule will only enhance the time for everyone. If you can’t make it either of these activities we ask that you still pay the full amount. This extra money that you pay will go to our Conference Scholarship fund! If you absolutely can’t afford the cost then go ahead and fill out or Conference Scholarship application. Thanks so much for your kindness!
What should I bring?
Clothing – Typical November shredtown attire (with an Minnesotan arctic twist) – Canadians, you already know what to wear.
Swim wear – We will be going to Waterpark of America so you’ll be sorely disappointed if you forget.
Shred Gear – You’re choice of sliding device(s) and outerwear
Spending Money – We’ll be headed out to eat for one meal or two over the course of the weekend that you’ll be expected to pay for, as well as spending some time at Help Boardshop so you may need to pick up some new gear.
A Friend – There is plenty of space and you can probably think of someone else who needs to hear about this.
I can only make it to one day, can I do that?
Of course! Register as normal and choose only one day at the payment.
I’m a local and don’t need to stay at the hotel, do I still have to pay $250?
Nope! Just put tell us in the correct spot on the registration form and you’re all set.
I have a family. Are there accommodations for us?
You can always get a room for yourselves. You can pay for your own room you and your family can stay in it too. Simply select that option at registration and your kids can stay with you. Everyone over the age of 4 must still be registered and paid for. Please let us know if you will be bringing children 4 and under.
NEW FOR THIS YEAR: Some of the speaker sessions will have child care available so they can do something fun for them, and you can focus on what you’re learning.
Does SFC make a lot of money on this conference?
No. The SFC International Office plans to spend money each year to make sure the conference can happen. Registration costs only cover a good chunk of our actual costs in putting it together.
I can’t afford it at all. Is there still hope for me?
YES! There is still hope! If money is the ONLY reason you can’t make it out the conference then please fill out this form. The scholarship is need based and every application will be considered on an individual basis.