General Convention Information

REGISTER EARLY for the 42nd Annual RPMDA Convention, April 25–28, 2018 and take advantage of our discounted early-bird rate*! A block of rooms is on hold for RPMDA at the Radisson Blu Mall of America, 2100 Killebrew Dr, Bloomington, MN 55425.  Your reservation as part of the convention hotel room block supports the RPMDA convention. The convention room rate is $159 per night. Complimentary self-parking is available in the Mall of America, East or South Ramp and is walkable to the hotel.  Hotel valet parking rate is $25 per night, and there is complimentary wi-fi throughout the property.

TO MAKE HOTEL RESERVATIONS, go online to and click “Convention” on the menu, or call 952-881-5258 to make your reservations by phone. The cut-off date for reservations at the convention rate ($159) is Tuesday, April 4th. After that date, reservations will be made on an as-available basis at the hotel’s regular rate.

TRAVEL INFORMATION: Fly into Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP), serving most major airlines. For ground transportation, the hotel offers a free shuttle service from and to the airport. Shuttles are on demand. After you have collected your luggage at the airport, call the hotel for shuttle service pickup. The hotel is only a 10-minute car ride from the airport!

WHAT TO WEAR: Dress is business casual for sessions. Bring a sweater or jacket to sessions in case – hotel meeting rooms can be chilly.


  • The Hal Leonard Distribution Center Pre-Convention (FREE) Tour is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25th. This will be an all-day event. If you plan to go on the tour, plan on arriving Tuesday night, April 24. There are limited rooms available, so make your reservations early.
  • On Thursday evening, April 26, Schmitt Music and Groth Music will host RPMDA members for a tour of their stores. The cost is $25 per person. Buses will transport those who have signed up. You may sign up for the tour on the registration form.
  • Closing Banquet and Awards on Saturday, April 28th

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES: We will have pre-planned, optional group activities available for RPMDA Convention attendees on Saturday afternoon. These plans are being finalized in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

RETURN ON YOUR INVE$TMENT: You can literally pay for your convention trip by redeeming coupon offers from RPMDA exhibitors, available exclusively to 2018 convention dealer attendees. Use these valuable coupons to recoup all or part of your convention expenses!

*Early bird registration rates are available through February 16rd. See website for details.

Questions? Contact RPMDA

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