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Tuesday, July 24 Boom Island• 6:00am start time
Cost: $5
The AAPM/Gammex 5K Run/Walk will start at Boom Island in the Mississippi River. This scenic route is sure to inspire all of the walkers and runners as they cross the river on the historical Stone Arch Bridge and then turn onto the parkway and run parallel to the river.  The course is flat and has great views of the mighty Mississippi, including St. Anthony Falls.  Deadline to register is June 25. There is no on-site registration for this event.

Registered participants must come by the AAPM meeting registration area in the convention center on Monday, July 23, between 10:00am and 2:00pm, to pay $5 (cash only), sign a waiver and pick up a race number and t-shirt. A receipt will be given for your $5 payment.

Transportation to race start at Boom Island - Bus pick-up is promptly at 5:30am on Tuesday:

Thanks once again to Gammex for sponsoring this event.


Tours will be offered through metroConnections, Inc. Some tours are limited, so please do not delay. Purchases must be made by Sunday, July 1. Tickets MAY be available for purchase on site, but there are no guarantees!

All tours will start and finish at the Minneapolis Convention Center at the times indicated. Please allow yourself some extra time before stated departure times.

Tour Cancellation Policy: Tours which do not meet minimum capacity may be canceled within 3 weeks of the event. If a tour is canceled, registrants will be notified and refunded in full.

Tour Descriptions

Abbreviated tour descriptions are below. For full descriptions, and to reserve tickets on-line, please go to metroConnections, Inc. OR download this tour form, and mail with payment.

Sunday, July 22
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Twin Cities Highlights
Cost: $26
Deluxe motorcoach transportation. Some of the attractions you'll see include

Minneapolis St. Paul
Nicollet Mall Rice Park
Theater District Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Cathedral of St. Paul
the television home of Mary Tyler Moore Children's Museum
Anthony Falls Minnesota History Center
Minnehaha Park Summit Avenue's Victorian architecture

Monday, July 23

11:00am - 4:00pm
Mall of America
Cost: $16
Deluxe motorcoach transportation. In just one afternoon you can ride on a rollercoaster, explore the ocean at UnderWater Adventures, drive 200 mph withough getting a speeding ticket at NASCAR Silicon Motor Speedway, and visit Dinosaur Walk Museum. All this, plus shopping and dining.

Tuesday, July 24
9:30am - 3:30pm
Cost: $62
Deluxe motorcoach transportation. Cost includes lunch at Freight House and admission to Northern Vineyard and Sauntry Mansion. Stillwater is Minnesota's oldest town, and provides an escape to the history of lumber camps and steamboats.

Wednesday, July 25
11:00am - 4:30pm
Historic Minnesota
Cost: Adult $63.; Child (3 - 11) $61
Deluxe motorcoach transportation. Cost includes lunch at Forepaugh's Restaurant and admission to the Minnesota History Center and the Alexander Ramsey House. This tour is a closer look at the St. Paul sites seen from the bus on Sunday's highlights tour. Forepaugh's Restaurant is an elegantly restored Victorian mansion now serving French cuisine.

Awards Ceremony and Reception

Monday, July 23 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
AAPM Awards Ceremony
Minneapolis Grand Ballroom, Hilton Minneapolis

followed by a Reception in the adjoining ballroom
7:30pm - 8:30pm

Tickets are $14 per person. Please note that this ticket is included in some registration categories. Tickets may also be purchased on site at the Registration counter at the Minneapolis Convention Center located in the lobby outside Halls B.

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine will honor AAPM award winners during a ceremony followed by a wine and cheese reception on Monday, July 23. The ceremony will take place in the Minneapolis Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Minneapolis. Please remember your tickets.

Night Out

Nicollet IslandTuesday, July 24 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Night Out
Nicollet Island

Ticket prices are:
- $62 ( 21 and over)
- $57 ( ages 10 - 20)
- $50 (ages 3 - 9)
- free for children 2 and under

Please note that this ticket is included in some registration categories. Tickets may also be purchased on site at the Registration counter at the Minneapolis Convention Center located in the lobby outside Halls B.

Nicollet Island in the Mississippi River will be transformed into a riverside festival with tents and activities.  Minnesota Northwoods activities will include a lumberjack show, a strolling Dixieland band, and an 8-piece local dance band, R-Factor.

Food Stations will display a wide variety of popular Minnesota Heartland cuisine.  Be sure to visit the Beer Garden, the perfect place to sample an American hometown brew. You Betcha!

Pick up a rod and reel and enjoy one of Minnesota’s premier summer activities, good fishing!  A live trout fishing pond will be sponsored by the North Central Chapter of AAPM.  Prizes will be awarded for catching one of the six banded fish.

Please note: Each adult Night Out ticket will include 1 drink ticket, good for beer or a glass of wine. Once your ticket is used, cash will be accepted. Nonalcoholic drinks will not require a ticket.

Buses will depart beginning at 5:45pm:
Minneapolis Convention Center
Hilton Minneapolis
DoubleTree Guest Suites
Marriott City Center
Crowne Plaza Northstar

Millennium guests:
Board at the Hyatt

Normandy Best Western guests:
Board at the Crowne Plaza Northstar

Holiday Inn guests:
Board at the Hilton

Radisson Plaza guests
Graves 601 guests:
Board at the Marriott City Center

Buses will make their final departure from Nicollet Island at 9:45pm.

Exhibitor Sponsored Events

Links to Exhibitor Sponsored Events are posted here as a service to our exhibitors. There is no endorsement implied by AAPM.

Varian Users Meeting
Saturday, July 21, Hyatt Regency Hotel

Integra Radionics - XKnife User Meeting
Sunday, July 22, Millenium Hotel

Elekta / IMPAC Users Beer Bash
Sunday, July 22, Rock Bottom Brewery
5:30 - 8:30pm

Varian Emerging Technologies Symposium
Monday, July 23, Hyatt Regency Hotel

IMPAC Physicists Luncheon
Monday, July 23, Hilton Hotel, Grand Ballroom Salons E - F
12:15 - 1:15pm

Nucletron Lunch and Learn Series
Monday and Tuesday, July 23-24, Minneapolis Convention Center

11th Annual MOSFET Users Group Luncheon Meeting
Tuesday, July 24, Minneapolis Convention Center, Room 103
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Elekta Leksell Gamma Knife Users Luncheon
Tuesday, July 24, Hilton Hotel, Grand Ballroom
12:15 - 1:15pm

Only companies officially exhibiting at AAPM '07 may submit event annoucements to be posted. To have a link to your event announcement posted here, send the url to Karen MacFarland.