Hotel information for the 2020 Richmond, VA conference will released to all Corporate, Institutional, Gallery, and Premium Members about a week-10 days before Attendee registration opens in early October, 2019. When Attendee registration opens the hotel information will be released to the general public. Please check back then.

The organization of any conference the scale of NCECA’s involves a complex coordination of resources. One of the most important resources required are an adequate number of hotel rooms to accommodate conference registrants from individuals to businesses and organizations seeking sleeping rooms for their team members. NCECA’s selection of conference hotels is influenced by factors including price point, value, proximity to the convention center, and the amenities that they can offer their guests. Oftentimes, agreements that NCECA is able to strike with convention centers and convention and visitors bureaus are affected in significant ways by the number of rooms that we block in conference hotels for our conference attendees. If NCECA conference registration and room bookings can meet the room block numbers that we project, sometimes rebates become available that offset costs associated with convention center space rental. When NCECA fails to meet these targets, added financial burdens can affect the organization. 

Over the past several years, while NCECA has increased the number of rooms it blocks, we find that before advanced conference registration ends, there are many people planning to attend conference who can no longer find rooms in the conference hotels. This occurs largely, because some members of our community may block more rooms than they actually need early on in the conference registration cycle. These rooms are then removed from inventory of those available and others searching for rooms are told that none are available. When those who have blocked rooms they do not need, wait until just weeks or days before the conference to cancel them or worse yet, after they arrive at the conference location, conference hotels are no longer required to make them available to other conference guests at the favorable rates that NCECA negotiates in advance.

Our guests work directly to secure rooms with hotels, which abide by a set of ethical guidelines to protect consumers. There are no systems that NCECA can put in place that can prevent people from overbooking rooms that cannot be circumvented by someone who wishes to do so. Please be aware that when room overbookings take place and the individuals who reserve them wait to cancel them until very late in the conference’s timeline, this action hurts those who want to participate in the NCECA conference and also poses financial harm to NCECA. We ask that members of the NCECA community consider the impact of their actions concerning hotel reservations for the annual conference.


1001 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
$165.00 single/double; $175.00 triple; $185.00 quad
The Hilton is located 2 blocks from the Minneapolis Convention Center and is accessible by indoor walkway.

Book your reservation online at https://book.passkey.com/go/2019NCECAAttendees or call 1-888-933-5363 and identify yourself as being with NCECA.

A one-night non-refundable deposit plus tax will be due at the time each room reservation is made and credited to the last night’s reservation. Reservations and deposits are due prior to Monday, February 25, 2019.

Parking: Self-parking $20.00 (10th St); Valet $40.00 (24 hrs.)

Hilton Garden Inn
1101 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
$159.00 single/double. An additional charge of $10 per person per night will be applied for the third and fourth person per guest room.

The Hilton Garden Inn is located 2 blocks from the Minneapolis Convention Center. Book your reservation online at http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/M/MSPCNGI-CER-20190324/index.jhtml or call 1-612-339-6633 and request the group rate for NCECA 2019 Annual Conference.

A major credit card is required at the time of booking to confirm the room reservation. Reservations must be received by Friday, February 22, 2019. Reservations may be cancelled 48 hours prior to arrival without penalty. If individual reservation is cancelled or modified within this period, guest will be charged one-night room and tax.

Parking: Self-parking not available; Valet $28.00

Millennium (king bed rooms available, double bed rooms sold out)
1313 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
$165.00 single/double; $175 triple; $185 quad

The Millennium is located 2 blocks from the Minneapolis Convention Center and is accessible by indoor walkway. Book your reservation online at https://res.windsurfercrs.com/ibe/details.aspx?propertyid=13527&nights=1&checkin=03/24/2019&group=1903EDUCAT or call 1-612-332-6000 and identify yourself as being with NCECA.

A one-night’s deposit plus tax will be due at the time each room reservation is made and credited to the last night of the reservation. The deposit will be refunded if the reservation is cancelled prior to 72 hours of arrival date. If cancelled within 72 hours of arrival, the deposit becomes non-refundable. Reservations and deposits are due prior to Monday, February 25, 2019.

Parking: $21.00 when charged to room or $26.00 at the ramp.

Students SOLD OUT

Housing for students has been established at a property 3 ó blocks from the Minneapolis Convention Center. Rate is $119 single thru quad occupancy per room.

To obtain a reservation your professor/teacher needs to provide the names of everyone associated with the reservation, include arrival and departure dates and a statement verifying current student status. Email this information to dori@nceca.net. Reservation requests are not accepted submitted by students. Once this block is filled a confirmation number will be sent and a credit card will need to be provided directly to the hotel. Confirmation numbers not associated with a credit card will be released on February 1, 2019.

These rooms sell out quickly so reserve early! Thirty rooms are available to those who make first contact.


DoubleTree Suites
1101 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 66503


Holiday Inn Express & Suites
225 S. 11th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403
$149.00 single; $159.00 double

Guests calling in via 612-341-3300 can reference the group name NCECA – National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts or use group code ECA. Guests can also follow the link for easy online reservations at the group rates: Book Now

Hyatt Place
425 7th Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55415
$169.00 single/double

Book online following the link and enter the contracted dates (check-in 3/26 and check-out 3/30) or call 888-492-8847 and provide the group code G-NCCA. Cut-off date for booking is March 8, 2019.


Normandy Inn & Suites
405 S. 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55404
$169.00 king room/single
Book online at:

All rates are subject to lodging tax of 13.125% (subject to change).