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Allen D. Leman Swine Conference

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  • Dates: September 19–22, 2020
  • Location: Saint Paul RiverCentre
  • Registration: Open in June
  • Sponsor Registration: Open now!
  • Credits: One veterinary continuing education hour is awarded for each 50 minutes of attendance at a course, seminar, or lecture
  • Conference Format: Saturday and Sunday will feature preconference workshops; Monday and Tuesday will begin with keynote addresses followed by breakout sessions
  • Join us on Twitter: #LemanSwine


The Allen D. Leman Swine Conference is an annual educational event for the global swine industry. It is internationally acclaimed for bringing science-driven solutions to the complex challenges facing the industry. Each year hundreds of participants from over 20 countries, including swine veterinarians and other professionals working in swine production and animal health management, attend the Leman Swine Conference.


Institutional Partners

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Location, Accommodations, and Getting Here


The Allen D. Leman Swine Conference and preconference sessions will be held at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. The Sunday evening Opening Reception and Poster Session are held at InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront. The Science in Practice reception on Monday evening will be located at the Science Museum of Minnesota. All events are within walking distance of each other.

Saint Paul RiverCentre
175 W Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Accommodations (Two Options)

Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown
175 W 7th Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota
$155/night plus (limited availability)—Room block ends Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Or call 651-225-1515 to reserve a room at the Holiday Inn, and be sure to ask for the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference group rate. 


InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront (Conference Headquarters )
11 E Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, Minnesota
$184/night plus tax (limited availability)—Room block ends Friday, August 21, 2020

Or call 651-292-1900 or 866-686-2867 to reserve a room at the InterContinental and be sure to ask for the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference group rate. NOTE: All multiple room reservations will be charged a one-night nonrefundable deposit.

Getting Here

In addition to taxis and car service, here are some other transportation options:


Metro Transit also provides bus service to many areas throughout the Twin Cities. For information on schedules, maps, and fares, please visit the Metro Transit website. Visit Metro Transit Trip Planner to plan your route.


SuperShuttle offers convenient shuttle service to area locations. Visit the SuperShuttle website to reserve your transportation.

Biosecurity Considerations

Biosecurity is everyone's responsibility

As you finalize your travel arrangements to come to the Leman Conference, if you originate or have visited any country in the last seven days with cases of African swine fever (ASF), Classical swine fever (CSF) or Food and mouth disease (FMD), we recommend you follow these recommendations:

  • Restrict farm visits and work with your host to determine if or when is the best time to visit a farm. We recommend a seven-day no-farm-or-market-contact period. 
  • Do not wear or bring clothes that have been used on farms.
  • Do not bring food products from any of those countries.

Biosecurity is everyone’s responsibility and protecting the National Swine Herd is a priority for all of us.

Allen D. Leman

In 1974 Dr. Allen D. Leman, a new University of Minnesota Extension veterinarian, and Dr. Jim Hanson, director of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s continuing education program, initiated this conference to present new information and discuss issues important to the swine industry. Al understood how a university could influence practitioners and empower them to be leaders for the swine industry.

This conference for Minnesota practitioners began in a small lecture hall on the Saint Paul Campus and has evolved into the multisession, international meeting it is today.

Throughout his career, Al worked to define the link between swine disease and swine production. His unwavering dedication to the education of practicing veterinarians was manifested, at least in part, through his leadership of this conference.

Al left the University of Minnesota in 1986. After his death in 1992, the conference was renamed in his honor. The swine faculty continues to provide the leadership in developing this program and remains committed to Al’s vision of excellence.