• Dates: September 15−18, 2018
  • Location: Saint Paul RiverCentre
  • Registration: Opens in June
  • Credits: One veterinary continuing education hour is awarded for each 50 minutes of attendance at a course, seminar, or lecture
  • Abstract Submissions: Opens May 1
  • For: Swine veterinarians and other professionals working in swine production and animal health management
  • 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 attend the Leman Swine Conference held in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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


1. InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront (Conference Headquarters )—Room block ends Friday, August 17, 2018
11 E Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Call 651-292-1900 or 866-686-2867.

$175/night plus tax (limited availability)
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.


2Holiday Inn St. Paul DowntownRoom block ends Tuesday, August 14, 2018
175 W 7th Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 651-225-1515.

$149/night plus tax (limited availability)
Be sure to ask for the Allen D. Leman Swine Conference group rate.

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.


SuperShuttle offers convenient shuttle service to area locations. Call 800-BlueVan or visit the SuperShuttle website to reserve your transportation.

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.

Program Partners

Contact Us

Christine Preston
vetmedccaps@umn.edu | 612-624-4754