National Case Competition

National Case Competition

2018 Competition Information

2018 Competition Date: April 13th and 14th, 2018

Registration Deadline: January 15, 2018

*Registration is limited to one team per institution and granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.*

The case will be released to competitiors in January 2018.

Once you have registered, please mail your $2,000 payment to:

               CLARION-University of Minnesota
               1-425 Moos Tower
               515 Delaware St. SE
               Minneapolis, MN 55455

Payment must be made prior to January 31st, 2018. Please contact with any questions regarding payment.

Why send a team from your College or University?

  • Be a part of a new wave in health care education
  • Showcase your school in a national event
  • Promote the importance of leadership and communication skills
  • Prepare your students for interprofessional practice

Participant Information:

Registered teams will receive a Case Competition Guidebook, which includes:

  • Rules and regulations
  • Roles for students and advisors
  • Team definitions
  • Judging criteria
  • Contact information for additional questions
  • University maps, schedule of events, and hotel directions from airport
  • Technical assistance for team development
  • The Case 

National Competition Premier Richard Norling Scholarship Information:

Premier, Inc. a healthcare performance improvement alliance, gifted CLARION with $15,000 per year for 10 years in honor of Richard Norling, former President and CEO of Premier, Inc. and a graduate of the Master of Healthcare Administration program at the University of Minnesota. This generous donation is used strictly for the scholarships given to the winners of the CLARION National Case Competition.

  • 1st place (shared award): $7,500
  • 2nd place (shared award): $5,000
  • 3rd place (shared award): $2,500

Hotel Information:

Participants are encouraged to stay at the Commons Hotel, where a block of rooms will be held. When you call for reservations, state that you are a CLARION participant so you receive the discounted group rate.

2017 Rates:

$159.00 per night for two adults, with the cost increasing $10 for each additional adult (rooms can accommodate four adults).  Please make your room reservations with the Commons by March 14, 2018 to receive the discounted group rate.

Commons Hotel contact information:

Toll free: 1-800-822-6757
Direct: (612) 379-8888
Address: 615 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414      

Rooms can be booked online here:

Schedule of Events:

National Case Competition Welcome Reception Dinner - Friday, April 13, 2017

Location: Weisman Art Museum

Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The museum galleries will be reserved specifically for CLARION starting at 5:00 pm. Please feel free to explore them before the banquet begins.

Schedule of Events:

6:00 pm - Reception & Welcome

6:30 pm - Dinner 

8:00 pm 

  • Recognition of Case Writers & CLARION Board

  • Recognition of National Teams & Judges

  • Instructions for National Finals

9:00 pm - Adjourn

National Case Competition Presentations - Saturday, April 14, 2018

Location: The Commons Hotel, rooms TBA

Teams will be assigned a presentation time and room prior to the competition day. Presentation times will be between 9:00 am & 4:00 pm. 

National Competition Awards Banquet - Saturday, April 14, 2017

Location: McNamara Alumni Center

Schedule of events : TBA

Please email with questions.