Travel

DATES & TIMES FOR TRAVEL PLANNING

Registration begins on Wednesday afternoon, June 22nd.

Conference sessions begin Thursday morning, June 23rd, and end before dinner on Saturday, June 25th.

Travel by AIR

Airport: MSP (Minneapolis/St. Paul)

From the Airport to the University (3 options)
  • Taxi [$32-44 / ~1/2 hour]
    Follow the underground passageway with signs to Ground Transportation, and take escalator up to "Taxis." Your destination is University of Minnesota, main campus, West Bank, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs (or specify your hotel).
  • Shuttle [$16 / 30-45 mins.]
    Follow the underground passageway with signs to Ground Transportation, and take escalator up to "Shuttles." Your destination is University of Minnesota, main campus, West Bank, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs (or specify your hotel). Reservations (recommended) at SuperShuttle website or call or 1-800-BLUEVAN. You may also pre-arrange your pick-up for return departure. (There is no regularly scheduled shuttle service.)
  • Economy [~$2 / ~35-45 mins., including transfer]
    Follow the underground passageway with signs to Ground Transportation, and take the tram to the light rail station. Secure fare card before boarding ($1.75 regular/ $2.25 rush-hour). Head downtown to the "Downtown East" stop (~20 minutes). Transfer to the GREEN LINE heading east towards "Union Station/St. Paul." For the conference, exit at "West Bank" (light rail stops for specific hotels are listed under Accommodations). 
  • Car
    Via MN-55/Hiawatha. Get on MN-5 E from Glumack DrTake MN-55 W/Hiawatha Ave to S Washington Ave in Minneapolis. Take the 3rd Street/Washington Avenue exit from MN-55 W/Hiawatha Ave. Follow S Washington Ave to 19th Ave S.
    Via MN-62 W and I-35W N. Get on MN-5 E from Glumack Dr. Take MN-62 W and I-35W N to S Washington Ave in Minneapolis. Take exit 17C from I-35W N. Follow S Washington Ave to 19th Ave S.
    Via I-35W N. Get on MN-5 W from Glumack Dr. Take I-494 W and I-35W N to S Washington Ave in Minneapolis. Take exit 17C from I-35W N. Follow S Washington Ave to 19th Ave S.

Travel by CAR

Major highways will bring you into the University area (I94, I35W), see http://www1.umn.edu/pts/maps/directions.html. The are several parking options in the area, University Parking Services offers parking ramps, surface lots and meters. There are several private parking lots close to the West Bank of campus. The hotels have parking available to guests.

Travel by TRAIN

Amtrak has a passenger train station in the Twin Cities on the main line from Chicago to Seattle/Portland. A taxi, the #16 bus, or the GREEN LINE light rail (Union Depot station) will get you to the University (East Bank Station (Commons Hotel) or West Bank Station (Conference venue, Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Middlebrook Hall)).