Location and Maps

Meeting Location

The conference will be held at The Commons Hotel, 615 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, on the University of Minnesota's East Bank campus.


Parking onsite at The Commons Hotel is available on a first come, first served basis, in the parking lot behind the hotel. A daily parking fee—currently at $15 per day, per vehicle—applies, including "in-and-out" privileges to registered overnight guests; or $25 for valet parking. 

Non-overnight guests may park in the Washington Avenue Ramp that is connected to the hotel by an enclosed walkway. Current charges are $2.50 per hour, up to five hours with a $12 maximum daily charge. 

The University of Minnesota is an urban campus. Please visit the Parking and Transportation website for additional public parking maps.

Getting Around the Twin Cities

Light Rail

Metro Transit provides easy access to the Twin Cities area via a light-rail system. The new Green Line offers a 15-minute ride from the East Bank campus to downtown Minneapolis. The Green Line also shares five downtown Minneapolis stations with the Blue Line, which offers fast, quiet light-rail service to 19 stations between downtown Minneapolis and the Mall of America. For information on schedules, maps, and fares, please visit the Metro Transit website.


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.


Enjoy biking in one of the most bike friendly cities in the country. Nice Ride Minnesota is a nonprofit bike-sharing system, and anyone can become a member. Simply take a bike when you need one, and return it to any station in the system when you arrive at your destination. It's fast, easy, and affordable. Visit Nice Ride Minnesota for information about the Twin Cities' public bike sharing program.