November 8-9, 2017Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis, MN

TRAVEL AND GENERAL INFORMATION

Venue Information

MINNEAPOLIS CONVENTION CENTER

1301 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Expo:
Wednesday, November 8: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 9: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Conference:
Wednesday - Thursday, November 8-9: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hotels

onPeak, the official hotel provider, has negotiated discounted hotel rooms for your stay. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

* Important * OnPeak is the official designated housing bureau for the events and the only authorized vendor to contact you directly regarding hotel reservations. Please be advised there are third party companies soliciting and promoting low hotel rates for this event. DO NOT provide these companies with any personal or credit card information. They are not affiliated with the event and there is no guarantee your reservation will be made. If you are contacted by any other company claiming to represent the events or UBM, please notify us immediately.

Parking

Over 2200 parking spots are next to the Minneapolis Convention Center with an additional 3000 connected by Skyways to the convention center.

Download downtown Minneapolis parking map (PDF)

Attendee Parking
Parking is available on Third Avenue directly east of the Minneapolis Convention Center.

  • 1 Hour $4.00
  • 1 to 3 Hours $7.00
  • 3 to 6 Hours $9.00
  • 6 to 12 Hours $10.00
  • 12 to 24 Hours $12.50
  • 24 Hours $15.00

Early Bird 6:00-8:00am $7.50

Exhibitor Parking
Exhibitor parking directly behind halls B, C, D & E in the marshaling yard is available for sale. These spaces are available through the MCC Exhibitor Services offices on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no reserved parking; please see the Exhibitor Services office early upon your arrival at the MCC since space is limited.

Download convention center map with freeway access (PDF)

Download media truck parking map (PDF)

Additional Parking
Parking Panda allows visitors to purchase parking near their destination. Parking availability is very limited, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase your parking in advance.

Transportation

Hop on the bus
Metro Transit operates one of the largest public transportation systems in the country. Riding public transportation is a convenient and inexpensive way to get around. Fares range from $1.75 to $3.00, depending on time of day. If you're already downtown and need to hop a ride a few blocks, the fare is $.50 in the Downtown Zone. Look for buses marked “Free Ride” and pay no fare when boarding along Nicollet Mall or the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Hail a cab
Cab services are available anywhere in the metro area. Catch a taxi at the Minneapolis Convention Center and any hotel, or call ahead for service.

Car Sharing
Book a Zipcar for a couple of hours or the whole day. Do it online or on your phone via the mobile app. Gas and insurance included.

Catch the train
Zoom around town on the Blue or Green line! Light-rail transit (LRT) connects downtown Minneapolis with the airport, Mall of America, Saint Paul and 43 other stations.

Amtrak
Union Depot is once again the train station of the Twin Cities and a part of the Amtrak national train system. Visit amtrak.com for current information about routes and schedules, and start planning the one-of-a-kind journey only rail travel provides. Amtrak Ticket Office Hours: 6:30 am to 11:30 pm. Self service kiosks are available 24 hours.

Bike
Nice Ride is a non-profit 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.

Walk
Experience the history, culture and energy of Minneapolis by traveling on foot. Built around several lakes and the Mississippi River, Minneapolis's urban cityscape surrounds a lush green park system providing the ideal landscape for walking. Skyway Walking Map »

Maps
Take a look at our comprehensive set of maps to help find your way around Minneapolis. Maps include the metro area, skyways, parking, individual neighborhoods, trails and more. Click here to find the right map for your visit.

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