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November 14-17
Minneapolis
Convention Center

For more information contact
Ed Leach (480) 705·8200

Hosted by:
Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities

Future Conference Dates:

November 17-20, 2002
Long Beach, California

October 19-22, 2003
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Hotel/Travel Information

Hotel Reservations
All conference events are held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. A block of hotel rooms at special rates has been reserved for conference attendees at eight different downtown hotels within walking distance to the convention center. Hotel reservations must be made through the Passkey.com Hotel Reservation System (888-547-3801, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm CST, Monday-Friday).

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Hotels

Rates Cut-Off Check In/Out Distance from Minneapolis Convention Center Connected to Downtown Skyway System
Crowne Plaza Northstar

$129.00 Single
$129.00 Double

10/15/01 In: 3:00pm
Out: 12:00pm
6 blocks No
Doubletree Guest Suites

$129.00 Single
$139.00 Double

10/15/01

In: 3:00pm
Out: 12:00pm

3 blocks

No
Hilton Minneapolis

(Conference Headquarters)

$147.00 Single
$167.00 Double

10/15/01

In: 3:00pm
Out: 12:00pm

2 blocks

Yes
Holiday Inn Express & Suites

$129.00 Single
$139.00 Double

10/15/01

In: 3:00pm
Out: 11:00am

1.5 blocks

No
Hyatt Regency

$143.00 Single
$153.00 Double

10/15/01 In: 3:00pm
Out: 12:00pm
1.5 blocks Yes
Marriott City Center

$149.00 Single
$149.00 Double

10/15/01

In: 3:00pm
Out: 12:00pm

7 blocks Yes
Millennium Hotel Minneapolis

$139.00 Single
$149.00 Double

10/15/01

In: 3:00pm
Out: 12:00pm

1 block

Yes
Radisson Plaza

$146.00 Single
$166.00 Double

10/15/01

In: 3:00pm
Out: 12:00pm

7 blocks Yes
 

Ground Transportation
Downtown Minneapolis hotels are approximately 30 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. Express Shuttle/Coach USA (612-827-7777) offers continuous service every half hour from the Ground Transportation area outside of baggage claim for $13 one way, $20 roundtrip. Taxi service from the airport is approximately $25.

Discounted Air Fare
The League has appointed Stellar Access (formerly Conventions in America) as its official event travel company. Call (800) 929-4242 and ask for Group #339 to receive the following discounts or the lowest available fares on any other carrier:

United Airlines—save 5% to 10% on lowest applicable fares with an additional 5% off with a 60-day advance purchase. All rules and restrictions apply. Travel between November 11–20, 2001.

Northwest Airlines—save between $35–$175 on the lowest applicable fares. All rules and restrictions apply. Travel between November 11–20, 2001.

BOOK ONLINE AND PAY NO TRANSACTION FEE!

Visit Stellar Access to book your reservations from the convenience of your home or office anytime, and be eligible for discounted travel rates. (First-time users must register and refer to Group #339.)

Or call Stellar Access directly at (800) 929-4242 (Outside U.S. and Canada: (619) 232-4298, FAX (619) 232-6497). A $10 transaction fee will be applied to all tickets purchased via phone service. Reservation hours: Monday–Friday 6:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time).

Discounted Car Rental

Special discounted rates with unlimited mileage have been negotiated for conference attendees with Hertz and are available up to one week before and one week after the event. To reserve a car at these special rates, call Stellar Access at (800) 929-4242; refer to Group #339, or reserve online at www.stellaraccess.com. If you call Hertz directly at (800) 654-2240, ask for CV#02EZ0007. Cars may be picked up and dropped off at the airport or any other Hertz location in Minneapolis with no additional drop-off charge.

Travel Links of Interest
The vibrant Minneapolis/St. Paul area is the entertainment and cultural center of the upper Midwest. Restaurants, shopping, culture, sports, and other amusement activities offer the best in hospitality and entertainment and continue to make the area an ideal place where visitors go for a year-round mixture of amazing experiences - including the world famous Mall of America! Lots to do in Minnesota's Twin Cities? You bet!

TripAdvisor

A valuable resource for researching destinations because it provides a selective list.

CitySearch

Lots of advice about arts, movies, nightlife, and restaurants.

Zagat.com

Offers brief reviews for eateries searchable by cuisine, neighborhood, or popularity.

Yahoo Travel

Links to local sights, lodging, dining guides, and transit advice.

Minneapolis.org

Official site for Minneapolis and surrounding area.

Minnesota Office of Tourism

 

Mall of America