The conference will be held at The Graduate Hotel on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus is in the heart of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, situated between the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Home to 17 Fortune 500 companies, Minneapolis-St. Paul is a vibrant ecology for technical communication. Employers like UnitedHealth Group, 3M, Ecolab, and St. Jude Medical form the backbone of a vibrant community of professional technical and medical communicators, and so help sustain a vibrant local chapter of STC (STC Twin Cities, www.stctc.org), as well as strong degree programs in technical communication (at Metro State, at UMTC, Minnesota State, and just across the border in Wisconsin, at UW Stout). Holding CPTSC in Minneapolis is placing CPTSC in the crucible of technical communication, in many ways, and returning it to its birthplace, as well.
UMN-Twin Cities is close to hotels, public transportation, and many restaurants within walking distance in “Dinky Town” and “Stadium Village.” The Twin Cities campus has light rail and bus access that can be taken to attractions such as downtown Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Mall of America. The light rail also connects to the MSP International Airport.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP) International Airport is located off highway 494 in Bloomington, MN. The airport is serviced by the following airlines:
- Air Canada
- Air Choice One
- Air France
- Alaska Airlines
- American Airlines
- Boutique Air
- Delta Air Lines
- Frontier Airlines
- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
- Spirit Airlines
- United Airlines
- Southwest Airlines
- Sun Country Airlines
Trains and Interstate Buses
Minneapolis is served by the Empire Builder line of Amtrak, which connects Seattle and Portland to Chicago and from Chicago to the whole of the Amtrak network in the United States. Additionally, Minneapolis is served by interstate bus service on Greyhound, Megabus and Jefferson Lines services.
Rental Cars from a variety of standard agencies are available.https://www.mspairport.com/directions/ground-transportation
Several ground transportation options are available including
- Cars and Shuttles
- Local public transportation including light rail and metro bus
- Intercity and interstate buses
- See the following web page for more information on transportation to and from the airport: https://www.mspairport.com/directions/ground-transportation
Light rail runs through the University of Minnesota campus and connects to downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Light rail also reaches the airport and Mall of America.
For more information: https://www.metrotransit.org/metro-system
72 parking spots are available behind The Graduate Hotel for overnight guests, $20 for Self-Park and $27 for Valet. The hotel connects via second floor to Washington Avenue Parking Ramp with 1,200 parking spots. Bus parking is also available.