Getting Here

LOCATION INFORMATION

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.

ACCESS/TRANSPORTATION

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
  • Condor
  • Icelandair
  • 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

Rental​ ​Cars​ ​from​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​standard​ ​agencies​ ​are​ ​available.https://www.mspairport.com/directions/ground-transportation

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

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

Parking

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.