Registration with secure credit card payment is available on-line at this site. Please follow the instructions.
Until March 31:
General (including student presenters) $100.00
Graduate Students (non-presenters) $40.00
Late - April 1 to April 10:
General (including student presenters) $125.00
Graduate Students (non-presenters) $50.00
Very Late - April 11 to April 23:
General (including student presenters) $150.00
Graduate Students (non-presenters) $60.00
Banquet and speaker only (for Friday evening, May 2nd, 5:30-8:30 p.m.):
Until April 23 - $75.00
Rates will change at midnight Central Standard Time. No registrations after April 23, 2014.
If you need to cancel your registration, a refund, minus $10.00, will be issued if you cancel by written e-mail to Frank Trnka (firstname.lastname@example.org) by midnight (CST) April 23, 2014. If you cancel after this date, you will not be eligible for a refund.
arrange accommodations directly with the hotel. A block of
rooms is being held at the The Commons Hotel for the attendees
until March 31, 2014. Be sure to identify
yourself as an attendee of the
"Midwest International Economic Development Conference."
Code is: 050113IEDC.
To Make Reservations
at the University Hotel Minneapolis
All reservations can be guaranteed for late arrival with a credit card
or by an advanced deposit. Reservation requests received after March 31, 2014 will be accepted on a space
and rate availability basis.
group rate of $130.00 (single or double occupancy), $150.00 (triple occupancy), $170.00 (quadruple occupancy) plus 13.4% tax is available for
the following dates: May
1, 2 & 3.
The last day to make reservations to receive this rate is March 31, 2014.
The Commons Hotel (adjacent to the McNamara
615 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55414
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Transportation between the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Hotel
Public Transportation (LightRail and City Bus combo) costs $2.25 or $1.75 one way, depending on time of day. To plan your trip go to http://www.metrotransit.org/ and in the Trip Planner enter From "Airport Terminal 1 - Lindbergh Station" and To "McNamara Alumni Center" as well as the date and approximate time you expect to travel. Choose a trip option with only one bus after the LightRail stop. An additional transfer should not be needed. Or contact the hotel (612-379-8888) to see about the availability of the hotel shuttle to pick you up at the LightRail Metrodome Station.
At the airport, follow the signs that say "Ground Transportation."
Once there, ask for the Super Shuttle. Give them the name of the
hotel you are staying at -- The Commons Hotel Minneapolis. The
charge is $18 per person one way.
about $35-45 one way.
Parking is available
in the Washington Street ramp behind the hotel. The daily parking fee is $15.00 per
day per vehicle, which includes "in and out" privileges to registered
The Commons Hotel has
complimentary shuttle service within a five-mile radius of hotel (based on availability. Shuttle charge may apply for groups and/or reservations).
The Commons Hotel is
easily accessible from 35W and Interstate 94. It is located on the East
Bank Campus of the University of Minnesota, only 1 block from the McNamara
Center conference site.