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Logistics and Transportation

The workshop will begin in the afternoon of Tuesday, July 24, 2012 with a reception and dinner. Please make your plans so that you will be able to attend this opening session. We will conclude after dinner on Thursday, July 26. It is essential that you attend the full workshop including the full day on Thursday. We look forward to your visit in just over a week! We have had rather hot and steamy weather (90's) and a few thunderstorms. Come prepared for your short jaunt to the Weitz Center for the Arts, on Carleton's campus.

Travel by Air

Air travelers should fly into the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, and we recommend arriving no later than 3:30 PM on July 24, and planning to depart sometime on July 27, as travel to and from the airport takes 45 minutes. Ground transportation to and from the airport will be arranged for you based on your travel information that you submit to us in your registration form.

Upon Arrival please call - First Choice Shuttle: 507-339-1651. They will be waiting for your call.

The pick-up times are estimates for the shuttle service's planning, but will give you an idea of when a shuttle is in the area.The shuttle service will be aware of your scheduled arrival time and will have your cell phone number.

Please proceed to the Baggage Claim area, as you will walk out of the airport building, DOOR 4, to meet the First Choice Shuttle car/van from the baggage claim area. They will not have any markings on their vehicle so they can come up to the curb. They will be awaiting your call! When you call, they will confirm your pickup time and the color/type of vehicle you should watch for. First Choice Shuttle: 507-339-1651

We understand how unpredictable air travel is these days, so don't be alarmed if your flight is early or delayed. Just let First Choice Shuttle (507-339-1651) know of your new arrival time, as soon as possible. They will be up in the airport area awaiting a call from you when you are ready to be picked up.

Most of you will be staying at The Country Inn, where rooms have been reserved for you according to your registration information under the - InTeGrate Workshop-. A Welcome Packet, with maps, will be awaiting you. If you are staying at the Alumni Guest House, your key will be at the Science Education Resource Center (SERC).

The cash bar reception begins at 5pm, on the second level of the Weitz Center in the Lounge over the Atrium. Please note that the bartender will only be accepting CASH. Dinner begins at 6:15pm, in Room 236 of the Weitz Center.

Weitz Center for the Arts

Please enter the Weitz Center at the Main Entrance, 3rd and College Street. All other doors will be locked.

Campus Map

Travel by Car

Directions from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Northfield

If you are driving north to Northfield, the directions from I-35 are the same. Just watch for exit 69 from the other direction. If you choose to drive but not come on I-35, please contact John (507-222-5749) for directions coming into Northfield on another highway.


For those of you driving to the workshop and lodging in town, we are anticipating that you will check into the hotel before coming to the Weitz Center. Your packet will be there. You can park on campus by the Weitz Center.

Campus Map

There are some "local/twin cities" folks and your packet will be waiting for you at the Weitz Center for the Arts.

The cash bar reception begins at 5pm, on the second level of the Weitz Center in the Lounge over the Atrium. Please note that the bartender will only be accepting CASH. Dinner begins at 6:15pm, in Room 236 of the Weitz Center.

Please enter the Weitz Center at the Main Entrance, 3rd and College Street. All other doors will be locked.

Weitz Center for the Arts

Lodging

Double occupancy room reservations have been made for everyone attending the workshop at the Northfield Country Inn, arriving Tuesday, July 24 and departing Friday, July 27. The InTeGrate grant will cover hotel costs for double occupancy rooms for the nights of July 24, 25, and 26. Please indicate if you have a roommate preference on your registration form; otherwise one will be assigned to you.

A limited number of single occupancy rooms are available, with the understanding that you will be responsible for the additional cost ($45 per night, which will be paid through the payment page).

Reservations will be based on information submitted on your registration form; please do not make your own reservations.

It's about a five-block walk to the meeting space from the hotel and downtown is about 2-3 blocks from the hotel. Please let us know if you have any concerns about accommodations or mobility.

If you need other arrangements, please contact Linda at 507-222-5634 or include information on your registration form.

Communications

The Country Inn offers free wireless internet access throughout their building. Internet access will also be available in the meeting room. Cellular reception is good throughout the region. You will have a telephone in your room at the Country Inn and messages can be left at the hotel desk - 507-645-2286.

Meals

The Country Inn will serve continental breakfast each morning.

For lunches and dinners, we will have a combination of dining hall and catered meals with time for excursions to local restaurants. All meals will include vegetarian offerings. Please provide information on the registration form if you require special meals. The price of all meals and gratuities during the workshop is covered. However, the NSF grant does not cover alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase during some meal-times.

Expenses

There is no registration fee to attend this workshop, and the project grant (NSF DUE - 112533) covers double occupancy participant lodging, meals and supplies during the workshop. Participants or their institutions will need to cover the cost of travel to and from the workshop location. Workshop stipends are available to help defray travel expenses in cases of financial need. The deadline to apply for a travel stipend is May 11, 2012. Late applications will not be considered.

Northfield, MN

Northfield is a small town about 35 miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The weather in July can be expected to be warm to hot, with reasonably high humidity and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoons. It's about a five-block walk to the meeting space from the hotel and downtown is about 2-3 blocks from the hotel. Please let us know if you have any concerns about accommodations or mobility.


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