Participant Workshop Logistics

QuIRK PKAL Workshop at Carleton College
Quantifying Quantitative Reasoning in Undergraduate Education:
Alternative Strategies for the Assessment of Quantitative Reasoning
October 10 - 12, 2008

Dates and Times

Registration:

12:00-3:15 pm on Friday, October 10 in Sayles Hill Great Space at Carleton College.

Workshop:

3:30 pm on Friday, October 10 through noon on Sunday, October 12.

Workshop Lodging

AmericInn – Faribault

1801 Lavendar Drive
Faribault, MN 55021

Hotel Phone: 507-334-9464
Room block name: Carleton Workshop
Room rates: Single: $90.00, plus tax | Double: $90.00, plus tax

Days Inn – Faribault

1920 Cardinal Lane
Faribault, MN 55021

Hotel Phone: 507-334-6835
Room block name: Carleton Workshop
Room rates: Single: $72.99 per night, plus tax | Double: $82.99 per night / plus tax

Reservations at the above hotels must be made no later than Monday, September 8. Please mention the "Carleton Workshop" room block, when reserving rooms. After September 8, rooms may no longer be available. If both hotels indicate they are full, please contact Christina (cshute@pkal.org).

Super 8 Northfield

Highway 3 South
Northfield, MN, 55057-3137 US

Hotel Phone: 507-663-0371
Room block: See below
Room rates: Single: $68.00 per night, plus tax | Double: $78.00 per night / plus tax

Reservations will be made by rooming list. Teams will be invoiced room costs after the event.

Travel

Air travelers should fly into the Minneapolis – St. Paul airport (MSP). To arrive on time for the start of the workshop, you will need to arrive at MSP no later than 2:00 pm on Friday, October 10. Teams of 3 or more are recommended to take a taxi directly to the Carleton Campus (approx. 45 minutes; est. $90 one-way). Please bring travel directions with you in case the driver needs additional details. A location for luggage will be provided. If travelling alone or with just one additional person, a travel alternative is service through Care Tenders–soon to change ownership as Eco Trans ($45 per person one-way w/ 24 hour reservation).

After the workshop, buses back to the airport will leave Carleton at 12:30 and so you should arrive at the airport around 1:15 on Sunday afternoon. There is no fee for this transfer.

During the conference, we will provide transportation to and from your hotel.

Directions from Airport to Campus:

  • Exit airport outbound roadway.
  • Take I-494 West to I-35W South to Highway 19 East (Exit 69, Northfield exit).
  • Drive east on Highway 19 for 7 miles to Northfield.
  • At the first stop light (where Highway 19 meets Highway 3), turn left and drive north for 3 blocks to 2nd Street.
  • Turn right and drive east on 2nd Street, continuing up the hill.
  • Turn left at College Street, which takes you directly into the campus.
  • Sayles Hill, where registration will take place, is two blocks past the main campus entrance.

Directions from I-35 via Highway 19 to Northfield and Carleton Campus

  • Take I-35W to Highway 19 East (Exit 69, Northfield exit).
  • Drive east on Highway 19 for 7 miles to Northfield.
  • At the first stop light (where Highway 19 meets Highway 3), turn left and drive north for 3 blocks to 2nd Street.
  • Turn right and drive east on 2nd Street, continuing up the hill.
  • Turn left at College Street, which takes you directly into the campus.
  • Sayles Hill, where registration will take place, is two blocks past the main campus entrance.

The Carleton website provides further travel information and a campus map.

Note: If driving to campus, there is no designated parking on campus. Street parking will be available a few blocks from the campus. We strongly recommend using the bus service during the workshop.

Technology

Teams are encouraged to bring at least one laptop to the workshop in order to prepare their action plan.>/p>

In addition, wireless internet will be available in the general session conference room.

Workshop Fees & Cancellation Policy

The application fee for the workshop is $75.00 per person. The fee includes all meals (from Dinner Friday thru Lunch Sunday) and workshop materials. Participants will be invoiced before the workshop. Project Kaleidoscope accepts payment by check or credit card (Visa or Mastercard only); payments will not be accepted at registration. Participants are responsible for the cost of lodging and travel. Workshop cancellations must be made in writing to Project Kaleidoscope at applications@pkal.org. Full refunds will be provided to those who cancel by 5:00 pm Eastern on Wednesday, October 1. Cancellations received after this date will not receive a refund. Full workshop fees will be charged for "no-shows" (no refunds will be given). Registrations are transferable within an institution.

Special Diet or Accommodation

If you have a special dietary requirement and/or restriction or a disability requiring special accommodation, please contact Christina at cshute@pkal.org.

Emergency Contacts

If you should need to reach event staff enroute or during the workshop, please contact either Nathan Grawe (cell: 507-298-0517) or Christina Shute (cell: 315-727-8018).