Logistics and Transportation
The workshop will begin at 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 18, 2015 with an opening session, reception, and dinner. Please make your plans so that you will be able to attend this opening session. We will conclude at 2:00 pm, on Tuesday, October 20. It is essential that you attend the full workshop.
Travel by Air
Air travelers should fly into the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, and we recommend arriving no later than 3:30 pm on October 18 and departing after 4:30 pm on October 20, 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.
We will provide you with estimated shuttle pick-up times. 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 can be, 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.
Travel by Car
Directions from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Northfield
- I-35W South to Highway 19 East (exit 69, Northfield exit).
- Drive east on Highway 19, 11 miles to Northfield.
- At the first stop light (where Highway 19 merges with Highway 3), turn left.
- Country Inn is immediately on your left.
If you are driving north to Northfield, the directions from I-35 are the same. Just watch for exit 69 from the other direction.
A hotel block has been reserved at the Northfield Country Inn ( This site may be offline. ) , arriving Sunday, October 18 and departing Tuesday, October 20. Reservations must be made no later than Friday, September 25 (the room block will be released after this date). To make your reservations, call (507) 645-2286 and tell them you are part of the MATLAB workshop to receive the discounted group rate of $80 per night + tax. A complimentary breakfast is served each morning.
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 include information on your registration form.
The Country Inn offers free wireless internet access throughout their building. Internet access will also be available in the Weitz Center meeting room at Carleton. 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.
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 during the workshop is covered.
Northfield is a small town about 35 miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Minnesota's weather in October is highly variable (the record high for October 18th is 86 degrees F, while the record low is 16). Please check the weather close to the workshop to prepare for snow, rain, or sun! 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.