Before the Rendezvous
As you prepare for the Rendezvous, take a moment to look over the following information:
- Travel and Accommodations
- View or Search the program
- Confirmed Participant List
- Presenter Guidelines
- Participant Expectations and Code of Conduct
- COVID-19 Policies and Information
Arriving at the Rendezvous
- See the travel and accommodations page for information on getting to and from the Twin Cities and Rendezvous venues.
- Registration check-in/name badge pickup (you must check-in before attending any events, please leave time to check-in and walk to your first event).
- On Sunday only, on-site registration will be available at the opening reception in the Weisman Art Museum Dolly Fiterman Riverview Galleryfrom 7PM-8:30PM.
- Monday through Friday, registration will continue through the week in the main atrium of Tate Hall from 7:30am-4pm.
- Parking at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- Visit Parking and Transportation Services for information on parking at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, including parking regulations, parking tickets, and visitor and event parking. Campus visitor parking can be found here. For questions about parking, you can contact parking services directly at (612) 626-7275. For accessibility questions related to parking, please visit the parking services page.
- See the travel and accommodations page for additional information.
During the Rendezvous
On Campus Locations
Some buildings on the University of Minnesota Campus may be locked during portions of the Rendezvous program.
- Participants staying at Yudof: Participants who are staying at on-campus lodging (Yudof Hall) will receive key cards that will give them access to those buildings as well.
- Rendezvous staff:Rendezvous staff will be available to let participants into these buildings when necessary.
- Help a fellow educator: Hold the door for your fellow Rendezvous attendees if you encounter a locked door!
- Help line: If you are unable to get into a building and none of the above options are available to you, call 507-222-5339. You will be connected with a Rendezvous staff member who will be able to assist you.
Participant Expectations and Code of Conduct at the Rendezvous
Our shared expectations are:
- we will participate fully in the entire morning workshop for which we registered
- we will participate fully in any mini-workshop we attend
- we will move between contributed sessions at the completion of presentations
- we will be courteous and respectful of others
- we will aim to allow all to have an opportunity to participate in discussions
Code of Conduct
NAGT meetings and events foster the exchange of ideas, through open and respectful dialogues at oral and poster sessions, workshops, field trips, short courses, mentorships and other NAGT-supported programs. NAGT promotes, provides, expects and endorses a professional and respectful atmosphere and values a diversity of views and opinions. The NAGT Activities Code of Conduct is important to promoting diversity and creating an inclusive, supportive, and collaborative environment for all people.
All participants in NAGT activities – including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, NAGT staff, members of the media, vendors, and service providers – are expected to abide by this NAGT Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct applies in all venues, including field trips, webinars, ancillary events and social gatherings, and on-line forums and discussions associated with the NAGT.
Connecting to WiFi
WiFi is available in all UMN campus locations. The eduroam network is available for visitors from other campuses that employ eduroam, who can use their own credentials from their institution to log in.Use your full University email address and password to log on. Other guests who do not have a UMN account or are not from eduroam-participating universities need to use UMN-Guest Wifi access instead of eduroam.
Accessibility and Accommodations
The Earth Educators' Rendezvous is committed to providing universal access to our programming and supporting accommodation requests to the best of our ability, including both disability accommodations as well as other circumstances. Some of the resources available are listed below; if you need additional support, please see staff at the registration table to request assistance with accommodations that are available that can support your needs.
- Courtesy of the University of Minnesota Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life in partnership with the Trans Action & Advisory Team and Facilities Management in an effort to create gender inclusive restrooms across the University of Minnesota, an interactive map is available for users to locate a variety of accessible options, including gender neutral restrooms, lactation spaces, accessible entrances and elevators, disability parking, and more. The map is available at: https://egis.umn.edu/twincities/index.html?config=config_gender_neutral_restrooms.json - check the layers of interest to locate these services.
- The School of Physics and Astronomy Diversity and Inclusion web page lists locations of accessible and gender neutral restrooms as well as lactation rooms (see approximately halfway down the page).
- The Rendezvous Information for Traveling Families page has information about childcare as well as resources for breastfeeding mothers.
Dining in the Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota campus and surrounding areas are filled with a wide range of cuisine at affordable prices. Check out the Dining in the Twin Cities page.
Many groups will capitalize on being together at the Rendezvous to move their own research forward. If you are interested in organizing a working group at the Rendezvous, please complete the application by March 1, 2022.
Continue networking with colleagues and friends at the variety of evening events and gathering spots.
Connect Via Social Media
New to the Rendezvous and looking for lunch/dinner companions? Trying to share rides to and from the airport? Do you want to follow up with folks following discussions started in your workshop or poster session? Start a new thread or contribute to an existing discussion on the Rendezvous message board.
Share your Rendezvous experience on Twitter using #EarthER22. If you know of something that you think other participants should know about, just send a tweet to @nagtgeo and include #EarthER22. We'll be gathering all those tweets together on a page so that we can all benefit in near-real time.
The Rendezvous will also be sharing images and posts of interesting things happening via the NAGT Facebook page. Go "Like" us so you'll get these updates as well!
After the Rendezvous
Staying in the area after the Rendezvous? The Twin Cities and the surrounding area provide opportunities for fun and relaxation. Check out these sites for event calendars, restaurant recommendations, maps, tours, etc.
In the Twin Cities:
- International Wolf Center (12.5 mi northwest of Minneapolis)
- 7 Vines Vineyard (21.1 mi northeast of Minneapolis)
- Munsinger Clemens Gardens (66.3 mi northwest of Minneapolis)
- Quarry Hill Nature Center (90.3 mi southeast of Minneapolis)
- Spam Museum (98.9 mi south of Minneapolis)
- Great Lakes Aquarium (154 mi northeast of Minneapolis)