Travel | Accommodations | Meals | Location


Participants are responsible for their travel to and from the workshop. Maps and directions to Carleton College are available on the Carleton College website. Please book your travel no later than April 30. Participants will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements and submitting receipts to be reimbursed after completion of the workshop.

Travel by Air

Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport is the closest airport to Northfield. We recommend flight times that arrive no later than 3:30pm on June 11 and depart after 3:30pm on June 13. Please allow a buffer of at least 90 minutes to 2 hours between your flight's arrival time and the time when you would reach Northfield. It is approximately a 45 minute drive between MSP and Northfield.

Airport Shuttles

Ground transportation to and from the airport will be arranged for you based on your arrival and departure times if you provide us with that information in advance, via the travel information form. It is very important that you provide us with your cell phone number on the form so that we may share it with the shuttle company in the event of a flight delay. We will provide you with estimated shuttle pick-up times as the workshop date gets closer.

Travel by Rail

There are Amtrak routes that serve the Minneapolis-St Paul region.

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.
  • Fairfield Inn is 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.


Double occupancy room reservations will be made for everyone attending this workshop at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Northfield , arriving on Tuesday, June 11 and departing Thursday, June 13. Reservations will be based on information submitted on your Travel Information Form due April 30th; please do not make your own reservations.

The Project EDDIE grant will cover hotel costs for double occupancy rooms for the workshop nights of the 11th and 12th of June. Please indicate if you have a roommate preference on your Travel Information Form; otherwise one will be assigned to you.

Single occupancy rooms are available, with the understanding that you will be responsible for the additional cost of $61 per night (including taxes). Indicate your preference and pay for a single occupancy room by filling out the Single Occupancy Form. If you need other arrangements please contact Caroline at 507-222-4545 or include information in your travel submission form.

It's about a seven-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 that information on your registration form.
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The Fairfield Inn offers free wireless internet access throughout their building. Internet access will be available in the workshop meeting rooms at Carleton. Cellular reception is good throughout the region. You will have a telephone in your room at the Fairfield Inn and messages can be left at the hotel desk: 507-366-5000.


Breakfasts: The Fairfield Inn will serve breakfast each morning, and is included in your room rate.

Lunches, dinners, and refreshments that are part of the official workshop program will be catered or in Carleton dining facilities. All meals will include vegetarian offerings. When you register you will have the opportunity to indicate dietary restrictions. The price of all meals during the official workshop program are covered.

Northfield, MN

Northfield is a small town about 40 miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Minnesota's weather in June is typically quite temperate, but be sure to check as it gets closer to the workshop and be prepared for sun, rain or temperature variance!

Map of Northfield

Information about Northfield

Carleton Visitor Info and Campus Map

Current Northfield Weather Conditions (more info)

For more information:

Andrew Haveles: ahaveles@carleton.edu, 507-222-5634