Travel | Accommodations | Meals | Location


The main workshop will begin on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 8:00am at Carleton College. The workshop will conclude at 12:30pm on Wednesday, October 30th.


Participants are responsible for arranging their travel to and from the workshop. Ground transportation to and from the airport will be arranged for you if you provide us with your travel information in advance. Maps and directions to Carleton College are available on the Carleton College website. Please book your travel no later than September 29. 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 on Oct. 27, the day before the workshop, and depart after 3:30pm on October 30th so that you can attend the workshop in its entirety. 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. To better coordinate shuttle carpools, if possible, please arrive no later than 10pm on Sunday, October 27.

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. The shuttle service will be aware of your scheduled arrival time and will require your cell phone number, so please provide that on the travel information form. Airport transport information will be provided to all participants as the workshop dates approach.

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 Sunday, October 27 and departing Wednesday, October 30. Reservations will be based on information submitted on your Travel Information Form due September 29th; please do not make your own reservations.

The grant will cover hotel costs for double occupancy rooms for the workshop nights of the 27th, 28th, and 29th of October. Please indicate if you have a roommate preference on your Travel Information Form; otherwise one will be assigned to you.

Note: The grant will not cover lodging for local participants (those from the Twin Cities or Northfield). If you would like to obtain lodging at your own expense, please contact Caroline Smith (csmith3@carleton.edu).

A limited number of single occupancy rooms are available, with the understanding that you will be responsible for the additional cost ($70.09 per night ,including taxes), which will be page through the single occupancy payment page.

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.
Campus Map

If you need other arrangements please contact Caroline at 507-222-4545 or include information in your travel submission form.


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 continental 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. Attendees are expected to pay for their own meal(s) on Sunday.

Northfield, MN

Northfield is a small town about 40 miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Minnesota's weather in October can be variable, but be sure to check as it gets closer to the workshop and be prepared for sun, rain, snow 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