Advisory Board Meeting, Carleton College, Oct 7, 2013 (arrive evening October 6, depart Monday evening after 5pm)

The meeting will begin at 8am Monday morning, October 7. The agenda has the meeting ending at 3pm that day. Please plan your return flight out of MSP after 5pm. Hotel rooms will be reserved for you at the Country Inn for Sunday and Monday evenings, as your travel plans require.

Travel by Air

Air travelers should fly into the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, please arrive the evening of Sunday, October 6, and plan to depart sometime after 5:00 PM on Monday, October 7, 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 via the travel information form.

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. If you choose to drive but not come on I-35, please contact Krista Herbstrith (507) 222-5634 for directions coming into Northfield on another highway. Please fill out the travel information form to inform the conveners of your travel plans and when you plan to arrive.

Travel Reimbursement

Travel reimbursement - Oct 31 deadline to submit for reimbursement.


Single Occupancy room reservations will be made for everyone attending the workshop at the Northfield Country Inn, arriving Sunday, October 6 and departing Monday, October 7. If you need other arrangements, please contact Krista (507) 222-5634 or include information in your travel information form. All hotel rooms provide free internet access. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool.

The airport shuttle will deliver you to the hotel or to the meeting location, depending on your time of arrival. Directions to campus will be available at the hotel desk. (See above for location of The Country Inn if you are driving yourself.)


You will have a telephone in your room at the Country Inn and messages can be left at the hotel desk at (507) 645-2286. The Country Inn also offers free wireless internet access throughout their building. Internet access will also be available in the meeting room.


All meals will include vegetarian offerings. Please provide information on the travel information form if you require special meals. The price of all meals and gratuities during the workshop is covered. However, the NSF grant does not cover alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic drinks may be available for purchase during some meal times. The Country Inn will serve complimentary continental breakfast each morning.

What to expect

Northfield is a small town about 35 miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. 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.

E-mail access is available in the workshop space on the Carleton campus.