Logistics and Transportation
The workshop will begin in the afternoon of Sunday, April 14, 2013 with a 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, April 16. 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 April 14, and planning to depart after 4:15 pm on April 16, 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.
The pick-up times are estimates for the shuttle service's planning, but will give you an idea of when a shuttle is in the area.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 is these days, 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. They will be up in the airport area awaiting a call from you when you are ready to be picked up.
Most of you will be staying at The Country Inn, where rooms have been reserved for you according to your registration information under the - InTeGrate Workshop-. A Welcome Packet, with maps, will be awaiting you. If you are staying at the Alumni Guest House, your key will be at the Science Education Resource Center (SERC).
Weitz Center for the Arts
Please enter the Weitz Center at the Main Entrance, 3rd and College Street. All other doors will be locked.
Travel by CarDirections 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.
Double occupancy room reservations have been made for everyone attending the workshop at the Northfield Country Inn, arriving Sunday, April 14 and departing Tuesday, April 16. The InTeGrate grant will cover hotel costs for double occupancy rooms for the nights of April 14 and 15. Please indicate if you have a roommate preference on your registration form; otherwise one will be assigned to you.
A limited number of single occupancy rooms are available, with the understanding that you will be responsible for the additional cost ($45 per night, which will be paid through the payment page).
Reservations will be based on information submitted on your registration form; please do not make your own reservations.
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 contact Krista H at 507-222-5634 or 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 meeting room. 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 and gratuities during the workshop is covered. However, the NSF grant does not cover alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase during some meal-times.
ExpensesThere is no registration fee to attend this workshop, and the project grant (NSF DUE - 112533) covers double occupancy participant lodging, meals and supplies during the workshop. Participants or their institutions will need to cover the cost of travel to and from the workshop location. Workshop stipends are available to help defray travel expenses in cases of financial need. The deadline to apply for a travel stipend is February 15, 2013. Late applications will not be considered.
Northfield is a small town about 35 miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Minnesota's weather in April is highly variable (the record high for April 15th is 93 degrees, while the record low is 21). 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.