Woburn Workshop 08

Logistics and Transportation

The Woburn Assessment Workshop will officially begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 5th with a reception and dinner at Carleton College. Please make your plans so that you will be able to check in and attend this opening session. The workshop will conclude after lunch on Wednesday, May 7th.

Travel by Air

Air travelers should fly into the Minneapolis - St. Paul airport (MSP). We recommend arriving no later than 3:00 p.m. on Monday. Departures should be scheduled after 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Travel to and from the airport takes at least 45 minutes. We will arrange shuttle service to and from the airport for you based on the travel information you email to Linda Goozen at SERC. The shuttle will take you to the Country Inn Hotel, for check-in upon arrival in Northfield.

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 John (507-222-5749) for directions coming into Northfield on another highway.


Room reservations have been made for everyone attending the workshop at the Northfield Country Inn. Each participant will have a private room with a phone. (See above for location of The Country Inn if you are driving yourself.) Directions to the meeting room will be in your Welcome Packet, available at the hotel desk.


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 also offers free wireless internet access throughout their building. Internet access will also be available in the meeting room.


We will have a combination of catered meals and excursions to local restaurants and watering holes. All meals will include vegetarian offerings. Please provide Linda Goozen information 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.

What to expect

Northfield is a small town about 35 miles south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. May is considered early spring, so you can expect a range of temperatures anywhere between 40 and 80 degrees, with the possibility of showers. It's about a five-block walk to the meeting space at Carleton College 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.

The Country Inn serves a continental breakfast each morning. The hotel also has a heated indoor pool.

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