Directions & Parking

The conference will be held on the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus.

The majority of the sessions will take place in Andersen Library (222 21st Ave S). An afternoon session on Friday, October 19th will be in the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, located on the 5th floor of Diehl Hall (505 Essex Street SE). The last session on Saturday, October 20th on beer history will be at Surly Brewing‘s Brooklyn Center brewery at 4811 Dusharme Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429. Transportation will be provided for conference participants, or you may drive on your own.

Getting in

From Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP)

Driving: Take MN-5 East leaving the airport, then take MN-62 W and I-35W N to South Washington Ave in Minneapolis. Take exit 17C from I-35W North. Continue on South Washington Ave. Take South 2nd St to 21st Ave South.

Public Transit: Take the METRO Blue Line (lightrail) northbound to MPLS-Target Field (11 stops), at the Nicollet Mall stop transfer to the METRO Green Line eastbound to St. Paul-Union Station (3 stops), arrive at the West Bank Station.

From St. Paul Union Station (AMTRAk)

Driving: Get on I-94 W from East Kellogg Boulevard, follow I-94 W to Cedar Ave in Minneapolis, take exit 234C from I-94 W. Continue on Cedar Ave. Drive to 21st Ave SE.

Public Transit: Take the METRO Green Line westbound to MPLS-Target Field (17 stops), arrive at the West Bank Station.


The best parking for Andersen Library events (Thursday, Friday morning and Saturday) is in Surface Lot C86, north of Mondale Hall; entrance on 2nd St. S. (See West Bank parking map)

Parking for Friday afternoon events in the Wangensteen Library can be found in the Washington Avenue Ramp or the Oak Street Ramp. Participants can also take the campus shuttle or light rail.

Public transportation stops are conveniently located a short distance away. The East Bank green line light rail stop or the Coffman Union bus stop are both easy walks to Diehl Hall. The Metro Transit Stops & Stations website can help you plan your trip.