C-SPIN Annual Review

September 20 - 22, 2016


Annual Review Home Registration Location Lodging Agenda

The Annual Review will be held on the Twin Cities Campus of the University of Minnesota. The University of Minnesota (UMN) is located in the Twin Cities, with its Minneapolis campus divided into East Bank and West Bank by the Mississippi River.

The focus session workshop and the annual review will both be held at Northrup Auditorium in the Best Buy Theater. Northrup is located about 5 blocks from The Commons Hotel. The Best Buy theater and atrium are located on the fourth floor. You can asend on either the east or west side of the building, and follow the signs for check-in. Below is a map which includes the location of Northrup, the Commons Hotel, and other review locations, along with directions to The Commons Hotel from MSP International Airport.

Transportation

Flights to Minneapolis should arrive at Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (MSP). It is recommended to take a taxi or the Light Rail from the MSP Airport to the University. Car rental is not necessary or even very practical for workshop participants. Parking is limited and expensive; buses and shuttles are readily available.

Taxi

A taxi to campus from the MSP International Airport takes around 20 minutes, but please plan for it to take 15 to 30 minutes longer if you will be traveling during rush hour (6:00am-9:00am CT & 3:00pm-6:30pm CT Monday-Friday). The cost for a taxi is approximately $50. From baggage claim follow the signs to ground transposrtation on level T. The ground transportation booth is staffed seven days a week from 6 AM to midnight. Local taxi services include: Airport Taxi - 612-721-0000, Green and White - 612-522-2222, Red and White - 612-871-1600, Yellow - 612-824-4444.

Light Rail

Additionally, Light Rail Service is available from the airport to the UMN campus. Light Rail is a less expensive alternative to taxi service. Trains run between both terminal 1 and 2 around the clock, seven days a week, every 7 to 8 minutes during peak times and 10 to 15 minutes at other times of day. The trip between MSP and the University via Light Rail takes about an hour. Plan to take the Blue Line from either terminal 1 or 2 to the Downtown East Station. From there you will need to make a transfer to the Green Line heading east to the UMN campus. Your final stop from the green line will be the East Bank Station, this station is about a half block from The Commons Hotel.