Attending XDC / WineConf / FOSS XR

Virtual Attendance

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We will be meeting at the University of St Thomas Opus Hall in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The best address to enter into map software  is 30 South 10th Street, Minneapolis MN.  An online option will also provided, with details TBD.

The and Wine meeting rooms will be in the Opus Hall, rooms 201/202, and we will have a welcome table right outside of those rooms.  To most easily get to the welcome table, set your GPS to 30 South 10th Street, and enter through these doors:

picture of opus hall entrance

Go up the stairs inside and turn to your right.  We should be immediately visible. 

Note:  the door into the space may be locked.  If so, you will need to enter the following code: 6582#.


Minneapolis is served by the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.  You can reach downtown in a variety of ways, including:

  • Taxi - about $50 and 20 minutes from the airport to downtown
  • Light Rail - the blue line goes directly to downtown in about 30 minutes at a cost of $2.50.  Depending on your hotel, you may have a 10 minute walk as well.
  • Both Uber and Lyft serve the Twin Cities


For those that are driving to the venue, park in the ramp located at 935 Hennepin Ave.  There is no parking validation.


We have reserved a block of rooms at a rate of $169/night at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel, which is located at:

1101 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Google map)

To take advantage of our block of rooms, use this link.

While it is the closest hotel to the University of Saint Thomas Opus Hall at approximately 170 meters, there are also many hotels and choices for lodging near the campus location.

And remember that there is funding available for travel (TBD, link), should you need it.

Things To Do

  • Walker Sculpture Garden
  • River
  • TBD (Twins?)

Getting Around

The conference itself is connected to the Minneapolis Skyway System, which is the largest contiguous system of enclosed, second-level bridges in the world.  It should be easy to get lost in our habitrail; it's what natives do routinely.

For going around town, Uber and Lyft generally work well.  Taxis in downtown can be sometimes be hailed from the street, but anywhere else you will need to explicitly call one.  There is a bike rental facility, and usually many rental scooters lying around.  The downtown core is also eminently walkable, both on the street and in the skyway.  The Twin Cities public transit system is good if you are going somewhere on the one of the two light rail lines, reasonable if you are going somewhere on a high frequency bus line, and otherwise as you imagine a US mid city bus system to be.

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