Attending XDC / WineConf / FOSS XR

Venue

We will be meeting at the University of St Thomas Opus Hall in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.  It is located within Schulz Hall (Google map).  An online option will also provided, with details TBD.

Travel

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

Hotel

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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