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2006 Spring Face-to-Face Meeting – Minneapolis, MN

2006 Spring Face-to-Face Meeting
Hosted by Northern Lights GigaPoP at the University of Minnesota

15-16 May 2006 
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Meeting Location: 

University of Minnesota
Coffman Union, 4th Floor
Campus Club, Conference Rooms A, B and C
300 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN   55455

Agenda, Notes and Photos

Meeting agenda and presentations available hereMeeting notes available here.

Group Photo1 and Group Photo2


Registration is Closed

The registration fee will be $150. You will be able to pay the registration fee with either a credit card or an invoice guaranteed with a credit card. You will be asked for this information during the registration process.

There will be no on-site registration for this event.  Please register as soon as possible for event planning purposes.

Driving Directions from Hotel to Meeting:Approximately .75 miles from Meeting Hotel.

Start out going WEST on WASHINGTON AVE S toward CR-152.

Turn LEFT onto WASHINGTON AVE S / CR-152. Continue to follow CR-152

Merge onto MN-122 E via the ramp on the LEFT.

End at 300 Washington Ave SE

Meeting Parking:  The new 1,900 space East River Road Garage provides both disability and short-term parking for Coffman and the East Bank campus. With an attached entrance to the south side of the building, the East River Road Garage is easily accessible from Delaware Street.

Campus Map and Parking

Shuttle Service:  The Quilt has arranged for a 24-person shuttle service between the hotel and the meeting.  The cost of the shuttle service is $1 per person per ride.  This covers the cost of the trip plus gratuity to the driver.  The shuttle arrangements are as follows:

Monday, May 15th:
9:15am pickup from Hotel to Coffman Union – for 9:30am breakfast

4:45pm pickup from Coffman Union to Hotel (meeting scheduled to finish 4:30pm)

6:15pm pickup from Hotel to Dinner for 6:30 pm reservation.  Tuesday, May 16th:
7:45am pickup from Hotel to Coffman Union – for 8:00am breakfast

Group Dinner:

We’ll be having a group dinner 6:30 PM Monday evening at Buca di Beppo’s.

1204 Harmon Place
Minneapolis MN 55403
Ph: 612.288.0138

The Quilt has reserved the 24 person hotel shuttle for this event.  Please meet in the lobby at 6:15pm for shuttle service.  Attendees with cars are encouraged to meet in the lobby at 6:15 also to carpool shuttle overflow to Dinner.

Meeting Hotel:
Holiday Inn Minneapolis Metrodome
1500 Washington Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN  55455
Reservations Phone: 1-800-448-DOME(3663)BLOCK NAME: Quilt Membership Meeting(you must reference this block name to receive the discounted rate).
BLOCK DATES: May 14-16, 2006
BLOCK RATE: $102.00/night (single or double occupancy, plus all applicable taxes estimated at 13%.)Reservations can be made on-line at www.metrodome.com using the group code of TQM, or by calling (800) 448 3663 or
612-333-4646 and requesting a room under the Quilt Membership room block.All reservations can be guaranteed for late arrival with a credit card or by an advanced deposit.  Guaranteed not shows will be billed to the individual attendee.  Reservation requests received after the above date will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis.  Cancellations on individual reservations must be called in prior to 6:00PM on arrival date or 1st night’s room and tax will be charged to that individual.BLOCK CUT OFF DATE: April 28, 2006(reservations must be made by 5:00pm local time on this date to receive the discounted rate).
Reservations require a credit card guarantee. Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to the check in date will be charged.

CHECK IN TIME: 3:00 p.m.
CHECK OUT TIME: 12:00 noon

Hotel Parking:  Parking is available in the municipal ramp adjacent to the Hotel.  The current rate for overnight parking is $10.50 for a 24-hour period.  The adjacent parking ramp is the property of the City of Minneapolis and not that of the Holiday Inn Minneapolis Metrodome.

Driving Directions:  Approximately 12 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport (MSP) International Airport.

Exit airport in left lane on Highway 5. Merge right and follow signs toward Minneapolis. Exit on Minneapolis Highway 55 (Hiawatha). Continue on Highway 55 in the right lane. Exit at Third Street / University of Minnesota West Bank to Washington Avenue. Turn right on to Washington Avenue, then make a left turn at the next stoplight. Make an immediate left turn to hotel entrance.


Shuttle service is available to the hotel from this airport using Super Shuttle.  Information on shuttle service is available by contacting Super Shuttle directly.


Taxi ride approximately $25-$30.  Hotel taxi recommendations are:

Black & White Taxi/Twin City Transportation.  Call Hajii at 612-388-8880

Rainbow Taxi at 612-332-1615