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Midwest Campus Compact Conference

May 29, 2019 - May 30, 2019

Dispatches from the Midwest: Community, Collaboration, and Critical Perspectives  

May 29-31, 2019
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
University of Minnesota, Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Visit the conference website here.

  • When: May 29-31, 2019
    • The conference formally opens on Thursday, May 30 at 8:30 am for registration and light refreshments. Sessions start at 9:30 am.
    • Optional pre-conference sessions begin on Wednesday, May 29 at 1 pm.
  • Where: Coffman Memorial Union, University of Minnesota, 300 Washington Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
    • Registration, plenaries, and most conference activities take place in Coffman. Some sessions will be in the nearby Brunicks Hall and the Weisman Museum.
    • See an annotated map here.
  • Registration Hours:
    • Wednesday, May 29, 11 am – 5 pm, 3rd floor of Coffman Memorial Union
    • Thursday, May 30, 8:30 am onward, ground floor of Coffman Memorial Union, just outside the Great Hall.
  • Breakout Session Schedule: The conference schedule details will be available online and via the University of Minnesota conference app powered by Guidebook. You can see the session descriptions and start making your plans now.
    • Download the conference app to your mobile device:
      • Open the App Store or Google Play on your device.
      • Search for and download the “University of Minnesota” app.
      • Open the University of Minnesota app.
      • Once in the app, click on “2019 Midwest”
      • With the conference app, attendees can plan their day with a personalized schedule, browse keynote and concurrent presenter information and maps, and participate via Twitter before, during, and after the conference
    • Alternatively, for a quick look at the schedule:
  • Meals: On Thursday, the conference will provide light morning refreshments, lunch, and a social hour at the Weisman Museum with appetizers and a cash bar. On Friday, there will be a full, hot breakfast and lunch.
  • Transit Into Town:
    • Driving: Depending on traffic, it’s about a 30 minute drive from the MSP airport to the University of Minnesota. Taxis, Lyft, and Uber are options in the Twin Cities.
    • Transit: You can also take the lightrail for $2/$2.50 (rush hour) from the airport to the University of Minnesota. Take the Blue Line from the airport toward downtown Minneapolis.Transfer to the Green Line at U.S. Bank Stadium toward St. Paul. Get off at the Green Line at the East Bank stop. That takes about about an hour. Google maps does a good job of mapping public transit options.
  • Parking: The East River Road garage is closest to Coffman. If it’s full, the Weisman Art Museum Garage and Washington Ave Ramp are also nearby. Parking on campus will be on your own. Most campus parking garages are $12/day.
  • With questions: contact Sinda Nichols at snichols {at} compact(.)org or 612-436-2080 (office). On the day of, call or text Sinda at 734-476-6567 (cell) or Jaquelyn Chagnon at 608-852-6214 (cell).


May 29, 2019
May 30, 2019
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