Conference General Information

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Extending great thanks to our conference sponsors:
Institute for Advanced Study; Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature; Moving Image Studies; UMN Cinema in the Cities; Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies; School of Music; Music and Sound Studies Graduate Group; Architecture; Art; English; Art History; Geography; History; German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch.

Extending great thanks to individuals:
Graeme Stout, Jesika Peterson, Jillene McWhite, Katie Goodin, Cesare Cassarino, Laurie Ouellette, Jani Scandura, Vanessa Cambier, Mikkel Vad, Soyi Kim, Nanette Hanks, Harshit Rathi, Emily Fedoruk, Dylan Mohr, Zosha Winegar-Schultz, Jeremy Meckler, Aleksander Sedzielarz, Brendan McGillicuddy, Sam Hoolihan, John Moret, Barry Kryshka, Trylon Cinema, Karen Kinoshita, Susannah L. Smith, Christina Collins, Jennifer Gunn, Hannah Baxter, Brianna Menning.

Graduate Hotel (on campus, very close to conference venue).
Days Inn on University (on campus, walking distance to conference venue).
Marriott Courtyard Minneapolis (close to campus, walking distance to conference).
The Westin Minneapolis (downtown, easy lightrail transport to campus).
The Hotel Minneapolis (downtown, easy lightrail transport to campus).
The Depot Renaissance Hotel (downtown, easy lightrail transport to campus).
Minneapolis International Hostel (uptown, bus connection to campus).

UMN Campus Wifi information:
Open Network: UofM Guest
Secured Network: eduroam
(if your home institution uses eduroam, log in with your home institution details, usually email and password)

Getting Around
Conference venues:

Nicholson Hall
216 Pilsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

84 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Trylon Cinema
2820 E 33rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Parking and transportation
Public transport

Transport from the airport: take the light rail (blue line) north towards downtown Minneapolis. If going to campus change to green line towards St. Paul at US Bank Stadium station and get off at East Bank station.

Travel Between Campus and Trylon Theater:
Generally, we will provide car-transportation to incoming presenters, but should you be interested in venturing out to find your own way via public transit, here’s how to do it:

Take the Green Line train from East Bank Station towards downtown Minneapolis for 2 stops, get off at US Bank Stadium. Cross over onto the opposite platform and take the Blue Line towards Mall of America for three stops, get off at Lake Street Midtown Station. Walk down steps at the front of the platform, turn left to exist station, turn right onto Lake Street and walk until you reach Minnehaha Ave. Turn right on Minnehaha Ave and walk until you reach 33rd Street (Peace Coffee is right on the corner). Turn right onto 33rd Street and right again to enter the Trylon.

Train from East Bank Train Station to Lake Street Midtown Station: 10-15 minutes (+waiting times!)

Walk from Lake Street Midtown Station to theater: 10-15 minutes

Conference Committee:
Dzmitry Tsapkou
Olga Tchepikova-Treon
Matthew Tchepikova-Treon
Nicholas Henderson
Jana Gierden
Jen Hughes
Kathryn Huether