Logistics

Sometimes it snows in April, but Minneapolis in June is unbelievably lovely, as is our light-filled venue.

SRCCON 2015 will be at the beautiful, spacious McNamara Alumni Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The Alumni Center offers comfortable space for breakouts of all sizes, and will also host our evening sessions, skillshares, games, and lightning talks on the 25th.

Schedule

SRCCON will run from 9am till 9pm on Thursday, June 25 (including breakfast and non-session evening activities), and from 10am till 6:15pm on Friday, June 26. We will publish the complete SRCCON schedule in June.

Lodging

Our conference rate at the The Commons Hotel has expired, but you can call (800) 822-6757 or (612) 379-8888 to inquire about any rooms that might still be available.

Other hotels not far from the conference venue include:

Days Hotel ($89)
.3 miles away
2407 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 US
(612) 623-3999

University Inn ($139)
1 mile away
925 4th Street SE
Minneapolis, MN, 55414, United States
(612) 746-1300

Courtyard Marriott Downtown ($195)
1.2 miles away
1500 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 333-4646

Aloft Minneapolis Hotel ($209)
3 miles away
900 Washington Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55415
(612) 455-8400

For those interested in splitting lodging costs with another attendee, Jason Dean has created a room-share spreadsheet where you can exchange information.

Childcare

We are offering free, on-site childcare throughout the full SRCCON schedule (including Thursday evening) at the adjoining Commons Hotel via the astonishingly named but genuinely great KiddieCorp. The caregivers act as employees of KiddieCorp (not contractors) and are recruited from local licensed daycare centers, elementary schools, preschools, and collegiate departments of early childhood education. Register your child now, or learn more about their staffing and security procedures.

Staff-to-child ratios range from 1:2 for children 6-11 months to 1:7 for children aged 6-12 years, and KiddieCorp will work with SRCCON organizers to handle registration and logistics so your kid(s) can have a great time while you’re conferencing next door.

More Soon!

As SRCCON approaches, we’ll post additional lodging information, including recommendations for other nearby options, along with restaurant, day-trip, and activity recommendations.