Tuesday, September 29, 2015

From MSP to JOFCon - Transportation!

We've got some information about how to best get to the hotel if you are flying into MSP.

Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (Airport code: MSP)
4300 Glumack Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55111
  • The airport is 16 miles from St. Louis Park and the host hotel. 
  •  For flights & more information: www.mspairport.com

Host hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis-Park Place, St. Louis Park, Minnesota
1500 Park Place Boulevard, St. Louis Park, MN 55416 (952) 542-8600
Website: doubletree3.hilton.com
Note: There are multiple DoubleTrees in the Twin Cities area.  The one you want is the one in St Louis Park.

Transportation from the airport to St. Louis Park:
Ride the light rail directly from the airport to downtown Minneapolis, then take a cab three miles to the DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis- Park Place Hotel.
Take a cab from the airport directly to the DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis-Park Place hotel in St. Louis Park, 16 miles from the airport.

Metro Transit/Blue Line:

  • Can get on directly from both airport terminals
  • Can take the light rail into Minneapolis which is three miles from the host hotel
  • Once you are in Minneapolis, taxi service (on-time taxi service information below) will get your directly to the host hotel, which is three miles from downtown Minneapolis.
  • See website for exact drop-off locations and fares: www.metrotransit.org/metro-blue-line

On Time Taxi Service:(952) 388-9950
Main contact at On Time Taxi: Abdy

  • On Time Taxi is the preferred taxi service for DoubleTree hotel 
  • Airport drop-off & pick-up
  • Reservations available
  • Fares similar to most taxi services
  • Takes American Express, Visa, Discover & MasterCard
  • 24/7 service
  • Town cars and 6-person SUV’s 
We're also encouraging people to communicate their arrival times via the Facebook Event as there may be others willing to provide transport from the airport.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

CONvergence Programming Brainstorming session at JOFCon

As part of our partnership with CONvergence JOFCon is having a CONvergence Programming Brainstorming Session during JOFCon on Sunday, October 11th running between 10:00 AM and going until 1:00 PM. We have currently scheduled this to take place in the Courtyard Ballroom Room 3, but this is subject to change.  JOFCon is at the DoubleTree Park Place in St Louis Park.

This meeting will be open to anyone interested that is a member of the CONvergence community, but you can access the JOFCon consuite and attend the rest of the convention for the day if you get a day membership for $25.    JOFCon Memberships are available here.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Day Memberships for JOFCon!

Life is busy.

We tried hard to avoid conflicts, but still, and inevitably conflicts exist.  Maybe it is MCBA Fallcon (which we tried, but failed, to avoid).  Maybe it is NerdCon (which I'm sure didn't know about us, and we didn't know about them, before they rolled into town).  Maybe you can't commit to a full weekend the first weekend after Renaissance Festival.

While CONvergence is scheduling one of its programming brainstorming sessions during JOFCon, we also plan to have CONvergence programming brainstorming AT JOFCon so you don't have to worry about that conflict...

But given all that, we are going to offer a number of Day Memberships for JOFCon at $25 a day.  You can find them on our Registration Page.  While we hope you can join us for the whole weekend, we understand if you can't!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Don't forget to get a JOFCon hotel room!

A friendly reminder about getting a hotel room for JOFCon next month.

You can reserve a room before September 18th on the website: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/M/MSPPHDT-JOM-20151009/index.jhtml Room rates are $105

We do have suites on reserve, right above the consuite and main programming room.  I'm going to be letting those go soon, but they are available for parties or other socializing. Suites are $145  If you are interested, make a regular room reservation and let Michael Lee know so he can transfer them.