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Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday & Wednesday
April 10 – 11, 2018

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METRO Green Lind and St. Paul Union Depot Tour (see details below)


Special half-day program featuring graduate level research.  Parallel sessions for graduate students to present their work and receive feedback and mentoring by faculty members and professionals.  Additional panel session on career advancement advice.  Conference attendees are welcome to come listen and provide constructive feedback to our young researchers.


Main conference begins.  Poster session with concurrent networking reception.  Light hors d`oeuvres and hosted beverages.


– Graduate Student Outing  at HopCat Minneapolis (see details below)

Wednesday, April 11
8:00am-5:20pm: Full-day conference with:

– Podium sessions (speakers and discussants)
– Panel sessions
– Plenary and keynote address
– Awards luncheon.

7:00pm: Group Dinner at Loring Bar and Restaurant (see details below)


Tours & Events:

METRO Green Line and St. Paul Union Depot Tour – 9:00am-11:30am, Tuesday, April 10

Participants will hear overview presentations of how the Twin Cities system of current and proposed transitways is spurring commercial and residential economic development along the lines. Then, we will hop on the train for a narrated ride to the east end of the line at the historic St. Paul Union Depot. There, staff from the Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority will offer a walking tour through the depot while sharing the history of the depot, its recent renovation, and lessons learned in redeveloping it as a multimodal transportation hub. At the conclusion of the tour, participants are on their own to grab lunch in St Paul or stop at a restaurant along the Green Line on the way back to campus.

There is no fee to participate in the tour but an RSVP is required as space is limited. The tour will begin at the Center for Transportation Studies, located at the East Bank Station of the Green Line on the second floor of the Transportation and Safety Building on the University of Minnesota campus. Please click here to reserve your spot.

Graduate Student Outing – 8:00pm, Tuesday, April 10

Graduate students attending the forum are invited to gather at HopCat Minneapolis, a brewpub located at the Nicollet Mall Station of the Green Line. HopCat features over 100 craft beer and cider selections and pub food. Click here to reserve your place at the graduate student outing.

Group Dinner at Loring Bar and Restaurant – 7:00pm, Wednesday, April 11

Attendees will dine in the private West Mezzanine space of the Loring Bar and Restaurant overlooking the main dining area of the restaurant. The restaurant is located at 327 14th Avenue SE, Minneapolis, in the Dinkytown commercial district just north of the University’s East Bank campus. It features a whimsical and eclectic interior with a fresh-pasta and seafood driven menu.

Individuals will order off the menu and pay their own bill for food and beverages. A 20% large group service fee will be added to each person’s tab.

Please click here to RSVP for the Group Dinner

No prepayment is required for any of these events, although reservations are needed.  Please RSVP for your desired events as soon as possible.

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