Conference Chair
Deborah Proctor
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities


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Conference attendee Dine Around

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OpeniWorld: eLearn2008

Digital Marketplace Briefing at the MIC

eFolioWorld Summit Joins MERLOT in Minneapolis


July 1, 2008
Cut-off date for group room rate at the Minneapolis Hilton

July 6, 2008
Early Registration ends




Hotel and Travel Information

Hilton Minneapolis Hotel
1001 Marquette Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States 55403-2440
Phone: +1-612-376-1000
Toll Free, Reservations Only: 1-888-933-5363
Fax: +1-612-397-4875


Hotel Rates: $155 USD per night plus applicable taxes, currently 13.15%. Executive Level rooms are also available at a rate of $185 USD per night. The group rates may be available 3 days before and 3 days after the conference dates, based on availability.

Cut-off Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 5:00PM Central Time
Group Meeting Code: MERLOT – Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (use this when making hotel reservations by telephone)

Reservations: To receive the discounted rate, you may call 1-888-933-5363 and request the group code above. Reservations can also be made by clicking on the special Hilton Minneapolis  / MERLOT International Conference link that will be posted above and completing your reservations online.

Air and Ground Transportation: The Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport is 12 miles from the Hilton Minneapolis. The airport is serviced by the following airlines: Air Canada, Air Tran Airways, America West, American, Comair, Continental, Delta, Frontier, Icelandair, KLM, Mesaba, Midwest, Northwest, Pinnacle, SkyWest, Sun Country, United, US Airways.

Shuttle service
to and from the airport is available from SuperShuttle. Ticket counters are located in the Ground Transportation Atrium, accessible via the Tram Level.  Follow the signs to the appropriate escalator or elevator up. Advance reservations are highly recommended. Shuttle service is currently $15 USD per person, each way. General Reservations: 612-827-7777 (ext. 1) or 1-800-BLUEVAN

rides cost approximately $32 - $38 USD from the airport to downtown Minneapolis. Travelers can access these services through the Lindbergh Terminal's Ground Transportation Atrium or the Humphrey Terminal's Ground Transport Center, both located at the Minneapolis / St. Paul International Airport.

Special Needs: We are committed to making conference activities accessible and enjoyable for all. If you have any type of special need, such as a physical disability or dietary requirements, please indicate your need in the ADA Requirements area on the registration form. All meals at the conference will include vegetarian selections.
Area Attractions

The Hilton Minneapolis hotel, located in the heart of downtown, connects guests by skyway to the Minneapolis Convention Center and the financial district. The Minnesota Orchestra is right next-door and the Guthrie Theatre, Walker Art Center, Nicollet Mall, Target Center and the Metrodome are all within walking distance. There are also over 30 restaurants within 1 mile of the hotel, as well as several nightclubs within walking distance.

For more information about Minneapolis, you can visit the following sites: - Online newspaper site for the Twin Cities - A guide to the city of Minneapolis - CitySearch guide to the Twin Cities - the official web site for the City of Minneapolis