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NeuroSafe 2018

NeuroSafe 2018 - Location Info

Time Out to Reflect on Quality & Safety in Neurosurgery

August 2 - 3, 2018


McNamara Alumni Center for Symposium Day 1 and Day 2
Graduate Minneapolis Hotel for August 3, 2017 Dinner & Program
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street, SE, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55455-2002
(612) 624-9831
Graduate Minneapolis Hotel
(formerly The Commons Hotel)

615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-8888
(800) 822-6757
Ask for the NeuroSafe 2018 Block

Hotel /Lodging Information

August 1-Wednesday
August 2-Thursday
August 3-Friday


The Graduate Minneapolis Hotel (Headquarters)

(formerly The Commons Hotel)
615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Register for the group rate at The Graduate Minneapolis Hotel
Lodging fees are the responsibility of the attendee. You can secure a room at The Graduate Minneapolis Hotel by calling 612-379-8888 and ask for the University of Minnesota Physicians NeuroSafe 2018 room block. There are a limited number of rooms available at $199.00 - $239.00 per night (plus taxes and hotel fees), please secure your hotel room early.  Once The Graduate Minneapolis Hotel room block is full, there are other hotels nearby for you to secure a room. Most hotels are within walking distance, Minneapolis light rail transit or public transportation is available.

Guests can also reserve their reoom online: http://www.graduatehotels.com/minneapolis    
1. Click on "Book Now"
2. Enter your dates of stay. We are holding rooms for August 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
3. Under “Group Code”, enter 080118NSAF and click “check availability

Other Hotel Rooms Near By (closest to farthest from Symposium location)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis-University Area
511 Huron Blvd, SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Register at the DoubleTree by Hilton
Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown
1500 Washington Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Register at the Courtyard Hotel
ALoft Hotel
900 S Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Register at the ALoft Hotel

Directions / Transportation

from Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport to the Commons Hotel Minneapolis

Commons Hotel Minneapolis
615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414 
(612) 379–8888

Options from the Airport: Take the Light Rail, Taxi, Uber, or a Rental Car

Public Transportation

TIME: Allow 60 minutes

  1. Board a Light Rail train (Blue line) destined for Downtown Minneapolis. Trains leave every 7.5 minutes during rush hours, every 10-15 minutes at other times.

  2. Disembark at Downtown East Station - travel time of approximately 15 minutes.

  3. Board a Green Line light rail train from the Downtown East station towards St. Paul to the East Bank Station. The ride is approximately five minutes to the University of Minnesota East Bank Campus.

You may visit the Metro Transit website to create a personal transportation route. You must go to the website to plan the trip with your specific times and dates: http://www.metrotransit.org.

  1. Once on the website, choose the Plan Your Trip tab located at the top of the screen, and scroll to Transit Trip Planner.

  2. Enter your starting point using the Landmark option, and scroll down to Airport Mpls- St. Paul Int'l.

  3. Again, for step 2, use the Landmark option scroll down to choose U of M- East Bank.

  4. Add your correct date and time, and click Plan Itinerary.

  5. Your complete itinerary should include transferring from the Blue Line train to the Green Line train at the Downtown East Station.

Super Shuttle

Reservations are not necessary for arrival into Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport. Follow signs to Ground Transportation on the lower level, then upstairs to the Scheduled Van/Hotel Shuttle Van loading area. SuperShuttle is located inside the terminal by the loading area.

Taxis are available on the baggage claim level of the airport.


  1. Follow signs MN–5/MN–55 ramp to Minneapolis.

  2. Take exit onto MN–55.

  3. Take Hiawatha Ave/Minnehaha Ave/MN–55 exit.

  4. Keep right at the fork to continue toward Hiawatha Ave/MN–55 and merge onto Hiawatha Ave/MN–55.

  5. Merge onto 35W North.

  6. Take the University Ave SE/4th St SE exit.

  7. Turn right on University Ave SE and continue to Church St SE.

  8. Turn right on Church St SE.

  9. Turn Left on Pillsbury Drive SE and continue to the hotel.

  10. The Graduate Minneapolis Hotel Minneapolis (formerly The Commons Hotel) will be on your right.

Parking Information:

McNamara Parking:

University Avenue Ramp
1926 University Ave, SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 624-9831
The McNamara Alumni Center is located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus, across from Williams Arena and TCF Bank Stadium. An adjacent 500-car ramp is connected by tunnel to the Alumni Center. The ramp entrance is on University Ave.
Parking vouchers will be available for the Symposium, please see Claire Graham.
Once inside the parking ramp, take the East elevator to tunnel B or street level. The Alumni Center is the copper building adjacent to the ramp.


Dinner & Program
Thursday, August 2, 2018

Cafe & Bar Lurcat

American Cuisine
1624 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Parking is on your own or take UBER




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Contact us:

U of M Tickets and Events
84 Church St SE, Ste 13
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Phone: 612-624-2345
Email:  umntix@umn.edu

Mon - Fri: 10 AM to 5 PM