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SRCCON 2018 • June 28 & 29 in MPLS Support OpenNews!

When & Where

SRCCON 2018 takes place June 28 & 29, 2018, at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. You can also check out how our schedule works.


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

Other hotels not far from the conference venue include:

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

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

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

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

Room share

Have a room and looking for a roommate? Don’t have a room and looking for someone who does? Add your info to the room share list.


We offer free, on-site childcare throughout the full SRCCON schedule (including Thursday evening) at the adjoining Graduate Hotel. 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. Learn more about our free childcare now.


The Minneapolis METRO system is an easy way to get around the city. You can ride light rail from the airport to the conference hotel for $2: Follow the light rail signs to the airport tram, which will take you right to the light rail station. Take the northbound (“Downtown Minneapolis”) Blue Line to the U.S. Bank Stadium station, then cross to the other track to transfer to the eastbound Green Line. Take the Green Line two stops to East Bank. You’ll be looking right at The Graduate Hotel. The McNamara Alumni Center conference venue is another block past the hotel, on SE Oak Street.


Transit in Minneapolis is great, but if you’ll be driving, there’s a lot right near the McNamara Alumni Center. Parking is $12/day.

Travel from outside the U.S.

For folks who are coming in from outside the U.S., we recommend the EFF’s guide to protecting your data at the U.S. border for details on what to consider at the border crossing. If you need any further help or have any questions, please email us.

Food, Evenings, and More

We want you to be happy and well-fed at SRCCON, so we’re providing breakfast and lunch on both days, as well as a delicious dinner Thursday night. We’ll also have tea, coffee, and snacks—healthy and sugary—throughout the day, so stick around and enjoy the company of your fellow attendees.

We’ll have a slate of activities on Thursday evening, and you can learn more about the many ways to participate in SRCCON, before, during, and after the event!