Planning Your Conference

Conference Schedule

The schedule for the General Conference, Pre-Conferences, and Virtual Conference Day will be finalized and available in early August.

Conference Registration

Registration for the General Conference and Pre-Conferences sessions are now available. Complimentary access to the 2023 Virtual Conference Day on November 2 is included with in-person general conference registration.

For 2023, ASHE is excited to offer a Virtual Conference Day on November 2. The Virtual Conference Day will support accessibility of the ASHE Conference for individuals who are unable or choose not to travel to the in-person Conference. Additional information will be available in September 2023 for those who are not attending the in-person Conference and wish to register only for the Virtual Conference Day.

For more information about pre-conferences, please visit their corresponding information page at

Registration for both general sessions and pre-conferences can be accessed via our primary registration page.

Arriving & Departing from Minneapolis

The conference headquarters and primary hotel will be the Hilton Minneapolis located at 1001 S Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403 . It is about 15-30 minutes from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP) Airport depending on the time of day you are traveling and traffic. 

Driving & Parking Directions

Minneapolis is within a 6-hour driving distance from the following cities: Des Moines, Iowa; Fargo, North Dakota; Madison, Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Omaha, Nebraska; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

Parking at Hilton Minneapolis

Self-Parking Fees
Hours: 24/7

  • $25.00 per day payable in the kiosk in the parking garage
  • $60 per day for oversized vehicles

EV Charging

  • Nearby, 240 feet

Valet Parking Fees
Hours: 24/7

  • $49.00


Located in the table below is collected price information for roundtrip flights to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport from major cities as of 2/21/2023. We encourage members to set alerts through flight tracking services such as or .

The following flights are based on a departure date of November 15 and return on November 19.

Departure City Airline/Price
Atlanta Delta: $428 (nonstop) (Google Flights Link: Atlanta)
Boston Delta: $298 (nonstop) (Google Flights Link: Boston)
Chicago Delta: $293 (nonstop) (Google Flights Link: Chicago)
Denver United: $312 (nonstop) (Google Flights Link: Denver)
Detroit Delta: $248 (nonstop) (Google Flights Link: Detroit)
Houston United: $317 (nonstop) (Google Flights Link: Houston)
Indianapolis Delta: $438 (Google Flights Link: Indianapolis)
Los Angeles Delta: $430 (nonstop) (Google Flights Link: Los Angeles)
Miami Delta: $468 (nonstop) (Google Flights Link: Miami)
Raleigh-Durham Delta: $478 (non-stop) (Google Flights Link: Raliegh-Durham)
Seattle Alaska: $402 (nonstop) (Google Flights Link: Seattle)
Washington DC Delta: $273 (non-stop) (Google Flights Link: Washington DC)

Learn more about the Minneapolis (MSP) airport at .

Inter-Terminal Transportation at MSP Airport

Inter-Terminal Transportation is available via the Light Rail Transit System with a shuttle service also available for accesibility needs.

  • Light Rail trains run between terminals around the clock, seven days a week, approximately every 15 minutes.
  • Inter-Terminal Shuttle Service is a courtesy transportation option between terminals for customers with accessibility needs. The shuttle is provided as an alternative to the courtesy Light Rail Transit system for people with accessibility challenges, elderly people, families with young children or others with special needs. The van is equipped with a wheelchair lift. This free service departs approximately every 20 minutes and runs at all times.
    • At Terminal 2, the shuttle picks up and drops off passengers on the ground level of the Purple Ramp. At Terminal 1, passengers are dropped off and picked up on the curb of the east roadway, Level 1 of the Gold Ramp. Look for overhead signs directing passengers.   
    • For more information call (612) 725‑4681 to speak to local dispatch for the inter-terminal shuttle.

Ground Transportation

Directions for how to find taxi, ride share and shuttle rates at MSP terminals, as well as approximate costs and directions are available at - Ground Transportation webpage .

Wheelchair Accessible Transport from MSP airport to the Hilton Minneapolis hotel is available through:

  • Metro Transit Light Rail Service: The METRO Blue Line goes from the airport to the Nicollet Mall stop, a .4 mile distance ot the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel. The METRO Blue Line operates every 12 to 15 minutes from approximately 3:30 a.m. to midnight (southbound), seven days a week. View the full schedule on the Metro Transit website . Tickets are sold at ticket machines at the rail stations and on the Metro Transit app . Reduced fares are available for seniors, youth, and persons with disabilities. Children 5 and under ride free (limit 3) when accompanied by a paid fare.
    • At the airport, the Terminal 1 METRO Blue Line station is located below the Red, Blue and Silver parking ramps. From the Tram Level (one level below bag claim), take the tram to the Red, Blue and Silver parking ramps. When you exit the tram, follow the signs to the METRO Blue Line station
    • At the airport, the Terminal 2 METRO Blue Line station is located on the north side of the Orange Ramp. From Level 1, near Ticketing, take the elevator or escalator up to the Orange Ramp skyway. Follow the signs to the light rail station. Take the escalators or elevators down one level to the station platform.
  • Rental Cars: Rental cars with hand controls are available from airport car rental agencies at no extra charge. Rental companies request at least a 48-hour advanced reservation.
  • Uber Access: Open the Uber app and enter your destination in the ‘Where to’ box. Once you confirm your pickup and destination addresses are correct, scroll right at the bottom of the screen to find the ‘ACCESS’ or ‘ASSIST’ option. If an Uber Access or Assist driver is available and accepts your ride request, you’ll see your driver’s picture and vehicle details and can track their arrival on the map.
  • Transportation Plus: wheelchair accessible rides available through their ihail app , website , or via phone and text at (612) 888‑8888. T-Plus drivers and accessible taxis are all Special Transportation Services (STS) certified, including specialized driver training for passengers needing additional assistance. Provide affordable wheelchair van service with regular taxi rates and no price surging.


Unique to the Minneapolis area is the Skway inter-building network and Downtown Ambassadors program.

The Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District Ambassadors are around the downtown area sporting neon green vests. They are available to offer suggestions for things to do and help with directions. To find out more about this local service, visit

The Minneapolis Skyway System is the largest contiguous system of enclosed, second-level bridges in the world—composed of 9.5 miles of pathways connecting 80 city blocks, connecting hotels, restaurants, and more. Each section is housed seperately through various buildings and provide a way to navigate the area without stepping outside. The latest map and information can be found at For a listing of current food locations in the skyway visit


ASHE has secured discounted rates at our headquarters hotel, the Hilton Minneapolis. ASHE highly encourages conference attendees to stay at the ASHE Conference hotel. This helps us meet our contractual commitment to the hotel and avoid paying a penalty fee.

COVID Mitigation Guidelines

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommends using the "CDC COVID-19 by County" tool to monitor COVID-19 community levels in the areas you are traveling to and from in order to determine the prevention measures recommended for you. Minneapolis is located in Hennepin County. The MDH also provides recommendations for prevention measures applicable at all COVID-19 community levels.

Presently statewide, 72% of people in Minnesota have received at least one vaccine dose, 68% have received a complete vaccine series, and 24% are up to date on all the vaccine doses they are eligible for.

The Hilton Minneapolis hotel follows all state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19. Additionally, they have implemented other prevention measures such as self cleaning elevator buttons, housekeeping only on the fourth day of the a stay (unless otherwise requested), and hand sanitizer stations around the hotel.

The ASHE Staff is committed to the health and safety of our event participants. Procedures for COVID-19 Mitigation for events will be set according to CDC and public health recommendations; federal, state, and local regulations applicable at the time of the event; as well as what ASHE deems necessary to manage the risk for event attendees. The ASHE Staff may change, update, or add to these requirements at any time as it deems prudent to best protect the health and safety of attendees and others. Attendees must comply with relevant policies and requirements in place at the time of an event as communicated by the ASHE Staff. ASHE cannot be held liable for cases of infectious disease arising because of event attendance. Learn more at the ASHE COVID-19 Mitigation Policy.

Additional Resources:

View the ASHE COVID-19 Mitigation Policy ❯❯

Minneapolis Minnesota Government: COVID-19 Dashboard ❯❯

Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Information ❯❯

Meals & Dining

Casual dining in and out of the hotel is available under $20. Evening receptions typically provide a variety of hors d'ouevres.

You may also consider utilizing the LOCUS MN BIPOC and Femme, Trans, Womxn-owned Twin Cities Business Resource  guide to make plans to support Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Femme, Trans, Womxn, and Queer restaurants during your time at the Conference.

**All listed operating hours are subject to change and are provided as a courtesy for attendee planning. Check the restuarant before arrivel to ensure they are open.**

In the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel

  • Ten 01 Market: quick service gourmet market serving grab-and-go snacks, made-to-order pizzas, and Starbucks coffee.
  • Ten 01 Social: sit down service inside the lobby. Available Monday to Sunday 7:00am-11:00am and 4:00pm-10:00pm.

Neighborhood Dining Around Conference Hotel

The Hilton Minneapolis hotel is close to many local eateries and dining locations. There is a variety of ways to navigate this area including traditional sidewalk paths, the Skyway , and "Downtown Zone" bus transportation offered at a low cost ($0.50 per ride as of 5/11/2023). For additional accesibility resources, Visit Minneapolis also has an Accesibility Guide that includes restaurants, places to visit, and transportation options. Approximately one block from the conference hotel is the Nicollet , (formely the Nicollet Mall) a shopping district that has several restaurants.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill 7 2 Mon. to Sat. 10:45am-10pm
Devil's Advocate 17 2 Tues. to Sat. 3pm-Midnight
Caribou Coffee 5 3 Mon. to Fri. 6am-3:30pm
Brit's Pub 18 3 Mon. to Thurs. 11:30am-11pm; Fri. 11:30am-1am; Sat. & Sun. 11am-11pm
Barrio 10 4 Mon. & Tues. 11am-9pm; Wed. & Thurs. 11am-10pm; Fri. & Sat. 11am-11pm; Sun. Noon-9pm
Lot 57 13 4 Mon. to Fri. 6:30am-10am; Sat. & Sun. 7am-10:30am
Qdoba 9 4 Mon. to Fri. 10am-6pm
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse 25 4 Mon. to Sun. 4pm-9pm
Starbucks 5 4 Mon. to Thurs. 6:30am-5:30pm; Sat. 7:00am-4:00pm
Sushi Train 7 4 Mon. to Sun. 11:30am-9:00pm
The News Room 16 4 Sun. to Thurs. 11am-10pm; Fri. & Sat. 11am-11pm; Sun. 11am-10pm
The Local 13 4 Mon. to Fri. 11am-11pm; Sat. 8:45am-11pm; Sun. 10am-10pm
Dave's Downtown 7 5 Mon. to Fri. 7:30am-2pm
Come Pho Soup 11 6 Mon. to Fri. 10:30am-3pm
Ginelli's Pizza 4 6 Mon. to Fri. 9am-3pm
Hell's Kitchen 14 6 Tues. to Sat. 8am-8:30pm; Sun. 8am-2pm
Trieste Cafe 9 5 Mon. to Fri. 10am-2pm
Nicollet Diner 16 6 Open 24/7
Valentino Cafe 6 6 Mon. to Fri. 10am-2:30pm
Hen House Eatery 14 7 Mon. to Fri. 7am-3pm; Sat. & Sun. 7:30am-2pm
Hibachi Daruma 15 7 Mon. to Thurs. 11am-7pm; Fri. 11am-7pm; Sat. 11:30am-6:30pm
Jimmy John's 9 7 Mon. to Sun. 10:30am-8pm
Prairie Kitchen & Bar 10 7 Mon. to Sun. 7am-11am; 11am-2pm; 4pm-Midnight
801 Chophouse 25 8 Mon. to Sat. 4pm-10pm; Sun. 4pm-9pm
8th Street Grill 15 8 Mon. to Sat. 8am-10pm
Ping's 8 8 Take out and delivery only; Mon. to Thurs. 11am-9pm; Fri. 11am-10pm; Sat. Noon-10pm; Sun. Noon-9pm
Lotus Restaurant 13 9 Mon. to Sat. 11am-9pm; Sun. Noon-8pm
People's Organic Cafe 14 9 Mon. to Fri. 8am-2pm
Potbelly Sandwich 14 9 Mon. to Fri. 7am-7pm; Sat. 11am-3pm
123 Sushi 7 9 Mon. to Sun. 11am-9pm
Roti Modern Mediterranean 10 9 Mon. to Fri. 11am-4pm
Sonora Mexican Kitchen 18 9 Mon. to Wed. 3pm-9pm; Thurs. to Sat. 3pm-10pm
Vitali's Cafe (Kosher) 11 9 Tues. to Fri. 8am-5pm; Sun. 9am-5pm
Eggy's Diner 10 10 Mon. to Sun. 7am-3pm
Jolliet House 15 10 Breakfast Mon. to Fri. 7am-10am; Sat. & Sun. 7am-noon; Lunch Mon. to Fri. 11am-2pm; Dinner Tues. to Sat. 5pm-10pm
Leeann Chin 10 10 Mon. to Fri. 11am-2pm
Los Ocampo Express 10 10 Mon. to Sat. 10am-6pm
Monello 14 5 Mon. to Thurs. 7am-2pm; 5pm-9pm; Fri. & Sat. 7am-2pm; 5pm-11pm
Normandy Kitchen 13 10 Tues. to Fri. 4pm-8pm; Sat. & Sun. 11am-10pm
Subway 6 10 Mon. to Fri. 9am-3pm
The Salad Bar 8 10 Mon. to Fri. 10:30am-2pm
Union Bar & Grill 12 10 Dinner Wed. to Thurs. 4pm-9pm; Fri. 4pm-9:30pm; 5pm-9:30pm; Sun. 10am-4pm; Breakfast Sat. & Sun. 10am-4pm

Driveable Dining from Conference Hotel

There are also a number of restaurants within a 3 to 15 minute drive of the hotel. Options for halal and kosher are more greatly available within this radius.

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Five Guys 9 3 Mon. to Sun. 8am-6:30pm
Andrea Pizza 5 3 Mon. to Fri. 10am-5pm
Bruegger's Bagels 6 3 Mon. to Fri. 6am-2pm
Bucca di Beppo 25 3 Sun. to Wed. 11am-9:30pm; Thurs. 11am-10pm; Fri. to Sat. 11am-11pm
D Brian's Deli 8 3 Mon. to Fri. 7am-2pm
Dairy Queen 6 3 Mon. to Fri. 11am-4pm
D'Amico & Sons 14 3 Mon. to Fri. 10am-3pm
Fhima's 25 3 Lunch Mon. to Fri. 11:30am-2pm; Dinner Mon. to Thurs. 5pm-10pm; Fri. & Sat. 4pm-midnight: Sun. 4pm-10pm
Freshii 7 3 Mon. to Fri. 10am-3pm
Green + Grain 8 3 Mon. to Fri. 10am-2pm
Naf Naf Grill (Halal) 10 3 Mon. to Fri. 10:30am-6pm
Oceanaire Seafood Room 25 3 Sun. to Thurs. 5pm-9pm; 5pm-10pm
The Burger Place 12 3 Mon. to Fri. 7am-3pm
The Naughty Greek 10 3 Mon. to Fri. 8am-2pm
Wendy's 3 3 Mon. to Thurs. 6:30am-11pm; Fri. to Sat. 6:30am-12am; Sun. 7am-11pm
Aurelias Mexican Food Downtown 16 4 Sun. to Thurs. 9am-12pm; Fri. & Sat. 9am-2:30am
Aurora Restaurant 18 4 Mon. to Sun. 6:30am-2pm; 5pm-10pm
Bep Eatery 9 4 Mon. to Fri. 11am-2pm
Cardigan Donuts 4 4 Mon. to Fri. 7am-5:30pm; Sat. 8am-3pm
Einstein Bros Bagels 5 4 Mon. to Fri. 7am-3pm
Fogo de Chão 20 4 Lunch Mon. to Fri. 11:30am-2pm; Dinner Mon. to Thurs. 5pm-10pm; Fri. 5pm-10:30pm; Sat. 2pm-10:30pm; Sun. 2pm-9pm; Brunch Sat. & Sun. 11:30am-2pm
Lyon's Pub 12 4 Mon. to Thurs. 11am-10pm; Sat. & Sun. 11am-11pm
Murray's 17 4 Mon. to Thurs. 5pm-9pm; Tues. to Fri. 11am-1:30pm; Fri.-Sat. 5pm-10pm; Sun. 4pm-8:30pm
The Brother's Deli 10 4 Mon. to Fri. 10:30am-1:30pm
Wood and Paddle Eatery 16 4 Breakfast Mon. to Fri. 6:30am-1pm; Sat. & Sun. 6:30am-1pm; Lunch Mon. to Fri. 11am-1pm; Dinner Sun. to Thurs. 4pm-10pm; Fri. & Sat. 4pm-11pm
Velle 10 4 Mon. to Fri. 11am-2pm
BANK Restaurant 14 5 Breakfast Mon. to Fri. 6am-9am; Sat. & Sun. 7am-10am; Lunch Mon. to Fri. 11am-2pm; Dinner Mon. to Sun. 5pm-9pm
Breakfast Bar of Minnesota 17 5 Thurs. & Fri. 9am-midnight; Sat. 9am-1am; Sun. 9am-11pm
Dunn Brother's Coffee 5 5 Mon.-Fri. 6am-4pm; Sat. & Sun. 7am-4pm
McDonald's 4 5 Mon. to Sun. 6am-midnight
Pho Hoa Noodle Soup 8 5 Mon. to Sun. 10am-8pm
Umbra 18 5 Mon. to Thurs. 7am-11pm; Fri. & Sat. 7am-midnight
Boludo 16 6 Tues. to Sun. 11am-9pm
Kindee Thai Restaurant 12 6 Mon. to Sat. 11:30am-9pm; Sun. 4pm-9pm
Pimiento Jamaican Kitchen 18 6 Sun. to Wed. 11am-8pm; Thurs. to Sat. 11am-2pm
Urban Skillet (Halal) 11 6 Mon. to Thurs. 11am-10pm; Fri. 11am-midnight; Sat. 11am-10pm
Red Rabbit 11 7 Tues. to Thurs. 11am-10pm; Fri. 11am-11pm; Sat. 10am-11pm; Sun. 10am-10pm
Taco Bell 5 8 Sun. to Thurs. 7am-3am; Fri. & Sat. 7am-5am
Wally's Falafel and Hummus (Halal) 10 9 Mon. to Sun. 11am-10pm
Basil (Kosher) 15 10 Mon. to Thurs. 11:30am-6:30pm; Fri. 11:30am-1:30pm; Sunday noon-6:30pm
Krispy Krunchy Chicken (Halal) 11 10 Mon. to Sat. 11am-9pm
Darbar India Grill (Halal) 17 11 Mon. to Thurs. 11:30am-10pm; Fri. & Sat. 11:30am-11pm; Sun. noon-10pm
Marhaba Grill (Halal) 18 13 Mon. to Sun. 11am-9pm
Afro Deli (Halal) 10 14 Mon. to Sat. 10am-8pm
Wendy's House of Soul 9 14 Mon. to Fri. 11am-7am
Tamu Grill 6 8 Thurs. to Sun. 3pm-9pm
Owamni by the Sioux Chef 5 8 Tues. to Sun. 11am-9pm

Higher Education Institutions in Minneapolis

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Adler Graduate School 20 200
Anoka Technical College 30 1600
Anoka-Ramsey Community College 25 7500
Augsburg University 5 3000
Bethany Global University 25 300
Bethel University 20 3700
Capella University 5 38000
Century College 25 7615
Concordia University - St. Paul 10 5500
Dakota County Technical College 25 2400
Dunwoody College of Technology 5 1300
Hamline University 15 2900
Hennepin Technical College 20 4000
Institute of Production and Recording 5 100
Inver Hills Community College 25 3700
Luther Seminary 10 400
Macalester College 15 2000
Metropolitan State University 13 6900
Minneapolis College of Art and Design 15 700
Minneapolis Community and Technical College 5 5900
Mitchell Hamline School of Law 20 1200
Normandale Community College 20 8800
North Central University 10 1000
North Hennepin Community College 20 5000
Northwestern Health Sciences University 15 1000
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota 5 4500
Saint Paul College 15 5800
St. Catherine University 15 3900 
United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities 10 150
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities 15 52000
University of Northwestern - St. Paul 15 3300
University of St. Thomas 15 9300
Walden University 5 46000

Things to Do & Places to Visit in Minneapolis

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