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Minneapolis Campus East Bank

Northern Exposure will be held in Minneapolis at the University of Minnesota campus from Friday, March 31 – Sunday, April 2, 2023.

The conference will be held at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Murphy Hall (206 Church St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455).

A reception on Friday, March 31 will take place at Stub and Herb’s at 7 pm. You do not have to be registered for the conference to attend the reception!

Lunch on Saturday, April 1 will be a short walk away at the Recreation and Wellness Center (a .2 mile, four minute walk away from Murphy Hall). Optional dine arounds will be available on Saturday evening.

Dine arounds will allow attendees to sign up to attend dinner at various restaurants throughout the Twin Cities to chat with fellow attendees. Dinners are on your own and are not included in the registration fee. Dine around options coming soon!

Air Transportation

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is located 12 miles from the University of Minnesota. Travel time via car is approximately 30 minutes.

Ground Transportation

By Car, Taxi, Uber or Lyft

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is located 12 miles from the University of Minnesota. Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.

Light Rail

METRO light rail from the airport is available, and the East Bank station is one block from Murphy Hall.

From either airport terminal, take the Blue Line toward downtown Minneapolis. Change trains at the US Bank Stadium Stop – go to the opposite platform to catch a Green Line train toward downtown St. Paul. The East Bank stop is two stops away.

Both Blue and Green Line trains run approximately every 10 minutes.


There are several parking ramps and lots near Murphy Hall on the East Bank, the closest of which are the Church Street Ramp or the Washington Ave. Ramp. General parking info is here. There is limited metered parking in the area.


We have group rates available at the Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis University which is just .7 miles (15 minute walk) from the conference location at Murphy Hall. Shuttles and on-campus transportation are available. The group block includes a rate of $149 per night plus taxes and fees.

Book online at the link here. Alternatively, you can call the hotel directly or Hilton reservation line at 800-445-8667 and reference the “Northern Exposure Group” or three letter code: NEB

The cutoff date for discounted rate reservations is March 15, 2023.

Other area hotels offer University rates. Simply identify yourself as a University guest when making your reservation. Rates are not guaranteed – please book your room early for the best options. Note that the hotels below will involve taking a car or Light Rail to the conference, or a bit of a hike. There are numerous other hotels in the area, too!


612-623-3999 or 1-800-375-3990

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