Location information


NFM 2016 will be held in the McNamara Alumni Center, located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus.

McNamara Alumni Center


A block of rooms has been reserved at The Commons Hotel. To make a reservation:

A special discounted rate is available until May 11, 2016.

Other nearby hotels:

Any hotel along the Green Line will have easy transit access to the venue (see below). The Blue Line extends south into the suburbs, and requires a transfer to the Green Line to reach the venue.


Minneapolis/St Paul has Metro Transit, which provides two light rail lines and buses that go just about everywhere in the Twin Cities. The light rail provides service to the Mall of America, MSP International Airport, downtown Minneapolis, the East Bank of the University (where the venue and hotel are located), and downtown St Paul.

To ride the light rail, pay for a ticket at a ticket machine before boarding. The ticket allows unlimited rides for 2½ hours on both light rail and buses. 24 hour passes are also available.

From the airport, take the Blue Line north toward downtown Minneapolis. At US Bank Stadium Station, get off the Blue Line, go across to the other platform, and take the Green Line east toward St Paul. Get off at East Bank Station and continue east on Washington Avenue to reach the hotel.

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