Negotiated Room Blocks for the Conference
Links to negotiated room blocks for hotels are provided only to registered attendees of the conference. The links to these room blocks can be found in your confirmation email after your register for the conference. You may only make a reservation in one of the conference’s negotiated blocks by using the links we provide. We cannot guarantee the information you may receive if you contact the hotel directly or through their central reservations agents.
Hotel Blocks Sell Out Quickly
If attendee room blocks at the Sheraton are full, please check availability at the adjoining Marriott or the Hyatt Regency.
The Marriott City Center is connected to the Sheraton via a sky bridge. The Hyatt Regency is not within walking distance, however, a scheduled shuttle service will begin to and from the Sheraton and Hyatt on Monday morning and will run throughout the conference. There is also a conveniently located light rail (DART) near the Hyatt at Union Station with a stop very close to the Sheraton Hotel – the St. Paul station. The train ride is approximately 10 minutes each way.
Keep Checking the Sheraton Link for Canceled Rooms
We encourage you to periodically check the Sheraton, or room links of other sold-out hotels in your confirmation email, for availability due to cancellations. As cancellations occur, rooms will open up until the links close in July.
Arrival/Departure Dates Can Cause Problems
A common issue that occurs when making hotel reservations is the arrival and departure dates entered. When entering an arrival date before August 7, or departure date after August 11, you will likely receive the message that no rooms are available. This is because our contracted room block dates begin on August 7, the Sunday before the conference begins, and ends on Thursday. The conference ends at noon on Thursday. Any extension beyond these dates will require you to contact the hotel directly to add the extra room nights. The conference cannot guarantee the conference rate will be offered for additional nights you may wish to add to your reservation.
Hotel Cancellation Policy
Please be sure you understand the cancellation policy for each hotel. You can be charged for one night’s stay if you do not cancel your reservation thirty (30) days prior to your arrival date.