Summit Travel 2017



Critical Facilities Summit is moving up: both literally and figuratively. After a successful four-year run in Charlotte, we're heading north to Minneapolis, MN. Why Minnesota? The reasons are plentiful. There are 17 Fortune 500 companies that are headquartered in the Twin Cities region. The Twin Cities have emerged as a Top Tier2 Data Center marketplace. Combine those with a strong life science (i.e. labs and medical) population and it's emergence as a Midwest data center region, and quickly became a favorable destination for CFS. Don't forget the ease of traveling to Minneapolis with reasonable expenses.

To learn more about Minneapolis, the "City by Nature," visit For information on attractions, entertainment or restaurants, visit




The recently redesigned Hyatt Regency is located at 1300 Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. A short walk away from the convention center. With its spacious lobby and expansive stone fireplace, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis welcomes you with beautiful sleek mid-century Scandinavian décor mixed with top-notch hospitality. The hotel's premiere location provides convenient access to an incredible array of Twin Cities' attractions, from shopping to sports, the arts and the great outdoors.


Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

A block of rooms has been reserved for October 20, 2017 – October 26, 2017.

We're sorry.

This event is now closed to new reservations.

Due to the proximity of the event dates, please contact the hotel directly regarding availability. Contact information is below.

Contact Information
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 888-421-1442



Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

MSP's central location offers a speedy trip (15 – 30 minutes) to the city.


United Airlines

United Airlines

Offer Code: ZX87520468
Travel Dates: October 20, 2017 to October 28, 2017

You may book online at and enter your Offer Code ZX87520468 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.

BOOK ONLINEUse Offer Code ZX87520468

If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information:

Agreement Code: 520468
Z Code: ZX87

*Please note phone reservations are subject to a processing fee



AWD number: D012176

Telephone Reservations: 1 (800) 331-1600; provide reservation agent with AWD D012176

Rates Effective October 16, 2017 to November 1, 2017

BOOK ONLINEUse Discount #D012176



Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Minneapolis, MN between October 20, 2017 – October 28, 2017.

To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent.

Conventions cannot be booked via Internet. Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X71D-963 when making your reservation.

This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.

You may present this information to the Amtrak Ticket Agent or your Travel Agent to assist them in providing you with this discount

Fare Code Number: X71D-963
Valid For Travel: October 20, 2017 – October 28, 2017



Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Getting to the Critical Facilities Summit at the Minneapolis Convention Center is easy. Click here for directions.

Here are directions from the Minneapolis International Airport to the Convention Center along with the locations of downtown hotels.




General parking is easy to find at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Across the street from the MCC is an underground ramp that is connected by a climate-controlled skyway system to the MCC and several downtown accommodations and attractions. Within easy walking distance of the MCC there are a dozen parking ramps, most connected to the MCC by skyway.

Attendee Parking
Parking is available on Third Avenue directly east of the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Exhibitor Parking
Exhibitor parking directly behind halls B, C, D & E in the marshaling yard is available for sale. These spaces are available through the MCC Exhibitor Services offices on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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ADA Accessibility

The 2002 expansion brought the entire Minneapolis Convention Center up to current ADA standards. In fact, the building received the Minnesota Access Achievement Award, presented by the Minnesota Society of Architects, for its attention to access:

  • All entrances in the front of the MCC have at least one set of power-assisted doors.
  • There are 3 unisex single-wheelchair restrooms.
  • Wheelchair seating and sound enhancement tools are available in the auditorium.
  • From the skyway, people can reach the first level of the MCC via accessible elevators and escalators.
  • Wheelchairs can negotiate walkways that are carpeted (no padding) with a depth of less than one half-inch of closely woven pile. In uncarpeted areas, the flooring is terrazzo tile.
  • The marshalling yard in the rear of the MCC may be used for raised van parking.

Click here to view the Accessibility Guide for the city »


Have a scooter or wheelchair delivered to your hotel or the convention center. For more information or a quote please click here.