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Annual Prizes and Awards


Airport is Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

Important! Know which terminal you are arriving at/departing from: Terminal 1 or 2

Conference Location: Registration and panels are at Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, Olin/Rice Hall of Science, south end of campus. Banquets are in Weyerhaeuser Hall, 62 Macalester St. Although the official Macalester College address is 1600 Grand Ave., (St. Paul ---NOT Minneapolis), Grand Ave. is at the north end of campus and the conference is on the south end, so if arriving by car or taxi, check directions below.
For Campus map: See Parking at left

From airport to campus by car or taxi:

Leaving airport, exit left to St. Paul on highway 5. (Do not go to Minneapolis!)
Take highway 5 east about 2 miles to Edgecumbe exit, just across the Mississippi River.
Exit right on Edgecumbe but stay left, and go up and over highway.
Take Edgecumbe north about 1 mile. When curves begin, follow the main roadway to merge onto Fairview Ave. 
Continue north on Fairview about 2+ miles to St. Clair Ave. (traffic lights, SA gas station on the right).
Turn right (east) on St. Clair, go past two streets on your left, then watch for Macalester brick pillars on left.
Turn left at brick pillars onto campus drive and go one block to end of athletic fields. The first building on the right is Olin/Rice. Parking is available to the right or continue on campus drive to additional parking on the left. Parking is free. Follow the signs to the conference in Olin/Rice Hall.

Going south on Snelling Ave. from Grand Ave. (St. Paul, NOT Minneapolis) :
To arrive on campus at the point closest to conference, take Snelling Ave. south past Grand Ave.
For parking, turn off Snelling after the Althletic Center into parking lot. Follow signs to conference.
For additional parking, continue south on Snelling to intersection of St. Clair Ave. (stop light).
Turn right (west) on St. Clair.
Turn at next right (north) at Macalester brick pillars onto campus drive.
On campus drive, go about 1 block north to end of athletic fields and tennis courts. The first academic building on the right (east) is Olin/Rice Hall, conference location. Parking is available to the right.
For additional parking, continue on campus drive to parking on the left. Parking is free.
Follow the signs to the conference in Olin/Rice Hall.


  • Airport Taxi     (651) 222-0000
  • Diamond Cab  (651) 644-6655
  • Yellow Cab      (612) 308-9482

Public Buses and Light Rail
The Twin Cities are served by an excellent system of public transportation.  For route maps and other information, visit Metro Transit


Macalester College · 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105  USA · 651-696-6000
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