Welcome to Minneapolis!

Confab has been hosted in Minneapolis every year since 2011, and there’s good reason for it. With so much to do, see, and eat here, a stay in Minneapolis is sure to be one of many highlights of your Confab experience.

Sponsors chatting with attendees
Hyatt Regency Lobby Bar

The conference hotel

Confab takes place at the Hyatt Regency, a hotel located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. All conference activities take place at the hotel or within easy walking distance. The conference room rate is $149 per night.

Please note: The online booking link will become available on January 1. If you need to book sooner than that, call 800-233-1234 and ask for the Confab room block with the $149 rate.

1300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
612-370-1234

Getting around

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is a major Delta hub that serves most domestic and several international airlines. There are many ground transportation options to get you to the conference hotel.

If you’ll be driving, the Hyatt Regency has an on-site parking ramp that offers daily rates. There are several other nearby parking options in the area as well.

Once you’re here, there are many ways to get around if you’d like to get out and explore the city.

Minneapolis bus

Light rail

The Metro Transit light rail runs between the airport and downtown Minneapolis. It can also get you to St. Paul if you are looking to explore.

Bus

The Metro Transit bus service operates throughout Minneapolis and neighboring St. Paul.

Ride sharing

Lyft and Uber operate in Minneapolis, as well as several local taxi services. Most taxi services accept credit cards.

Nice Ride

Rent a bike at one of the many Nice Ride stations throughout the city. Many city streets have bike lanes.

Scooters

See a scooter parked on the sidewalk? That’s either a Bird or a Lime and can be rented by the minute.

Walking

There are many amenities and attractions within walking distance of the conference hotel.

Minneapolis Skyline

Exploring the city

If you find yourself with downtime while you’re here for Confab, it’s worth getting out and seeing what Minneapolis has to offer. You’ll find plenty to do, see, and eat, all within an easy distance of the conference hotel.

Restaurants

Whether you’re craving a quick bite on the cheap or want a dining experience to remember, Minneapolis has you covered. Check out this list of restaurant recommendations for a selection of our nearby favorites.

Bars & breweries

There’s no shortage of happy hour and late-night destinations in Minneapolis. Brit’s Pub is a go-to for happy hour, or try nearby Lakes & Legends if you fancy a craft brew. Otter’s Saloon is a Confab favorite for late-night karaoke—but it’s across the river from downtown.

Shopping & supplies

If you fancy a little shopping while you’re in town, head over to the trendy North Loop neighborhood for a selection of locally owned shops and boutiques. There’s also a Target and a Lund’s grocery store available not far from the conference hotel.

Parks & trails

Minneapolis offers plenty of opportunity to get outside and enjoy some green space (weather permitting, of course). Loring Park is a tranquil setting for a stroll, or get a glimpse of the Mighty Mississippi from the Stone Arch Bridge.

Museums

Take in a little culture at one of the many museums in Minneapolis. Visit Mill City Museum for local history or the famous Walker Art Center for modern art. The Foshay Museum has an observation deck overlooking the city.

Prince

Minneapolis is proud to claim The Purple One and there’s no shortage of Prince-themed events, tours, and history. Paisley Park is a bit outside the city but worth the visit for fans. And yes, he deserves his own category.

Live theater

Minneapolis is home to many venues for live performances, from plays to musicals to comedy. Catch a play at the internationally recognized Guthrie Theater or find some laughs at Brave New Workshop.

Live music

From large touring acts to smaller local artists, Minneapolis has a thriving music scene and many venues to house them. The Cedar Cultural Center, Dakota Jazz Club, and iconic First Avenue are local favorites for live music.

Sporting events

April is a quiet month for professional sports in Minnesota, but there are still options if you want to get your sport on. Check out a soccer game with the MN United or cheer on the Minnesota Roller Girls at a roller derby bout.

A note about the weather

Minnesota weather is notoriously fickle, especially in spring. If you’ll be joining us for Confab, rest assured we’ll keep an eye out on the weather for you and will let you know if you need to pack an umbrella, sunglasses, parka, or all of the above.

Minneapolis Skyline

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