The 2014 MWCBS meeting will be held jointly with the NACBS annual meeting will at the Marquette Hotel in the center of downtown Minneapolis. The Marquette is an elegant, modern, recently renovated boutique hotel. It adjoins the architecturally-renowned IDS Tower, opens onto the Crystal Court atrium of restaurants and shops, and is connected by skyway (as well as by regular sidewalks) to the rest of downtown. Many of the conference events, including the Friday reception, will be held in Windowson Minnesota, an event space on the fiftieth floor of the IDS tower that features spectacular views of the city.
The Marquette is easily accessible via light rail or taxi from the airport. Cultural attractions such as the Minnesota Orchestra and the Dakota Jazz Club are a short walk, the Walker Art Center is a slightly longer walk or bus ride, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is easily accessible by
a short bus ride. The Mall of America is also accessible by light rail.
A block of rooms has been reserved for NACBS conference attendees the nights of Thursday through Saturday, November 6-8 (a few rooms
are available on Wednesday, November 5, as well).
The NACBS conference rate for rooms is $159 per night (for single/double occupancy). The conference room rate is guaranteed only
until October 6 and applies to a limited block of rooms. We urge you to stay at the conference hotel and to reserve your room sooner rather than later. The Marquette Hotel conference rate is $159 single or double. You must register by Oct. 6, 2014 to get this rate. Click on this link
<http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/M/MSPVIHH-BSG-20141105/index.jhtml> to reserve a room or call 1-800-328-4782.