Conference location

RE'06 was held in the Millennium Hotel in downtown Minneapolis (1313 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN, USA 55403-2697). Here are a map and an overview plan.

We had negotiated a special rate of $139 per room and night (not including local taxes) for the participants of RE'06. The group rate was guaranteed for reservations before August 13, 2006.

For making reservations, there were three options:

Book Online,

Call the hotel at +1 612 332 6000 or  + 1 800 522 8856, or

Fax to +1 612 359 2160.

How to get there

The twin cities Minneapolis and St. Paul lie on the Missisippi River, about 530 km / 330 miles north-west of Chicago (see overview map). St. Paul is the capital of Minnesota.

Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport is served by all major American airlines.

Downtown Minneapolis is approximately 16 miles from the airport, with taxi fares averaging $28.00-$36.00.
Alternatively there is a light rail service from the airport to downtown Minneapolis which costs $2.00. At the airport, take the Hiawatha line to Downtown Minneapolis. Exit at Nicollet Mall Station. Transfer to bus station at Nicollet Mall/5th Street. Take bus line 17 or 18 southbound. Exit at Nicollet Ave/Grant street. Walk back 1/2 block on Nicollet Ave. The hotel is to your right. (see map).

Here is a pdf-file with driving directions.

About Minneapolis/St. Paul

We recommend you to visit the Minneapolis Visitors Bureau website. It is available also in Spanish and French. The site map covers pretty much everything in the local area.

For St. Paul, visit the St. Paul Visitors Bureau website.

Where to go


Visit the famous Mall of America (MoA), the biggest mall in the US. Grand Avenue in St. Paul is also famous.


Check the extensive restaurant list.


The Walker Art Center is in walking distance from the Millennium hotel. For people interested in modern architecture: the expansion building of the Walker Art Center has been built by the famous Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron. Other places to visit are the Minnesota Science Museum or several historic sites, in particular the James J. Hill House.

The Minnesota Orchestra will play Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 on Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16.


The Millennium Hotel features indoor swimming pool, sauna and fitness suite. For outdoor recreation, you may consider the ValleyFair amusement park. Summit is the best local beer. Summit offers free tours of the brewery.


The Minnesota Vikings (pro football) are playing a home game on 9/17. The Minnesota Twins (pro baseball) are playing home games 9/7-9/13


Anyone interested in a casino can find an Indian Casino at Mystic Lake.