About the Event
In partnership with the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC), CTS is excited to host the 2018 CUTC Summer Meeting at the University of Minnesota.
Details about the meeting program, registration, and other information will be available in early 2018.
Location and Local Amenities
The meeting will be held on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, in the heart of the Minneapolis–St. Paul region. The Twin Cities campus—home to nearly 47,000 students and 4,000 faculty members—is located on the banks of the Mississippi River, which provides Minnesota with a transportation link to the rest of the world.
Minneapolis offers an endless array of activities for meeting attendees to enjoy during their visit. Outdoor pursuits include fishing and boating, great golf, and some of the country’s best bike trails. There are excellent museums of all types, and options for live theater abound. Numerous wineries and breweries are open for tours and tastings. And shopping is always nearby, including the Mall of America—the state’s most-visited attraction.
For visitors interested in spending additional time in Minnesota, options include a long weekend enjoying Minnesota’s great outdoors at one of several resorts located within a few hours drive of the Twin Cities or a day trip to Taylors Falls, MN, a small, historic village nestled amongst the scenic hills of the St. Croix River.
Rooms will be available at the Graduate Minneapolis, located on the U of M campus. Details about the meeting room block and rates will be available in early 2018.
Receptions and Other Activities
In conjunction with the meeting, CTS will host two receptions, including one at the Mill City Museum, a National Historic Landmark located in downtown Minneapolis. Built into the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill, Mill City Museum is located on the historic Mississippi riverfront. Early settlers chose this area because of the river, which provided transportation and energy that allowed the city to grow. The museum overlooks St. Anthony Falls, which was a major source of power for the lumber and flour-milling industries. The falls allowed the riverfront settlement of Minneapolis to transform into a city that led the world in flour production for nearly 50 years, beginning in 1882.
Details about other optional activities held in conjunction with the meeting will be available in early 2018.