Hotel reservations can be made by contacting the conference-site hotel directly. Please refer to the "Closing The Gap Conference" when making your reservations to receive conference room discounts when applicable. A limited number of handicapped accessible rooms are available. If you require an accessible room, state your needs when making your reservations and reserve your room early to better insure a room that will best accommodate you.
A deposit of one night's room rate plus tax is required to reserve a guest room for the Closing The Gap Conference.
Cancellation policy: Guest rooms may be cancelled up to two weeks prior to arrival with no cancellation penalty and your total deposit refunded to you. Any guest room cancelled less than two weeks prior to arrival will be subject to forfeiture of the entire deposit.
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Numerous commercial passenger airlines service the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). Conference goers are encouraged to choose the airline that best meets their needs and budget. For detailed airport information, please visit www.mspairport.com
For those interested in flying Delta, Closing The Gap has arranged for them to offer discounted conference rates. Reservations/ticketing is available via www.delta.com or by calling Delta at 800-328-1111, Monday through Friday, 7:30 am - 7:30 pm Central Daylight Time (US and Canada only), referencing Meeting Event Code NMF5U. A Direct Ticketing Charge will apply for booking by phone. When booking online, enter Meeting Event Code NMF5U in the box provided on the Book A Trip page.
To arrange for accessible transportation while visiting the Minneapolis area, have your ADA certifying agency fax your certification information along with the address where you will be staying and dates you plan on being in Minneapolis to 651-602-1660 four weeks prior to your arrival date. Riders must be ADA certified in the state in which they live. For questions regarding certification, call Cheryl Schmidt at 651-602-1673. If you are not ADA certified, call Airport Taxi at 612-331-8294 (special assistance provided if requested).
What participants have said
My hours at Closing The Gap are my best-spent professional development hours to date.
My attendance at the 2012 Closing The Gap Conference was not only an inspirational and motivating experience for myself, but will be a game changer for those students and staff members I serve.
One benefit of a conference environment is the opportunity to experience, in person, the tools we often just read about.