Conference Venue

ISCA 2014 will be held at Hilton Minneapolis located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Check the google map for general idea and directions for the area. You can make reservations at the hotel discount rate by May 24, 2014.

Travel Information

The maps and directions to the conference hotel can be found here.
  • The Minneapolis-St. Paul International airpot is approximately 12 miles from the Hilton Minneapolis hotel. The taxi service is approximately $40. See here for more details about taxi service.
  • The Light Rail Transit provides a convenient access to destinations including downtown Minneapolis to the north and Mall of America to the South.
  • The Metro Transit also serves the Minneapolis / St. Paul area.
  • Here is a convenient google map highlighting a short walk from the closest light rail station to Hilton.

Attractions and Entertainment

Please visit the Explore Minnesota tourism website and lonely planet for more information.


  • Minnesota Zoo
    13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN 55124
    Get up close and personal with all of the animals at the Minnesota Zoo.
  • Mississippi Mile
    Hennepin Ave and 1st St, Minneapolis, MN
    This charming riverfront district offers walking and biking trails and many historic sights to see.
  • Walker Art Center & Sculpture Garden
    1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Opened in 1927, this gallery displays works by modern artists, including Picasso.

Museums, Arts and Entertainment

  • Mill City Museum
    704 South 2nd St., Minneapolis, MN 55401
    Built in 1880 as the world's largest flour mill, this museum is now a fascinating attraction for the whole family.
  • Guthrie Theatre
    818 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415
    Founded in 1963, this local theater hosts performances of well-known plays each year.
  • Hennepin Theatre District
    8th Street and Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
    If you enjoy theater, this is the place for you. Well-known plays, Broadway shows and concerts are always on the calendar.
  • Target Center
    600 First Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN
    Within walking distance of our hotel, Target Center is the home of the Minnesota Timberwolves and hosts a variety of concerts and special programs.
  • Walker Art Center & Sculpture Garden
    1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Opened in 1927, this gallery displays works by modern artists, including Picasso.


  • Mall of America
    8100 24th Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55425
    One of the nation's most famous shopping destinations, the Mall of America is a great place to spend a day (or two). Easy and affordable access is available via a Light Rail station located just two blocks from the hotel.
  • Macy's
    700 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Macy's is a U.S. chain of mid-to-high range department stores, famed equally for its niche in popular culture and the diversity of its merchandise.

Outdoors Activities

  • Lake Calhoun Kiosk
    3000 Calhoun Parkway East, Minneapolis, MN 55408
    The Lake Calhoun kiosk rents bikes, canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, and paddleboards. It's a busy spot as there's also a patio restaurant and a sailing school.
  • Valleyfair
    One Valleyfair Drive, Shakopee, MN 55379
    Valleyfair is a full-scale amusement park 25 miles southwest in Shakopee, MN.


  • Metrodome
    900 South 5th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55415
    Catch an exciting Minnesota Vikings football game at this Minneapolis landmark.
  • Target Field
    1 Twins Way, Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Target Field is the new home of the Minnesota Twins MLB team.