2022 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2022)

July 17-23, 2022

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States



GCC2022 will be held at Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown at 1500 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454. Talks, posters, and demos will be held here.

CoFest will be held on campus. Watch this space for more details.

Getting Here and Around

MSP Airport

The Minneapolis St. Paul Airport (MSP) is a major domestic and international airport, a hub for Delta Airlines, and is served by 18 airlines with direct flights to 44 US states, Canada, Europe, and Mexico.

From Madison, ISMB / BOSC


If you are coming from ISMB in Madison, you have several options:

  • Fly 70 minutes, direct.
  • Drive 4 hours through the rolling hills of western Wisconsin.
  • Bus, 6 hours, and let someone else do the driving (between $1 and $50, see Wanderu and MegaBus ).
Getting Around

Getting Around

Minneapolis St. Paul has a robust public transportation network, and features buses, bus rapid transit, and light rail, including trams that run from the airport (1 transfer) and bus station (direct) to campus, which is across the river from the conference venue.


Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown

Conference Hotel

We have reserved a block of rooms at the conference venue, the Courtyard by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown. The confernce room rate is $139/night. There are a limited number of rooms though so we suggest booking your accomodation early. The deadline for reserving a hotel room is June 24. Room availability to based on first come basis. If needed, parking here is available at $22 per day. Click here to make a hotel reservation using the conference rate.

UMN Residence Halls

Campus Dorms

As a more economical alternative to the conference hotel, you can stay at the Yudof Hall. These dorm rooms are a 15 minute walk to the conference venue with a nightly rate is $79. The rooms are single occupancy with a shared, lockable bathroom between two rooms that make up a suite. Each room comes with a bed, linens, towels, desk, and a chair. See the housing page for a full list of amenities. Parking is available at the East River Road Garage. A room can be booked as part of the conference registration. There is a limited number of rooms available to book as soon as possible.

Hotels, lots of them.

City Hotels

There are also numerous options for staying elsewhere in the city. Several options are close by and campus is on the Metro Green Line, which makes both downtowns easily accessible to GCC2022 participants.