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PIUG 2006 Annual Conference

An International Conference for Patent Information Professionals

Boolean and Beyond:
Patent Information: Overcoming Pitfalls and Enhancing Productivity

Overview | Program | Conference Materials (PIUG members only) | Sponsors | Travel | Workshops

Saturday, May 20 to Thursday, May 25, 2006
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Travel Information and Hotel Accommodations

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Tel: 612 370 1234
Fax: 612 370 1463
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Please note:  If you would like to stay at the Hyatt Regency you must make your own hotel reservation directly with the hotel.  Registering for the meeting does not reserve a hotel room for you.

You may reserve your room online at the special website for PIUG 2006 Conference Reservations.  Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Or you may call the Hyatt's toll free reservation number at and make your reservation by phone.  Please mention that you are with PIUG to obtain the group rate.

Conference Rate: $149+ 13% tax Single/Double (only until April 30, 2006).   If you are able to get a better guest rate kindly let us know.

PIUG Conference Room Rates through April 30, 2006:

  • Single: $149

  • Double $149

  • Triple $174

  • Quad $199

Parking: $12.00 per 24 hours for self parking, $18.50 per day for valet

Check-In Time is 3:00pm, Check-Out time is 12:00 noon

Credit Cards accepted - American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Diner's, Carte Blanche, Japanese Credit, World Bank

Alternative Hotels and distance from the Hyatt

  1. Millennium Hotel
    1313 Nicollett Mall
    Minneapolis, MN
    Toll-free:  (800) 469-6130
    0.16 miles, 0.26 km

  2. Doubletree Guest Suites
    1101 Lasalle Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN
    Toll-free: (800) 469-61300
    17 miles, 0.27 km

  3. Holiday Inn Express Hotel
    225 South 11 Street
    Minneapolis, MN
    Toll-free: (800) 469-6130
    0.23 miles, 0.37 km

  4. Minneapolis Hilton
    1001 Marquette Ave
    Minneapolis, MN
    Toll-free: (800) 469-6130
    0.24 miles, 0.39 km

  5. Quality Inn & Suites Downtown
    41 N 10th St
    Minneapolis, MN
    Phone: (612) 339-9311
    0.38 miles, 0.61 km


By train via Amtrak

Take the train to Midway Station, 730 Transfer Road, St. Paul, MN 55114.  It is about 5.7 miles (9.1 km) from the hotel

By Air

Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport.  MSP is a hub for Northwest Airlines.

Total Est. Time:  20 minutes  Total Est. Distance: 13.3 miles (21.4 km)

Supershuttle is available (800 258 3826 or 612 827 7777) for ~$15.00

Hiawatha Light Rail Transit is also available for ~$2.00. 

Taxi fare would be ~$30-40. 

Points of Interest


American Swedish Institute

Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts

University of Minnesota

  • Frederick Weisman Art Museum

  • James Ford Bell Museum of Natural History

Walker Art Center

  • Minneapolis Sculpture Garden

St. Paul

Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotan Life

Minnesota History Center

Science Museum of Minnesota


Mall of America - I am not a fan of shopping malls, but the MoA is truly spectacular.  It is the nation's largest combined retail and entertainment center.  Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Sears and more are there, including the LEGO Imagination Center; 7-acre Camp Snoopy; and a walk through aquarium. 

If you need more information, contact Donald Walter, Ph.D.
Manager, Customer Training; Pharma-Chem
Thomson Scientific
Address: Suite 250
1725 Duke Street
Alexandria VA 22314 USA
Tel: +1 703 706 4220 x 4820
Fax: +1 703 519 5838

Last updated: 26 February 2006

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