The local airport is Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). It is a Delta hub, but of course many other airlines fly in and out.
The conference will be held at the Courtyard Minneapolis Downtown. Book early to guarantee your room rate of $144/night. Booking deadline is Monday, May 24. If you are driving to the conference, be advised that this hotel uses a public parking ramp, so parking will be an extra fee for everyone. Book your room.
You can rent a car, use a taxi/ride-share service, or use Metro Transit (our public transportation system) to get around the Twin Cities. Public transit (plan your trip at www.metrotransit.org) goes from the airport to downtown Minneapolis [take the Blue Line on the Light Rail to 46th street, then take the #7 bus to the Courtyard]. Renting a car is recommended if you want to venture out and do a little sight-seeing or have access to more dining/shopping establishments.