Conference location and accommodations

Minneapolis Marriott City Center
30 S. 7th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Meeting room directory:
General Sessions: Grand Portage Ballroom, 4th Floor
Exhibits: 4th Floor
Registration: Registration Office, 4th Floor
25th Anniversary Gala: 6th Floor

The "25th Annual National Conference" will be held at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, situated in the heart of downtown with easy access to top Twin Cities attractions, such as Target Field and Mall of America; restaurants; shops and entertainment.

Minneapolis Marriott facts:  Marriott Hotel Fact Sheet

Maps, transportation and parking: The Minneapolis Marriott is approximately 7.5 miles from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and is easily accessible via taxi, van and shuttle services, and car rental. Public transportation is available through Metro Transit, which provides both Light Rail Transit and public bus service.
>Helpful maps, ground transportation information, driving directions and parking rates
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Hotel reservations • Minneapolis Marriott City Center

You are strongly encouraged to make your hotel reservation early. Once our group's block of rooms is sold out, it may be difficult securing a downtown hotel reservation.

Hotel discounted room rate: There are a limited number of rooms available for Wednesday, Oct. 5 through Friday, Oct. 7 at a special conference rate of $219.00. The discounted rate is sold out for Tuesday, Oct. 4. (Rates are per room per night and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.) Discounted guest room Internet is available for $1.00. All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Refer to your Marriott confirmation e-mail for the cancellation policy.

Hotel reservation deadline: The deadline has been extended to Friday, Sept. 16, or when rooms sell out, whichever comes first. You are strongly encouraged to make your reservation before the group block is released on Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. CDT. Reservations received after Sept. 16, or after the room block is sold out, will be accepted on a space-available basis at the prevailing room rate.
** Tuesday, Oct. 4 is sold out. Please direct waitlist requests to the housing contact listed below.

Hotel reservation process: The preferred reservation method is online. A dedicated reservation Web site is available for this conference to allow you to make, modify, or cancel your hotel reservation online, as well as to take advantage of other services offered by the hotel.

Online reservations: Minneapolis Marriott City Center Group Reservations

Reservations Toll Free: 1-877-303-0104
Reservations Local Phone: 1-866-315-9403
Important Note: You must use this dedicated group reservation phone number and mention “Optum 25th Annual National Conference” to ensure access to our special group rate!

* UnitedHealth Group Employees: Please follow the reservation instructions listed above to receive the group discounted rate. Do not use Concur or BCD Travel for Minneapolis Marriott reservations, unless the group's discounted rate has expired or is sold out.

OptumHealth Education appreciates your support in booking your hotel reservation at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center. The number of hotel rooms used for this conference directly impacts hotel rates, conference costs and registration fees.

Housing contact: Attendees are responsible for their travel and lodging arrangements. If you experience problems making your reservation at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, please email, or call (612) 395-8486.

Program materials

Program materials will be in electronic format, available via your computer or mobile device. Email instructions will be provided in September.

Conference attire

Business attire is suggested for the conference. Although every effort is made to maintain a comfortable learning environment, meeting room temperatures can fluctuate greatly and may be difficult to control. The temperature is often cool in the meeting room. Therefore, bringing along a jacket or sweater is recommended.

Gala attire

Dress to impress (optional). Accessorize at the gala's Pearl Gallery & Terrace.