A Professional Organization for Culturally Affirming Practice
El Consorcio and the MHTTCs are grateful for your presence at our conference.
If you are in need of lodging for the conference, please see the details below for booking a hotel room at a discounted rate.
There is a free shuttle available to the hotel from the airport.
To start orienting you to the Twin Cities, we must acknowledge that the conference is taking place on stolen land first inhabited by Oneota, Iowa, and Dakota peoples. It feels particularly important to name that the site of our conference is very near Bdote. Bdote is the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, which Dakota tribes hold as their place of creation and origin. Fort Snelling, which the U.S. government built on the bluff overlooking Bdote, was used as a concentration camp for Dakota people by the U.S. government following the Dakota War of 1862. After that period of imprisonment, Dakota tribes were forcibly moved to reservations in other Midwestern states. We acknowledge the Dakota as the historic, current, and future guardians of the area where the conference will be held. Despite the attempted genocide of indigenous peoples, members of Dakota and other Native tribes remain vital members of the Twin Cities community. Minneapolis was the birthplace of AIM (the American Indian Movement) in 1968, and remains the home of activists, artists, and healers from several tribal nations. While in the Twin Cities, we encourage you to seek out the Native American Cultural Corridor in South Minneapolis; educate yourself about the Red Lake Nation's leadership in decolonizing mental health; and/or seek out other Native creators.
Resources (in no way exhaustive):
Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Airport
7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425USA
(Cut off date for discount is extended through the end of day on Friday, April 29th)
The link below will take you to Hilton's groups personalized reservation page.
Enter in the dates of stay, and then select ‘add special rate code’. In the ‘Group Code’ box, enter the following: HLM
Availability of a shuttle: The Embassy Suites offers a complimentary shuttle from Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP) Airport.
Contact the hotel directly for details.
Call 952-854-1000 or 1-800-317-8143, and let them know you need to make a reservation in the National Hispanic & Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer block. Let them know the Group Code: HLM
Food Options Near the Hotel: The Embassy Suites is located in between MSP and the Mall of America, among several other hotels. If you look at Google Maps, you will notice that the Embassy Suites and many nearby hotels also house restaurants. If you would like to visit a grocery store or fast-service restaurants outside the Mall of American, a five minute Uber ride will get you to the Richfield Super Target (6445 Richfield Parkway, Richfield, MN) and a few fast-service restaurants.
El Taco Torro
FOOD TRUCK HOURS : Mon- Sat 11am - 8:30pm
East Minnehaha Ave. & 18th St. South
For out-of-town attendees, we are excited to welcome you to the Twin Cities. Below is information that we hope makes planning your trip easier!
Nearby trails: The Embassy Suites is next door to the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge offers visitors several trail options. We suggest bringing shoes that can get muddy since you will be visiting us in spring!
A guide to a few of the immigrant and BIPOC cultural corridors in the Twin Cities