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The Third National Research Platform Workshop

Test header: Joint workshop between Internet2 and The Quilt.

About the Meeting

The Third National Research Platform workshop seeks to build community around enabling research and education for all and to span the boundaries of organizations, communities, and technology. The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to learn and share successes, opportunities, and challenges with others in the community.

Dates: September 24-25, 2019
Time: Tuesday, September 24 from 8:00am - 5:00pm and Wednesday, September 25 from 8:00am - 3:00pm. 

Location: Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, the Depot
Address: 225 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Please note: The NRP workshop room block is located at the Aloft Minneapolis (see below for full details). It is just 0.6 miles (a 12-minute walk) from the meeting venue at the Renaissance Downtown Minneapolis, the Depot.

Building on the success of last year's workshop, the Third National Research Platform Workshop will be held in Minneapolis, Minn. on September 24-25, 2019 at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, the Depot. Organizations involved in 3NRP development are Internet2, Calit2/SDSC/UCSD/CITRIS, ESnet, CENIC, The Quilt, the Great Plains Network, and KINBER.
The NRP workshop (9/24-9/25) will be co-located with the NSF CC* and CICI PI workshop (9/23-9/25) and the Quilt meeting (9/25-9/26) with some shared sessions. View the Program Committee, and please see the 2019 NSF, NRP and The Quilt Co-Located Meetings home page for more information.

A Global Research Platform (GRP) Workshop will be held the week prior to the NRP workshop and it will focus on international Research Platform topics.
Plan to reserve your accommodations as soon as possible as lodging options that week will be limited in the Downtown Minneapolis area due to other citywide events. 

Travel Support Available

Partial travel support is available for a limited number of fully registered workshop attendees. Please complete this form by July 15 to request support. If you are selected for travel funding you will be notified by July 22. (Note: attendees from UC San Diego and UC Berkeley are ineligible for participant support.) Participant support funding provided by NSF grant #OAC-1541349.

Please contact us with any questions about the event.


Registration fee: $250 

Register for the 2019 Third National Research Platform Workshop, as listed below. 

Quilt meeting participants who are also planning to attend the NRP sessions should register via the Quilt registration page to avoid extra charges, and not register via Internet2.

Your $250 registration for the 2019 Third National Research Platform Workshop includes:

Attendance and any materials for the 2019 Third National Research Platform Workshop

• Tuesday, September 24th: Breakfast, Morning/Afternoon Refreshment Breaks, Lunch, Reception

• Wednesday, September 25th: Breakfast, Morning/Afternoon Refreshment Breaks, Lunch

Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policies 

You may pay for this conference in the form of a credit card or invoice guaranteed by credit card. When you visit the registration page, you will be asked to indicate your form of payment.

All cancellations received on or before 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, September 13, 2019, are entitled to a full conference refund less a $20 administrative fee. There will be no refunds after this date. If you cancel after 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, September 13, 2019, and have not paid by any other means, your credit card will be charged the cost of the registration fee. If you cancel your registration after 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, September 13, 2019, you may name another person from your organization to take your place for meetings that allow transferred registrations. To cancel, transfer, or make changes to your registration, please contact

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Online Registration

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Hotel & Travel

Aloft Motel Minneapolis, Minn.

Aloft Minneapolis 

900 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 455-8400
*The hotel has a smoke-free policy




Aloft Minneapolis

Please note: The NRP workshop room block is located at the Aloft Minneapolis (see below for full details). It is just 0.6 miles (a 12-minute walk) from the meeting venue at the Renaissance Downtown Minneapolis, the Depot.

Block dates:  Monday, Septermber 23 through and including Tuesday, September 24, 2019 (with check-out on Wednesday, September 25). The group rate will be honored (3) days before and after block dates, based on availability. 

Reservation method: Please request your lodging needs or call the central reservations line at (888) 627-7079. (NOTE:  If you need to cancel your lodging please contact the hotel directly. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to guarantee a full refund.)

Block cut-off date: Friday, August 23, 2019 

Important note: Should the room block sell out prior to the block cut-off date indicated above, additional rooms cannot be guaranteed. Make your reservations early!

Check in: 3:00pm
Check out: 12:00pm 

Parking Information
On-site parking: 25 USD daily 

Hotel Restaurants

re:fuel by Aloft (SM)
Gourmet pantry for grab-and-go meals. 

W XYZ Bar (American)
On-site bar open for dinner. Casual dress code. 

Other nearby dining options


Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport (MSP) 

Hotel Direction: 10.4 miles S

Driving Directions: Get on MN-5 E from Glumack Dr, 7 min (2.5 mi), Get on S Washington Ave in Minneapolis from MN-55 W/Hwy 55 W/Hiawatha Ave16 min (7.6 mi), Turn left onto S Washington Ave Destination will be on the right2 min (0.4 mi)

Alternate Transportation
Estimated taxi fare: 12 USD (one way)