Here you will find information about CONvergence hotel parking, on-street parking, and overflow parking lots. Due to extremely limited parking availability, we encourage utilizing public transportation, taxi services, or carpooling with friends who are also attending the convention if at all feasible.
Below is CONvergence 2016 parking information for your reference. Please check back at a later date for CONvergence 2017 parking information.
Parking at the DoubleTree by Hilton is available on a first-come, first-served basis whether or not you have a room at the hotel. Some of the overflow hotels only offer parking to guests staying in their rooms.
Do not park in the valet parking spots at the DoubleTree by Hilton. They are reserved for CONvergence Guests of Honor. Any vehicle parked in these spots without authorization will be towed at the expense of the owner.
If you are staying at any of the overflow hotels, please use a shuttle and leave your vehicle at that hotel.
An area in the DoubleTree by Hilton’s Southeast parking lot will be specifically marked for motorcycle parking. Please park there if you ride a motorcycle to the convention.
If you live in the Twin Cities, check out the CONvergence Connections Facebook group to find or organize a carpool.
Overflow Parking Lots
Two overflow parking lots are available during CONvergence 2016. The free CONvergence shuttle stops at both.
Please pay special attention to the shaded areas on the maps indicating where parking is allowed, and the hours each overflow parking lot is available!
International Dairy Queen Corporation Parking Lot
7505 Metro Blvd., Edina (North of the DoubleTree)
Hours: Thursday and Friday all day or after 5:00pm (see map); All Day Saturday and Sunday
Lifetouch Parking Lot
5160 W 76th Street, Edina (West of the Sheraton)
Hours: Friday 5:00pm to Monday noon (except for reserved employee parking spots)
Dow Chemical (directly across the street North of the DoubleTree) has not given us permission to use their lot as overflow parking and if you park there, you could be towed.
On-street parking is available on the north side of West 78th Street. Park at least 30 feet away from the crosswalk in each direction and not near the corner of West 78th Street/Normandale Blvd.
On-Street Parking Hours
- Thursday, June 30th 6:00am – 10:00pm
- Friday, July 1st 6:00am – 10:00pm
- Saturday, July 2nd 6:00am – 10:00pm
- Sunday, July 3rd 6:00am – 10:00pm
- Monday, July 4th 6:00am – 10:00pm
Please be aware that the city of Bloomington strictly enforces parking times and will be onsite to ticket or tow any vehicles parked on the street beyond those hours.