Parking

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.


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Hotel Parking

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.

Overflow Parking Lots

Two overflow parking lots are available during CONvergence 2017. 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 4:00pm (see map); All Day Saturday and Sunday

Lifetouch Parking Lot
7800 Picture Drive, Bloomington (West of the Sheraton)
Hours: Thursday and Friday all day in the Pink shaded areas. Friday after 5pm through Saturday all day in all areas EXCEPT the area in Blue.

Dow Chemical (directly across the street North of the DoubleTree by Hilton) has not given us permission to use their lot as overflow parking and if you park there, you could be towed.

There is also no parking at the Centennial Building located at 5151 Edina Industrial Blvd (North and West of the DoubleTree by Hilton) due to construction projects.

On-Street Parking

On-street parking is available on the north side of West 78th Street.

No Parking

  • Near the corner of West 78th Street/Normandale Blvd
  • Within 5 feet of driveway openings
  • Within 30 feet of the marked crosswalk
  • Within 10 feet of a hydrant
  • 30 feet of a traffic signal

On-Street Parking Hours

  • Thursday, July 6th 6:00am – 10:00pm
  • Friday, July 7th 6:00am – 10:00pm
  • Saturday, July 8th 6:00am – 10:00pm
  • Sunday, July 9th 6:00am – 10:00pm
  • Monday, July 10th 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.

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