Travel & Lodging

Foundation House


Transform 2014 will be held at Mayo Civic Center, which is located several blocks east of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Rochester International Airport (RST), located approximately 10 miles from Mayo Clinic in downtown Rochester, has multiple daily flights from Chicago and Minneapolis on American Airlines and Delta Airlines. Taxis and shuttle services provide transportation to and from the airport.

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is just 90 minutes from Rochester. Shuttle services provide transportation from the airport to Rochester several times a day:

  • Go Rochester Direct. For reservations or more information, contact Go Rochester Direct at 800-280-9270 (toll-free).
  • Rochester Shuttle Service. Transform attendees can receive a special discounted fare of $21 one way or $42 round trip. The discount is automatically applied when using this Rochester Shuttle Service online portal.

For assistance with travel, contact the Center for Innovation at Identify yourself as a participant of Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation's Transform 2014. Travel arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual.


Rooms have been reserved for Transform 2014 participants and guests at four hotels within walking distance of Mayo Civic Center.

To ensure accommodations, make your reservations by Aug. 6, 2014. Reservation requests after this date will be subject to availability at the group rate.

If reserving by phone, identify yourself as a participant of Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation's Transform 2014.

Thursdays on First

Things to see and do

More information about Rochester dining, events and shopping is on the Rochester Convention & Visitors Bureau website.

John Hockenberry, Transform 2014 moderator
"As much of a New Yorker as I am, southern Minnesota is actually a place that's near and dear to my heart …"
Mayowood Mansion
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