Events Calendar



Tuesday, July 30th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Reception will be held in Weisman Art Museum. The reception is an additional $30 fee option available when you register for the conference.
WAM is an active learning environment where visual art acts as a catalyst for keen observation, critical thinking, creative writing, and lively discussions. The museum offers educational resources and special events for University of Minnesota students and faculty, K-12 students and educators, families, individuals, and group visitors. Participate in tours, workshops, classes, and educational programs. Discover visual and curriculum-based resources to customize your own or your group’s experience. image



Sunday, August 4th 6:00 PM

The conference Dinner will be held in McNamara Alumni Center. The dinner is an additional $60 fee option available when you register for the conference.
In 1996, a volunteer committee of University staff and others selected internationally-renowned architect Antoine Predock of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to design the alumni center. Teamed with Minneapolis-based KKE Architects to facilitate the building's design, Predock set out to reflect Minnesota's natural assets - its 10,000 lakes, the North Shore, the Iron Range, the Northern Lights and more - in the forms, materials and design elements of the McNamara Alumni Center. Striking features include a pink granite-covered geode exterior with star-shaped glass fissures; an 85-foot tall Memorial Hall complete with six miles of wood lining its walls and a water stream and pool; and 75,000 square feet of copper cover exterior and interior walls. image

Tour information:

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Snowmass 2013 Participants and their Guests are welcome to participate in Special Tours of the Soudan Underground Laboratory ( More about Soudan Underground Laboratory ) and the NOvA Ash River Laboratory on any of the following days:
  • Saturday, July 27, 2013
  • Sunday, July 28, 2013
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2013
  • Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Tours are open to visitors of any age. Closed toe shoes are required.

Both laboratories are located in northern Minnesota, about 250 miles north of Minneapolis. The laboratories are 80 miles from each other. You can provide your own transportation or, if there is sufficient interest, packaged from Minneapolis will be offered both before and after Snowmass 2013.

Transportation can be provided at a cost of $30.

For further information, please email .


The Snowmass 2013 Local Organizing Committee, in cooperation with the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society will provide assistance, including limited funding as appropriate, to facilitate participation in Snowmass 2103 by parents with young children. For further information, please email .