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General Information

Tickets and Registration

Please visit our Eventbrite Page to secure your tickets. You will have the option to register for Two-Day Passes or Single Day entrance.


This option pertains to registrants with an Augsburg University email address. In order to attend the event, your registration is required. Augsburg Community Register for FREE here.


Sponsoring partners need to sign up their delegation on the Eventbrite Page. Your tickets are FREE of charge, but we need to know who will be in attendance. Make sure you enter the Promotional Code provided to you. Click “Enter your Promotional Code” (at the end of the list of ticket options), then enter the code and hit “apply”.
A new ticket item will appear called Sponsor Registration: TWO-DAY Pass (Discounted 100.00%).
Select the number of people in your delegation and register each member under this ticket item. Please know that every member of your delegation needs to be registered in order to access the forum.


If you do not belong to any of the ticketing options above and would like to send a small delegation to the event, please contact Bettine Hoff Hermanson at to hear about the different options.


Due to limited seating this year, once the main event space is filled (on a first-come, first-serve basis), we will offer additional seating and direct streaming down the hall in Sateren Auditorium.


Registration will take place in the Foss (Lobeck Miles) Center from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on both event days. Make sure your name-tag is worn both days!


For your convenience, the Human Rights Forum has reserved a room-block at Marriott Courtyard Minneapolis with standard guest rooms at the cost of $140.00 per night/room + tax. If you are interested in reserving your accommodation within this block, please see the following options:

Reservation by phone: Please call their reservation line at (877) 699-3216 and mention the group name “2019 Human Rights Forum Room Block” to get our arranged rate.

Reservation online: Please follow the this link to reserve your tickets: Book your group rate for Human Rights Forum @ Augsburg University

As a reminder, the deadline for your reservations is due on or prior to October 13th, 2019. You can address any changes with your room block reservations to David Kurz at (612) 638-4671 or email at

If yo have additional issues registering under our room block, please call our offices at (612) 330-1378.

If you prefer to stay in a different location, here are additional options:

See other hotel options in the area.


We encourage all participants to check our website for any last minute updates. Printed programs will be available at registrations. View full Program Overview here.

Peace Meal

Due to last year’s success, we will on Monday evening from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm once again be hosting a Peace Meal. This is a curated experience designed to promote dialogue, reflection and human connection by sharing food around a common table. Join us as we debrief and process the take-aways from the day and meet some of our amazing speakers in our new building, the Hagfors Center 150.

This event is an additional ticketed event and requires registration. Please visit our Eventbrite Page to secure your seat at the table. We only have 100 tickets available for purchase.


We will have several lunch options available for purchase this year. Campus options will range from $7.00 – $15.00 depending on your lunch choice, and we accept both cash and credit cards.

One option is to go through the Dining Commons located on the third floor of the Christensen Center on the Augsburg University campus, or get a bagel sandwich or salad at Einstein’s Bagels located on the second floor.

The Nabo Cafe is located in the Oren Gateway Center (right off Riverside Avenue) and sells hamburgers/sandwich style meals. We will also offer a grab-and-go option in the atrium of the Oren Gateway Center.

Additional options include local restaurants within a 10 minute walk of campus include Seward Co-op Creamery Café, Pizza Luce, Davanni’s, Jimmy Johns, Tracy’s, and Mon Petite Cheri.

Prayer and Mediation Spaces

There are two spiritual spaces on campus that will be available for use during the Forum. The Harbo Meditation Space is located in Christensen Center, and the Gundale Chapel is located in the Hagfors Center.

These spaces will be available during hours their respective buildings are open.


Please be aware that several media outlets will be present at various sessions during the Forum, and photos will be taken throughout sessions and events. There will be some video crews present recorded portions of the event.

Wireless Access

Free, public wireless access is available in all buildings on the Augsburg University campus. Login information will be posted here prior to the Human Rights Forum 2019.


Please email with any questions, or return to our Human Rights Forum website for additional information.

Additional Events

Several other peace-related events will take place around Minneapolis during the weeks before or post our Forum, hosted by various organizations. We invite you to attend any that may be of interest.

Friday, November 1: The Minnesota International NGO Network will host their annual MINN Summit on Friday, November 1. This event is a full-day conference offering exciting professional development opportunities, offers insights, and sparks conversations that will propel international development success in a changing world. Additional information about the event can be found here.