Registration begins in the Kennedy Center at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 14th and 15th, and will run all day. When you arrive, check in at the registration table in the Kennedy Center to get your name badge.

If you need to register for the 2018 Forum, please see the options on our ticketing site.


The Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis has a room block reserved at The Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot. To reserve a space, please follow the previous link or call their reservation line at +1 612-375-1700 or + 1 866-211-4611 and mention the group name “2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum Room Block” to get our arranged rate. Standard guest rooms are $149.00 per night/room + tax.

If you prefer to stay at another location, there are many other hotels in Minneapolis located near Augsburg University, including:

See other hotel options in the area.

Guidebook – Programming

The most up to date details can be accessed through the Guidebook app, which can either be viewed on your smartphone, or via our website. We encourage all participants to download the “2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis” page in the Guidebook app. In Guidebook, click on Schedule, then select the day and you will see a full schedule, including times, location, description, etc.  Updates will be applied in Guidebook when needed, so be sure to use the refresh button to “update” your Guide often. This way you are ensured to have the most up-to-date information on your phone.


We will have a food tent on the lawn next to Parking Lot J, the Kennedy Center, and Murphy Square Park, with several different lunch options. We highly recommend that you purchase lunch via our ticketing site.

Guests can also 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 on the second floor of the Christensen Center.  The Nabo Cafe is located in the Oren Gateway Center (right off Riverside Ave.)

More details about food options can be found on our Guidebook app.

Local restaurants within a 10 minute walk of campus include Jambo (African-inspired cuisine), Seward Co-op Creamery Cafe, Pizza Luce, Davanni’s, Jimmy Johns, Tracy’s, and Mon Petite Cheri.

Parking and Transportation

On-campus parking will be free during the Forum, on a first-come, first-served basis in Lots “K”, “L”, and “M”. Lot “M” is located across I-94, at 2001 Minnehaha Ave. Please view our campus map, which also includes directions on how to get to the Augsburg University campus.

Augsburg University is located close to public transportation, including the bus line and the light rail. The Metro Transit trip planner tool can be used to help set up your transportation needs.

Wireless Access

Free, public wireless access is available in all buildings on the Augsburg campus.  Use the “Augsburg-Quest” network. User name and password will be available the week of September 10, 2018.

Prayer and Meditation 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 there is also an interfaith Prayer and Meditation Space adjacent to Hoversten Chapel in the Foss Center. These spaces will be available during hours their respective buildings are open.

Friday prayers will be lead in the Foss Center, Hoversten Chapel from 1-1:30 p.m.


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.

Social Media

We invite you to post any photos you take at the Forum on your social media accounts, and use our hashtags: #nppf , #peaceitforward , #inspiringpeacemaking .


Please email with any questions, or check our Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis website for additional information.