Wireless Access

Free, public wireless access is available in all buildings on the Augsburg campus, using the information below.

Network: NPPF
Password: 2018Paradox

Guidebook – Programming

We encourage all participants to download the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum Guidebook Application. This tool provides an overall sessions schedule, speaker information, room location etc.  Any updates regarding our program will be applied to Guidebook when needed. We encourage you to push the refresh button to ensure that you to have the most up-to-date information on your phone at all times.

 Full Program Overview

Social Media

We invite you to post any photos you take at the Forum on your social media accounts, and use our hashtags: #nppf18 , #peaceitforward , #inspiringpeacemaking .


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 Tickets and Registration 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 link above 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 have issues registering under our room block, please call our offices at +1 612.330.1378.


Please contact Heather Gasper directly at +1 612.758.7894. She will check availability and room rate.

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.


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 (as an add-on) via our Tickets and Registration 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.

Peace Meal and Art Festival

Friday evening from 5:00-10:00 p.m., we will be hosting a Peace Meal and Art Festival. This is a curated experience designed to promote dialogue, reflection and human connection by sharing food around a common table. This event requires additional tickets, available here .

These tickets are also available for purchase (as an add-on) when securing your attendance during the September 13-15: Tickets and Registration

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.

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 at 12:30 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.


Please email info@peace.augsburg.edu with any questions, or return to our Nobel Peace Prize Forum Minneapolis website for additional information.

Additional Events

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

The Cedar Cultural Center’s Global Roots Festival will kick-off on Saturday, September 15th at 8:00 p.m. with performances by Hoven Droven and Forum speaker Aar Maanta. This event celebrates the heritage and community of the West Bank neighborhood. Find more information at The Cedar.

1999 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Doctors Without Borders presents Forced from Home, an interactive exhibit to raise public awareness of the 68.5 million refugees and displaced people worldwide. Tours run September 9th-16th. Find more information on the Forced from Home exhibit.

The 8th Annual Great River Race launches from Hidden Falls Regional Park in St. Paul at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 15th. Find out more about the Great River Race.

The West Bank Night Market will take place from 6:00-10:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 15th, and Sunday, September 16th. Various vendors, artists, and more will set up at 427 Cedar, Dania Hall, for an evening of community, fun, and family.