Directions to the conference site and hotel can be accessed from the Marriot Website


Off-site parking, fee: 5 USD hourly, 20 USD daily

On-site parking, fee: 25 USD daily

Valet parking, fee: 35 USD daily

Self Parking available in Beaubien, Port Atwater (both on Beaubien Street) and Center garages (Renaissance Drive).  You view the hotel and parking locations through this link:

Airport Information:

The Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is located only 20 minutes from the hotel. There are several options, which include Metro Car and Metro Cab as well as the Smartbus (FAST) service.  The hotel and conference center are located 20 miles east of the airport. 

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Ride Skoot Shuttle - $43 round trip; fee: 23 USD (one way) ;on request
  • Estimated taxi fare: 52 USD (one way)
  • Uber or Lyft (prices vary depending on time of day)

Driving directions

Take I-94 East, exit Lodge Freeway (M10) South. Lodge Freeway becomes Jefferson Avenue. Turn right on Beaubien - just past the GM Renaissance Center building. Self Parking available at the Beaubien at Port Atwater garages on Beaubien Street. For Valet Parking, turn right on Atwater. Turn right at Renaissance Drive. The hotel is on the right. Self Parking is also available in the Miller garage located across from the hotel main entrance on Renaissance Drive.


March 13 - 15, 2019
Detroit, MI

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Conference Co-Chairs
Paul Beasley
Davenport University

Shantalea Johns
Wayne State University

Heidi Purdy
Michigan State University

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