Travel and Accommodations

Please note that panels will run all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We plan to open registration and breakfast at 8 am on Friday and the first panels will take place at 9 am. At lunchtime, there will be the Members Exhibition Opening Event; in the afternoon, the first keynote address followed by the opening reception at the Stamps Gallery in central Ann Arbor. The annual members’ lunch will take place on Saturday, with a second keynote address followed by a performance event in the evening. Sunday will feature a lunchtime plenary session. The conference will end at 6 pm on Sunday. Also, note that the Presidential Debate for November 2020 election will take place in Ann Arbor on Thursday night. Allow for extra time at the airport and book your travel and accommodation early especially if you plan to arrive on Thursday night. We will do our best to finish the review of submissions and send acceptance letters in May.  

10/2016 The Michigan Union after an extensive restoration of the exterior masonry and removal of ivy.

Air Travel to Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Airport: Detroit International Airport Wayne County (DTW)

Airport Transportation

Ann Arbor is approximately 25 minutes from the Detroit Wayne County International Airport (DTW). A few transportation suggestions are below.

AirRide  

Hourly service each day between Ann Arbor and Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). 

Estimated fares each way: $12 (advanced reservations recommended)

For schedules, reservations, and boarding/pick up locations visit TheRide.com

Taxi/Shuttle Service 

There are many taxis, shuttles and private cars that specifically operate as airport transportation between Ann Arbor and DTW.

Parking and Transportation At UM

Visitor parking is available at a number of locations across the University of Michigan campus. Parking fees are $1.80 per hour. For more information and a list of locations please visit Campus Visitor Parking.

The University of Michigan’s transit system provides multiple bus routes that are open and free to the public. For more information please visit Campus Transit.

Accommodations

We have negotiated conference rates at the following hotels, please note that the main conference venues are Michigan union and Michigan League on Central Campus. 

When booking rooms conference participants should ask for the SLSA 2020 conference rate.

Even Hotels

Conference Rate: $139/night
Rooms Available: 10
Address: 600 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone Number: 734. 761. 7800
Note: Reservations must be made on or before September 16th 2020

Hilton Garden Inn

Conference Rate: $139/night 
Rooms Available: 20
Address: 1401 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone Number: 734. 327. 6400
Note: Reservations must be made on or before September 16th 2020

Holiday Inn (free shuttle to campus)

Conference Rate: $229/night
Rooms Available: 20
Address: 3600 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone Number: 734. 769. 9800
Note: Reservations must be made on or before September 25th 2020

TownePlace Suites

Conference Rate: $179/night
Rooms Available: 40
Address: 1301 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone Number: 734. 327. 5900
Note: Reservations can be made by calling or HERE

Weber’s Inn (same as Weber’s Boutique Hotel)

Conference Rate: $99/night
Rooms Available: 30
Address: 3040 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone Number: 800. 443. 3050
Note: Reserve with Group #3188001 on or before September 16th 2020