The Institute will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan from November 10th through 12th, 2017.
All workshops/courses are held in the University of Michigan Student Union, which is located at 530 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (map). Additional, informal events are hosted in various co-ops in the ICC Ann Arbor system.
Some free housing is available in local community homes and student housing co-ops. If you are interested in this option, you must fill out the application for community housing during registration. These spaces are limited, so please apply early. Housing cannot be guaranteed for attendees who register after October 30th.
Additionally, NASCO has reserved a block of rooms at an Ann Arbor hotel for the evenings of November 11th and 12th. While the hotel is 3.8 miles from the venue, it is one of the most affordable options in the area and they provide a free shuttle service to the conference venue. These rooms must be booked directly from the hotel, at the expense of the attendee, by October 10, 2017. To book these rooms, please see below:
In the event that the hotel listed above is fully booked, we recommend the following hotels:
The Graduate Ann Arbor
615 E Huron St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Four Points By Sheraton
3200 Boardwalk St.
Ann Arbor, MI
The Bell Tower Hotel
300 South Thayer
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Ann Arbor Area Bed & Breakfast Association
Accessibility and Childcare Needs
If concerns about accessibility needs or lack of childcare are a barrier to your attendence at Institute, please reach out to NASCO staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. For accessibility concerns please include details of your needs and what accomodations you are requesting. If you are in need of childcare in Ann Arbor, NASCO can provide family friendly housing and up to $450 to cover childcare costs. Please note that we cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet requests submitted after the registration deadline on October 30th.
Getting to Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor is serviced by Greyhound. If your bus does not stop at the Union, you will be dropped at the Greyhound terminal on Huron Street. As you come out the front door, turn left on Huron and walk three or four blocks to State Street. Turn right on State Street and walk for four blocks to the Michigan Union at the intersections of State and South University. A cab will cost about six dollars.
For rail information, contact AMTRAK or ViaRail. Ann Arbor’s train station is located a mile from campus, so Institute registrants may want to arrange for a pick-up at the station or should use a cab.
Air Ride ($12 with reservation)
Ann Arbor Airport Shuttle 734.699.8500
Ann Arbor Metro Shuttle 734.507.9220
In order to keep transportation costs low, we encourage our participants to use low-cost travel alternatives (buses, trains, carpools) whenever possible. In an effort to facilitate the formation of carpools between different attendees, we've created a rideshare board using a third-party website. To use this board, please follow this link to post a ride or join a waitlist for future rides.
NOTE: For obvious reasons, NASCO cannot be liable for people's experiences arranging rideshares or travelling to/from Institute (with others or alone). We advise our attendees to use best judgement when travelling with people who they don't know.
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