Local Information

Conference Location

The conference will take place in the McGregor Conference Center (plenary and parallel sessions) on the main campus of Wayne State University.

The conference location is about 2 min walk from the Ghafari Hall (WSU dormitory where many conference participants will stay) and 5 min walk from the parking structures. Besides the Student Center and University cafeterias in the Towers, many resaturants are located within the walking distance from the conference location. The map will be available here.

Conference Map


Some of lunch/dinner suggestions can be found here

Some useful local information:

Please contact the Organizers if you have questions.


Wayne State University

Wayne State University is Michigan's only urban research university, located in the heart of Detroit's University Cultural Center.


WSU ranks among nation's top 50 public research universities with $226 million in annual research expenditures, according to National Science Foundation and among nation's prestigious 3.6 percent of universities with Carnegie classification of RU/VH (Research Universities, Very High research activity). Wayne State is a partner in the new University Research Corridor to communicate the vital role Michigan’s three research universities play in revitalizing the state economy through transferring technology to the marketplace, educating the work force and attracting talent to the state. WSU



Wayne State University Surroundings

WSU is located in “Midtown Detroit.”  Midtown is Detroit’s Cultural Center with many attractions and restaurants in walking distance of the WSU campus.


Things to Do

Surrounding Wayne State University is many museums and is closely located to the Detroit entertainment and sports district. 

Some of the area museums include the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit Science Center and Museum of African-American History. You can go to http://wayne.edu/culture/detroit  for a more comprehensive listing of things to do while you are visiting Detroit.



Detroit has a diverse restaurant scene.  Click here for a listing.


The City of Detroit


 If you would like to learn more about the city
of Detroit before your visit click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit