2014 Conference Information


Downtown Detroit packs the best of history, entertainment, dining, and culture all into one district. From trendy one-of-a-kind shops, culinary gems and entertainment venues for the theater, sports, or music lover, there is something for everyone to enjoy right downtown. Between sessions try a historic architecture tour or check out the MoTown or Henry Ford Museum. Even better, attend a Detroit Tigers baseball game or visit one of many urban agricultural gardens.

Check out this interactive map to help guide your visit!

The City of Detroit is known in the Midwest as a hub for international transportation. The Detroit Metro Airport currently serves 12 airlines traveling to 160 destinations around the world. Once you've arrived in Detroit, ten different shuttle, cab, and luxury sedan services are available to take you to the proposed conference location just 20 minutes away. Once in downtown Detroit, the Detroit People Mover can tranpsort conference attendees to 13 stations in districts such as Greektown, Bricktown, the Financial District, Joe Louis Arena, and many others including two stations serving the Renaissance Center itself.

Hotel Information:

The Detroit Marriott Renaisance Center has sold out! Rooms are now available at:

Courtyard Detroit Downtown
333 East Jefferson Ave
Detroit, Michigan 48226

The Courtyard Detroit Downtown is directly across the street from the Marriott and accessible by skywalk. The rate is $159.00. Book your room here.

For those of you who are tax exempt, please download and fill out this form.

Shuttle Service:

SKOOT Detroit - The number one choice for the most efficient and cost effective airport service to/from Detroit Metro Airport and Downtown Detroit.

From Detroit Metro (DTW) to Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Departs every 30-45 minutes

From Downtown Detroit to Metro Airport (DTW)
4:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Departs every 60 minutes

Ticket Prices:
$20 to the airport per person, $23 from the airport per person
Use coupon code NMSDTW14 for $2.00 off your round-trip ticket.

To make your shuttle reservation by phone, call toll-free 855.937.5668 or 313.230.2331 or visit SKOOT online at www.rideskoot.com. Walkups available, however reservations are highly recommended. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Schedule and pricing are not determined by the National Main Streets and are subject to change at any time without prior notice. ADA accessible upon request.