Detroit Metropolitan Airport is served with frequent service by major air carriers, Amtrak runs high-speed rail service from Chicago, and Detroit is a reasonable one-day drive from much of the East Coast, Midwest and Canadian population centers. Bus transportation is available downtown.

Lodging – Dorm with Meals

For participants comfortable with shared bath (and private bedroom) we recommend dormitory-style accommodations to foster informal conversation.  The dorm is a two-block walk from St. Andrew’s Hall. Because we are between semesters, Wayne State has set aside single-rooms in four-room, shared-bath suites in the Towers Residential Suites. Within the recently constructed, 11-story tower is a cafe-style dining hall we will use, a mini bookstore, fitness rooms and green spaces. Free Internet is included. We anticipate rooms will be approximately $60 for the first night and $49 each additional night, including a meal swipe card for breakfast and dinner (lunches will be served at St. Andrew’s Hall and are included in registration). When registering, please choose the dorm, or non-dorm option, so that we can reserve (or not) a dorm room for you. WE WILL CONTACT YOU IN APRIL WITH EXACT BILLING AND PAYMENT OPTIONS, including whether lodging stipends are available.

Lodging – Hotel – No Dinner

We are recommending the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Detroit-Downtown, 1020 Washington Blvd., which is 2.5 miles from Wayne State and offers free on call van shuttle service to and from campus. The special room rate is $85+tax per night and includes free internet, hot breakfast, a heatted indoor pool and exercise room. Reserve contact is Denisa at (313) 887-7030 (main number: 313-887-7000). Ask for the “Journalism That Matters” rate.

A boutique hotel within walking distance is the Inn on Ferry Street, a three-block walk from St. Andrew’s Hall. The Inn is nearly booked June 4-5 but you may make a reservation on your own if available. Call (313) 871-6000 and ask for the “Wayne State-JTM” rate.

Internet Access

Wayne State University is providing complementary Internet wireless access for our registered participants. To use it in the dormitory, you will need to agree to download virus-checking software. At St. Andrews Hall (or event venue) and elsewhere on campus, wireless is open. The JTM-Detroit group login is (all cAsE sEnSiTiVe):

user name:  JTM_Detroit  (note the underline between M and D)
Password: JTMDetroit313

Here’s a link to a PDF download that shows you how to login:


Parking at Wayne State costs $4.25 for each entry/exit from the parking facility. If you bring a car and park it for three days, that will be the charge. We’ll advise details closer to the event. Charges will be more if you take the downtown-hotel lodging option (below).  When you check in at Thursday registration and receive your access-card for your dormitory lodging, we can provide you with a card which includes 24-hour, in-and-out parking access for $5 per day. You should request this when registering and we will collect the cost ($15) from you by cash, check or credit card separately from the registration table.

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