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The 2017 Place-based Education Conference is being held at Eastern Michigan University’s Student Center (900 Oakwood St. | Ypsilanti, MI 48197).


Conference lodging is at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest Resort. Overlooking Ford Lake and nestled on 135 acres, the resort offers a tranquil, park setting and resort-style amenities. Get directions.

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There is no cost for parking at the hotel.


The EMU Student Center guest lot can be accessed from Oakwood St. on the building’s west side. You can get directions here. The lot offers free parking for the first 30 minutes, then $1.00 per hour or any fraction thereof. Parking in the Student Center lot is FREE after 6 pm on Friday and on Saturday. We will offer one parking voucher per registrant for Friday parking. However, we strongly encourage carpooling and the utilization of our ride share feature.


We are offering multiple shuttle trips between the hotel and the EMU student center throughout the day on Friday. A detailed schedule will be posted in the hotel lobby at and conference registration.