Logistics

Venue

University of Michigan – Flint
Riverfront Banquet Center

1 Riverfront Plaza
Flint, MI 48502

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Parking

FREE parking will be available for conference attendees and guests at the Riverfront Banquet Center parking ramp for the duration of the conference.

Carpooling/Ride Sharing

Whether you’re in Michigan or flying in from out of state, our carpool site will help connect folks who have wheels with those who do not!

  • GIVE A RIDE. If you have space in your vehicle, please add your car here. This may be especially important for folks arriving at the Flint airport.
  • NEED A RIDE? Join a carpool here.

We’re all about reducing the overall conference carbon footprint!

Air Travel

Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)

Bishop International Airport (FNT)

  • Bishop International Airport is located in Flint.
  • Complimentary shuttle to
    – Holiday Inn Express Flint. Shuttle must be scheduled at least one day in advance by calling 1-810-238-7744. Shuttle hours of operation: 6:00 AM to 10:45 PM
    – Holiday Inn Flint Gateway Center
  • Car rentals are available from a number of agencies.
  • Taxi services

Consider signing up for the conference carpool to or from an airport. If you have questions, contact Jan at conference@greatlakesstewardship.org.

Hotels

There are a variety of options for conference lodging this year!

UM – Flint Riverfront Residence Hall

1 Riverfront Plaza, Flint, MI 48502

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On-site lodging is available at the UM – Flint Riverfront Residence Hall for $30-$45/per person per night!

Riverfront rooms are configured “suite-style” in 3, 4, and 5 person configurations. Each suite offers guests a private lockable bedroom, full kitchen, shared living space, and cable/internet service. A typical bedroom comes with an extra-long twin bed, desk, chair, wardrobe, and a chest of drawers with desktop organizer. Bathrooms are shared (1.5 baths in 3 person suites, 2 bathrooms in 4+ person suites). 

Hall amenities include:

  • 24-hour front desk with building staff dedicated to helping guests
  • Secure buildings with keycard access. Each conference participant lodging at the Residence Hall will receive a key card unique to their room within the suite.
  • Air conditioning
  • FREE Parking
  • Laundry facilities
  • Vending machines
  • Community gathering area
  • Linen service – First set of linen is free. Linen includes extra-long twin fitted sheet, extra-long twin flat sheet, extra-long twin blanket, pillow with case, towel, and washcloth. There is a fee for additional linen.
  • Wi-Fi (except on floors 10 and 11)
  • Coffee/tea. Travel mugs provided. (except on floors 10 and 11)
  • TV with Comcast cable service (except on floors 10 and 11)
  • University Rec Center Access for $2/day. Residents would have access to both the Rec Center in the Residence Hall and the Main Rec Center, which has a pool!
  • Kitchen kits available for $10/night. Limited availability.
  • ADDITIONAL COSTS: Housekeeping Service

Note: Submitting this request form is not a guarantee of a room. Watch for a follow-up email from the UM-Flint housing office confirming your room.

Courtyard by Marriott Flint

  • Location: Near Bishop International Airport 
  • Airport shuttle: Not available
  • Parking: Free for conference attendees
  • WiFi: complimentary basic WiFi. $4.95/day for upgraded WiFi
  • Breakfast: Not included in room rate, but there is a Starbucks Bistro on site
  • Fitness center and indoor pool

Conference rate:
$104/night, 2 queen beds
$104/night, 1 king bed

Holiday Inn Express Flint

  • Location: Near campus, within walking distance to the Riverfront Banquet Center
  • Airport Shuttle: Complimentary. Shuttle must be scheduled in advance by calling 1-810-238-7744. Shuttle hours of operation: 6:00 AM to 10:45 PM
  • Parking: Complimentary
  • WiFi and complimentary breakfast buffet
  • Fitness center

Conference rate:
$89/night, 2 queen beds
$89/night, 1 king bed

Holiday Inn Flint Gateway Center

Location: Near Bishop International Airport 
Airport shuttle: Complimentary
Parking: Free for conference attendees
WiFi: complimentary
Breakfast: Not included in room rate, but there is a restaurant on site
Fitness center and indoor pool

Conference rate:
$119/night, 2 queen beds
$119/night, 1 king bed