Travel and Accommodations

Genomics for Social Scientists

Travel and Accommodations

Workshop Location

The workshop will be held in room 1430 at the Institute for Social Research. ISR Thompson is located on the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Campus at 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.


The closest airport to Ann Arbor is Detroit Metro Airport (DTW).

There are several ways to get to Ann Arbor from the airport (about 25 miles, 30 mins by cab/uber).

See the DTW ground transportation page for more details.


We have reserved a block of rooms at the Bell Tower Hotel, which is on The University of Michigan's campus, and is a short walk to the workshop. Reservations may be made through the hotel website by using the code 331327 or by calling 1-800-562-3559 and using the group name GeSS Workshop. Please reserve your room early, the block rooms will only be held until 5/18/2018.

Things to do while you are here

Ann Arbor is a fun place to be in the summer. We are planning several group meals and mixers — after all, part of this workshop is for you to get to know each other. Here are some other sights and activities that are worth checking out:

  • The U-M Diag — the University's central lawn and gathering spot.

  • The U-M Nichols Arboretum — a great place for a walk or run.

  • The "Big House" — Home of U of M football and the largest stadium in the United States.

  • Sonic Lunch — Free music for your lunch hour — Thursdays at noon in Liberty Park Plaza.

  • Ann Arbor Summer Festival — entertainment galore. A town favorite is Top of the Park — music and movies on the lawn outside the Michigan League — Tues-Sun starting at 5 pm.