Conference Information


AIRPORT PICKUP: We will provide one pickup trip from the Detroit Airport on Thursday evening and a drop-off trip on Saturday evening and again on Sunday morning at the conclusion of the conference. If you make flight arrangements for other times, you will be responsible for your own transportation to and from the airport. The following are shuttle companies that provide transportation to campus:

·      Chelsea Airporter Transportation Service: 800-644-3444

·      Detroit Metro Airport Service: 800-720-0797

·      Michigan Flyer: 1-888-MI-FLYER 888-643-5937

·      Amtrak rail service into Jackson: City Cab Company: 517-841-9630



Holiday Inn Express and Suites has reserved a block of rooms for February 18-20. Conference attendees can get a reduced rate of $95 a night by calling Rachel Knapp at 517-788-6400 and identifying themselves as participants in the “Illuminating Words Conference.”



The banquet on Friday night is included in the conference registration fee, and breakfast is served at the Country Inn and Suites. If you would like to eat lunches in our campus dining room (all you can eat, large salad bar, etc.), you may purchase lunch tickets for $5 during the registration process. There is a pizza place and a MacDonald’s across the street from campus.