The conference will be held at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan, USA. Marquette is served by Sawyer International Airport and boasts dozens of fine hotels. On-campus housing options are also available for conference attendees.
Conference lectures, applied and poster sessions and meals will be held in the University Center, at the heart of the NMU campus. The facility is within walking distance of campus housing. While a few hotels (The Landmark Inn and Ramada Inn) are about a mile away and guests could walk, transportation will be provided from selected hotels. Rental cars are available at the airport.
Marquette and the Upper Peninsula region is such a beautiful area, you might want to extend your stay before or after the conference. Click to discover more about the U.P. and Marquette, or contact AAA to arrange a customized itinerary for your extended visit.
Average temperatures in July range from a low of 53F/12C to a high of 75F/24C. Days are often pleasant and nights are cool, so bring a variety of clothes that can be layered. Conference dress is business casual. A light jacket and sunglasses are advised for the Pictured Rocks boat cruise outing. While the summer temperature of Lake Superior is a stiff 40F/4C, some brave souls may wish to pack a swimsuit for a refreshing plunge along our miles of sandy beaches. You may want to pack comfortable walking or running shoes as well, to enjoy the city’s 12 miles of biking/walking paths or a walk around scenic Presque Isle.