We know that visiting a new place can sometimes be a concern. Rest easy! Take a few moments to plan your arrival and learn about how to get around. A huge team of hospitality volunteers are waiting to welcome and guide you during the week.


Getting to the Conference Center

You can drive your car to Traverse City, or sit back and let a chauffeured coach do the driving. There are bus routes headed north starting in three cities, Kalamazoo, Jackson and Southfield. If you need to add it to your registration, please email jpeters@detroitconference.org. Call the Marquette District office (906.228.4644) for details on a bus route from the Upper Peninsula.

parking lot


There is ample free parking for those attending annual conference.  Parking volunteers will be available to help you find your way from your vehicle to where you need to be.  Shuttles will be available in the parking lot to bring you to the main building and back. 

GT Shuttle

On-site Shuttles

The Grand Traverse Conference Center has condos that are located off the central property.  The staff offers a free shuttle that will circle through these properties to designated shuttle stops to bring you to the conference center.

GT Conference Aerial


Check out facility maps to help you get around. You can view them onscreen or download PDF versions to bring with you. Upon arrival, the annual conference program book will contain these maps for your convenience.

Parking space reserved for Handicapped shoppers

Special Needs

We want annual conference to be a joy for all who attend. Grand Traverse conference center is ADA-compliant, and has fully accessible rooms. If you have additional accommodation needs, please request assistance when you register. This includes, but is not limited to Sign Language Interpreter Services, braille materials, dietary restrictions and medical needs.