SAE 2016 World Congress and Exhibition

April 12-14, 2016

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Cobo Center

Hotel & Travel Information

Message to Attendees

Message to Attendees
SAE International has made every effort to secure the best possible group nightly room rate for you at this event. That rate results from a negotiated overall package of event needs such as sleeping rooms, meeting room space and other requirements-provided the minimum reservation guarantee is met. These negotiated costs are passed on to you in the form of savings on event registration. Please help SAE keep event costs as low as possible by booking your housing needs at the designated hotel through the reservation process created by SAE [through the reservation form/link listed below]. Reserving elsewhere means you are booking outside the contracted room block, jeopardizing SAE's ability to meet its contracted obligations and to keep registration fees to a minimum. SAE appreciates your support and understanding of this important issue. Thank you.

ALERT - ROOM RESERVATIONS: SAE International and our housing partners do not solicit hotel room reservations via telephone, email or fax. SAE International has no affiliation, thus cannot ensure the integrity of the reservations process, pricing, etc. for other companies. All attendees should coordinate their own hotel reservations directly through our listed reservation link on each event hotel and travel page. Thank you.

Headquarters Hotel

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
100 GM Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48243

Hotel Reservation Form

Deadline March 29, 2016

Make your hotel reservation

Individual Housing Form*

  • All attendees are responsible for their own lodging and travel arrangements.
  • SAE International has negotiated a discounted room rate at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. SAE's group rate is $199.00 per room per night (local, state, and federal taxes charged separately).
  • Orchid Event Solutions is the ONLY SAE International designated housing provider for this event.

Conference Location

Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center
One Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-877-8777
24-Hour Information Line: 313-877-8111

Shuttle Schedule

The shuttle will run a continuous loop at ten-minute intervals from the Motor Lobby of the Marriott Renaissance Center to the Cobo Center.
  • Tuesday, April 12 - 6:00am - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 13 - 6:00am - 9:00pm
  • Thursday, April 14 - 6:00am - 9:00pm

Guests staying at the Courtyard Marriott, Atheneum, and the Hilton Garden Inn may use the People Mover to get to/from the Cobo Center.

The Holiday Inn Express, Doubletree Guest Suites, Crowne Plaza, and Westin are within walking distance to the Cobo Center.

Getting Around the Motor City

Getting from one place to the next in the downtown Detroit area is as simple as jumping on the Detroit People Mover. The People Mover runs from 6:30am-Midnight on Monday-Thursday, 6:30am-2:00am on Friday, 9:00am-2:00am on Saturday, and 12noon-Midnight on Sunday. The fare is $0.75 per ride.
Check out all the areas the People Mover accommodates.

Driving Directions to Cobo Center

  • From Metro Airport, I-94 (West side of Detroit) and/or John C. Lodge (M10) - Take I-94 East to the John C. Lodge Freeway South (M10). Take the Lodge South to the Larned St exit, turn right onto Washington Blvd (first light after surfacing the underpass). Once on Washington Blvd, follow the signs for Cobo Center Parking.
  • I-94 (East side of Detroit), I-75, and/ or I-375 - Take I -94 West and exit I-75 South. Continue South on I-75 and follow signs to Jefferson Ave. Proceed West on Jefferson, move into far right lane. Cobo Center is straight ahead on the corner of Jefferson and Washington Blvds. Turn left on Washington Blvd, follow the signs for Cobo Center Parking.
  • Via - I-375 - Stay on I-375 South and follow the curving exit onto Jefferson Ave. Proceed West on Jefferson, move into far right lane. Cobo Center is straight ahead on the corner of Jefferson and Washington Blvds. Turn left on Washington Blvd, follow the signs for Cobo Center Parking.
  • From I-96 (Northwest side of Detroit) (Note: a five mile stretch of I-96 may be closed in both directions, approx. 15 miles west of downtown (between I-275 and Telegraph Rd) - Take I-96 East/ South to I-75 North. Follow- I-75 North to the John C. Lodge Freeway South (M10). Take the Lodge South to the Larned St exit, turn right onto Washington Blvd. (first light after surfacing the underpass). Once on Washington Blvd, follow the signs for Cobo Center Parking.

Airport

The nearest airport is the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Airport information.

Airport Transportation Information

SKOOT DETROIT Cobo Center and the Downtown Hotel Association's preferred shuttle service to/from Detroit Metro Airport.

The number one choice for the most efficient and cost effective airport service to/from Detroit Metro Airport and Downtown Detroit. SKOOT's friendly, reliable staff work hard to make each and every trip a positive experience for their passengers.

  • From Detroit Metro (DTW) to Cobo Center or Downtown Hotels
    • 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
    • Departs every 20-30 minutes
  • North Terminal: Ground transportation Stall #2
  • McNamara Terminal: Hotel/Parking Shuttle pickup area in Ground Transportation
  • From Downtown to Metro Airport (DTW)
    • 5:30 am - 7:00 pm
    • Departs every 90 minutes

Ticket Prices are $20.00 to/from the airport per person
  • Use coupon code SAEINTDET16 for $2.00 off your round-trip ticket ($41.00).

To make your shuttle reservation by phone, call toll-free 855.937.5668 or 313.230.2331 or visit SKOOT online at www.rideskoot.com. Walkups available, however reservations are highly recommended. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Schedule and pricing are not determined by the SAE International and are subject to change at any time without prior notice.

Local Restaurants and Attractions

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