2018 Hotel & Travel

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Graduate, 615 East Huron Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan. You can use this link to make an online reservation using the group rate. You can also book over the phone by calling the reservations department at 800-666-8693 or the hotel front desk at 734-769-2200 and letting them know you are with the FORUM. Please note that the last day for booking at the group rate is April 18, 2019.

Conference Locations

  • Main conference sessions: Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan Avenue
  • Analytics, Prospect Management, and Research pre-FORUM sessions: Ross School of Business, 701 Tappan Avenue
  • Health Care pre-FORUM session: Mott Children's Hospital, 1540 E Hospital Drive, 12th Floor
  • Wednesday happy hour: Pizza House Garage Bar, 618 Church Street
  • Thursday networking event: Ann Arbor Summer Festival
See the conference program for session-specific location information. 


If you need to park a car close to the conference location, we suggest using the Forest Parking Structure located at 650 S Forest Avenue in Ann Arbor.

Great Lakes FORUM Map


Food & Drink

Quick Eats

Slow Eats

  • Mani Osteria - Wood-oven pizza & Italian small plates
  • The Lunch Room - Locally sourced and creative vegan food
  • Zingerman's Deli - Ann Arbor's most famous eatery, featuring sandwiches and unique groceries
  • Spencer - Hyper-local contemporary food
  • Isalita - Creative and delicious Mexican dishes


  • Comet Coffee - Beautiful coffee shop in Ann Arbor's classic Nickels Arcade
  • Roos Roast - "Deep local" coffee shop with a fun atmosphere
  • Mighty Good - Coffee shop that roasts its own beans
  • Lab - Small cafe known for pour-overs and creative drinks
  • Espresso Bar at Literati - Coffee shop tucked above Literati Bookstore

Snacks and Sweets

  • Blank Slate Creamery - Creative flavors of ice cream in homemade waffle cones
  • Avalon - Detroit-based bakery with a variety of breads and desserts, including vegan options
  • Washtenaw Dairy - Ice cream shop; also locally famous for its donuts
  • Zingerman's Next Door - Cafe featuring drinks and desserts alongside Zingerman's Deli
  • Pastry Peddler - Small shop with croissants and other baked goods


Jun 11, 2018, 10:15 AM