Air Travel

Travelers to the conference can fly into Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, usually called Detroit Metro Airport or simply DTW. Visit for more airport information.

Delta Airlines is the official airline of the conference. Delta is offering special discounted airfares for NMSDC Conference registrants, spouses and guests. To take advantage of these discounted savings, you or your travel agent must call the toll-free number listed below or book online and refer to the NMSDC meeting code. Frequent flyer program members are eligible for mileage credit and will receive full credit for miles flown.


Valid: 10/12 – 10/27

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Ground Transportation


Taxis and luxury sedans are available 24/7 from each terminal’s (North Terminal and McNamara Terminal) ground transportation center, on Level 4. Upon arrival in Detroit, and once all checked luggage has been claimed, follow signs to Ground Transportation.

Taxi fares are based on traffic conditions. Average fare:
* DTW to downtown Detroit – $50-60

Shared Ride Airport Shuttle

(855)-WE-SKOOT (937-5668)

Public Transportation

The Detroit People Mover is a convenient light rail system that operates on an elevated track through the downtown business district. The loops has 13 stations, including Cobo Center, the Marriott Renaissance Center, with stops near several other hotels, restaurants and entertainment destinations. Fares are 75 cents per ride.

The QLINE, a 6.6-mile circulating streetcar loop serving 13 locations on Woodward Ave. from Downtown Detroit through Midtown, New Center and the North End.

To learn more about America’s Great Comeback City and take advantage of all it has to offer, view Visit Detroit’s Eat, Shop, Stay + Play map and guide!

Museums & Historical Sites include:

  • Arab American National Museum
  • Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
  • The Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Detroit Historical Museum
  • Motown Museum (aka Hitsville U.S.A.)
  • And so much more!

Consent to Use Photographic Images:
Registration for, participation in and/or attendance at NMSDC meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the attendee to NMSDC’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s name, likeness, image, voice, comments and/or appearance in any and all media, including the Internet, for any purpose consistent with the NMSDC’s mission, without compensation.