Travel and Accommodation

Conference Venue

The AIBThings-2024 Conference will be held at Courtyard hotel by Central Michigan University (CMU). CMU is located at the center of Michigan, making it accessible to multiple airports and attractions.

Courtyard Mt. Pleasant at Central Michigan University is offering special group rates for participants of the IEEE AIBThings-2024 conference. The details of the offer as give as below:

AIBThings Conference Booking Offer
Special rates for participants of IEEE AIBThings

Event Title: IEEE Conference
Start Date: Friday, September 15, 2024
End Date: Sunday, September 17, 2024
Last Day to Book: Friday, September 1, 2024
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
Courtyard Mt. Pleasant at Central Michigan University for 189 USD per night

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While staying in Mount Pleasant, there are many nearby attractions all within about a 2 hour radius of the city. Michigan is known for its lakes and nature and some of the best nearby beaches are Grand Haven, Ludington, and Sleeping Bear Dunes. For a city with a great beach as well as a popular downtown and Dutch influence, visit Holland to see the beach, tulips, and cultural shops. For big city attractions with many sporting events, live music and entertainment, and various restaurants and cuisines, visit Detroit, Grand Rapids, or Lansing.

Nearest Airport

The recommended airport for international flyers is Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) located 2-2.5 hour from Mount Pleasant. For domestic flyers, the recommended airport is Midland, Bay City, Saginaw Airport (MBS) located 50 minutes from Mount Pleasant. For accommodations, the Courtyard by Marriott is a great option and within walking distance of CMU campus (see map).

About CMU

Central Michigan University, Located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, it is a leading public research institution. At CMU, we are committed to providing a comprehensive education that prepares our students for successful careers and lifelong learning. With over 24,000 students enrolled, we offer more than 200 programs across a wide range of academic fields, including business, education, health professions, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, STEM and more.

Every student deserves an inclusive and equitable learning environment, and we strive to make that a reality through our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Explore all that CMU has to offer and discover why we are a top choice for higher education in the Midwest.

Central Michigan University

Travel Information

We are thrilled to welcome you to our conference at Central Michigan University! To assist you in planning your journey, here is information about the nearest airports and travel guidelines:

Nearest Airports:

  1. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW): Detroit is the closest main airport to Central Michigan University. It is located approximately 2 hours away from the university campus. DTW is a major international airport with numerous flight options and excellent connectivity.
  2. MBS International Airport (MBS): For more convenient access, there's a regional airport, MBS, located just 40 minutes away from the university campus. While MBS offers fewer flight options compared to DTW, it can be a suitable choice for those looking to minimize travel time.

Ground Transportation from Airports:

Upon arriving at either DTW or MBS, you have several ground transportation options to reach Central Michigan University:

  • Rental Cars: Renting a car provides you with flexibility and convenience for your journey to the conference venue.
  • Shuttle Services: Many shuttle services are available from the airports to the university area. Please check for shuttle schedules and reservations in advance.
  • Taxis and Ride-Sharing: Taxis and popular ride-sharing services are readily available at the airports for hassle-free transportation.

Recommended Accommodation:

The closest hotel to Central Michigan University is the Courtyard Mt. Pleasant at Central Michigan University. Staying at this hotel ensures proximity to the conference venue, making it a convenient choice for conference attendees.

Acceptance Letter for Visa Purpose

If you require an Acceptance Letter for Visa application, kindly contact us at Please note that we only provide Acceptance Letters to intitiate the Visa processing for Speakers, Authors, Committee Members, and Attendees who have completed the full payment for the conference.

The Acceptance Letter for Visa will be issued exclusively for the conference. It will be shared with the requested person via email and no other form of documentation will be provided for visa applications.

The acceptance letter serves as an official document issued by the conference organizers or host institution to confirm the invitation of the visa applicant to participate as a speaker, presenter, or participant in the conference. It will contain specific details about the conference, including dates, location, purpose, scope of the event, and the applicant's role in the conference program. This letter aims to assist you in the visa application process.

About Michigan

Michigan, a state located in the Great Lakes region of the United States, is renowned for its natural beauty and unique geography. With its two peninsulas, the Upper and Lower Peninsula, Michigan offers diverse landscapes ranging from dense forests and rugged terrain to fertile farmlands and picturesque shorelines along the Great Lakes. Its extensive freshwater coastline, encompassing four of the five Great Lakes, makes it a popular destination for water-related activities and outdoor adventures.

In addition to its scenic wonders, Michigan boasts vibrant urban centers with a rich cultural scene. Detroit, as the state's largest city, has a significant impact on American history as the birthplace of the automotive industry and a renowned hub of Motown music. Other cities, such as Grand Rapids, contribute to the state's cultural diversity, with a thriving arts community and a burgeoning craft beer scene. Michigan's educational institutions, including the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, further enhance its reputation as a center of academic excellence and innovation.

Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers find a haven in Michigan's abundant state parks and recreational areas. From the majestic sand dunes of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to the picturesque waterfalls of the Upper Peninsula, the state offers a wide range of activities, including hiking, camping, skiing, and more. Moreover, Michigan cherishes its annual Cherry Blossom Festival, attracting visitors from near and far to marvel at the vibrant cherry blossoms in bloom and indulge in delightful cherry-inspired treats.

Overall, Michigan captivates with its blend of natural wonders, urban vibrancy, and cultural heritage. It stands as a state where residents and visitors alike can explore the great outdoors, revel in artistic expressions, and embrace the spirit of innovation and progress. Whether enjoying the tranquility of the lakeshores or immersing in the dynamic atmosphere of its cities, Michigan offers a truly memorable experience for all.