April 16, 2018

Know Before you go

It's April in Michigan and we know that means we can experience all four seasons in a day! We are packing up at the MSBO office and heading to the conference this morning. Please travel safely and take your time as you travel to Detroit. It is going to be a great conference and exhibit show with record attendance!

See you in Detroit!

David Martell
MSBO Executive Director

Directions & Parking & Transportation

For up-to-date road construction information, click here.
Mi Drive is your resource for planning your route with road construction information as well as traffic incidents and even road cameras. You can get Mi Drive online and on your smart phone or mobile device

Cobo Center
Cobo Center parking is $15 a day and there is no overnight parking. Click here for a more complete description of available parking options around Cobo Center.

Directions to Cobo Center and Parking Map

People Mover
Click here for Information about the People Mover, which includes an interactive route map and attractions located near each stop. The People Mover runs from 6:30 am – 12:00 midnight weekdays. The cost is 75 cents to ride each time you get on. You can not use credit cards. There are cash machines for change and to purchase tokens. The People Mover stops at or within 1 block of all hotels. A stop is also located in the Renaissance Center and Cobo Center.

It is a 12-minute walk from the Cobo Center to the Renaissance Center. Current weather reports show possible rain – be sure to bring an umbrella.

Host Hotel

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, MI 48243
P 313.568.8127

Parking Information: Click here for Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center parking information.

Host Hotel WI-FI: You will want to add your Marriott Rewards number to the reservation to receive free Wi-Fi during your stay either at the time you make the reservation, modify your reservation later, or add it at check in. If you don’t have a Marriott Rewards account, click here to create one at no charge.

MSBO Mobile Web & Presentations

Click here to access the Conference mobile site and download presentations*. Presentations are uploaded daily, so check back often. The 2018 MSBO Annual Conference mobile site allows you to access all the important conference information and presentations on your smart phone, iPad, and tablet.

*Except where a speaker has not given us permission or has not yet provided to us.


Cobo Center provides complimentary Wi-Fi throughout Cobo Center. Connect to: CoboFree. No password needed.


The MSBO Conference registration desk is located in 140A. All conference and pre-conference meal tickets are provided with your registration. Your registration fee includes breakfast for all attendees and lunch if registered for full days. Bring your lunch tickets each day.

Tuesday, April 17: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, April 18: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, April 19: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

New to Detroit or the Conference?

Get tips from MSBO staff on how to navigate Cobo. Learn about general conference and breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and the exhibit show by attending the First Time Attendee Orientation!

Tuesday, April 17: 7:45 – 8:15 am: Room: 260
Wednesday, April 18: 7:30 – 8:00 am: Room: 140B


If you have any questions concerning the Conference, you can call the MSBO registration desk at: 517-927-1886 during registration hours. Look for MSBO staff wearing "true blue" colors.


Both business and business casual are acceptable for all meetings and events. We recommend using the “layered method” to give you flexibility to adjust to the room temperatures.

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