Local Information

About Ann Arbor:

Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan, one of the foremost research universities in the United States. In addition to UofM, the city’s economy is also centered on high technology, with several companies drawn to the area by the university’s research and development infrastructure, and by its graduates. Restaurants and shops are numerous in the downtown area, and there are beautiful parks to explore in the surrounding areas.

In June, temperature are generally around 80 degrees Fahrenheit with overnight lows in the low-mid 50’s.  Lots of sunshine and occasional showers are to be expected, with a mid-moderate amount of humidity. The sun rises around 6am and sets around 9pm.

Conference Venue:

The Sunday tutorial sessions, Main Conference speaker sessions and Monday & Tuesday evening poster sessions will be featured throughout the Rackham Auditorium (915 E Washington St), between the Amphitheater on the main floor and several conference rooms on the 4th floor.  The Monday & Tuesday special lunches (unfortunately they’re already full) and Monday evening banquet will be held in the Michigan League building, a very short walk across a public square.  The annual Ann Arbor Summer Festival will be going on during our conference, so each night (except Monday) there will be live music and performances beginning at 5pm and then an outdoor film beginning at sunset.  Last but not least, if you’re in town Sunday evening, join us at our special RLDM tent in the Summer Festival.  Check the schedule.


Hotel space downtown is limited, but we have arranged for several room blocks that should accommodate our group at nearby hotels as well as an option for student housing. Our recommendation is to book early to ensure you get a spot in one of the room blocks we’ve arranged.  http://rldm.org/rldm2017/hotel-information/

Ground Transportation information can be found here: http://rldm.org/rldm2017/ground-transportation/