There will be a Symposium office in the Memorial Union Building (MUB) open Thursday through Saturday for on-site registration, programs, and community information. Presentations will be held on Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29 with evening events on both days.
There will be numerous WWI exhibits open throughout the Symposium Thursday through Sunday for those wishing to come early or stay later. In addition, there are numerous museums, art galleries, historic sites, and natural recreation areas in the area. See the City of Houghton website for information on area events and attractions.
Transportation to Houghton/Hancock
Air travel: The Houghton County Memorial Airport (CMX) is eight miles from the Michigan Tech campus. There are two daily flights to and from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago operated by United Airlines/SkyWest.
Car: The Michigan Tech campus is on US-41 in the northwest section of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan bordering Lake Superior. It is west of the Mackinac Bridge and east of Superior/Duluth. Following are approximate driving times from major cities:
-Marquette MI………2 hours
-Duluth MN…………..4 hours
-Green Bay WI…….…4 hours
-Mackinac Bridge…….5 hours
-Milwaukee WI………..6 hours
-Chicago IL……………8 hours
-Detroit MI………….10 hours
Bus: Indian Trails (800-292-3831) operates a daily bus to and from Houghton/Hancock with a stop at the Michigan Tech campus.
A block of rooms is being held at the Magnuson Copper Crown Hotel, 235 Hancock St., Hancock (906-482-6111). Room rates are $97.99 for a queen. A shuttle will be available to and from the hotel to the conference each day.
Another event on campus the same weekend means many other hotels are pre-booked but we offer information just in case. There are three hotels within walking distance (< 1 mile) of the Michigan Tech campus where the conference will be held.
–Magnuson Franklin Square Inn, 820 Shelden Ave., Houghton (906-487-1700). $126-$144 per night. There is an airport shuttle service provided for guests.
–Super 8, 1200 E. Lakeshore Dr., Houghton (906-482-2240) $93 per night
–Quality Inn & Suites, 215 Shelden Ave., Houghton (906-482-1400) $179-$188 per night
There are several other hotels in the Houghton area but all are over a mile from the campus.
–Holiday Inn Express, 1110 Century Way, Houghton (906-482-1066)
–Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, 919 Razorback Dr., Houghton (906-487-6700)
–Ramada Waterfront, 99 Navy St., Hancock (906-482-8400)
Parking permits are required for campus. Please contact Patty Sotirin at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require a permit. We highly recommend using the conference shuttle from the Copper Crown Hotel or staying within walking distance as parking spaces will be limited during the conference weekend.