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May 21-22, 2022:  Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti

P-POD is hosting its FIRST conference of 2022 at Eastern Michigan University

in Ypsilanti, Michigan, located near Detroit's international airport:  DTW - Detroit Metro (Wayne County Airport)

Program Sessions, all of conference:

Student Center

Eastern Michigan University
900 Oakwood Street 

Ypsilanti MI 48197

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Transportation and Parking

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), 9000 Middlebelt Rd., Romulus MI 48174 (also referenced as I-94 exit 198, William Rogell Drive, Detroit MI 48242), is 18.8 miles from the conference site (EMU Student Center) and from our optional campus housing at Putnam or The Village.  The airport is served by Michigan Green Cars, 2 certified taxi companies, and a local bus that connects with Ann Arbor 8 times daily.  Please note that a rental car is unnecessary at P-POD if you stay at on-campus housing.

DTW is served by 20 major and minor airlines, the principal 12 of which are listed in
this directory.

Ann Arbor is also accessible via Amtrak train, and its station is closer to Ypsilanti than are those for Detroit or Dearborn.  See station locations by clicking the MAP button on
this page.  Check out possible dates, times and prices on this page.

Overnight, if using campus housing:  Parking adjacent to the two buildings used for walking-distance campus housing, may be reserved and paid in advance using our regular online registration.  $10/day is charged for each day present before, during or after the conference, but the hours of enforcement are 9 am - 5 pm.  See campus housing page.
Day parking, if staying elsewhere:  The university is dedicating the Student Center lot to P-POD use, and, BREAKING NEWS, this day parking will be FREE for P-POD!  This lot is on the northwest sides of the Student Center, between it and the corner of Oakwood and Mayhew.

Walking Distance Lodging

P-POD is offering walking distance on-campus housing for registrants not from the area, for economy, ease of access and potentially a greater sense of P-POD community.  Please see our page for the campus housing that may be booked as part of our regular online registration process.

University charges per day for parking a car at the campus housing site may also be prepaid during P-POD registration.  See
campus housing page.


Other Hotel Options:  3, with Booking Time-limits


  • Hotels all 7 to 10 miles from the P-POD site, all non-smoking.

  • Hotels rated at least 4 of 5 stars in Tripadvisor reviews.

  • Fridges/microwaves in rooms, and free internet and parking.

  • Deadlines in Apr. 28 to May 12 range for each to book at a P-POD rate.

  • Regent/Baymont/Microtel ready to book now.

  • Baymont is to the east, between P-POD and the airport.

  • Microtel and Regent are to the west in Ann Arbor.

  • Once/day group shuttle to/from P-POD at Baymont/Regent.

We champion use of affordable walking-distance campus apartments for lodging, but for those who prefer to stay at a hotel quite a distance from campus, we each year negotiate group rates at one or more hotels rated at least 4 out of 5 stars in Tripadvisor reviews.  Because some attendees will not have use of a car, we work to negotiate some hotel shuttle service to/from our conference site at least once/day in each direction.  This is settled for Regent and Baymont below, but Microtel will NOT have a P-POD shuttle.  Most important hotel facts are listed above, and more details are shown below for each hotel separately.  Rooms at all 3 hotels may be booked now.

Microtel Inn & Suites by

Wyndham Ann Arbor

3610 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105


Normally 15-20 minutes driving from EMU

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P-POD arranged Room Rates, excluding tax

Queen $69

Double Queen $79

Studio Suite $89


Check in at 3:00 pm or later, and check out by 12:00 pm.

There will be NO P-POD shuttle at Microtel.

To book a room (by May 7 !), go to, use "Ann Arbor" as location, specify your dates, click "Special Rates >> Group Code" and type in "052021PPO".  If trouble, call Microtel at 734-997-9100.

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The Ann Arbor Regent Hotel and Suites

(Tripadvisor rated #2 Best Value of 56 places to stay in Ann Arbor)

2455 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Normally 10-15 minutes driving from EMU

(Across the street from Quality Inn and next door to Bob Evans.  Travelers can easily find the hotel right off Exit 37A on US 23, just down the road from the Carpenter Road and Washtenaw Avenue intersection.)

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P-POD arranged Room Rates, excluding Tax

Double Queen $114

Executive King $129

One Bedroom Suite (King) $144


Check in at 3:00 pm or later, and check out by 12:00 noon.

Group P-POD shuttle is being scheduled once/day in each direction.

To book at the group rate, visit or call the hotel at 800-973-6101 and use the code “PPOD22 by May 12, 2022.

Baymont by Wyndham Belleville Airport Area

45945 S. I-94 Service Dr., Belleville, Michigan 48111

Normally 15-20 minutes driving from EMU

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P-POD arranged Room Rates, excluding Tax

King $79

Double Queen $89

Check in at 3:00 pm or later, and check out by 11:00 am.

Group P-POD shuttle is being scheduled once/day in each direction.

Baymont should be phoned at 734-325-6837 by April 28 to reserve group rate rooms, specifying "P-POD" or "Plant-based Prevention Of Disease".

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