Hotel and Travel

All AUTM Partnering Forum events will take place at:
TechTown Detroit
440 Burroughs Street
Detroit MI 48202

Detroit, America’s great comeback city. The Partnering Forum will be held at the TechTown Detroit – where they help startup and established businesses develop, launch and grow. It is located in Detroit’s New Center area which is minutes from some of Detroit’s major venues including Comerica Park, Ford Field and casinos. Detroit has many more attractions – parks and outdoor markets, museums, zoo’s and conservatories and theatres. 

Hotel Accomodations
Here are a list of hotel options that are close to TechTown:

Aloft Detroit
One Park Avenue
Detroit, MI, 48226

Phone: 313-237-1700 
(10 minutes from TechTown)

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
1114 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI, 48226, 

Phone: 888-627-7150
(10 minutes from TechTown)

MGM Grand Detroit
1777 3rd Avenue
Detroit MI 48226
Phone: 877-888-2121
(10 minutes from TechTown)

The Henry, Autograph Collection
300 Town Center Drive
Dearborn MI 48126
Phone: 313-441-2000
(20 minutes from TechTown)

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit MI 48243
Phone: 313-568-5000
(10 minutes from TechTown)

Airport Transportation Information
 TechTown Detroit is about a 20 – 30 minute drive from the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport – which is around an $82 taxi fare. You can also book a ride through Skoot Shuttle Service for around $40.00 round trip.

Car Rental
 Avis Rent A Car System Inc. is the official car-rental service for the AUTM Partnering Forum. Avis agents can provide the best available rates for your car needs during your stay. For reservations, call +1-800-331-1600 and reference the AUTM Avis Worldwide discount number J867535 to receive special pricing. If you prefer, make your reservation online.

Free and secure parking is available in the marked TechTown lot at the northeast corner of Cass and Amsterdam avenues. TechTown also has one-hour visitor spots in the parking lot located on the east side of the building.

Attire and Weather
Attire for the AUTM Partnering Forum is business casual. Detroit’s average daytime high temperature in October is 59°F (15°C); the average low temperature is 44°F (7°C).

International Visas
Travelers coming from qualified countries to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less may be eligible to visit the United States without a visa. For additional information visit

If you have questions about registration, contact Lauren Rich at AUTM headquarters via email at or by phone at +1-847-686-2351.