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We look forward to hundreds of our members from across the world coming together for this four-day conference experience, taking place November 14-17, 2019 at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI.

Registration for this year's oSTEM Conference is now open!

Student registration costs $100; professional registration costs $300.  Registration will close on November 1st.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our logistics team. If you're a sponsor or from a sponsoring organization and have any questions, please reach out to sponsorship@ostem.org.

Click here to learn more about the upcoming conference.


To register, complete the following steps and you’ll be all set. If you are a sponsor, check with your primary contact to be sure your registration is not already paid:

#1 If you have (or think you have) a membership account already, click here to log in or reset your password. If that works for you, skip ahead to Step 3.

#2 If you don’t yet have an account, sign up for a new one by clicking here or by visiting oSTEM.org and clicking “Join oSTEM”.  This will get you set up with an annual membership, give you access to our new membership platform, and enable you to register for the conference.

#3 Once you are logged into your membership account, look for the conference event listed on your Dashboard in the Member Area or click the register button to the right.



This year's conference is at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center (400 Renaissance Dr W, Detroit, MI 48243).

Hotel room costs are as follows:

  • $165++ - single or double occupancy
  • $185++ - triple occupancy
  • $205++ - quadruple occupancy
All prices are per room per night. These rates apply only to bookings made before October 18 and do not include 15% taxes and fees.


Travel & Transportation

The closest airports to the conference venue are:

  • Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) (22.6 miles)
  • Willow Run Airport (30.5 miles)
  • Windsor International Airport (in Canada) (9.2 miles)


Ground transportation options from the airport to the hotel:

  • At both terminals (North and MacNamara) of DTW there is a SMART bus stop. You can take line 261 to the Larned & Brush stop, which is about a 10 minute walk from the conference hotel. The bus ride is a little over an hour and costs $2 fare (fare reduced for older adults and those with disabilities). SMART buses have wheelchair ramps (see https://www.smartbus.org/How-to-Ride/Wheelchair-Ramp) and special accomodations can be made with ADA certification at an increased fare of $3 (see https://www.smartbus.org/Services/ADA-Service).

  • You can also use Lyft, Uber, or other airport shuttle and taxi options for transportation.


There is valet parking at the hotel for $35 a day. There are also some nearby parking garages:
  • Beaubien Place Garage - Max $20 per day
  • Port Atwater Garage - Max $20 per day (M-F), $10 per day (Weekends)
  • Center Garage - Max $27 per day
See http://detroit.bestparking.com/ for more parking options.
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Dr W
Detroit, MI 48243
United States of America


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