Michigan Ross is looking forward to hosting ABSAP members this July for the annual ABSAP Conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Enjoy three days of professional and social events that encourage information sharing on best practices from the various schools represented. Attendees are able to brainstorm ideas that provide a much-needed surge to go back to their respective campuses with a fresh approach to their profession.

Frequently asked questions on travel and more

When Should I Plan to Be in Ann Arbor?

Plan on arriving Tuesday, July 17th for registration, the Ross Alumni Engagement Office welcome, and a reception. We have programming that lasts through Friday morning, but if you're interested in exploring Ann Arbor, we encourage you to stay longer.

How do I get to/from the airport?

You are responsible for your own transportation to/from Detroit Metro Airport.

Detroit is a Delta airlines hub, but it is also served by most major airlines. It is a 35-minute drive from the U-M campus.

An Uber or Lyft ride from the airport to Ann Arbor typically cost $35-$45.  Taxis are also readily available at the airport.

There is a group ride share option through AirRide/Michigan Flyer, which offers one-way fare of $12. The bus picks up/drops off at the Blake Transit Center near central campus (about a 15-minute walk from Ross).



Where should I stay in Ann Arbor?

Hotel accommodations can be made at two local hotels.  The most convenient and recommended hotel is the Executive Learning and Conference Center located on the Michigan Ross campus and connected to the buildings our conference will take place in.  This is the hotel that our Executive Education and Executive MBA participants stay in when on campus for their courses.  Please note that the hotel rooms are European boutique style and have one full bed in each room.  Please find hotel information below.

Hotel: Executive Learning and Conference Center

  • Address: 710 E. University Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
  • Reservations Phone #: 734-764-7677
  • Group Block Name: ABSAP Conference
  • Rate: $157 per night
  • Online Booking Link:  Book Your Room Here!

The second hotel option is at the Graduate Ann Arbor located on campus and a 15 - 20 minute walk to the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Hotel: Graduate Ann Arbor

  • Address: 615 E Huron Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Reservations Phone #: 734-769-2200
  • Group Block Name: ABSAP 2018 U of M
  • Rate: $199 per night (king bed)
  • Online Booking Link: Book Your Room Here!

What should I wear?

Business casual attire is appropriate for our conference sessions. 

July tends to be rather warm, so plan on summer clothes for your Ann Arbor evenings!

What to do in Ann Arbor

Eat, play and stay in Ann Arbor!  In the evenings you will have some time to explore all that Ann Arbor has to offer.

EAT - From authentic Ethiopian to American classics Ann Arbor has a diverse international food scene.

PLAY - Explore the outdoors at the Arb, shop the unique stores of Kerrytown's historic market district or explore campus, there are plenty of things to do.

One block from Michigan Ross is a beloved establishment called Domincik's.  Known for its sangria and relaxed atmosphere Dominick's is popular place for all to unwind. and enjoy each others company.


Who is on the ABSAP 2018 Planning Committee?

This year the following ABSAP members are working to create a meaningful conference experience:

  • Katharine Burks, Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida
  • Susan Evans, Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis
  • Heather Hanson, Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder
  • Caitlin Johnson, Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan
  • Samantha Johnson, Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder
  • Andrew Krueger, Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington
  • Amber Perkins, Krannert School of Management at Purdue University
  • Meg Roundy, Hass School of Business at UC Berkeley
  • Katie Thomasson, Fuqua School of Business at Duke University
  • Kaitlin Walukonis, Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland
  • Emily Williams, MIT Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
About This Event

July 17-20, 2018


Ann Arbor, MI


Stephen M. Ross School of Business
701 Tappan St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Questions? Please email Caitlin Johnson at mcclungc@umich.edu

Registration Coming Soon.