Travel and Lodging

The conference will take place at the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC), on the campus of Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931.

The town of Houghton is the gateway to the beautiful Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The regional airport is Hancock, Michigan, (CMX), located 7 miles north of Houghton, with two daily flights to/from Chicago O’Hare (ORD). Other nearby airports are: Marquette, MI (MQT) (2 hours drive from Houghton); Escanaba, MI (ESC) (3 hours); Green Bay, WI (GRB) (4 hours); Duluth, MN (DLH) (4 hours); and Wausau, WI (CWA) (3.5 hours). The Conference will provide local transportation.

We have arranged for a block of rooms (July 31 – August 4) at the Super 8 Houghton (906-482-2240), a short 5-10 minute walk to campus. Please book your rooms before June 30, 2021, group code: “Math Pint”. Unfortunately, there is an alumni event Aug 6-7 in Houghton, so local accommodations are scarce for Aug 5th and 6th. Other hotels walking distance to campus include the Quality Inn and Suites (906-482-1400), the Ramada (906-482-8400) and the Magnuson Hotel (906-482-6111). If you plan to stay for some personal travel in the area following the conference, we recommend making a second booking at the Americinn in Calumet (906-934-6115) as it provides easy access to many additional tourist sites and the local airport.


In general, a citizen of a foreign country wishing to enter the United States for this workshop must first acquire a visa (often a Business B-1 visa), or a combination B-1/B-2 visa if you also intend to stay for some tourism. The following countries are part of the visa waiver program and may enter the United States without a visa: (link opens in new tab).

Please visit for more information about visitor visas. The conference organizers are happy to provide documentation providing an invitation to the conference. Please send an email to



You can park at meters (see Parking Map, select options on map). Or you can get a parking permit: Go to Parking and Permits and click “Visitor Parking Permits” at the middle bottom.


Michigan Tech is a member of eduroam, a wireless network that lets visitors securely connect to the internet when they travel. Alternatively, guests can also select “MichiganTechGuest” in the WiFi networks.


There are many restaurants in the Houghton and Hancock area as well as a Starbucks and the North Coast Grill and Deli in the Memorial Union Building on campus.

Students walking on campus
Aerial view of Portage Lift Bridge, Houghton, MI