New Year’s Resolution – Attend Connect 2014!


I am emerging from the deep freeze in Ohio and the Midwest to wish everyone a Happy New Year and look ahead to a warm August 10-13, 2014 NAINConnect in Detroit.  The theme is “Bridging Borders and Boundaries”.

The Detroit team has been very actively planning us a great Connect experience.  Registration for both the Connect and housing is now open, with an early-bird deadline of June 14.  All information may be found online at

Full Conference Registration is $275 [Student Full Conference Registration: $135] until that deadline.  Full registration includes Sunday dinner and lunch and dinner on Monday and Tuesday.

Special accommodations are available at the Tower Residential Suites655 West Kirby, Detroit, MI 48202 in double or quad suites for $45 per person per night.  Rooms and rates are subject to availability. Book your reservation as soon as possible to guarantee a room at this rate.  The double and quad suites are single rooms with a shared bathroom and living space. Each guest will be supplied a key to their individual room as well as a key for entry into the suite. All guests will be supplied with bed linens (sheet, pillowcase and comforter), one pillow, and one bath towel. All other toiletries are the responsibility of the guest.  There is free Internet access, including wireless.  Lounges with Cable TV and fitness rooms are available.

Guests are welcome to eat breakfast in the Tower’s Dining Room. This service is a la carte and not included in total rooming costs.

Please note that there are no alcoholic beverages allowed on the Wayne State Campus or in any of it’s rooming facilities.

There is a link to alternative hotel housing at various rates and distances from the campus.  The Inn on Ferry Street, 84 E. Ferry, Detroit, MI 48202, (313) 871-6000 is recommended, as it is very close and has shuttle service.  Rates are listed as $109.00-129.00.  Of course, early registration is advised.

Registration is a two-step process – conference registration and housing.  Both registrations must be completed online.  Payment may be made via PayPal or by check to the address listed online.

I have just written my checks to complete our registration.  Make it a New Year resolution to register early!  Looking forward to seeing you there!

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