Driving and Parking Information

The 2017 Knowledge Aware Engineering Conference will be held in the Ambassador Ballroom, on the third floor of the Detroit Cobo Center (1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226).

From the rooftop parking lot, take elevator ‘C’ to the 3rd floor and follow the conference arrows to the Ambassador Ballroom. Once arrived, please check-in at the front table. 


Directions to the Detroit Cobo Center

  • From North. Southbound on the Lodge US-10, exit Larned St. (on left); right on Washington Blvd. Southbound on I-75 take I-375 to Jefferson Ave. west to Washington Blvd.
  • From South. Northbound on I-75, exit Lodge US-10 to Larned St. (on left); right on Washington Blvd.
  • From East. Westbound on I-94 to I-75 south; take I-375 to Jefferson Ave. west to Washington Blvd.
  • From West. Eastbound on I-96 or I-94, take the Lodge US-10 south; exit Larned St. (on left); right on Washington Blvd.


Parking Options

Rooftop Parking ($12/day) – RECOMMENDED

  • From front of Cobo Center, go north to Congress St. Turn left, stay in right lane to circular ramp between Second and Third Streets.
  • From the Lodge US-10 South, take the Howard St. exit to Fort St. Left on Fort one block and turn right on Third St. Proceed to circular ramp to roof parking.

Once parked, take elevator 3 to the 3rd floor to get to the Ambassador Ballroom

Cobo Center Congress St Garage

  • Located at Congress and First Streets under Cobo Center, and the Cobo Center Garage is located at the intersection of Jefferson and Washington Blvd. in front of the main entrance to Cobo Center.


Hotel Information

Hotel accommodations can be made at the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Resort (2 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226). The hotel is directly facing the Cobo Center. Check-in time for the Crowne Plaza is 3:00 pm and check-out is 12:00 pm. 



Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) – 20.6 miles/30-minute drive

From the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, head northeast on John D Dingell Dr. Keep left to stay on John D Dingell Dr, and merge onto W G Rogell Dr. Take the I-94 E ramp to Detroit, and keep left. Follow signs for I-94 E/Detroit and merge onto I-94 E. Merge onto I-94 E, and take exit 204 for M-39 S/Southfield Fwy S. Merge onto M-39 S/Southfield Rd. Make a slight right onto the Interstate 75 N ramp, and merge onto I-75 N. Keep right at the fork to stay on I-75 N. Take exit 49 for M-10 toward Southfield. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for M-10 S/Civic Center/Cobo Center and merge onto M-10 S/John C Lodge Fwy. Merge onto M-10 S/John C Lodge Fwy. Take exit 1B on the left for Larned St toward Cobo Center. Turn left onto Washington Blvd to arrive to Cobo Center.