Getting to Kalamazoo
The Kalamazoo|Battle Creek International Airport is a convenient 6 mile ride from Western Michigan University and downtown Kalamazoo.
Gerald R Ford Airport is located about an hour north of Kalamazoo in Grand Rapids.
Kalamazoo is about a 2 hour drive straight west from the Detroit Mtropolitan Airport via I-94.
The drive from Chicago O'Hare to Kalamazoo is about 170 miles. Rental cars are an option here, as are Amtrak trains from Chicago Station.
Keep in mind that O'Hare is located to the northwest of downtown Chicago, so the drive to and from Kalamazoo typically takes you through Chicago and Gary and around the southern tip of Lake Michigan.
The Holiday Inn Kalamazoo West is the official conference hotel. A conference rate of $103 per night (1-4 people ocupancy) is available for those who reserve a room (including double or king) before March 9, 2017 and specify that they are part of the SCI National Conference. Shuttle service to and from the University will also be provided.
Other hotels in the area that may be convenient options include: