Location & Travel

Gamers for Giving 2018 will be hosted within the main arena of Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center. The Convocation Center plays host to an array of events, including concerts, trade shows, banquets, and now – Gamers for Giving!

The event will take place on the weekend of April 28th and 29th, 2018. The address of the venue is…

Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center
799 N Hewitt Rd
Ypsilanti, MI USA 48197
Venue Website

Food will be available from a variety of sources. Concessions will be open through daytime hours, and outside food and beverage are permitted. Additionally, a number of locations deliver to the convocation center. We will publish a blog post in the coming weeks with our list of recommended options!

Gamers for Giving will run throughout the entire weekend of April 28th and 29th. The venue will be open throughout the night, and attendees are welcome to stay at the venue. However, if roughing the weekend with a sleeping bag or inflatable mattress doesn’t sound like your thing, we recommend crashing at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Detroit Canton. Attendees can receive special nightly rates by calling the hotel directly (734 844 0088) and mentioning they are with Gamers Outreach. The hotel is located approximately 15 minutes from DTW, and 20 minutes from the EMU Convocation Center.

Many hotels throughout Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti are booked (or are posting abnormally high rates) this year due to a graduation ceremony at the University of Michigan. If the Fairfield Inn & Suites Detroit Canton isn’t a fit for you, we’d recommend expanding the scope of your search to other hotels through the Canton / Detroit regions.

For those flying in from out of state, the closest airport to Gamers for Giving is the Detroit Metro Airport (airport code: DTW). The airport is about 20 minutes from the venue.