Detroit Is More Than A Destination. It’s A Conversation.

We’re proud to be the country’s largest Black-majority city, with 50,000 Black businesses. We’re also proud of our thriving Arab American and Latino communities. We love to share who we are and what we’re doing.

Visitors coming for the National Urban Agriculture Conference should check out the Detroit Green Guide, where credit goes to urban gardens that put their city on a path to become greener, and Detroit has now established an Office of Sustainability. All this is resulting in big steps being made by local organizations, businesses and convention centers to make Detroit a greener place.

Come to Detroit to connect with our people, be immersed in our proud, one-of-a-kind culture and experience our commitment to sustainability. By supporting our local businesses, you help grow our communities and get to meet — and support —the people who live and work here. So, you leave Detroit a better person and you leave Detroit a better place.

Find out about the beat of the Motor City at Visit Detroit

Chris Lemons shows attendees around Gratitude Botanical Farm as a part of NUag Atlanta Kick-off Meeting farm tours.

The Renaissance Center

Lodging for the National Urban Agriculture Conference Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

Located in downtown Detroit, this hotel is located on the RiverWalk and next to the Hart Plaza. It features stunning views of the Detroit River and Canada. The Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center is located on the Detroit “People Mover” public transportation line and just 1 mile from Detroit Comerica Park.


Conference Rates:
Hotel Reservation Link:
Make your reservation by July 15, 2024.
Room rate is based on the conference block. We recommend that you book early.

Getting Around in Detroit: Travel / Transportation / Parking

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) is the primary international airport serving Detroit and its surrounding metropolitan area.

Detroit Air Xpress (DAX) Shuttle
This new shuttle service is a game-changer for airport transportation with $6 fares (advance) / $8 (same day) for service from DTW to Downtown Detroit.

Information and tickets are available at this link:

The drop-off point in downtown Detroit is on Washington Blvd and State Street, which is directly across from the Westin Book Cadillac. This drop-off point is close to The People Mover station and the Rosa Parks Transit Center. Guests who need to go to other hotels in the downtown area, can use Uber, Lyft, taxi or The People Mover as options. The Marriott Renaissance is approximately ½ mile from the drop-off.

The People Mover:
The People Mover offers free transportation around downtown Detroit with stops at the Marriott Renaissance Center and Huntington Place.

Parking at the Renaissance Center:
On-Site Parking
Hourly: $6
Daily: $27

Off-Site Parking
Beaubien Garage provides “in & out” privileges 0.1 Miles
Daily: $40
Electric Car Charging Station

Chris Lemons shows attendees around Gratitude Botanical Farm as a part of NUag Atlanta Kick-off Meeting farm tours.