IWAR 2024 Location

IWAR 2024 will be hosted at Wayne State University, which is located in Midtown, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Wayne State is positioned in Detroit’s Cultural Center Historic District and near Detroit’s major downtown area.

Address: Wayne State Student Center (above); 5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI 48202

How to reach Wayne State University/Detroit

  • By plane: the Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is a large airport and Delta Air Lines hub. DTW is approximately 30-45 minutes from Wayne State University and Downtown Detroit, MI. The best method of transportation from DTW to hotels in Downtown Detroit or near Detroit are rental cards, ride shares (Uber/Lyft), taxis, or shuttles (check with your hotel if this service is offered).
  • If you plan to arrive at a different airport (e.g. Chicago, Illinois), some train routes (Amtrak) or buses are available to travel to Detroit, MI.

About Wayne State University & Detroit, Michigan

Wayne State University is located in Midtown Detroit, Michigan. Detroit is known as the Motory City and has historically been the automotive capital of the United States of America due, in large part, to what is called locally as the “Big Three” automotive manufacturers – Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and Stellantis. The Metro Detroit area encompasses six counties with an estimated population of 4,392,041, making it the 14th largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States (based on the 2020 census). Detroit lies on the border of the United States of America and Canada, delineated by the Detroit River.

Detroit’s Cultural Center Historic District contains numerous museums and attractions that are in walking distance of Wayne State University. A sample of museums near the IWAR 2024 venue include:

  1. Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA)
  2. Michigan Science Center
  3. Detroit Historical Society Museum
  4. Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAD)
  5. The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

If you choose to explore further, two exciting attractions:

  1. Ford Piquette Avenue Plant (birthplace of the Model-T)
  2. The Henry Ford (Includes the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, and The Ford Rouge Factory Tour is a Ford F-150 final assembly factory)