Welcome to Detroit!
The Detroit host committee is working hard to ensure the DISC 2018 conference will showcase state of the art information technology within the Catholic Church. See why we also believe the old adage “all work and no play…”
Detroit is the largest city in the Midwestern state of Michigan and is situated on the beautiful Detroit River.
Our Riverfront is an oasis in the heart of the city offering spectacular waterfront views of our Canadian neighbors in Windsor, Ontario. The ever-popular “Riverwalk,” connects miles of walking and bike paths and grassy nature enclaves and is the location for year-long concerts, festivals, outdoor fitness classes and much more! http://www.detroitriverfront.org.
A quick walk into the heart of downtown is Campus Martius Park. The park offers visitors a “beach,” and a centrally located meeting place to gather and relax after a long day. Detroit’s “Greektown,” is a few walking blocks away where you’ll find restaurants, casinos, shops and local flavor.
Our nickname the “Motor City,” comes from our indelible ties to the auto industry. Car buffs this is your town! During your stay, you can step back in time and see where Henry Ford started our auto love affair by visiting Greenfield Village https://www.thehenryford.org/visit/greenfield-village/
The neoclassical Detroit Institute of Arts is famed for the Detroit Industry Murals painted by Diego Rivera, and inspired by the city’s ties to the auto industry along with other treasures. https://www.dia.org/
Detroit is also the birthplace of Motown Records, whose chart-topping music fuels our love for great music in the “D,” (as we’re also called!) Think artists such as Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and so many more! Visit the original headquarters, Hitsville U.S.A. while you’re here. https://www.motownmuseum.org/
This is just a glimpse of all we have to offer; to learn more about getting around Detroit, restaurants and more check out: https://visitdetroit.com/