Workshop on Development
Travel & Hotel
A letter about travel and hotel arrangement has been sent. As you already
know, we intend to cover the transportation and lodging costs for invited participants.
If you are government program directors who sponsored this workshop, you will
handle your transportation and hotel according to the government regulations. During
the workshop, catered-in meals will be provided for all participants at the conference
The following instructions are mainly for people whose transportation and hotel will be
paid by the workshop. However, other participants may find the information useful.
We respectfully request that you follow the procedures below in order that your travel
is smooth and the travel and lodging expenses can be covered directly by our grant funds.
The workshop will be held East Lansing, Michigan at Michigan State Universitys
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center on S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI
(1-800-875-5090). The airport is located in Lansing, MI, which is about 15 miles from the
Kellogg Center. In scheduling your travel plans, please be aware that you should book your
flight in time to participate in the opening session of the workshop on Wednesday, April 5th beginning with breakfast at 7:30 a.m., and the
opening session at 8:45 a.m. On Friday, 7th, the last day of the conference, we
plan to have a working lunch session so that the workshop can end at 3:00 p.m.
Transportation to and from the Workshop:
Please contact the Spartan Travel Agency in E. Lansing MI to make your transportation
plans. The number is 800-968-2238. Please tell the travel agency that you are a
participant for Workshop of Development and Learning (WDL). Please talk to Ms. Pamela
Von Sickler at Spartan. However, if she is unavailable, any agent in the Spartan
Travel should be able to find your name on the list of participants whose travel expenses
are to be covered along with your professional address. We expect to pay for your airline
travel (coach class, round trip) between Lansing, MI and the airport nearest the city of
the professional address you gave to us. Make your reservations no later
than Wednesday, March 1, 2000.
Spartan Travel has special extra discount arrangement with MSU and the direct account
payment arrangement also streamlines the paper work with MSU. Therefore it
is required that you book through Spartan Travel. In any case, we will not be
able to pay any amount above that which would have been paid
to Spartan Travel for a reservation by March 1, 2000.
When you book your flight at Spartan, request Spartan to reserve your room at
the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. Also request the free shuttle service from and to
the airport provided by Kellogg Center. You may also call Kellogg Center directly at 1-800-875-5090. Kellogg has a special
discount and direct payment arrangement for the workshop. You must reserve your room no
later than Wednesday, March 1, 2000 since it is
the last day for Kellogg to hold the rooms for the workshop.. If
you choose not to stay at the Kellogg or fail to make your reservations by that date, then
we will reimburse you for lodging expenses up to the $76 per night discount rate that
would have been paid at the Kellogg.
In summary, all you need to do is the following one-call arrangement:
- Call Spartan at 800-968-2238 (or 517-353-9898) by Wednesday, March 1, 2000.
- Tell Spartan that you are on the list of WDL participants for direct payment from MSU.
- Reserve your flight to arrive at Kellogg Center by 7:30am April 5, 2000.
- Ask Spartan to reserve your room at Kellogg Center.
- Ask Spartan to reserve your airport shuttle.