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Workshop on Development
and Learning

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 site.

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 University’s 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:

  1. Call Spartan at 800-968-2238 (or 517-353-9898) by Wednesday, March 1, 2000.
  2. Tell Spartan that you are on the list of WDL participants for direct payment from MSU.
  3. Reserve your flight to arrive at Kellogg Center by 7:30am April 5, 2000.
  4. Ask Spartan to reserve your room at Kellogg Center.
  5. Ask Spartan to reserve your airport shuttle.



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