2020 MTV Workshop

MTV Workshop participants can information and resources to assist with planning your visit.

Workshop Location

The MTV will host the 2020 meeting at the Michigan Union on March 10 & 11, 2020 in Ann Arbor, Michigan!

Exterior of the Michigan Union building.

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Overview and Registration

Complete the registration form by March 1, 2020 to confirm your attendance for the workshop and welcome dinner. The registration fee of $240 will cover all hosting expenses. Registration is by invitation only. 

March 1 deadline: Register for the MTV Workshop here.

Below is a summary of each day’s events.

March 9
March 10
  • Day 1 presentations
  • Poster session
March 11
  • Day 2 presentations
  • National Laboratory / Student luncheon
  • U. Michigan laboratory tours

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Abstract submission

above: University of Michigan Museum of Art, Apse

Hotel Accommodations

Room blocks are not available at these locations. The list of hotels below are suggestions for nearby accommodations. Individuals are responsible for making their own reservations and payments for the rooms.

The distance to the meeting location is indicated.

Bell Tower Hotel
distance:  0.5 miles         
rate: $165 / night

The Inn at the Michigan League
distance: 0.5 miles         
rate: $165 / night

Residence Inn by Marriot Ann Arbor
distance:  1 mile         
rate: $230 / night

Graduate Ann Arbor
distance:  1 mile         
rate: $165 / night

Hampton Inn Ann Arbor North
distance: 4 miles
rate: $110 / night

Courtyard by Marriott Ann Arbor
distance: 2.5 miles
rate: $130 / night

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Parking Options

The Michigan Union is located at 530 S. State Street. Visit the page below to see the City of Ann Arbor parking and transportation maps.

City of Ann Arbor Public Parking

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Visiting Ann Arbor

Enjoy the city of Ann Arbor by visiting its world-famous restaurants, beautiful campus at the University of Michigan, and other exciting venues. Learn more here at visitannarbor.org

American/ Eclectic


Contemporary bi-level eatery serves eclectic, locally sourced fare and a large Sunday brunch buffet

Zingerman’s Delicatessen

Locals line up for generous deli sandwiches at this funky, longtime market with specialty groceries

Knight’s Steakhouse

Full-service restaurant and bar with traditional steakhouse dishes, potent drinks, and mezzanine seats 

Logan Restaurant

Inventive New American dishes and wine served in a chic, modern space with mustard-colored walls

Cafe Zola

Eclectic fare and global wines are served amid a rustic space with high ceilings and exposed brick


Hip, laid-back spot featuring seasonal locavore fare, plus curated wine and cheese lists and craft beer

Grange Kitchen and Bar

Market-fresh, upscale American fare and artisanal cocktails are served in a welcoming, refined space


Small plates, upscale, top chef, great cocktails

Detroit Street Filling Station

Casual cafe with art-lined walls serving creative comfort fare, plenty of vegan dishes and cocktails

Taste Kitchen

Refined, intimate restaurant and bar offering sophisticated American dishes with an Asian twist

International Cuisine

Miss Kim

Trendy spot for traditional Korean fare with a modern, seasonal twist in contemporary surrounds

Tomukun Noodle Bar

Upmarket noodle house dishes up udon, ramen and Pan-Asian mains amid a rich wood interior


Cozy storefront spot offering Northern Indian and Mughlai-style fare, plus beer and spirits

Mani Osteria

Wood-oven pizza and Italian small plates plus bar with old-world wines and local beer in an open setup

Frita Batidos

Stark white space with picnic table seating serves colorful Cuban street food and tropical cocktails


Mexican standards served in a rustic space with painted-brick walls and a festive streetside patio

Blue Nile Restaurant

Comfortable, utensil-free Ethiopian restaurant featuring all-you-can-eat platters and honey wine


Tapas, paella, wine and cocktails offered in a stylish, contemporary space with rustic touches

Slurping Turtle

Industrial-chic Japanese choice with long communal tables for tapas, noodles and sushi, plus sake

Pacific Rim by Kana

Romantic backdrop for American- and French-inspired Pan-Asian fare alongside a curated wine list

Local Brewery Restaurants

Blue Tractor BBQ and Brewery

Warm brewpub offers house craft beers paired with BBQ, smoked meats and biscuits amid live music

Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.

Century-old space with stone walls sets a warm tone for site-made craft beer and a seasonal menu

Arbor Brewing Company

Light-filled pub in an 1870s space serves American fare and handmade beers brewed with solar energy

Jolly Pumpkin Brewery

Local chain known for truffle fries serves upscale pub fare and pints of rustic craft beer

Lounges, Bars, Beer Gardens

The Last Word

Cozy, stylish bar serving up classic cocktails and many whiskeys, plus local craft beers and wine

Bill’s Beer Garden 

Seasonal beer courtyard features local craft brews and wine in the evenings with picnic table seating

The Beer Grotto

Industrial-chic bar featuring craft beer, wine and cocktails

\AUT\ Bar

Gay bar and grill serving Mexican food alongside pool tables and a focus on community fund-raising

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