PLMA EV Symposium: Managed Charging

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Hotel Information

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Atrium in The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport

The meeting sessions will take place at:

The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport
2501 Worldgateway Place
Detroit, MI 48242
(734) 942-6500

Located within the McNamara Terminal of DTW Airport, The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport provides PLMA EV Symposium attendees with an easy travel experience, including proximity to the nearby Henry Ford Museum plus direct access from the hotel lobby to a private airport security line.

Parking, Logistics, and Transportation Upon Arrival

Upon Arrival:
PLMA strongly encourages all Symposium attendees to fly Delta Airlines and NOT check a bag,  due to the location of the hotel and the short length of the event. The arrival instructions listed below are significantly influenced by whether or not you will need to pick up a bag at baggage claim. 

Arrival Instructions for those Flying In . . . 

Flying In on Delta if you are NOT Checking a Bag
If you are flying in via Delta Airlines and don’t have any checked luggage to claim, you can enter into the Westin Hotel using the entrance located directly across gate A36. (This is directly located next to McDonalds). You will already be in McNamara Terminal which is where the hotel will be located.

Flying In on Delta if you ARE Checking a Bag 
Please leave your gate and follow signage to the baggage claim. Once you have grabbed your bag, you will head toward the upper level using the escalator to head towards the Delta Domestic Departures area of the DTW airport. From here, you will see The Westin Hotel entrance and Valet Concierge. Turn right and proceed down the hall, and down the escalator to the main lobby floor. Turn right again from the escalator and look for the Hotel Concierge where you will check in.

Flying In on Another Airline
If you fly in on any other airline, you’ll land at the Evans Terminal
In this case, you will make your way to Ground Transportation and board the Terminal to Terminal shuttle. This shuttle stops directly at the front entrance to the Westin. 

Arrival Instructions for those Driving In . . .

Valet Parking is available at a rate of
$28 per night. Pull up to the hotel front entrance and let the driver know you are attending the Peak Load Management Alliance meeting. Please note, parking spots are limited.

Self Parking
Self Parking is available in the self park garage across the street at a rate of $8 per exit from the garage. You will be able to purchase a validation sticker from the valet cashier at this rate.

Shuttle to Terminal
There are two main terminals within the Detroit Metropolitan Airport: The McNamara and Evans Terminal. The Westin is located within the McNamara Terminal. If you are unable to secure parking near the Westin, than you can park in the Evans Terminal and be transported over. Passengers are transported between the two terminals via shuttle (search for the ones indicating they are going to McNamara).

Checking Out and Departure

Flying Delta
Upon checkout you can head directly toward self-serve kiosks and TSA located directly within the lobby of the hotel. This will place you in the gate area of A36 where you started.

Flying Another Airline
After you are checked out of your room, you will need to leave outside of the Westin front entrance that is near the Domestic Departures area where the shuttle dropped you off. Take this shuttle back to Evans Terminal and follow the signage to your respective airlines. 

Book Your Room

Please note that lodging is not included with your event registration, so book accommodation for your stay as soon as possible. PLMA's preferential rate of $189 a night at the Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport ends at 5 pm ET, Tuesday, July 15. Register online coming soon!

Choose PLMA's event dates which are August 9-10, 2023.

Click Here to Book Your Room

Taxes, fees, and optional gratuities are not included in PLMA's preferential rate. Please note that PLMA never uses an attendee or exhibitor lodging provider. We provide you the ability to book directly, and cannot be responsible for promises made or broken by unaffiliated third parties.

Payments, Cancellations, and Refunds Policy

All payments must be received one week prior to the conference. All walk-up registrations, including off-site events, must be paid on-site at the time of signup.

If you are unable to attend this event, you may cancel your registration for a full refund until Monday, July 24, 2023. Cancellations received after Tuesday, July 25, 2023 will receive 50% of their total registration rate.

Please be advised that any individuals who receive a positive COVID-19 test after Friday, August 4, 2023 may utilize their prior registration as a credit toward a future event or refund in the form of their original payment method. (Proof of diagnosis will be required for credits or refunds and can be sent to [email protected]).

Cancellations and no-shows will not receive a refund.


All attendees or others who interact with attendees must comply with PLMA's Code of Conduct posted at Policies. Some policies are highlighted below but these are not the entirety of the policy or the Code of Conduct. You are encouraged to review the Code of Conduct in its entirety to ensure you and your organization are in compliance during PLMA events. Here are a few key highlights:

Anti-Harassment Policy:
PLMA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, color, ethnicity, political position, or religion.

Conference Promotion Policy:
PLMA recognizes that one of the benefits of a PLMA event is the interaction among the attendees and the open environment provided. It is the intent of PLMA that participants attending PLMA events be allowed to fully participate without outside distraction.

Anti-Trust Statement:
PLMA's Antitrust guidelines direct all conference participants to avoid discussion of topics or behavior that would result in anticompetitive behavior including: restraint of trade and conspiracies to monopolize, unfair or deceptive business acts or practices, price discriminations, division of markets, allocation of production, imposition of boycotts, and exclusive dealing arrangements.

Free Time:
You are welcome to conduct your own special events or meetings that do not compete with PLMA's conference agenda. To make meetings more accessible and still allow registrants to get the most out of the conference's learning and networking opportunities, PLMA offers the following guidance for hosting sanctioned sponsor or other activities:
(please also see the Conference Promotion Policy in the Code of Conduct)

Please schedule your personal and professional meetings and activities either prior to or following PLMA's scheduled conference programming.

  • Wednesday, August 9
    The conference agenda includes a 60-minute lunch during which food will be served for the first 30 minutes. Free time is available until conference sessions resume.

  • Thursday, August 10
    The conference concludes at 12 pm. Please plan personal and/or professional activities for after 12 pm.


Video recordings, screenshots, and still shots are taken throughout the event and may be posted afterward as conference resources. By completing registration you agreed to have your image captured and all such images may be used for PLMA promotional purposes.


Please get in touch with Rich Philip, [email protected].