Forum Information


BIG Idea Host Hotel

hotel BIG Idea

Cleveland Airport Marriott

4277 West 150th Street
Cleveland, OH 44135

  • Deadline to make reservations is 5 PM EST on Monday, February 5th, 2018
  • $141/Night (Rooms with 1 King Bed or 2 Doubles available. When booking your reservation, you can indicate your specific room type selection when you get to the "Review Reservation Details" page, by clicking the "Make Request" button).
  • Please plan to arrive at the hotel by Monday, March 5th in time for an 8 p.m. Forum registration/check-in. The BIG Idea Forum ends at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7th - please plan your outgoing flights and hotel reservations accordingly.


  • To make reservations by phone, please call the in-house reservations at 1-800-228-9290 or 216-252-5333 and reference the BIG Idea Challenge group code (bigbiga) and rate.
  • To make reservations online, please visit our BIG Idea Marriot group reservation page.
  • Deadline to make a reservation is 5 p.m. EST, February 5, 2018.


Directions to the Cleveland Airport Marriott

From Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

    There is a free shuttle available from CLE to the hotel. To use this service, please call the hotel (216-252-5333) when you arrive at the airport to request a pick-up.

    If you are driving:

  1. Take Lower Drive and use it to merge onto Inner Drive. Stay in the left lane to exit onto Interstate 71/Interstate 480/OH-237
    N/Cleveland and merge onto OH-237 North
  2. Merge onto I-71 North.
  3. Take exit 240 for West 150th Street
  4. Turn right onto West 150th Street and make the first available U-Turn.
  5. Turn right into the Cleveland Airport Marriott, 4277 W 150th St, Cleveland, OH 44135


The Steering Committee/Judges will review proposals and select teams to move onto the 2018 BIG Idea Forum held in March of 2018.

Each selected design team will receive a monetary award to facilitate full participation in the Big Idea Forum. Details of the award will be communicated directly to each team’s faculty/industry advisor.

Lunches and snacks on March 5 and 6 will be included with the registration fee (breakfast is included with your hotel rate).

Teams are responsible for making all their own travel arrangements, including hotel reservations.


Coming Soon!

You can find the 2018 BIG Idea Agenda by clicking the button below.