The Michigan Adult, Community and Alternative Education (MACAE) Association invites you: 

Annual Fall Conference 2022

Partners for Progress

Monday-Wednesday, November 14-16, 2022

Van Dyk Mortgage Convention Center, Muskegon, MI

The Michigan Adult, Community and Alternative Education (MACAE) Association is excited to announce our Fall 2022 in-person experience for adult, alternative, community education and workforce development professionals and vested education and business partners, November 14-16, 2022.
Conference Pricing: Register online using our online registration. You can pay by credit card or request an invoice to Pay Later. 
Member Rate: $375 (Interested in becoming a MACAE member? Read about it here.): Members can register here! 
Non-Member Rate: $450: Non members can register here! 
WIOA/Workforce Partner Rate: $300 (This special incentive is brought in sponsorship and collaboration by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity): WIOA/Workforce Partners can register here! 
Literacy Council Rate: Are you a literacy council? Please contact Patrick Brown at for special pricing
Directions on how to register using our online system can be found here: MACAE HOW TO – CONFERENCE
Questions can be referred to Katie Hancock via email at
About MACAE: 
You may have noticed our new logo and name change that we did a soft launch for just a few months ago! Our new name is the Michigan Adult, Community, and Alternative Education (MACAE) Association. Our new logo and name, with the same acronym, reflect expansion of our membership to over 400 members across 130 different agencies.  You can read more about our mission and vision here as we continue to incorporate this new name and logo into our broader work.
Conference Expectations: 
We expect over 250 attendees to our conference! This is THE conference to attend regarding adult, alternative, community education and integrated education and training in Michigan.  Our membership is strong, active, and engaged in our annual conference and ongoing professional development throughout the year.  We will have state leadership, statewide partners, administrators, teachers and instructional staff, support staff, data management personnel all present.
Conference Venue: 
This year we are excited to be along the water in Muskegon, MI at the newly renovated Muskegon Van Dyk Mortgage Convention Center! Muskegon is about 40 minute Northwest of Grand Rapids.  Newly renovated, the Van Dyk Mortgage Convention Center offers walking distance to local attractions, bars, restaurants and the waterfront.
Conference Agenda: 
We have a plenary of interesting, engaging and informative sessions waiting for you.  Check out our conference agenda here: MACAE 2022 Fall Conference Agenda
Keynote Speakers! 
We are excited to welcome the Community Education Team from Minnesota Community Education: Community Education Keynote Speakers
We are excited to welcome enthusiastic keynote speaker Curtis Campogni: Fall Conference Announcement
Awards Recognition: 
Our annual awards will be given out throughout the conference.  We are excited to spotlight the hardwork and dedication of individuals all across the association.   The Awards this year represent the very best of our association and the work we do. The categories include: Outstanding Educator, Support Staff, Michele Corey Advocator Award, Innovator Award, and Strategic Partnership Award.
Hotel Accommodations:
Hotel reservations are available under the MACAE block rate at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Center attached to the convention center.  Reservations should be made prior to October 13th in order to secure the hotel rate of $139/night. 
The address for the hotel is: 939 3rd St, Muskegon, MI 49440
Reserve your hotel reservations at the group rate for the MACAE Annual Conference here
Vendors and Exhibitors: Join us in welcoming our partners!
We are so excited to welcome the following partners to the conference: Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity Employment and Training, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity Adult Education, En Gen, Burlington English, Eleyo, Softura Digital Sign Up, Data Recognition Corporation, Connectable, New Readers Press, Alpa II Learning Systems, GED Testing Services, Accountability Pulse, New Century Education, CASAS, ACT, Midwest Collaboration for Library Services, Townsend Press,  Essential Education, Academy of Medical Professionals, Michigan College Access Network and Aztec Software!
Please mark your calendars and join us Monday, November 14th for the Exhibitor Reception in the evening after sessions are completed.  You’ll have a chance to win a prize with the vendors and enjoy appetizers and networking with colleagues and new friends.
Networking and Special Events: 
We know this is one of the most important and crucial parts of the conference!  We’ve got some great things planned including some fun evening networking events and some opportunities to earn prizes by the people you meet!
  • The President’s and First Time Attendee Reception – Join us Sunday evening, November 14th for the informal kickoff to meet new colleagues and old friends.  We are headed to Capone’s Restaurant. A fun speakeasy for networking!
  • Exhibitor Reception– Mingle with our host of exhibitors at the vendor reception. Prizes, giveaways and networking for program improvement.
  • Keynote Speaker- We are excited to welcome several dynamic keynote speakers on Monday morning and on Tuesday at lunch.
  • Partner Panel- Listen to some of our important partners as they give insights into trends around adult skilling, community education, flexible learning and integrated education and training.
  • Basket Raffle and 50/50 – The MACAE Basket Raffle makes it return at the MACAE Fall Conference! Purchase your raffle tickets in person at the conference and walk away with some great prizes. Consider donating/bringing a basket to the conference!

We hope you will join us for the MACAE Fall Conference 2022!