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.
Registration is now open!  $375 for MACAE Members and $450 for Non-Members. Register today! 
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 Presentations: Call for Presentations 
Consider presenting at the fall conference! We are looking for presentations through a September 22nd deadline.  Please check out the proposal form and submit today! 
Awards Recognition: 
We invite our MACAE members to nominate members and colleagues who are deserving to be recognized.  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.
These awards will recognize new programming and important partnerships happening in our state. Nominate a staff person or colleague today! 
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.
This year we are excited to be along the water in Muskegon, MI at the newly renovated Muskegon Van Dyk Mortgage Convention Center!
Conference Pricing: 
Member Rate: $375 (Interested in becoming a MACAE member? Read about it here.)
Non-Member Rate: $450
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.
Event Summary:
MACAE Annual Conference
Start Date: Sunday, November 13, 2022
End Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Last Day to Book: Thursday, October 13, 2022
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
• Delta Hotels Muskegon Convention Center for 139 USD per night
Call In Reservations: 1-833-999-0181 – You will need ask specifically for the Group Block under MACAE Annual Conference (code MAC).
Vendors and Exhibitors: Join us in welcoming our partners! 
This year we will be offering an Exhibitor Bingo Experience!  Visit the top vendors in adult education, K-12 learning and workforce development and leave with a prize! Learn about many of the new products they have to offer.
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.
  • Exhibitor Reception– Mingle with our host of exhibitors at the vendor reception. Prizes, giveaways and networking for program improvement.
  • Awards Luncheon– See who will be announced as the annual award winners at the Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, November 15th.
  • 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.

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

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