OCTOBER 15-18, 2023


We thank you for joining us. Below, Please find the complete conference agenda.

Conference Venue Map Locations: Lansing Center and Double Tree Floor Maps

City of Lansing Map:https://assets.simpleviewinc.com/simpleview/image/upload/v1/clients/lansing/GL_Map_2022_502237f5-d572-4853-ba04-8a9095cf4790.pdf

Full Conference Agenda:2023 MACAE Conference FULL AGENDA

Daily Agendas:






The conference will be taking place at the Lansing Center: 333 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933  on Sunday, October 15-Tuesday, October 17th.

On Wednesday, October 18th all events will take place at the Double Tree hotel where we are staying.

Conference At a Glance:

Sunday, October 15, 2023  

Time Event/Session Location/Room needs  
11:00am-6:00pm Conference Registration Check-In/Exhibitor Check-In Main Hall/Exhibitor Hall Atrium
12:00pm-1:00pm MACAE Board of Directors Meeting Breakout room
12:00pm-2:00pm Exhibitor Hall Set up Exhibitor Hall/Atrium
2:00pm-3:15pm Breakout Session Breakout room  (1.25)
3:15pm-3:45pm Exhibit Hall Break
3:45pm-5:00pm Breakout Session Breakout room  (1.25)
5:00pm-6:00pm First Time Attendee Welcome Breakout room  (1.0)
6:00pm-8:00pm Offsite President’s and First Time Attendee Reception at Lansing Brewing Company


Monday, October 16, 2023  

8:00am-4:00pm Conference Registration/Check-In
8:00am-9:00am Breakfast General Session
9:00am-10:15am Conference Kick-Off and Welcome and Keynote Address General Session (1.25)
10:15am-10:45am Exhibitor Hall break Exhibit Hall Break
10:45am-12:00pm Breakout Session Breakout room (1.25)
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch General Session
1:00pm-2:15pm Breakout Session Breakout Room x6 (1.25)
2:15pm-2:30pm Afternoon Snack Break
2:30pm-3:45pm Breakout Session Breakout Room x6(1.25)
4:00pm-4:45pm Roundtable Innovations General Session (1.0)
4:45pm-6:00pm 2023 Vendor Reception Exhibitor Hall/Atrium


Tuesday, October 27, 2023

8:00am-5:00pm Conference Registration/Check-In
8:00am-9:00am Breakfast General Session
9:00am-10:15am Breakout Session Breakout Room x6 (1.25)
10:15am-10:30am Break
10:30am-11:45am Breakout Session Breakout Room x 6 (1.25)
11:45am-12:45pm Lunch and Awards Ceremony General Session
12:45pm-2:00pm Breakout Session Breakout Room x6 (1.25)
2:00pm-2:15pm Break
2:15pm-3:30pm Breakout Session Breakout Room x6(1.25)
3:30pm-3:45pm Break
3:45pm-5:00pm Breakout Session Breakout Room x6 (1.25)
5:00pm Dinner On Your Own


Wednesday, October 18, 2023

8:00am-11:00am Conference Registration/Check-In
8:00am-9:00am Breakfast General Session
9:00am-9:30am MACAE Annual Meeting General Session
9:30am-10:15am Economic Forecasts in Michigan
10:30am-11:00am Updates from COABE
11:00am-11:15am Legislative Update
11:15am Walk to Capitol Building and Conference Picture



If you are joining us for multiple days it might be best to park here: North Grand Ramp: 219 N Grand Ave, Lansing, MI 48933. The cost is $20 days.

You can also park at the South Grand Ramp: 201 S Grand Ave, Lansing, MI 48933. IT is kiddy corner and within walking distance to the venue and hotel.

Hotel Information: Double Tree by Hilton Lansing

Our accommodations are set for the conference at the Double Tree. This is a Hilton rewards venue that is connected to

Address111 N Grand Ave, Lansing, MI 48933

Phone(517) 482-0188

The hotel is connected to the conference center by a covered skywalk.  Take time each morning to reflect on what you’d like to accomplish that day as you walk from the hotel to the convention center.

If just coming for the day you can also park in the Lansing Center parking ramp which is ten dollars maximum a day.


Special Events: 

Don’t forget to join us for these important special events:

23 Fall Conference Special Events Flyer

Sunday, October 15, 2023: 

Conference Kickoff! The conference kicks off with breakout sessions at 2:00pm-5:00pm. Be there or be square!

New to MACAE and First Time Attendees Session from 5:00pm: Are you new to MACAE? Is this your first time at the conference? Join us as we share about some of the most important things to look for at the conference, get to know other first timers, and review the conference agenda with us.

President’s Reception at Lansing Brewing Company from 6:00pm-9:00pm: This special event is hosted by our awesome MACAE President Tammy Brown who is celebrating her last conference as MACAE President! Please join us for networking, heavy hor d’oeuvres, a drink on us and a kickoff celebration!  This is an off-site event just a block away from the hotel and convention center and is not mandatory but open to all attendees who arrive on Sunday. This is a come as you are event and you can leave when you like! Parking is limited so you might consider carpooling or walking.

Monday, October 16, 2023: 

Vendor’s Reception from 4:45pm-6:00pm: Meet all the vendors from the conference! Enjoy heavy hor d’oeuvres.  This event will be held in the Exhibitor Hall at the conference venue.

Spare Time Lansing Event from 6:00pm- 9:00pm: Join us for some free bowling! 8 lanes of fun and laughter. Additional charge if you would like to participate in an Escape Room on site. Come relax and chill with us! this is a sports team night event! Wear your favorite sports team apparel and represent! You can come and leave when you like! Parking is limited so you might consider carpooling or walking.

We will also be hosting the legendary MACAE Euchre Tournament at this event!  Come on down and see if you will be crowned the Euchre Kind or Queen this year.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023: 

If you registered for the premiere event, the Riverboat cruise, a separate email will be send to you.  Unfortunately, registration was required prior to the conference and is now closed. We are happy to put you on a waiting lit. 

For other conference attendees, after the conference ends at 5:00pm, dinner is on your own. There are a number of awesome eateries in the surrounding area. And there is a restaurant at the hotel.  


  • Please be sure to visit our exhibitors and sponsors Sunday-Tuesday! We could not do this without their support.
  • Be sure to purchase tickets for the 50/50 and basket raffles!
  • Please join us for the special networking events!
  • If you are looking for SCECHs, please complete at the end of the conference.