MHPN Annual Conference
Each spring, the Network sponsors the state’s largest annual statewide preservation conference to provide training and networking opportunities geared to both beginners and seasoned preservationists. In addition to offering sessions crammed with the latest news and information from around the state, the conference is known for its keynote speakers, festive evening activities, and annual auction of Michigan items ranging from overnights at historic bed-and-breakfasts, to antiques, books, and gourmet delights. Among the many features of the gathering is the Vendor’s Showcase, which provides and opportunity for the general public to view the latest products and services in the preservation industry.
2013 Conference – Ingredients of Place, Marquette May 8-11, 2013
The Ramada Inn Becomes our Additional Conference Hotel in Marquette
We’re had a strong turnout of people registering for the MHPN’s 2013 annual statewide preservation conference in Marquette, “Ingredients of Place,” May 8-11, 2013. We’re found ourselves in the enviable position of just about filling our accommodations at the Landmark Inn, the 1917 boutique hotel chosen as our 2013 conference hotel.
Should you call the Landmark Inn and learn that they do not have the type of room you need – i.e. the MHPN has filled all their 2-bed rooms – the desk will refer you to the Ramada, a downtown hotel property located 4.5 blocks away at 412 West Washington Street on the NW corner of West Washington and North Fifth Streets.
The Ramada extends to MHPN conference participants the equivalent nightly rate of $99/room for the nights of Tuesday, May 7, through Saturday, May 11. Rooms can be held on Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Check-in is 3:00 PM; check out is 12:00 Noon. Parking is on-site and free to overnight guests. Check the hotel website for its full array of amenities: www.ramadamarquette.com. For those participants riding the MHPN commuter bus, please know that pick-up and drop-offs will be at both conference hotels.
Arrangements must be made at the Ramada by close-of-business on Wednesday, April 24, to secure the conference rate. After that date, accommodations at our rate will be subject to availability. Call (906) 228-6000 to make your plans. Say you are with the Michigan Historic Preservation Network.
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Deadline extended! Materials Due April 12, 2013.
Vendor Showcase Information
- 2012 Model Change-Over: A new era for historic preservation in Michigan, Flint
- 2011 Just Add Water: The profound influence of Michigan’s lakes, rivers, ponds, and streams on its architecture, land use, and culture, Saugatuck/Douglas
- 2010 Celebrating Sustainable Communities, Ann Arbor
- 2009 The Triple Bottom Line: Balancing Economic, Environmental, and Social Change, Grand Rapids
- 2008 Preserving History, Conserving Energy, Dearborn
- 2007 Distinctive Destinations: Preservation’s Role in Tourism, Mackinac Island