2018 MHPN Conference Registration

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Important Registration Details


Early Bird Registration Closes on April 11, 2018; and all online registration closes on May 9, 2018.

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  1. MHPN has SCHOLARSHIPS for students, professionals, tradespeople, and others. Registration and overnight costs are covered. Submit a letter of interest, description of preservation interests, and letter of recommendation to: mhpnscholarships@gmail.com.
  2. VOLUNTEERS are needed. Volunteers receive 90% off registration on work days; added days are at the Student Rate. Contact: VolunteerMHPN@gmail.com. The deadline for both is 6 PM on Wednesday, April 11.
The conference hotel is the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center at 219 South Harrison Road on the MSU campus, 1.1 miles from conference headquarters at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center.

Make reservations by calling 800-875-5090 and referring to the Group Code: 1705MIHIST or Block Name: MI Historic Preservation Network; online, click on Reservations, follow cues, and enter the Group Code: 1705MIHIST at "Click Here for Special Rates."

Conference rates are $115-$130 + state and local taxes. Rooms include one- or two-beds; 1-2 guests is standard, with a charge of $10/night, per additional guest.

Rooms available Wednesday night, May 16, through Saturday night, May 19. Make reservations by 5 PM on Monday, April 16; based on room availability, the hotel may offer the discount past the cut-off.

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted; reservations held with a credit card. Cancellation without penalty is 48 hours prior to arrival. Check-in 4 PM/ check-out 12 Noon.

Amenities include complimentary on-site parking, Wi-Fi, fitness center, and more; see www.kelloggcenter.com. If exploring other accommodations, visit the area websites provided on page 22. By staying at the conference hotel, however, you help the MHPN earn complimentary staff rooms.

East Lansing and MSU are rich with cultural activities, shops, restaurants, and historic places. Additionally, the 55th East Lansing Art Festival takes place downtown May 19-20. Visit www.elarfest.com and stay the weekend! The hotel conference rate is good through Sunday check-out!
Business casual is appropriate for all activities, but many dress for Friday's Awards Evening. Wear comfortable shoes for the tours; have rain gear available.
For a booth at the Vendors' Showcase, complete the Registration Form, opposite. Space is assigned when form and payment arrive; register early. Vendor spaces are 8' x 8' with up to two 6' tables with cloths and 2 chairs. You provide display elements; attaching items to walls is prohibited. Electrical outlets may not be adjacent to your booth so bring extension cords. There is no secure on-site storage; neither MHPN nor the venue is liable. You will receive registration confirmation. Set-up/break-down times and a map for unloading/loading are sent closer to the conference.

Showcase hours: Thursday from 12 Noon - 6:30 PM & Friday from 9 AM - 3:45 PM.

For set-up questions only, contact Ken Czapski at (906) 236-3341 or ken@sanders-czapski.com.
For other questions, contact Karen Nagher at (313) 333-3832 or karenanne626@aol.com

If your company is a conference sponsor, a discount on the member price of $160 for a booth applies:

  • Support of $5,000+ = FREE Booth
  • $2,500+ = $40 Booth
  • $1,000+ = $80 Booth
  • $500+ = $120 booth;
  • $250+ = $144 booth

Don't know if you're a conference sponsor? Contact MHPN at (517) 371-8080, admin@mhpn.org.

Any net profit supports MHPN operations, programs, and/or endowments at the direction of the Executive Committee. A detailed review of finances is available through the MHPN Office.
The Michigan Historic Preservation Network assumes no responsibility for any injury, loss, or other damage to any person or property occurring in relation to any activity connected to or arising out of this Annual Conference or any events or tours associated therewith.
General: Each person participating in any event, tour, or other activity related to this Annual Conference hereby releases the Michigan Historic Preservation Network and all cooperating organizations and related individuals from any and all suits, demands, or claims for injury (including death), loss, or other damage arising out of or occurring in connection with any activity associated with said Annual Conference.
Photography: Your registration constitutes implied consent to be photographed and to have those photos published with appropriate identification.
Registration Policies
  1. Early Registration must be faxed or postmarked by midnight on Wednesday, April 11.
  2. Registration starting on April 12 must be faxed or postmarked by 6 PM on Wednesday, May 9.
  3. Registrations after 6 PM on May 9, as well as walk-ins, are welcome, but food and activities cannot be guaranteed.
  4. Registration confirmation is e-mailed or mailed.
  5. Refunds are subject to a $20 administrative fee and made 30-45 days after the conference. Cancellations or changes made after 6 PM, May 9, and no-shows, are not reimbursed.
  6. Reservations may be transferred, unchanged, to another participant; notify the MHPN.
  7. Tours, events, and lunches can have limited space; waiting lists are kept.
Registration Discounts
  • MHPN Member registering by close of April 11 receives 25% off.
  • MHPN Member registering after April 11 receives 10% off.
  • Student and 60+ registering by close of April 11 receives 50% off.
  • Student and 60+ registering after April 11 receives 35% off.
  • Presenters are free on the days they present and for additional days, receives 50% off.
  • Donors of $1,000+ gifts and Scholar registering any time receives 100% off.


The Michigan Historic Preservation Network, (517) 371-8080, admin@mhpn.org.


Early Bird Registration Closes on April 11, 2018; and all online registration closes on May 9, 2018.

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