2025 Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is open for the 2025 Mackinac Policy Conference, held at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island from Tuesday, May 27, to Friday, May 30, 2025.

2024 Registration Update

Registration for the 2024 Mackinac Policy Conference has reached capacity and is closed. A waitlist for individuals interested in attending is no longer available. There will not be an on-site registration option. For questions, contact Marianne Bogard at mbogard@detroitchamber.com.


Held at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island from Tuesday, May 28, to Friday, May 31, 2024, the event will bring nationally recognized speakers and statewide thought leaders to the island to discuss key issues facing the state.

The 2024 Conference Chair Suzanne Shank, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Co-founder of Siebert Williams Shank & Co., LLC, will lead an advisory committee of Michigan-based chief executive officers and Chamber leadership to ensure the agenda tackles critical issues under the theme of, “Bridging the Future Together.

Bridging the Future Together

The 2024 Mackinac Policy Conference will focus on “Bridging the Future Together” to inspire radical collaboration across divides. When it comes to our greatest issues and opportunities, Michigan will prosper when its leaders engage with mutual respect and build bridges to move forward regardless of political party, industry, or geographic location.

Conference speakers and sessions will focus on key themes critical to Michigan’s future including:

  • Attracting businesses and jobs
  • Improving education outcomes to ensure workforce readiness
  • Strengthening infrastructure
  • Leading with innovation and equity

Be Prepared for New Security Measures and Check-In Process to Receive Credentials


For 2024, the Chamber created new security measures to ensure a safe and secure environment for Conference attendees. The new protocols could cause increased wait times when picking up credentials on Tuesday, May 28, and Wednesday, May 29, when you first arrive at Grand Hotel. Thank you for your understanding, support, and patience around a process that will ensure a positive Conference experience for all.


Attendees are required to show a government-issued photo ID like a driver’s license or passport to pick up credentials at the Conference registration desk upon arrival. If your  ID does not match your Conference registration, please notify the Chamber at mpc24@detroitchamber.com as soon as possible.


In addition to the Conference credential that must be worn at all times to access the Conference, attendees will receive and be required to wear a wristband.


If you remove your wristband after leaving the hotel, a new wristband is required for reentry. The wristbands are available throughout the Conference at the registration desk. To receive a replacement wristband, a government-issued photo ID that matches your Conference credential is required.

Mackinac Policy Conference App 2024 Callout

Download the 2024 Conference App

The Michigan Central Conference App is available for download in the App Store and Google Play. To learn more about how to use the app, including logging in, customizing your agenda, and viewing the attendee list, click here.

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