2022 Conference Vaccination and PCR Testing Policy

Conference participants are required to have a full COVID-19 vaccination or submit a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 72-hours prior to the attendee’s arrival at the Conference Registration Desk inside Grand Hotel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after receiving a second shot of a two-dose vaccine, or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

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NEW! Registration Option for Thursday Evening Events

At 4 p.m. on Thursday June 2, Grand Hotel will reopen to the public. To accommodate the interest of individuals not able to register due to capacity restrictions, the Chamber has added an additional registration option for Thursday evening activities, which will all occur outdoors. The registration fee to access any or all of these events is $250 for those not already registered for the Conference. If you are interested in registering for the full Conference, please join the waitlist.


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The 2022 Conference has reached capacity, general Conference registration is closed. Tickets remain available for Thursday Evening Events. The majority of Conference sessions will also be available for viewing beginning Wednesday, June 1.

MPC AppThe 2022 Conference Chairman Arn Tellem, vice chairman of Pistons Sports and Entertainment, will lead an advisory committee of Michigan-based chief executive officers and Chamber leadership to ensure the theme and agenda tackle critical issues while guaranteeing a safe and comfortable environment for attendees.

The 2022 Conference will focus on the business community’s changing civic role in polarizing times, highlighting the areas in which Michigan’s business community can set an example:

  • Advancing diversity as a strength.
  • Utilizing civility and facts in public discourse.
  • Building a culture of empathy.
  • Advocating for the fundamental tenets of American democracy.

The Mackinac Policy Conference – the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual statewide event – convenes Michigan’s most influential audience to engage in collaborative dialogue on the state’s economic future. Since 1981, the Conference has provided a unique-in-the-nation experience for Michigan’s top business, government, civic, and philanthropic leaders.

2022 Vaccination Policy

The Chamber will communicate final health and safety protocols related to the 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference in April. The current protocols mirror the 2021 Conference, which only allowed those fully vaccinated against COVID-19 be permitted to attend. Final guidance, details, and deadlines will be issued based on the state’s current public health status.

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