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Mackinac Policy Conference Fee

Conference fee includes credentials, Conference materials and gifts, admittance to meetings, receptions and special entertainment. Conference pricing subject to change. Fee does not cover hotel accommodations, meals in the Grand Hotel dining room, or the PAC reception. If paying by check, payment must be received by Friday, Aug. 7.

2020 Registration Rate Schedule 

Date Member Pricing Non-Member Pricing Spouse Pricing
Nov. 13 – Mar. 6 $2,200 $3,100 $850
Mar. 7 – Aug. 9 $2,400 $3,300 $850
Aug. 10 – 13 $2,600 $3,500 $850

Conference Credentials

All attendees are required to register for the Conference. Attendees have the option to add a spouse to their registration for an additional fee. Attendees will be required to display their credentials to gain entry to all Conference functions including meals, sessions, receptions, press conferences and private events taking place on any Grand Hotel properties, including the Porch. All individuals who stay at Grand Hotel must be registered for the Conference. Spouses must register in advance to enter Grand Hotel properties.

Please note that the spouse rate will not be an option for on-site registrants.

How to Register and Pay for the Conference

Register and pay online: Payment at the time of registration is required if you are registering online.

Payment by phone: You may also pay by calling Katy Palahang at 313.596.0384. with your credit card information.

Please Note: Registration is not complete until payment is received.

How to Register Multiple People

When logged in to the Chamber member site, navigate to the Conference registration page and select the green “Register Others,” button. Select the individual from the “Available Attendee” drop-down list and click “Select Registrant” at the bottom of the page. Repeat this if you want to register additional people. If the person is not listed in the “Available Attendees” list, you can add others by using the “Add Employee” section. Once you have selected all individuals whom you wish to register, select “Checkout” at the bottom of the page.

For payments exceeding $10,000, please contact Katy Palahang at or 313.596.0384.


Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email from The confirmation email will include a hotel code number which you will need to reserve a room on the island. Please contact Katy Palahang at or 313.596.0384, if you do not receive your confirmation email.


The last day for cancellations with a partial refund is July 10. Any cancellations after July 10 will forfeit the full registration fee; however, the individual can transfer their registration to another individual from their organization. All registration transfers must be submitted to Katy Palahang at The individual to whom the registration is transferred is responsible for any balance due associated with the transfer. There will be no refunds for non-attendees.

Solicitation Policy

Solicitation of Conference attendees in an effort to fundraise or sell any idea, product, service, venture, cause or action, however worthy or potentially of value to the solicited member, is prohibited while on Grand Hotel property. While much of the Conference’s value comes from its networking capability, and while we do not intend to interfere with that benefit, the Chamber has received many requests for such a policy from regular Conference attendees. Persons violating this policy will be dealt with immediately and could be excluded from the Conference immediately and in the future.

The Chamber controls the distribution of “Conference sanctioned materials” throughout the Grand Hotel and other Conference venues. Distribution of other materials is strictly prohibited. No attendee or organization (company, entity, media outlet , political campaign) can distribute materials, publications, post cards, other items or gifts on Grand Hotel property (including main Conference venue and other facilities owned and operated by Grand Hotel) and Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry facilities. If non-sanctioned materials are found, Conference staff are instructed to remove and dispose the materials from premises. Individuals distributing materials will be dealt with immediately and could be excluded from the Conference immediately and in the future.

Video Cameras and Recording

Video cameras and recording devices by credentialed media are not allowed in the Grand Hotel Theatre without permission of the Detroit Regional Chamber AND AN ESCORT BY CHAMBER STAFF for B-roll only. News organizations that want to capture main stage programming inside the Theatre may make a special request through the Media Center to be escorted into the Theatre for limited recording. Media wishing to capture video/audio of main-stage programming in the Theatre are provided access to a pool feed. The Detroit Regional Chamber reserves the right to ask a reporter with a camera to leave the Theatre at any time.

NOTE: Due to contracts with Conference speakers, video and audio recordings of some speakers at the Mackinac Policy Conference may be restricted or may not be allowed.

Flash Photography

Flash photography is not allowed in Grand Hotel Theatre. Photographers shooting in the Theatre are welcome to take photographs, but must not use a flash. A Flickr photo feed will be uploaded real-time, and media will be provided the link or can request it by emailing Kelly Sweeny.

Attendee Authorization Statement

I hereby grant permission to the Detroit Regional Chamber to utilize my name, photograph, image, likeness, signature, voice, actions and/or statements from any program or event, whether live or recorded audio, video, photographic media, or any other context or media now known or hereinafter devised, and further grant the Detroit Regional Chamber the right and ability to alter, copy, display, distribute, edit, exhibit, modify, perform, publish or create derivative works of any version of any program or the event, all without further authorization, consent or compensation.

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