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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, Sept. 10.

2021 Registration Rate Schedule 

IMPORTANT: Registration is closed and onsite registration is not available for 2021. Individuals not registered for the Conference will not be allowed on Grand Hotel property. Conference security will verify attendee registration status and remove unregistered individuals.

Individuals attending the 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference are required to be registered and processed through the CLEAR Health Pass to validate their COVID-19 vaccination by Sept. 10. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Conference Credentials

All attendees are required to register for the Conference. 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. Due to reduced attendee capacity for 2021, there is no longer a reduced registration category for spouses.


The deadline to cancel your registration and receive a penalty free refund is Sept10, 2021. To cancel your registration, contact Marianne Bogard at

On Sept. 11, 2021 all cancellations are subject to a $500 processing fee.

After Sept. 10, Conference registration for individuals not completing CLEAR Health Pass will be cancelled. Cancelled registrants beginning Sept. 11 will be refunded their registration fee minus a $500 processing fee.

Individuals interested in cancelling their registration after Sept. 11 can transfer their registration to the 2022 Mackinac Policy Conference. Registrations transferred to the 2022 Conference will not be charged the $500 processing fee.

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 Megan Spanitz.

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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