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2021 Mackinac Future Leaders, Powered by Bank of America

A limited number of partial registration scholarships to the Mackinac Policy Conference are available to entrepreneurs and future leaders who are making a significant contribution or working to solve problems in a business, industry, or community. This reduced registration rate of $850 (compared to the non-member rate of $3,100) is available only to first-time attendees and are subject to the Chamber’s approval and selection process.

The Mackinac Future Leaders will have full access to all Conference sessions and activities. In addition, there will be private receptions with Conference speakers and exclusive networking opportunities. If you are interested in participating or nominating another individual for this program, please complete the nomination form below.

Mackinac Future Leaders is powered by Bank of America and awarded to individuals based on merit and availability. Nominations and/or recommendations made by a Detroit Regional Chamber board member will be strongly considered. Individuals who have attended the Conference in the past are not eligible.

What is a Mackinac Future Leader?

A Mackinac Future Leader is a forward-thinking professional making an impact in his or her organization and community. This individual shows future promise in leading business or community initiatives.  Mackinac Future Leaders are between 23 and 35 years old, welcome change, view challenges as opportunities, and continue to influence everything they approach with fresh ideas and innovative thinking.

An eligible entrepreneur is a creative doer who has taken a non-traditional business idea from concept to the marketplace using innovative methods and practices. These entrepreneurs are relentless in pursuit of their entrepreneurial aspirations and have high-growth potential. In addition, these individuals provide a product/service that is closing a gap in an underserved market/community or helping to solve a societal/community problem.


A limited number of rooms are on hold for Mackinac Future Leaders (rate TBD). Once an application is approved, more information will be sent to complete your Conference registration and access the Mackinac Future Leaders room block. Mackinac Future Leaders are not required to use the rooms in this block.

For more information, please call Devon O’Reilly at 313.596.0335 or e-mail:

Please note: No refunds will be granted for registration cancellations or no-shows. Past Mackinac Policy Conference attendees are not eligible.

Individuals who are selected to participate must attend all Mackinac Future Leaders programming. Failure to participate may result in the individual’s company being ineligible for future scholarships.

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