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MAP's Annual Conference

October 26-28, 2016

Planning Michigan Annual Conference

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center  |  Kalamazoo

Member Registration Rate: $450.

Wednesday only and Thursday only rates are also available.

(MSUE Citizen Planner Program, the awards banquet and mobile tours are additional fees)

Online registration is now closed, but you may still register by completing the registration form and emailing it to Sherri Howard at or faxing it to the MAP office at (734) 913-2061.




Download the complete conference brochure here.


Don’t miss MAP’s annual conference, Planning Michigan 2016, in Downtown Kalamazoo to learn best practices for making great places happen. Connect with professionals and land use officials while hearing from state and national experts; learn how to strengthen your community with the latest resources, tools, and techniques; and experience exemplary planning approaches through hands-on mobile tours.




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Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. | General Session | A Sea Change for State Place-Based Policies

Katherine Czarnecki, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Michelle Parkkonen, Michigan Economic Development Corporation


Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 4:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 

General Session | Managing and Funding Infrastructure for the Next 100 Years

Greg Kacvinsky, PE, OHM Advisors


Thursday, October 27, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-9:50 a.m.

General Session | 21st Century Solutions for 21st Century Challenges

Mark Wyckoff, FAICP, Planning and Zoning Center at MSU, Land Policy Institute

Eric DeLong, Deputy City Manager, City of Grand Rapids

Evan Pratt, P.E., Washtenaw County Drain Commissioner

Rich Bowman, Director of Government Relations at the Nature Conservancy (Michigan)

Ken Sikkema, Senior Policy Fellow, Public Sector Consultants


Thursday, October 27, 2016, 12:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m. 

Welcome from Honorable Vice-Mayor Don Cooney and Keynote Lunch Presentation by Congressman Dan Kildee

Congressman Dan Kildee


Honorable Don Cooney, Vice-Mayor

Friday, October 28, 2016, 8:30 a.m.-9:35a.m.

MAP’s Annual Meeting and General Session: Planning and Acting in Northeast Ohio: A Vision and Framework Plan for a Complex Region

Hunter Morrison, Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium


Friday, October 28, 2016, 12:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m. 

Keynote Luncheon: Integrating Themes, Connecting Ideas, Advancing Solutions




See the Highlighted Sessions and Events page for details, session descriptions, and speakers.




See the Mobile Tours page for details, tour descriptions, tour guide information, and additional fees.

This page last updated on 10/20/2016.

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