2020 Annual Conference

Our New Dates Are September 20-23!

One Person Per Registration

Can't Attend the Conference? Consider making a gift to support the MHPN's work or Join MHPN.

Important Registration Details


Early Bird Registration closes on August 10, 2020; all online registration closes on September 14, 2020

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If interested in these opportunities, don’t register here yet! Please apply using the email addresses provided. If selected, you will receive information on how to register. The deadline for both is 6 PM on Monday August 17.

  1. MHPN has SCHOLARSHIPS for students, professionals, tradespeople, and others. Registration and overnight costs are covered. Submit a letter of interest, description of preservation interests, and letter of recommendation to: mhpnscholarships@gmail.com.
  2. VOLUNTEERS are needed. Volunteers receive 90% off registration on work days; added days are at the Student Rate. Contact: VolunteerMHPN@gmail.com
The new Holiday Inn & suites Kalamazoo West is our Conference hotel; located at 1247 Westgate Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, it is 3.5 miles/10 minutes from conference headquarters at WMU's Fetzer Center.

Make reservations for Sunday night, September 20, through Wednesday night, September 23, by going online at www.holidayinn.com/kalamazoowmi, using Block Code "MHP;" alternatively call the hotel at (800) 465-4329 and give the Block Code. Conference rates are $139.00/Standard - $149.00/Double, subject to 6% state and 5% occupancy taxes; rooms include one-king or two-queen beds with 1-4 quests standard based on room type. Make reservations by 5 PM on Wednesday, September 9; based on room availability, the hotel may offer discount past cut-off. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted (no debit cards); reservations held with a credit card. Cancellations must be received by 6 PM the day prior to arrival; check-in 3 PM/check-out 11AM. Complimentary 24-hour parking on the hotel property and WiFi; find other amenities on the website. This is a non-smoking, no pets facility. If exploring other accommodations visit the MHPN website.

The City of Kalamazoo is rich with restaurants, galleries, cultural attractions, and many historic districts and many sites to explore. The hotel conference rate is good from Sunday night through Thursday check-out!
Business casual is appropriate for all activities, but many dress for Tuesday's Awards Evening. Wear comfortable shoes for the tours; have rain gear available.
For a booth at the Vendors' Showcase, complete registration. Space is assigned when registration and payment arrive; register early. Vendor spaces are 8' x 8' with up to two 6' tables with cloths and 2 chairs. You provide display elements; attaching items to walls is prohibited. Electrical outlets may not be adjacent to your booth so bring extension cords. There is no secure on-site storage; neither MHPN nor the venue is liable. You will receive registration confirmation. Set-up/break-down times and a map for unloading/loading are sent closer to the conference.

Showcase hours: Monday from 12 Noon - 6:30 PM; Tuesday from 7:30 AM - 3:45 PM.

For set-up questions only, contact Ken Czapski at (906) 236-3341 or ken@sanders-czapski.com.
For other questions, contact Janet Kreger at (734) 222-9310 or kregerj1981@att.net
If your company is a conference sponsor, a discount on the member price of $160 for a booth applies:

  • Support of $5,000+ = FREE Booth
  • $2,500+ = $40 Booth
  • $1,000+ = $80 Booth
  • $500+ = $120 booth;
  • $250+ = $144 booth

Don't know if you're a conference sponsor? Contact Janet Kreger at (734) 222-9310 or kregerj1981@att.net.

Any net profit supports MHPN operations, programs, and/or endowments at the direction of the Executive Committee. A detailed review of finances is available through the MHPN Office.
The Michigan Historic Preservation Network assumes no responsibility for any injury, loss, or other damage to any person or property occurring in relation to any activity connected to or arising out of this Annual Conference or any events or tours associated therewith.
General: Each person participating in any event, tour, or other activity related to this Annual Conference hereby releases the Michigan Historic Preservation Network and all cooperating organizations and related individuals from any and all suits, demands, or claims for injury (including death), loss, or other damage arising out of or occurring in connection with any activity associated with said Annual Conference.
Photography: Your registration constitutes implied consent to be photographed and to have those photos published with appropriate identification.
Registration Policies
  1. Early Registration must be faxed or postmarked by midnight on Monday, August 10.
  2. Registration starting on August 11 must be faxed or postmarked by 6 PM on Monday, September 14..
  3. Registrations after 6 PM on September 14, as well as walk-ins, are welcome, but food and activities cannot be guaranteed.
  4. Registration confirmation is e-mailed or mailed.
  5. Refunds are subject to a $20 administrative fee and made 30-45 days after the conference. Cancellations or changes made after 6 PM, September 14, and no-shows, are not reimbursed.
  6. Reservations may be transferred, unchanged, to another participant; notify the MHPN.
  7. Tours, events, and lunches can have limited space; waiting lists are kept.
Registration Discounts
  • MHPN Member registering by close of August 10 receives 25% off.
  • MHPN Member registering August 11 – September 14 receives 10% off.
  • Student and 60+ registering by close of August 10 receives 50% off.
  • Student and 60+ registering after August 11 – September 14 receives 35% off.
  • Presenters pay $0 for their session/tour days; then for added days, and when registering at any time, receives 50% off.
  • Donors of $1,000+ gifts and Scholar registering any time receives 100% off.
For questions about your online registration, contact Elaine Robinson, 517-416-0491 or ehrob@aol.com.
If you are planning on attending a tour please be sure to read the brochure for all of the program details and restrictions.