2020 Annual Conference

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Hotel Reservations

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Room rate: $99 + taxes & fees

Deadline to reserve rooms: March 30, 2020

We highly encourage you to make your room reservations as soon as possible. Reservations made outside of our block will be sold at the prevailing rate. It is possible that the hotel will sell out during our event, so be sure to get your room as soon as possible.

Schedule at a Glance

Program descriptions will be available soon.


Wednesday, May 6


11:30 AM  Golf Outing

Arnold Palmer’s The Legend at Shanty Creek Resort


6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  Board Meeting

Thursday, May 7


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM  Registration & Continental Breakfast


8:30 AM  Keynote Speaker

Topic Coming Soon

Dennis Dobbs - Consumers Energy


9:30 AM  Legislative Update

Leanne Panduren - MSPE Legislative & Government Affairs Committee Chair


11:00 AM  Breakout Session

Innovations in Manufacturing and Product Development to Promote Green Infrastructure and Sustainability

Mick Vargas - Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.


11:00 AM  Breakout Session

Large Scale Solar Generation Planning and Design Considerations

John Gauss - Consumers Energy


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  Lunch with Exhibitors


1:30 PM Breakout Session

TVC Project

Bob Nelesen - Prein&Newhof


1:30 PM  Breakout Session

Utility Scale Storage: Opportunities and Lessons Learned

Nathan Washburn - Consumers Energy


2:45 PM  General Session

Mackinac Bridge Then and Now

Kim Nowack - Mackinac Bridge Authority


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Networking with Exhibitors


6:30 PM - 8:30 PM  Tour & Social

Shorts Brewing Company *extra fee*

Friday, May 8


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM  Breakfast


8:30 AM  NSPE Update

Topic Coming Soon

Mark Golden - CEO & Executive Director of NSPE


9:30 AM  Business Meeting & Order of the Engineer


10:30 AM  Breakout Session

Technology 2050

Alex Yazdani - Sigma Technologies


10:30 AM  Breakout Session


Mark Prein - Prein&Newhof


11:30 AM  Breakout Session

Innovative Access Solutions

James Cassell - EJ


11:30 AM  Breakout Session

Ethics Panel

Moderated by John Kraus -


12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  Awards Lunch & Recognition of Newly Licensed Engineers


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM  East Jordan Foundry Tour

Located about 30 minutes Northeast of the hotel in Elmira, MI. EJ has requested that only engineering professionals register for this tour.