Q. Where and when is the summer conference in 2018?

A. The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island- August 13-14, 2018


Q. How do I register for the conference?

A. By clicking HERE. There is a fee for the conference if you are NOT staying at the Grand Hotel. (To help cover the costs of food)


Q. How do I book my stay at the Grand Hotel?

A. By clicking HERE


Q. What is included in the room rate at the Grand Hotel?

A. The Grand Hotel has given MAB guests, who made their reservation before July 12, the Modified American Plan. Your rate includes breakfast and dinner. The MAB will provide lunch for you on Tuesday, August 14.


Q. Is there a dress code at the Grand Hotel?

A. Yes, the Grand Hotel is a resort; we want you to feel at ease and dress comfortably. During the day, casual resort clothing is appropriate. Prior to 6:30 p.m., please no midriff-baring tops, sweatpants or cut-off shorts for ladies. For gentlemen, no sleeveless shirts, sweatpants or cut-off shorts. Since every evening at Grand Hotel is a special occasion, after 6:30 p.m. dresses, skirts, blouses, dress sweaters and dress slacks for ladies are preferred, while gentlemen are required to wear a suit coat, necktie and dress pants; no denim or shorts. This applies for all areas inside the hotel with the exception of the Cupola Bar. Children 12 years and older are expected to be in dress similar to the adults.


Q. What is the check in and check out time for the Grand Hotel?

A. Check in is 4:00 p.m. and Check out is 11:00 a.m.


Q. What is the cancellation policy for the Grand Hotel?

A. Guests who cancel their reservations more than 15 days prior to their scheduled stay will receive a refund of their deposit minus a $45 administrative fee. Guests who cancel less than 15 days prior to their stay will forfeit their entire deposit.


Q. Do I have to stay at the Grand Hotel?

A. No, but there is a fee for the conference if you are NOT staying at the Grand Hotel. (To help cover the costs of food). Go to MABsummer.com to learn more.


Q. How do I get to the Island?

A. The MAB is working with Shepler’s Ferry in Mackinac City/St. Ignace. You can purchase your ticket online. The MAB’s discounted price is $19 round trip. Use promo code: MAB18. Click HERE to purchase your ticket.


Q. I want to fly to the Island. What is the closest airport?

A. All flight information can be found inline at Mackinac.com/about/getting-here/by-air


Q. I have registered for the conference with the MAB as a Grand Hotel guest. I have decided to stay elsewhere. What do I do?

A. Contact Jacquelen Timm at 517-999-9321.


Q. I would like to bring my family to the conference. What should I do?

A. If your family would like to attend any of the MAB’s Summer Conference Activities, please register them HERE. If they are staying at the Grand, their meals are included in the room rate. If they are not staying at the Grand, there will be a registration fee. If they don’t plan on attending any MAB events, no registration is needed; however please note that meals will not be provided by the MAB.
There is a special child’s rate.


Q. I only want to attend the Awards Banquet. How should I register?

A. Register for the Full Conference. If you are staying at the Grand, there is no cost since your food is included in your room rate. If you are not staying at the Grand, please choose that option which will have a $100 fee. (This includes the picnic lunch on Tuesday and Awards Banquet Dinner)