2018 Conference

8th Annual Conference

Cultivating Tomorrow's Talent

March 12-13, 2018

Agenda Awards Dinner


Pre-Conference Breakout Sessions

Keynote Speakers

Breakout Session Resources

Hotel / Parking Questions

MCAN's 8th Annual Conference, Cultivating Tomorrow’s Talent, took place in Lansing, MI on March 12 and 13, 2018. Nearly 500 community leaders, educators and college access professionals to attended. The conference theme emphasized our role in talent development to reach Goal 2025 and advocating for better initiatives and programs to support all students as they pursue a degree or postsecondary certificate.   

Lansing Center
333 E. Michigan Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933 
2018 Conference Program - Download a copy!

Breakout Session Presentations

MCAN has encouraged presenters to share their presentations and materials. All presentations we have received to date can be downloaded here.

Fiat Chrysler's Degrees@Work Program - locating dealerships that participate (search by zip code): http://fcadealer.strayeruniversity.edu/ 

If you applied for SCECHs, we anticipate it posting in MOECS by April 1, 2018.


Parking Information

Lansing Center Parking: Parking lots under and north of Lansing Center are open 24 hours a day. Fees are charged from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Sunday. Cash and credit cards are accepted at the entrances and exits. Current rates are $7 per day, per space, per entry. 

North Grand Parking Ramp: Temporary self-parking is available at the city-owned North Grand Parking Ramp at the corner of Ottawa and Grand. The North Grand Parking Ramp is connected to the Radisson and Lansing Center via a Skywalk. Current parking rates are $10.00 per day. 

The Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol offers all overnight guests valet parking for a nominal fee of $15.00 per night, per vehicle and includes in/out privileges. Please note, you must use valet to receive this rate.

Please visit https://www.lansingcenter.com/about/parking-directions/parking for more parking information and a map. 



Agenda is subject to change.

Pre-Conference Agenda

Monday, March 12, 2018 Location: Lansing Center
8:00 - 9:00 am Registration for Pre-Conference and Breakfast
9:00 - 11:30 am Pre-Conference Working Sessions

Conference Agenda

Monday, March 12, 2018 Location: Lansing Center
10:30 am - 6:00 pm  Registration Open
11:45 am - 1:30 pm  Lunch and Conference Welcome Plenary: Michele Siqueiros, The Campaign for College Opportunity
1:45 - 2:45 pm Breakout Session 1 
2:45 - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 - 4:00 pm Breakout Session 2 
4:00 - 5:30 pm College Fair with beer/wine reception
5:30 - 7:30 pm Awards Dinner (ticket required)
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Location: Lansing Center
8:00 am - 1:00 pm Registration Open
8:30 - 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15 am Day 2 Welcome and Morning Plenary: Laura Owen, American University
10:15 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 11:30 am Breakout Session 3 
11:45 am - 1:00 pm Networking Lunch and Plenary: John Fox, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
1:00 - 1:15 pm Break
1:15 - 2:15 pm Breakout Session 4 
2:15 - 2:30 pm Break w/ snacks
2:30  - 3:30 pm Breakout Session 5 



The Radisson Hotel at the Capitol is the official hotel of the MCAN conference. 

111 N. Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933
For Reservations call: (517) 482-0188 or (800) 333-3333 or visit www.radisson.com/lansingmi

Radisson Hotel







Lisa King - Conference Coordinator - Lisa(a)micollegeaccess.org
Sarah Anthony - Sponsorship - Sarah(a)micollegeaccess.org
Ryan Fewins-Bliss – Awards – Ryan(a)micollegeaccess.org
Jamie Jacobs – Breakout Sessions – Jamie(a)micollegeaccess.org
Vicky Wright – Registration – Vicky(a)micollegeaccess.org 
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