2018 Conference

8th Annual Conference

Cultivating Tomorrow's Talent

March 12-13, 2018

Agenda Awards Dinner



Hotel & Parking Questions

Join us for MCAN's 8th Annual Conference, Cultivating Tomorrow’s Talent, in Lansing, MI on March 12 and 13, 2018. We expect nearly 500 community leaders, educators and college access professionals to attend. The conference theme will emphasize 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


Registration is now open. Early bird rates end on February 5, 2018. Conference registration closes on February 26, 2018.

MCAN is able to offer 14 SCECHs, free of charge, for eligible participants who attend the entire conference. Please look for the SCECHs Check-in/Check-out table near registration."


Early-bird Deadline - 
on or before Feb. 5, 2018  
Deadline - 
on or before Feb. 26, 2018
Full Package (includes pre-conference, 
conference, and awards dinner):
$175 $190
Standard Package (includes conference and awards dinner):  $150 $165
Pre- Conference Only  $50 $50
Awards Dinner Only $50 $50



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
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: Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson
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 
1:30 - 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 


Sponsorship Opportunities

MCAN is seeking sponsors for the 2018 conference. If you or your organization are interested in supporting the conference, please refer to the table below to review available packages. To learn more or become a sponsor, download and complete the sponsorship form via the following links. The form, including logo and ads, must be submitted by January 31, 2018

Download the Sponsorship Form



If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Anthony, deputy director for partnerships and advocacy, via email at Sarah(a)micollegeaccess.org or by phone at (517) 316-1713.

Sponsorship Levels   

Sponsorship Levels
Platinum    $5,000
Premiere     $2,500
Lead    $1,000
  Impact Awards Dinner New! $5,000
  Higher Education Partnership New!  $2,500
  Meal Plenary $1,500



The Radisson Hotel at the Capitol, the official hotel of the MCAN conference, has a special rate of $125.95 per night. This rate will expire on February 9, 2018. Please use the code MCA318 when booking your room.

Radisson Hotel





111 N. Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933

For Reservations call: (517) 482-0188 or (800) 333-3333 or visit www.radisson.com/lansingmi
Rate: $125.95 per night
Cut-off date: February 9, 2018
Promotional Code: MCA318


Parking Information

Convenient parking is located in several nearby locations. 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. Additional parking is available under the Lansing Center off Cedar Street.

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

Please view the additional documentation for more parking information and a map. Cash and Credit is accepted at both the North Grand Parking Ramp and the Lansing Center provided parking.



More about the conference will be posted as it is confirmed.  Please check back!

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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