The dates, times and location for the pre-conference and main conference are:

Start: Friday, November 1 at 8:00 a.m.
End: Sunday, November 3 at 4:00 p.m.
Crystal Mountain Ski & Golf Resort
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr.
Thompsonville, Michigan 49683
(800) 968-7686
The Crystal Mountain Convention Center is the key building for the event, and accommodates 300 participants.  Ample free parking is available.


Crystal Mountain is located between Manistee, Cadillac, and Traverse City in north-west lower Michigan.  Maps are available here.

Crystal Mountain is nearest to Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City.  Cherry Capital features rental cars from Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National.

Manistee Blacker Airport in Manistee offers two flights from Milwaukee per day.

Greyhound bus serves Traverse City and Cadillac from over 3,800 cities across the USA.  This route map shows the connections.

Amtrak service connects Grand Rapids to Chicago, and to the rest of the Amtrak network.  Service is limited, so scheduling ahead is essential.

For those interested in sharing rides, visit eRideShare.com to offer a ride, or request a ride.


Registrants may call Crystal Mountain at 1-800-968-7686 to make a reservation.  Please reference the Local Future or Group Number 45Q745 when calling in order to receive your group rate.   If the Group Name or number is not utilized a group rate will not be offered.

Rates are per room, with a $20 per person charge for any adults above the noted occupancy.

In addition to the room rate, a tax, assessment, and service fee totaling 16% will be charged.

Phone in reservations require the first night’s lodging due at time of making reservation.  For a cancellation or change in a reservation, there is a full refund upon 14 days of notice.  There are no refunds on less than 14 days of notice of cancellation or change.