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Join Michigan Presenters for our annual fall gathering to Renew and Reconnect at Wharton Center in East Lansing, MI. We’re back in-person for the first time since our 2019 fall gathering!

We encourage staff in any role in your organization interested in learning more or connecting across the industry to attend – especially emerging talent!

Attendance and meals are included as a part of your Michigan Presenters Membership. Non-member attendees are $15 per person. A Zoom option will also be available for the day.


Renew & Reconnect Schedule               

9:30-10:00 am            Arrival and Breakfast Networking

10:00-10:30 am          Welcome and Introductions

10:30-11:20 am          Booking and Routing discussion w/ breakouts by artist fee level

11:30-12:15 pm          Business meeting with updates and board elections

12:15-1:00 pm            Lunch & networking

1:00-1:50 pm              PD Session #1: Sustainability in Our Industry
Mary Jennings of the Rosza Center at Michigan Tech will lead a discussion around how as we enter a new era of our industry, presenters can work with agents and artists to create a more sustainable performing arts touring system, as well as find efficiencies and opportunities for greener operations in our facilities.


2:00-2:55 pm              PD Session #2: This is a Priority: DEAI at the Krasl Art Center
This session explores what DEAI has looked like recently at Krasl Art Center - a regional arts center and contemporary art museum operating in a diverse community in Southwest Michigan. Successes, strivings and struggles will be openly shared, and participant interaction ensured, to help us consider diversity, equity, and inclusion work through a different lens.


3:00-4:00 pm              Behind the Scenes Tour of Wharton Center

Michigan Presenters

Wednesday October 19
Wharton Center
9:30am-4:00 pm

Register by October 10
Register HERE

Need to stay overnight?
We have two hotel options with special rates!

The Graduate East Lansing
Rooms available October 18 & 19
Rate $119/night
Book HERE by September 26

Town Place Suites or The Residence Inn
Rooms available October 18 & 19
Rates: Town Place Suites $109/night; Residence Inn $134/night
Book HERE by October 1

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