The Michigan Association of Conservation Districts is pleased to gather once again at Shanty Creek Resort with our friends, colleagues, and partners in conservation. We're working on an engaging 4 days of networking opportunities, training sessions, workshops, meetings and other content for every member of the Michigan Conservation District Community. 

This year, we really want to stress to our Conservation District Board Members the value of attending the MACD Convention. We will have several sessions for District Directors who are looking to take their district to the next level via their leadership. In addition, we will be holding our Annual Assembly to pass resolutions or handle other essential MACD governance-related business. Only Directors are able to represent your district at the assembly, so your presence is strongly encouraged so that your district's voice can be heard. As always, we will have sessions for District Staff to help build out your skillsets and add more tools to your tool-boxes, in order to better deliver conservation in your community.

If you haven't attended either our Summer Conference or Fall Convention in the past, we hope you'll plan on joining us this year. Many past attendees have expressed that our events are some of the highlights of their year. So don't miss out, come join us at Shanty Creek!
 
   
  
MANY THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!
         
         
     

CONVENTION DETAILS

Early-Bird Registration Rates
To apply your MACD Member Discount, be sure to login to your MACD account before visiting the registration page!
Full Registration - $350
Second (or Third) Director Registration - $175
(Discount code will be sent to your inbox after first registration is submitted)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 11/28/2022 - NO SAME DAY REGISTRATIONS WILL BE OFFERED!

Registration includes group meals, but not lodging. 

TENATIVE SCHEDULE AVAILABLE HERE!

What types of content you can expect:

For District Managers For District Directors For Other District Staff
or Partners
  • CD Accounting and
    QuickBooks Training
  • Managing MDARD Grants
  • CD Operations Grant Updates
  • Employee Retention
  • District Manager Roundtable
  • Wetland Conservation
  • Urban and Community Forestry
  • Invasive Species
  • MACD Website and
    Communication Tools Training
  • Canva Design Training
  • Soil Health Nexus Information
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Grant Writing
  • Maximizing Your Social Media Impact
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity
    Training - How to Reach Underserved Populations

  • And more!

  • MACD 2022 Annual Assembly
    (Only Directors Have Voting
    Privileges, attend to represent your
    District's voice in our association!)
  • Director Training
  • Networking Opportunities
  • District Insurance Questions
  • How to Run a Successful Millage Campaign
  • Political Advocacy 101
  • How to Grow and Measure District Capacity
  • Employee Retention 
  • MACD Website and
    Communication Tools Training
  • Using Land Conservancies and
    Easements to protect private and
    public land
  • Soil Health Nexus Information
  • Grant Writing 101
  • CD Partners and Partnerships
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity
    Training - How to Reach Underserved Populations.
  • Maximizing Your Social Media Impact
  • And more!
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Using Land Conservancies and
    Easements to protect private and public land 
  • Urban and Community Forestry
  • Cannabis/Hemp Production and Conservation
  • Soil Health Nexus Information
  • CD Partners and Partnerships
  • MAEAP Specific Training
  • Produce Safety Specific Training
  • Forestry Specific Training
  • MIGSP / CISMA Specific Training
  • Invasive Species Content
  • And more!