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January 6, 2020 - All Focus Meal requests due to Conference Events Planner Nancy Arnold

February 1, 2020 - Submission deadline for annual conference resolutions (legislation) with financial implications.

February 15, 2020 - Submission deadline for annual conference resolutions (legislation) without financial implications.

March 1, 2020 - All materials for print and on-screen presentations deadline. NOTE THIS IS ONE MONTH EARLIER THAN NORMAL.

March 2, 2020 - Registration Opens 9AM EDT

April 1, 2020 - All pre-produced on-screen presentations due. NOTE THIS IS ONE MONTH EARLIER THAN NORMAL.

April 15, 2020 - All voting materials online.

May 1, 2020 - Registration closes.  Late registration re-opens May 21th. You should register online before arriving, but see registrar for your name tag.

May 5-15, 2020 - General Conference, Minneapolis MN

May 28-31, 2020- Annual Conference, Traverse City, MI

July 15-18, 2020 - North Central Jurisdictional Meeting - Fort Wayne, IN



2020 Annual conference
May 28 - 31, 2020


What does it take to be a vibrant congregation? When you experience a vital church, what do you notice? When you’re trying to be a an outward focused vibrant congregation, what shows up?  Let's find out!

Members of the  Michigan Annual Conference will gather for a time of fellowship, worship and legislating during the 2020 Annual Conference at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Thursday, May 28 – 31, 2020.

Registration Opens March 2, 2020 9:00 AM EDT


Familiarize yourself with all the details of 2020 AC before you register.  Download instructions first

Important Details

Reservations for onsite lodging at Grand Traverse Resort is not available prior to March 2, 2020.  Please do not contact the resort or Conference Secretary.  All registrations are done online.

Last day to register: Thursday, April 30, 2020.  

Late registration begins online Tuesday, May 26. *$50 is added to cost (not covered by equalization agencies or conference).  You can register online and pay from any computer.  Once you have registered, proceed to check-in once you arrive at Grand Traverse Resort.  

Onsite registration begins Wednesday, May 27 at 1 pm.  Be prepared to wait in line.

Paying by Check?  Make your check payable to "Michigan Conference". Be sure the name(s) of attendee is on the check, indicate "Annual Conference" and send to:

Michigan Conference Center North  1161 E. Clark Rd., Suite 212, DeWitt, MI  48820

Cancellation Policy: 

Full cancellation and reimbursement up to May 1st (please contact Sarah Vollmer immediately). After May 1st cancellation and reimbursement of rooms and meals may be granted in the case of death in the immediate family, unexpected hospitalization, or other circumstances as approved by the Conference Registrar. The registration fee may be held in these cases as funds have been used for materials and processing of registration. If there is a last minute cancellation that can be filled by another individual, please contact Sarah Vollmer immediately to see if the costs can be transferred.


Please email your annual conference registrar Sarah Vollmer


Set against the beauty of northern Michigan, Annual Conference attendees in 2020 will once again enjoy a relaxed setting to connect with United Methodists from across the state. Choose from a variety of housing options and consider bringing your family to enjoy all the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa has to offer while you attend Annual Conference.  Room registration opens March 2, 2020.

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