The Conference will focus on “the Power of &,” which will invite dialogue among speakers and attendees on why Michigan needs an “and” approach instead of “either or” policy solutions. The “and” approach should create a healthy, productive tension among leaders with different points of view. When it comes to Michigan’s greatest issues and opportunities, “the Power of &” brings otherwise polarized sides closer together to provide the needed stimulus for leaders to bring nuanced thinking to problem solving.

Michigan will benefit from an “and” approach when it comes to:

  • Individual Freedom & Collective Action
  • Sustainability & Economic Growth
  • Investing in the Future & Financial Responsibility

Event Details:

Tuesday, May 30 to Friday, June 2, 2023
Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

View the 2023 Shepler’s ferry schedule.


Chamber Members: $2,950
Future Members: $3,900

The Chamber understands the challenges some attendees have faced finding hotel rooms for the Conference. To accommodate those still looking for lodging, the deadline to cancel your registration and receive a refund minus a 10% fee has been extended to Friday, May 12, 2023.

To cancel or transfer registration, contact Marianne Bogard at

Special Program: A Toast to Michigan

MPC23 PAC Reception

Join the Detroit Regional Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC) in A Toast to Michigan, an annual PAC reception that features Michigan’s legislative leaders and other elected officials and celebrates the conclusion of the 2023 Mackinac Policy Conference. The legislative leaders will share how they found themselves in Michigan politics and where they see the state going in the next four years.

Grand Hotel

Don’t miss Michigan’s premier statewide policy event.

The 2023 Conference will be held May 30 – June 2, 2023.