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Can I pre-register for the conference?
The early bird pricing is available through December 6, 2013. Pre-registration is available online only and can be paid by credit card, check or PO. Onsite registration is also available, but online pre-registration is highly encouraged to expedite the registration process onsite.
If you pay by check or PO, please note that your registration will be marked as inactive until we receive payment. When you mail your payment, please ensure the check has the registrant name and registration record number so we can accurately process your payment. All payments without name or registration record number will be returned.
Can I just attend a performance without registering for the whole conference?
Yes, please visit the Concert Tickets Only page to order just concert tickets. All performance tickets are $10 each.
I am the parent of a student who is performing at the conference. Do I need to register to attend my child’s concert?
Each student performer should receive two complimentary concert tickets to just their performance. If you would like to attend a session or see other performances, you must register or purchase additional tickets. Please contact your student’s performance director for information on your complimentary tickets.
Can I get a receipt of my registration payment?
You will receive a registration receipt via email once you submit your registration online. You will receive a payment confirmation or invoice within about a week after your registration has been received. If you mailed / faxed your registration to our office, you will also receive your registration confirmation within approximately one week. If you lost the original receipt, please email the MMC office at Registration@MichiganMusicConference.org.
What if I need to cancel?
All cancellations must be received in writing (e-mail or mail) by December 13, 2013 to receive a full refund. No refunds will be made after that date.
I can no longer make it to the conference. Do you accept substitutions?
Yes, please send in the original registrant’s paid registration confirmation and we will make the substitution.
Are meals included in the cost of registration?
No, unless you purchased a special meal event ticket or you are part of a group that has arranged a meal function. Please see below for local dining options.
Where should I stay?
All conference registrants are responsible for their conference travel and hotel arrangements. The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel is the official hotel of the Michigan Music Conference. We also have rooms blocked at the JW Marriott, Marriott Courtyard, and Holiday Inn Downtown. Be sure to mention you are an attendee of the MMC when you make your reservations. The rooms fill up quickly so be sure to make your reservations early!
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI
Special Hotel Rate for Conference Attendees
$134 plus tax single room rate
$144 plus tax double room rate
$154 plus tax triple room rate
$164 plus tax quad room rate
Reserve your room as early as possible before the December 27, 2013 deadline.
JW Marriott – 235 Louis St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 242-1500 (Mention code: mmcmmca)
Rates: $169/Single - Quad
Cutoff Date: December 27, 2013
Courtyard Marriott – 11 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 242-6000 (Mention: Michigan Music Conference)
Rates: $134/Single - Quad
Cutoff Date: December 27, 2013
Where do I pick up my registration materials when I get to Grand Rapids?
If you are a registered attendee, visit the registration area in the Welsh Lobby of DeVos Place to receive your registration packet. If you are with a performance group, please contact your director for instructions on where to go upon arrival in Grand Rapids.
Where should I park?
Click here to view the downtown Grand Rapids parking map.
Where can I find breakfast, lunch and dinner in the area?
There will be a concession stand open in the Exhibit Hall during the open hours, serving food like hot dogs, warm pretzels and pizza. There are also a variety of dining options within the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. Here is a guide to downtown Grand Rapids dining. There will be a concession stand open in the Exhibit Hall during the open hall hours, serving food like hot dogs, warm pretzels and pizza.
What is the expected attendance of the 2014 Conference?
We are expecting more than 2500 attendees. This anticipated registration number does not include the many exhibitors, speakers, performers, parents, exhibitors, staff, and volunteers.
What is there to do in the area when I’m not at the conference?
Please visit the Experience Grand Rapids for a thorough listing of events in the downtown area.
What all is included if I am an exhibitor?
Exhibitor registration is $600 for a regular booth, $725 for a premium booth. All exhibit booths include: 10’ x 10’ exhibit, one 8’ covered and skirted table, complete skirting and
draping (8’ H back, 3’ H sides) of the booth, two chairs, one wastebasket, one booth identification sign, carpet, and 5 exhibitor name badges (additional badges are $75.00 each). Premium booths are highly visible, corner or end cap booths.
Is there a dress code?
There is no dress code, but casual and professional dress is welcome. Be sure to wear clothes and shoes that are comfortable and be prepared for cold Michigan January weather. Meeting rooms also tend to be on the cooler side – bring a sweater or jacket.
How do I purchase a recording of a Michigan Music Conference concert?
Soundwaves Recording is our exclusive audio and video recording company. In addition to order forms in onsite program, you can purchase recordings online after the conference from the MMC Web site.
Will there be photographs taken of the performances? How can I order a photo of my concert?
Yes, John Dykstra Photography will again be taking photos of the performances. Check our web site after the conference to place your order. There will also be a booth at the conference where you can place your photo order.
How do I apply to be a presenter for the 2014 Conference?
Visit www.MichiganMusicConference.org to view and submit your proposal application online. It will be available at the beginning of the 2013 conference through April 2, 2013.
What are the dates of the 2014 Conference?
January 16-18, 2014
Can I sign up now to be an exhibitor at the 2014 Conference?
Please contact Don McMurray at DMcMurray@michiganmusicconference.org
What are the dates and locations of future conferences?
The Michigan Music Conference will be in Grand Rapids through 2017.
- January 16 — 18, 2014
- January 22 — 24, 2015
- January 21 — 23, 2016
- January 19 — 21, 2017
If you have any other questions, please contact us at info@MichiganMusicConference.org