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Michigan AER 2024 Annual Conference: Celebrating 40 MAERvelous Years 

Location – Traverse City, Michigan

April 25-26, 2024

The Park Place Hotel and Conference Center

300 E. State Street, Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Registration Ends April 1, 2024

If you experience any issues accessing the links below, please contact the Michigan AER Board of Directors at

2024 MAER Pre-conference and Conference Schedule

2024 DBCentral Pre-Conference Details

2024 MAER Conference Registration Link

Park Place Reservation Link for 2024 MAER Conference

You may also make your Park Place Hotel and Conference Center reservation by calling 231-946-5000, using the Group Block Code: GMER24 OR via email at If you choose to make your reservation via email, provide the following information in your email:

  • Group block code: GMER24
  • First and last name of guest who will be staying in the room.
  • Check in date and check out date
  • Phone number where you can be reached to provide credit card information
  • Specific requests/requirements (e.g., two beds, adjoining room, accessible room)

Hotel rooms must be reserved by March 23, 2024 to receive the conference rate. This rate is available through the night of Friday, April 26th.

We’re pleased to offer a reduced conference room rate. Please note that availability is limited and rooms are filling up quickly. If the reduced rate is no longer available when you book, we encourage you to reserve your room under the conference block regardless. There’s always a chance that someone may cancel their reservation, providing an opportunity for you to secure a room at the special rate.

Parking in the hotel’s private lot is available for registered overnight guests. This amenity is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is not guaranteed. Additional public parking is available directly across the street from the Hotel and Conference Center at the Larry C. Hardy Parking Deck, located at 303 E. State Street, for $5.00 per day. It is required that conference attendees, who are not staying overnight at the Hotel, park at the Larry C. Hardy Parking Deck.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Traverse City!

Basic Information

  • Thursday April 25, 2024 
  • Friday April 26, 2024
  • Join us in person.

A Pre-Conference presented by DB Central will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM for an additional fee of $40.  Register for the pre-conference while signing up for the conference.

MAER 2024

April 25, 2024—April 26, 2024


Cost of meals without conference registration (i.e. vendor, sponsor, presenter not attending) – $130

AER Member – $275

Non-Member – $450

Retiree/Parent/Student/Presenter/Paraprofessional- $250

MDE Consortium Student – $0 – Must put in WMU student ID

Presenter (Attending the conference) – $250

Presenter (not attending the conference) – $0

Non-profit Vendor – $50

For profit Vendor – $150

MAER Board Member – $0

Last Day to Register: April 1, 2024

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Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors!

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Michigan AER wishes to thank the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons for being a Gold level sponsor of the 2024 conference!

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Michigan AER wishes to thank the Michigan Department of Education – Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO) for being a Gold level sponsor of the 2024 conference!

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Michigan AER wishes to thank OrCam Technologies for being a Silver level sponsor of the 2024 conference!