2018 Education Conference & Expo

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October 18, 2018 8:00 am
October 19, 2018 3:30 pm
187 Monroe Avenue Northwest, Grand Rapids, MI, United States   View map

The MANS Education Conference and Expo brings together school leaders, teachers, and staff from member schools across the state. Enjoy two days of professional development, sharing with colleagues, and the unique opportunity for fellowship with the Catholic, Lutheran Schools – Missouri Synod and Christian Schools International communities in Michigan.

This premier event is the only one in Michigan to gather together faith-based educators with a commitment to Christian mission and excellence in education.


Registration is now open!
Click here to register


Registration Details:
Member $150 before July 15, 2018 and $195 July 15, 2018 and later.
Non-member $225.00
Stakeholder Day – Friday only $50.00
College Student $50.00


Conference Sponsorship & Exhibitor Information

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Become an Event Sponsor or add an annual Business Partnership for no additional fee, and sustain your connection to our member schools throughout the year. Business Partner Sponsorships include everything the Event Sponsorships offer plus extra perks throughout the year!
Premier: $7,500
Impact: $5,000
Supporting:  $2,000

Exhibitor Information & Fees
Price per booth: $650 for standard booth or $800 for premium booth (indicated in blue on the floor plan)

Exhibitor fee includes: one 10’x10′ exhibit booth space with one skirted 6′ table and two chairs, 8′ high back drape and 3′ high side drapes and one identification sign.

Booth set up: Wednesday, October 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Hours: Thursday, October 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday, October 19 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Booth tear down: booths may be dismantled on Friday, October 19 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. (dismantling prior to 2:00 p.m. is not allowed – thank you for understanding).

Exhibitor presentations: additional $225 (included in Premier and Impact Sponsorship levels).


Important Dates:
April – Presenters notified about proposal selections
June – Presenters notified when their session is scheduled
July 14 – Early Bird Registration ends
September 16 – Cutoff date for reserving rooms at Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
October 18-19, 2018 — MANS Education Conference and Expo


Hotel Information:
There is a block of rooms reserved at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel for conference attendees. Room choices are King or Double Queen at the rate of $159.00 per night plus applicable taxes and fees.

To reserve a room, please click here, or you may call their reservations desk at 800.253.3590 or 616.776.6450 and tell them you are making reservations with the MANS – Michigan Association of Non-public Schools block of rooms. Please call one of these two numbers to receive the room block rate!

The cutoff date for reserving rooms in this room block is September 16, 2018.


Tentative Schedule:

Day One – Thursday, October 18, 2018

  • 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Registration Available
  • 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – Gathering, Devotions, and Keynote
  • 11:00 a.m. – Exhibit Hall Open
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – STREAM Lunch in Exhibit Hall (music, science, religion, technology, unconference sessions, etc.)
  • 12:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. – Sessions (Either 75 minutes, 2 hours or 4 hours sessions available)
  • 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Excursions
  • 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Optional Activities


Day Two – Friday, October 19, 2018

  • 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. – Gathering and Devotions
  • 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Sessions
  • 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – Lunch in Exhibit Hall
  • 3:30 p.m. – Adjourn

2018 Education Conference & Expo

Educating with Passion and Purpose