2013 Great Lakes History Conference

Theme: Collisions and Encounters: Migrations in a Global Perspective, 15th Century to the Present

Plan now to attend MCHE Co-Sponsored Conference, Fri.-Sat.,Oct. 11-12, Grand Valley State University, (Grand Rapids) PEW Campus

See the Program for the conference

Setting a very reasonable registration rate of $40 for the TWO DAY program, the MCHE Conference is combining with the “Great Lakes History Conference” to offer a wide variety of sessions with appeal to history educators across Michigan. The theme is “Collisions and Encounters: Migrations in a Global Perspective, 15th Century to the Present”.

Professor Donna Gabaccia will present the keynote address entitled “From Immigration History to Mobility Studies” at the conference luncheon on Saturday, October 12, at the L.V. Eberhard Center.

Professor Melanie Shell-Weiss will be the keynote speaker following the MCHE Awards on Friday evening, October 11, 7 p.m. in the Richard M. DeVos Center.

You can register for the conference online at www.gvsu/history or by mailing a registration form to: Great Lakes History Conference, Grand Valley State University, History Department, MAK D-1-161, Allendale, Michigan 49401.

Hotel accommodations (conference rate $109/night + tax) can be made at the Holiday Inn of Grand Rapid Downtown by calling (616) 235-7611 or online at www.gvsu.edu/history under the Great Lakes History Conference link. Reservations must be made by September 24, 2013, to receive the conference rate.

Note: Registration is required for the Friday and Saturday conference (which includes the luncheons and all sessions). Friday evening’s MCHE Awards and Dr. Shell-Weiss’ keynote address are free and open to the public.

The conference program will be online at www.gvsu.edu/history under the Great Lakes History Conference link after September 1, 2013.

For updates, visit the Great Lakes History Conference website – click Great Lakes History Conference in the left navigation menu.

Questions? Contact Dr.Gordon Andrews, Executive Director, MCHE, Grand Valley State University, andrewgo@gvsu.edu