It’s time for an ACTUAL (not virtual) retreat! That’s right, we’re heading to Traverse City. This two-day retreat will be hosted by Northwestern Michigan College (NMC).
We will be meeting at (and touring) the Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center (Main Campus, 1701 E Front Street – #9 on the map). The $15 million building opened in July 2020. NMC partnered with Steelcase for the interior spaces and deployed Crestron XiO as the management system.
If you are traveling from a distance (or even local), we have a block of rooms at The Grand Beach Resort for June 9th. The location of the hotel is on the Grand Traverse East Bay, 5 minutes from NMC, 10 minutes to downtown, and a 5-minute walk to Traverse City State Park.
To get the special rate ($129/night to $149/night plus taxes), please call 231-938-4455 to reserve your room(s) with a credit card. Make sure you mention the Educational Technology Organization of Michigan in order to receive the discounted rate! Note: Registration for the conference (below) is separate. ETOM will provide meeting spaces and meals, but cannot reserve hotel rooms.
The Retreat will have two tracks – one for room design – and another for pedagogy. You’ll have a chance to share what you are doing with instructional technology too. We’ll address technical issues, maybe include a panel, and possibly a round table at the end for unanswered questions. We’re still working on the program (contact your ETOM rep if you have suggestions).
Since it’s a retreat, it’s not all work! There are paddle board rentals at the state park and rentals at the hotel, plus jet-ski rentals. TC Rentals also does parasailing. If people prefer downtown Traverse City, there is a free bus that runs from the hotel area to downtown.
$100 (includes conference services, meeting spaces and meals)