Schedule

Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference Schedule

Friday, September 22, 2017

2:00PM – 9:00PM Registration & Help Desk
Garden Terrace & Museum Meeting Room

2:00PM – 9:00PM Vendor Displays
Terrace Room

2:00PM – 10:00PM Media Filing Center
Brighton Pavilion

2:00PM –3:00PM State Committee Meeting
Grand Pavilion

3:00PM – 5:30PM 1st District Welcome Reception
Porch, Grand Hotel
Special Guests: Congressman Jack Bergman and Governor Rick Snyder

4:50 Governor’s Welcome
Theatre, Grand Hotel

5:00PM – 5:55PM Panel: The Role of “Next Generation”
Theatre, Grand Hotel
Featuring:
Michael Banerian
Tom Barrett
David Nicholson
Jesse Osmer
Amanda Van Essen Wirth

6:00PM – 6:55PM Panel: Women’s Influence in Policy & Politics
Theatre, Grand Hotel
Featuring:
Kristie Etue
Andrea Fischer Newman
Ronna McDaniel
Jessica Ann Tyson
Amanda VanEssen Wirth
Eileen Weiser

7:15PM – 9:15PM Dinner
Dining Room, Grand Hotel
Featuring:
Betsy DeVos
Governor Eric Greitens
Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel

11:30PM Special Shepler’s Departure from Mackinaw City
*Sponsored by Shepler’s

12:00AM Special Shepler’s Departure from Mackinac Island (to Mackinaw City)
*Sponsored by Shepler’s

Saturday, September 23, 2017

6:30AM – 7:30AM GOP Run/Walk/Bike
Downtown start – Pancake House
*Sponsored by the Callewaert Family

7:00AM – 7:00PM Registration & Help Desk
Garden Terrace & Museum Meeting Room, Grand Hotel

7:00AM – 9:00PM Vendor Displays
Terrace Room, Grand Hotel

7:00AM – 10:00PM Media Filing Center
Brighton Pavilion, Grand Hotel

8:00AM – 9:30AM Breakfast
Dining Room, Grand Hotel
Featuring: former Governor John Engler

9:35AM – 10:30AM Panel: Pundits & Pollsters
Theatre, Grand Hotel
Featuring:
Saul Anuzis
Steve Gruber
Michael Meyers
Steve Mitchell
Stu Sandler
Michael Patrick Shiels

10:35AM – 11:45AM Panel: Congressional Q & A
Theatre, Grand Hotel
*Sponsored by Alliance for American Exceptionalism

12:00PM – 1:30PM Lunch Program
Dining Room
Featuring: former Congressman Jason Chaffetz

1:45PM – 2:15PM Special Session with Governor Rick Snyder
Theatre, Grand Hotel

2:15PM – 3:40PM Panel: Michigan Leading the Nation
Theatre, Grand Hotel
Featuring:
Rick Albin
Lt. Governor Brian Calley
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson
Attorney General Bill Schuette
Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof
Speaker of the House Tom Leonard

3:45PM – 4:40PM Panel: Media’s Role in Shaping Public Opinion
Theatre, Grand Hotel
Featuring:
Jason Chaffetz
Nolan Finley
Kathy Hoekstra
Greg McNeilly

4:45PM – 5:40PM Panel: MI Success Stories
Theatre, Grand Hotel
Featuring:
John Kennedy
Greg McNeilly
Dan Musser
William Parfet
Rich Studley

5:30PM – 7:00PM Chairman’s Reception
Porch, Grand Hotel

7:15PM – 9:15PM Dinner
Dining Room, Grand Hotel
Featuring: Governor Matt Bevin and U.S. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy

11:30PM Special Shepler’s Departure from Mackinaw City
*Sponsored by Sheplers

12:00AM Special Shepler’s Departure from Mackinac Island (to Mackinaw City)
*Sponsored by Sheplers

Sunday, September 24, 2017

8:00AM – 11:00AM Vendor Displays
Terrace Room, Grand Hotel

8:00AM – 11:00AM Media Filing Center
Brighton Pavilion, Grand Hotel

8:30AM – 9:30AM Non-Denominational Service
Grand Pavilion, Grand Hotel

9:35AM – 10:45AM Brunch
Theatre, Grand Hotel
Featuring: Lt. Governor Brian Calley