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Earlybird Registration: $220, closes 11:59 PM on September 1, 2017.

Regular Registration: $300, closes 11:59 PM on September 11, 2017.

Student Registration: $180, closes 11:59 PM on September 11, 2017.


A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at The Park Place Hotel, 300 E State St. Traverse City, MI 49684. To make room reservations call the Park Place Hotel at 231-946-5000 and reference the Pollinators Conference to receive the conference group room rate. The Pollinator Conference room block rate ends on 9/9/17.

If you would like to extend your stay in beautiful Traverse City, the Park Place Hotel is happy to extend the Pollinator Conference group room rates for the dates of Sunday, Oct. 8th, Wednesday, Oct. 11th and Thursday, Oct. 12th. Friday or Saturday accommodations must be booked together as a two night minimum is required for weekend accommodations during peak season. The Park Place Hotel is offering a higher discounted rate for the Pollinators Conference should attendees want to make weekend accommodations for Friday, Oct. 6th and Saturday, Oct. 7th.


The closest airport is Cherry Capital International Airport, 727 Fly Don’t Dr, Traverse City, MI 49686. The Park Place Hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle to hotel guests. To arrange a shuttle pick-up to/from the airport contact the hotel at 231-946-5000.

Around Traverse City

Fall is a favorite season for many locals and visitors alike. The days are warm, the nights are cool, and you won’t find a prettier place to take a color tour. Rolling hills are painted in deep reds, bright oranges and sunny yellows – a striking contrast against the sapphire blue of Grand Traverse Bay. Should you choose not to partake in one of the optional tours there’s plenty to see and do in beautiful Traverse City including downtown art walks, indoor farmers markets, color tours, kayaking, hiking, winery tours and festivals.

Check out Traverse City highlights, or request a copy of a Visitors Guide to explore what the city has to offer.

The Protecting Pollinators in Ornamental Landscapes Conference is planned jointly between Michigan State University and North Carolina State University.