Winter Operations Conference

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October 17-18, 2017

Shanty Creek Resorts – Bellaire, Michigan


Network with Fellow Snowfighters

Preparation is the key to a successful season of winter maintenance. New technologies, changes in operational practices, and routine maintenance can all save your agency money once the snow starts to fly. To help you gear up for next snow season, attend the Michigan Winter Operations Conference where you can listen to, learn from, and share ideas with your peers from state, county, and municipal agencies.


Choose your Content

As a registered attendee, you will have full access to over 20 technical presentations, including a series for operators and mechanics and another for managers and supervisors. Conference agenda for 2017 coming soon!


Meet with Industry Experts

In addition to your choice of technical presentations, this year’s conference will feature suppliers of winter maintenance equipment, materials, and services from across the country. The supplier showcase will give you a unique opportunity to learn more about the latest technologies and techniques for managing ice and snow. The showcase will include indoor booths and outdoor equipment displays. 


Registration and Payment

Registration is now open! Please download our flyer for more information and a link to the registration page and accommodation booking information.
Save with an early registration! Full-conference registration before and including October 6th is $160.00 per attendee. Registration after October 6th is $190.00 per attendee. Registration fee includes:
  • Conference handouts and other materials
  • Food and refreshments for all meals and breaks listed on the agenda
  • Full access to all technical sessions, exhibit space, and outdoor equipment area
  • After dinner networking session

Stay tuned for more registration details.
Questions? Email or call 906.487.2102.
No-shows or cancellations within three business days of the conference will be charged the full registration fee. Substitutions will be accepted.



Overnight rooms at reduced rates are available at Shanty Creek Resorts. Studio parlors or standard guest rooms are both located within the resort (see photo to the right).
The deadline for reserving a room will be announced when registration opens. Reservations made after the deadline may be subject to official resort rates.

October 17-18, 2017  Shanty Creek Resorts & Conference Center – Bellaire, Michigan

Be a part of it!

Expert practitioners know that preparation is the key to a successful season of winter maintenance. By exhibiting at the Winter Operations Conference your company can be a part of the planning process as state, county, and municipal agencies gear up for the winter ahead.

The conference is an excellent opportunity to:

  • Showcase your equipment, products, and services
  • Network with decision-makers and influencers
  • Listen to presentations by local Michigan agencies and other experts from across the United States

They’ll be looking for you!

Equipment, materials, and services are key pieces of the winter maintenance puzzle. Attendees will be looking for you to help them put the pieces together. Don’t miss this chance to talk to decision-makers about how you can help them prepare for the coming winter.

Registration Information

Early Exhibitor Registration is now open. Please download our 2017 Exhibitor Registration form. 

Apply early for a discounted rate.

The available early exhibitor booths are shown in the image, which was updated on June 16, 2017, below:

Map of 24 exhibitor booths; no booths have been reserved at this time. On the right side of the entrance are booths 1 through 5, along the front of the room are booths 6 and 7, on the left side of the main entrance are booths 20 through 24, along the back side of the room are booths 16 through 19, and in the middle of the room are booths 8 through 15.



Overnight rooms at Shanty Creek Resort will be made available at reduced rates. Studio Parlors (at $102/night) and Standard Guest Rooms (at $92/night) are located within the resort.

The links below contain the conference brochure and presenter slideshows (you'll be redirected to the Michigan LTAP website for events that took place before 2012).