Highway Maintenance Conference

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WORKSHOP: Tuesday, April 30, 2019   |   CONFERENCE: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Shanty Creek Resorts – Bellaire, Michigan


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Highway Maintenance Conference


Since 2017, the Michigan Highway Maintenance Conference (HMC) has been providing maintenance training for operators, mechanics, and other front-line workers, as well as foremen, supervisors, and superintendents. Sessions cover training-related topics ranging from safety, regulations, and requirements, to repairs and methods. An optional pre-conference workshop provides attendees with a hands-on experience of maintenance- and safety-related tools and techniques. You can learn more about the Michigan Highway Maintenance Conference by exploring the 2018 conference flyer as well as presentations from previous conferences, accessible from the "Previous Years" tab.

The Michigan HMC is a conference of the Center for Technology & Training (CTT). It is hosted each year by the CTT, home of Michigan's Local Technical Assistance Program. For more information on the program and for registration information, please explore the tabs, above on ctt.mtu.edu/highway-maintenance-conference.


Mark Your Calendar for 2019 HMC




Stay tuned for the latest registration information. Registration for HMC begins in early 2019. You will need to register separately for the Highway Maintenance Conference and the HMC Pre-conference Workshop.


The registration fee includes:

  • Full access to all technical sessions for the event selected
  • Conference handouts and other materials
  • Food and refreshments for all meals and breaks listed on the agenda

Registration does not include accommodations; the conference flyer will contain details on accommodations that are available for participants. Please notify us in advance if you have special dietary needs. NOTE: Michigan Tech reserves the right to use any pictures taken during this event for advertising and/or instructional purposes.

CANCELLATION POLICY: No-shows and cancellations within three business days prior to the workshop or conference will be charged the full registration fee. Substitutions will be accepted.
Questions? E-mail ctt@mtu.edu or call (906) 487-2102.



The Highway Maintenance Conference counts for instructional hours of continuing education for professional engineers. The 2018 HMC Pre-conference Workshopalso counts for instructional hours of continuing education for professional engineers. The number of instructional hours will be noted in the conference flyer. The CTT’s continuing education policy is available at ctt.mtu.edu/continuingeducation.

Each year, we try to provide you with the most innovative and timely topics related to technology, training, and technical assistance. If you are presenting for us during this year's presentation, here are a few helpful tips:

  • Create an outline for your presentation. Make sure you have a clear central idea and three to four audience take-aways. This will help you create a presentation that is easy for your audience to follow.
  • Keep points simple and succinct. You're an expert, but there are many people in the audience that are new to this information.
  • Use large type, standard fonts, and strong contrast on your slides. This will guarantee that your audience will see what's most important.
  • Use simplified charts and graphs instead of tables. The finer details work best for printable charts, graphs, and tables. When you omit these details from your slides, don't worry: you can still talk about them if you feel that some of those details were helpful for context.
  • Use images where possible. And, remember: any words on your slide should not be repeating the words you are saying; otherwise, you and your slides will be redundant.
  • Use video only if it is the best or only way to communicate your point. Be sure to clip videos to the most salient sections. Your audience is there to hear you!

Please feel free to contact us at ctt@mtu.edu if you need assistance in constructing your presentation. We will be happy to help you!


Do you know a person who is knowledgeable about an innovative technology or a timely training topic? Do you know something about a technology or technique that you think would help your peers? Please take a moment to suggest a person you know or yourself as a potential speaker at one of our upcoming conferences using the form below. 


Speaker Suggestion Form

NOTE: We greatly value your input; however, we may not be able to incorporate every suggestion we receive.
NOTE: We greatly value your suggestions for topics that provide training and technical assistance; however, please be aware that we cannot use marketing/sales topics for our conference presentations.

Visit the pages from previous years to see a sampling of presentations: