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February 6-8  |  Renaissance Center in Detroit

Thank you for attending MASA’s 2019 Midwinter Conference!

MASA’s Midwinter conference took place February 6-8, 2019 at the Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit. Attendees from all over the state came together in a spirit of collaboration to explore the theme, “One Vision: Working, Leading, Succeeding Together.”

Keynote speaker Peter Gamwell started the conference on a note of re-imagination and reform. He challenged the more than 400 educators in the room to reimagine the way we create learning cultures.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer also made an appearance on day one of the conference.

A wonderful round of MASA Ed Talks on the second day of the conference made those in attendance reflect on their “why” – why they became an educator – and reflect on the happenings in their own districts. A full slate of updates from education leaders ensured that attendees left for home with useful information – especially about how to handle the winter weather.

On the third and final day, MASA members joined with MASB for a Joint Conference experience. Kim Marshall, the author of The Marshall Memo, gave the keynote.


The 2019 Midwinter Conference is breaking from the traditional mold and offering MASA members something different.

Our Midwinter Conference will begin with two days of focused professional learning and networking opportunities for MASA members. On the third day, we will join with MASB to offer a joint conference experience. During this joint conference, superintendents and their board members can work as a team to explore the theme – One Vision: Working, Leading, Succeeding Together.

The Midwinter Conference is set for Feb. 6-8, and here’s how it will break down:

Wednesday and Thursday: MASA Midwinter Conference

These two days will be dedicated to MASA members. We will offer Learning Sessions, keynote speakers and other exciting programming that we hope will leave our members feeling energized and inspired.

Friday: MASA/MASB Joint Conference

The final day of the conference will be a joint endeavor with MASB. It will feature general sessions, speakers and breakout sessions designed to strengthen the relationship between superintendents and their board members.

There are far more details to come, so stay tuned for more information!

Register Today!

Program and Agenda

Visit the Conference Website for the most up to date conference schedule.

Download the MASA Events app
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Do you have questions about how the joint conference registration works?
We’ve developed a PDF with the conference costs broken down for superintendents and board members.

Hotel information

MASA has a block of rooms reserved at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. To make a reservation go to https://book.passkey.com/go/MichiganSchoolAdmins2019 or call (877) 901-6632.  The cutoff date for room reservations is Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at 6 p.m.


Contact MASA Conference & Event Planner Diane Dick at ddick@gomasa.org or (517) 327-9261.