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2021 Hybrid Annual Fall Conference

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Start Date Monday, October 25, 2021
End Date Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Grand Traverse Resort
100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard, Acme, MI 49610-0404
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CMHA Annual Fall Hybrid Conference

October 24-26, 2021

Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, Traverse City, MI


When making your reservations, you will be charged one-night deposit.

2021 Room Rates:   Rates below do not include 6% state tax, 5% city assessment, or $14.95 nightly resort fee

Room Type


Room Type


Hotel Guest room


Tower Guest Room


Studio Condo


1 Bedroom Condo


2 Bedroom Condo


3 Bedroom Condo


To make online reservations:

Deadline for Reduced Hotel Rate:  Sunday, October 3, 2021

Cancellation Deadline & Policy:  If you cancel 3 days prior to your arrival, your reservation is fully refundable, minus a $25 dollar processing fee. 

Check in:  4:00pm             Check out:  11:00am

Conference Format Options:  In-person & Virtual

Safety, Mask & Well-Being Information:

The health and safety of our attendees is our top priority.  In Grand Traverse County the Community Transmission is HIGH.  Per CDC recommendations, everyone in Grand Traverse County, Michigan should wear a mask in public, indoor settings. Please bring your own mask with you to the conference.

During this uncharted time, we ask for respect and professional courtesy.  Everyone has different comfort levels and we appreciate that you honor everyone’s personal space and interaction preferences.  Attendees will have the option of adding a ribbon to their nametag that best represents how they would like to interact during the conference:

                Red Ribbon:  Social Distancing

                Yellow Ribbon:  Practicing Caution

                Green Ribbon:  Handshakes Welcome


CMHA will be following all current guidelines from MDHHS, CDC and Safe Meetings in Michigan. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will continue to update our conference status as mandated by local, state, and federal government agencies. CDC large gathering guidelines:

Grand Traverse Resort employees are wearing masks for their protection and that of their guests and fellow co-workers. The Grand Traverse Resort On-site Safety Practices can be found By Clicking Here! Housekeeping and cleanliness are always among the top priorities at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. While they are dealing with COVID-19 they have stepped up their already high cleaning standards to better protect their guests and staff. Additional cleaning measures include:

  • Providing extra hand sanitizer stations throughout the Resort.
  • Clorox 360 electrostatic sprayer is being used regularly in public areas.
  • Increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting in public spaces, Hotel and Condos with a focus on high-touch areas.
  • Daily training and updates to staff regarding housekeeping procedures and hygiene protocols.
  • In an effort to respect your space, and to keep you and their team safe, they will not be providing housekeeping service for the duration of your stay. Should you need additional towels or other amenities, please call the front desk and they will be happy to deliver the items and place them outside your door.

Health Screening Waiver:

All conference attendees, presenters and exhibitors will be required to agree to a health liability waiver during the registration process. You will be asked to self-monitor and quarantine if you begin feeling symptoms not related to other conditions. If you begin feeling symptoms at any point prior to or during the conference, please stay in your room and notify CMHA immediately. You must sign a waiver agreeing to all safety requirements put in place by both CMHA and the Grand Traverse Resort. If you are not able to comply with the requirements, we respectfully ask you to join virtually.

Stay Home When Appropriate

You should stay home rather than attend the CMHA Hybrid Fall Annual Conference in-person if you have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19. Please notify if you cannot attend the conference in-person due to COVID-19. CMHA will update your registration to allow virtual participation and refund the fee difference.



Full conference registration fee provides you with a program packet, admission to all keynote sessions, all workshops, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, welcome reception and all breaks.

Member Early Bird
Member After
Non-Member Early Bird
Non-Member After

In-Person Full Conference


In-Person One Day



If you choose to attend virtually, the conference will consist of a reduced number of sessions for virtual attendees (at a greatly reduced registration fee).   The virtual conference will live-stream all 4 keynote addresses and 8 workshops specifically selected by CMHA for all virtual participants.  Continuing education will be available for virtual sessions you fully participate in during the designated LIVE times.  You will have access to the recordings for 30 days (no CEs for viewing recordings).
Virtual Conference Fee
MEMBER:  $210

Conference Registration Ends:  Thursday, October 21, 2021.

Who Should Attend
The fall conference attracts more than 600 attendees. We bring together board members, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, medical directors, clinical directors, case workers, supports coordinators, and children’s supervisors from Michigan CMHSPs and Provider Agencies. We also have strong attendance from others within the public mental health and substance use disorder systems.
Cancellation Policy
Substitutions are permitted at any time.  No-shows will be billed at the full training rate.  Cancellations must be received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the conference for a full refund less a $25 administrative fee.  If cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the training, no refund will be given. Please notify  if you cannot attend the conference in-person due to COVID-19. CMHA will update your registration to allow virtual participation and refund the difference.