Save the date! The 2022 MW PARC conference will be held 

September 9 - 11 at the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, MI.

Register for the conference via our Square site!

 Submit your abstract  via this Google Form

Abstract submission: July 22

Registration deadline: August 5

Check out our tentative agenda and lodging options!

Our 2022 logo was designed by Faith Kuzma.

Thanks, Faith!

Purchase the logo on swag here!

Donate to support future awards & efforts here!

Cave Salamander (Nate Engbrecht)

Tentative 2022 Meeting Agenda

Friday (September 9th)

Saturday (September 10th)

  • Morning

    • Registration & pre-meeting networking with beverages and snacks​

    • Opening plenary by Dr. Jacqueline Litzgus (Professor at Laurentian University)

    • MW PARC and PARC announcements and updates

    • Oral presentations

  • Afternoon​​

    • Lunch

      • Provided by John Ball Zoo​

      • Networking and poster viewing

    • State updates. 

    • Oral presentations

    • AHDriFT Workshop

  • Evening - Dinner on your own​

Sunday (September 11th)

  • Morning - Task teams and working groups

    • Crawfish Frog Task Team​

    • Outreach and Communications Task Team

    • MW PARC, Recovering America's Wildlife Act, & Regional Species of Greatest Conservation Need Disucssion Group

  • Afternoon​

    • Lunch on your own

    • Explore the Zoo on your own

Tiger Salamander. Photo by Joseph Cannizzaro

Lodging Options in Grand Rapids, MI

Hotel reservations

​MWPARC has reserved a block of 20 rooms at the Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown. Rooms include two queen beds and can be reserved for Sept 9-11 (2 nights) for $125/night + taxes.


Click here to make your reservation!

Camping options

Interested in enjoying the outdoors while at the conference? Check out the Wabasis Lake Campground!