2021 GLPA Conference: Kalamazoo, MI

57th Annual GLPA Conference - Kalamazoo Valley Museum - 230 North Rose St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007

November 10-13 in Kalamazoo, MI

hosted by the
Kalamazoo Valley Museum

Thank you for joining us in Kalamazoo, and thank you to the entire Kalamazoo Valley Museum staff for hosting a great conference! You can review the videos from the conference, photos from the conference, and the group photo. The conference proceedings have also been posted.

Note: All attendees of the conference must verify their vaccination status, or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test, dated within 72 hours of arrival of the conference. Masks or face coverings will be required while attending all conference events, except while eating and drinking.

Virtual attendees:
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Invitation Letter (PDF)

To begin the registration process, please look through the links listed in the "2021 Conference" menu at the left.

Conference Cost Quick-reference

Delegate Registration$390includes all meals except banquet
-or- Student / senior / honorary registration$310
Friday Banquet$45
Total (registration, all meals)$435
Conference Hotel$152.07/night
(includes tax)
1 king bed or 2 queen beds
GLIPSA Registration$30

For sponsorship costs, please refer to the "Sponsors" page.


GLPA provides conference scholarships as well as child/dependent care grants for those who wish to obtain financial assistance in attending conferences. Please apply for a scholarship or child/dependent care grant so that you can join us in November!

Conference Deadlines:

  • September 15 - Scholarship Applications Due
  • October 1 - Deadline for paper / poster submission
  • October 4 - Regular Registration ends (late fees apply after this)
  • October 11 - Workshop registration deadline
  • October 19 - Unbooked rooms at hotel are released
  • October 29 - Late Registration ends
  • November 2 - Electronic text for papers & posters due to proceedings editor
  • November 10 - Conference starts
  • November 13 - Conference ends

List of attendees
Photos of attendees

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