2018 GLPA Conference: East Lansing, MI

2018 Conference Logo

October 10-13 in East Lansing, MI

hosted by Abrams Planetarium

Thank you for joining us in East Lansing, and thank you to the entire Abrams Planetarium staff for hosting a great conference! You can review the videos from the conference, download the group photo, or download the conference proceedings. Watch this space for conference photos to be posted soon!

Invitation Letter

To begin the registration process, please look through the links listed in the "2018 Conference" menu at the left.

Conference Cost Quick-reference

Registration$350includes all meals except banquet
-or- Student / senior / honorary registration$241includes all meals except banquet
Friday Banquet$50
Total (registration, all meals)$400
Conference Hotel (Candlewood Suites)$109one queen bed
$149one queen bed and one pull-out bed
Secondary Hotel (Best Western)$115one king bed
$115two queen beds
GLIPSA Registration$30

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


GLPA provides conference scholarships for those who wish to obtain financial assistance in attending conferences. Please apply for a scholarship so that you can join us in October!

Conference Deadlines:

  • August 15 - Scholarship Applications Due
  • September 10 - Regular Registration ends (late fees apply after this)
  • September 10 - Deadline for paper / poster submission
  • September 10 - Unbooked rooms at primary hotel (Candlewood Suites) are released
  • September 19 - Unbooked rooms at secondary hotel (Best Western) are released
  • September 26 - Late Registration ends (additional late fees apply after this)
  • October 2 - Electronic text for papers & posters due to proceedings editor
  • October 5 - Last minute registration ends
  • October 10 - Conference starts
  • October 13 - Conference ends

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The Great Lakes Planetarium Association is supported by a number of fine companies and organizations. Their generosity has enriched the experiences of countless persons in the planetarium profession.