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Michigan Reading Association
Promoting Literacy Across Michigan

2016 Annual Conference

60th Annual Conference

2016 Michigan Reading Association

Reading All Stars

Diamond Jubilee

March 18-21, 2016

Cobo Center * Detroit, MI

Join us for an unforgettable MRA conference with inspirational speakers, educators, authors and special events!


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Speakers -

The 2016 Annual Conference is excited to be bringing in both national and local speakers and authors. Click here for a list of all announced speakers/authors. More speakers/authors to be announced.


Conference Pricing -

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Hotels -

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

Single/Double: $145/night

Triple/Quad: $165/night

*Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 15%) in effect at the time of check-out.

Reservations by attendees must be received on or before 5PM, Thursday, February 25, 2016 in order to receive the MRA group rate.

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Parking -

Self-Parking Rates: $12.00/day (weekday off-site parking) $6.00/day (weekend off-site parking)

Valet Service Parking Rates: $25/day (with in and out privileges)

Events -

Saturday Luncheon with Christopher Paul Curtis - $30
See 2015 Gwen Frostic Award honoree Christopher Paul Curtis in his ONLY appearance at the 60th Annual Conference.

60th Anniversary Celebration at Comerica Park - $15
Come to the Tiger's Den at Comerica Park for a jubilee celebration commemorating the legacies of two fine Michigan institutions: the Michigan Reading Association and the Detroit Tigers!

Brunch with the Authors & Illustrators - $25
Brunch will be served in the company of MRA's diverse slate of award-winning and up-and-coming authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.

Kaleidoscope 25th Anniversary Banquet - $25
Celebrating 25 Years of Kaleidoscope Student Authors in Michigan.

Grand Slam Reception with Michigan Authors - Free
After the Sunday afternoon General Session, stick around for a free, informal reception with Michigan authors/illustrators and Great Lakes/Great Books honorees.


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More Information to Come!