2023 MLC Annual Conference

  • Tuesday, August 08, 2023
  • 8:00 AM
  • Thursday, August 10, 2023
  • 4:00 PM
  • Hagerty Center at Northwestern Michigan College. 715 E Front Street, Traverse City MI 49686



August 8th - 10th, with a Gemba Walk activity on the 10th

Our theme this year of Lean: What Really Works was suggested by previous conference attendee feedback that noted they want more application and less theory. Lets learn What Really Works together in 2023!

We want every participant to walk away with their heads stuffed with real examples from the real world of Lean that really works!

We know planning your time and your treasure is very important and because of this, we have decided to open up the 2023 MLC Annual Conference registration much earlier than we have in the past! We know you love the learning from the amazing Keynote and Active Learning Session speakers, as well as enjoying the amazing city of Traverse City, so lets book it!

What you can expect?

  • 3 days of learning - 2 Keynote speakers and 12 total Active Learning Session options between both days
  • All Active Learning Session sessions to be divided into beginning, intermediate, and advanced tracks
  • An incredible panel of Lean experts to learn from
  • Cocktail and networking hour
  • 3rd day of Gemba Walks (Sign up to follow!)


Mark Graban will join the conference to moderate a panel discussion related to his current passion – “Mistakes That Make Us”. What a wonderful opportunity to learn from the mistakes and help us understand WHAT REALLY WORKS! Mark will also be available to discuss his book at the Sponsor Lounge / Cocktail Hour event!

Hotel blocks are available now!

Bayshore Resort - 833 East Front Street, Traverse City, Michigan 49686

Phone: (231) 935-4400 call and ask for the Michigan Lean Consortium discount rate.

Tru by Hilton - 3572 N U.S. 31 S, Traverse City, Michigan 49684

Book with the discounted rate with this link! Phone: (231) 486-6590 call and ask for the Michigan Lean Consortium discount rate

Register Today!

Early Bird Pricing will end May 31st 2023

Take advantage of the early bird pricing! You will be able to choose your breakout sessions as we get closer to the event date.

Cancelation Policy: No Refunds After Aug 1, 2023.

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