"Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire” – Gustav Mahler.
The Mackinac Leadership Conference is a Republican tradition that first began in 1943. We, as Republicans, gather every two years to discuss policy, connect with fellow Republicans, and build team comradery for the purpose of winning elections. Winning elections isn’t about Republicans winning for the sake of wielding power. We must win elections to protect our children’s future.
The preamble to the Republican Party platform states, “We believe in the Constitution as our founding document. We believe the Constitution was written not as a flexible document but as our enduring covenant.”
This year’s conference will be about honoring the traditions of our beloved party, learning from Republicans who have been in this fight for decades, strategizing a future of American excellence, and cultivating the next generation of Republican thought leaders, party leaders, activists, and elected officials. My desire is for the conference to assist in healing our party as we rally around what unites us as Republicans— our party platform, the US Constitution, and building a future of excellence. Cheers to victory!
Chairwoman, Michigan Republican Party
The Michigan Republican Party has arranged for room blocks at the Grand Hotel for the 2023 Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference. Below is your registration, ferry tickets, and your choice of room. Once you've registered and paid, you will receive your reservation confirmation directly from the Grand Hotel. Your ferry tickets will be at will call at Shepler's Ferry in Mackinaw City or St. Ignace.
This is an absolute must-see conference!
The new MIGOP, led by the grassroots, is determined to ensure this conference is the best ever. With featured speakers Kari Lake, Dinesh D Souza, Zuby, and now the awe-inspiring Jim Caveziel, we are confident that the upcoming Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference will be one to remember.
More speaker announcements coming soon!
All conference attendees are required to register on this website.
Registration for the conference is required for anyone coming to Mackinac Island and staying at any of the hotels. Ferry tickets can be purchased with your registration.
Early Bird: $125
April 17 - May 1
Round 2: $175
May 2 – May 24
Round 3: $200
May 25 – June 15
Round 4: $225
June 16 – September 21
On Island: $275
September 22 - 24
All media must pre-register for the conference by clicking on the registration button below.
Please indicate if you have specific tech needs or if you plan to go live from the Grand Hotel. A pool camera will be used for main events. Individual satellite trucks are not permitted on the island.
Free Wi-Fi access will be provided. Any special technical requests should be sent in with registration.
The Michigan Republican Party is offering a special package for State Representatives, State Senators and Statewide elected officials for the 2023 MRLC Conference.
The package includes ticket options for family and staff plus additional events on the Island.
MRLC offers a unique opportunity for networking by bringing together sponsors, vendors, Republican leaders and grassroots.
With thousands of Republican Grassroots activists and hundreds of candidates expected to attend this year's conference, the MRLC offers an outstanding and affordable opportunity for vendors to connect with possible clients.
Secure your spot today.
Vendor Table: $500
This includes one vendor table for the duration of the conference.
Sponsors of the MRLC receive a customized experience at Mackinac Island with opportunities to connect with Republican leaders from Michigan & the nation.
Sponsorship levels vary but include tickets to the conference, VIP receptions, priority access to hotels rooms and option to be included on promotional material.
To confirm your sponsorship or discuss tailored sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates who wish to bring volunteers to Mackinac Island are required to register themselves and their campaign team.
The Michigan Republican Party is offering a candidate rate for registration as well as discounted rate for volunteers
Candidate Rate: $250
Volunteer Rates: Vary
We look forward to serving you.