IMAGIN's 2022 Conference

Social Events

One of the key tenants to any conference is the ability to network with your colleagues.  At IMAGIN, we strive to plan fun and engaging social events and networking opportunities for our conference goers.  Check out the scheduled social events below and get ready to have some fun!

Sunday June 5

Mackinac Island Bike Ride
Join colleagues Brett Heist & Damien Finkbeiner as they host a bike ride on State Highway M-185 that circles Mackinac Island.  The event will start at 3pm and is 8.2 miles total.  We are planning two hours for this ride to allow for stops and photo opportunities.  You are welcome to bring your own bike or rent a bike from any of the businesses listed below.  Be sure to reserve your bike before heading to the island and pick up your bike before the event to ensure a timely departure.

Mission Point Bike Rental
Cost: $10/hr, $39/4 hr, $75/24 hr

Mackinac Bike Barn
Cost: $13/hr, $52/5 hr, $87/24 hr

Mackinac Wheels (located at Yoder Dock)
Cost: $15/hr, $60/4 hr, $95/24 hr
Ryba's Bikes
Cost: $13/hr, $110/24 hr

Biddle House Historical Tour
Join Eric Kerney as he leads a group to the historic home of Agatha & Edward Biddle, affectionately known as the Biddle House.  Join your colleagues for a bit of Anishnaabek history and learn how the Biddle House became a fulcrum of change on Mackinac Island.
Cost: Adult $10, Child (5-12) $6.50

Horseback Riding

Join Janet Mocadlo at Cindy's Riding Stable and ride Mackinac's wooded trails on horseback!  Horseback riding is limited to horse availability and is a weather dependent activity.  IMAGIN urges anyone interested in horseback riding to remain flexible throughout the afternoon in the event that horses are not available or the weather is inclement.
Cost: $120 (horse rental is $60/hour)

Register for Pre-Conference Activities

Ice Breaker Event at the Cypress Room & Patio

Mini Glow Golf

Join Brodey Hill as he leads a round of miniature glow golf on the shores of Lake Huron.  Situated on the Mission Point property, the Greens of Mackinac offer a unique challenge to even the seasoned mini-golfer.  With 18 real bent grass greens golfers can experience the course by day or by night for a round glow golf.  
Cost: $16/round

Register for Glow Golf

Lawn Games
Lawn games will be reserved in the green areas just outside of the Cypress Room Patio.  Challenge your colleagues to a friendly game or mini-tournament.

Bonfire on the Beach
A bonfire will be built near the water.  Join your friends and colleagues for laughs and great conversation along the shores of Lake Huron.  This is a weather dependent activity.

Monday June 6
Island Scavenger Hunt

As a former resident of Mackinac Island, Jon Merrick is putting together a scavenger hunt of various locations of interest.  Grab dinner while you are out exploring the hidden treasures of the island.
Networking at the Cypress Room & Patio

Meet back at the Cypress Room for networking and prizes for those who successfully completed the scavenger hunt.

IMAGIN: Improving Michigan's Access to Geographic Information Networks

IMAGIN is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with offices at 416 S. Cedar Street, Suite C, Lansing, MI 48912

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