Winter Operations Conference



October 16 & 17 | Shanty Creek Resorts – Bellaire, Michigan




Winter Operations Conference flyer



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The 2018 Michigan Winter Operations Conference will be your chance to:


  • Network with Fellow Snowfighters
    Preparation is the key to a successful season of winter maintenance. New technologies, changes in operational practices, and routine maintenance can all save your agency money once the snow starts to fly. To help you gear up for next snow season, attend the Michigan Winter Operations Conference where you can listen to, learn from, and share ideas with your peers from state, county, and municipal agencies.
  • Choose your Content
    As a registered attendee, you will have full access to over 20 technical presentations, including a series for operators and mechanics and another for managers and supervisors. Check out the 2017 conference agenda to see a sample line up of presentations.
  • Meet with Industry Experts
    In addition to your choice of technical presentations, this year’s conference will feature suppliers of winter maintenance equipment, materials, and services from across the country. The supplier showcase will give you a unique opportunity to learn more about the latest technologies and techniques for managing ice and snow. The showcase will include indoor booths and outdoor equipment displays.

You can learn more about the Michigan Winter Operations Conference by exploring the agenda and presentations from our 2017 conference, accessible from the "Previous Years" tab.




Register Early!

Early registration for the 2018 Michigan Winter Operations Conference will begin late summer 2018 and last until early October. Stay tuned for more information!

The registration fee includes:

  • Full access to all technical sessions, exhibits, and outdoor equipment area
  • Conference handouts and other materials
  • Food and refreshments for all meals and breaks listed on the agenda
  • After-dinner networking opportunity

Registration does not include accommodations. Accommodation information is detailed below. Please notify us in advance if you have special dietary needs.


CANCELLATION POLICY: No-shows and cancellations within three business days prior to the workshop or conference will be charged the full registration fee. Substitutions will be accepted.

NOTE: Michigan Tech reserves the right to use any pictures taken during this event for advertising and/or instructional purposes.


Please check back in summer 2018 for the event flyer, which will include the conference agenda and a link to the accommodation booking information.




Continuing Education

The conference will count for instructional hours for continuing education for professional engineers. The number of hours is yet to be determined. See the CTT’s policy for Continuing Education for Professional Engineers in Michigan here.




The conference will be held at Shanty Creek Resorts. Booking of accommodations is the responsibility of attendees. Booking information will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.



October 16-17, 2018  Shanty Creek Resorts & Conference Center – Bellaire, Michigan



Exhibitor registration for 2018 now open! Be a part of it!



Expert practitioners know that preparation is the key to a successful season of winter maintenance. By exhibiting at the Winter Operations Conference your company can be a part of the planning process as state, county, and municipal agencies gear up for the winter ahead.

The conference is an excellent opportunity to:

  • Showcase your equipment, products, and services
  • Network with decision-makers and influencers
  • Listen to presentations by local Michigan agencies and other experts from across the United States

In 2017, the Winter Operations Conference attracted more than 200 operators, superintendents, managers, directors, and vendors from state, county, and municipal agencies.



They’ll be looking for you in 2018!



Equipment, materials, and services are key pieces of the winter maintenance puzzle. Attendees will be looking for you to help them put the pieces together. Don’t miss this chance to talk to decision-makers about how you can help them prepare for the coming winter.




Registration Information

Early Exhibitor Registration is now open. Please download our 2018 Exhibitor Registration form. 

Apply early for a discounted rate. The available early exhibitor booths are shown in the image, which was updated on May 30, 2018, below:

Map of 24 exhibitor booths and outdoor exhibit space



Booking an overnight room at Shanty Creek Resorts is the responsibility of each exhibitor. Reduced rates will be available when conference registration opens. Check back here for more information. 

The links below contain the conference brochure and presenter slideshows (you'll be redirected to the Michigan LTAP website for events that took place before 2012).