Starting in 2016, the link to book a room at Shanty Creek with the group code will no longer be publicly available on the MAEDS website.  

Members - Upon successful registration to the conference, a link will be sent via email with the embedded group code.  

Vendors - A link will be sent via email by the vendor liason after your application has been accepted.

Please do not throw this email away as it contains the link for Shanty Creek as well as some other important information.

Rooms at the Summit Village have been selling out very quickly.  The MAEDS room block is released by the resort in early September.  We strongly recommend booking your room well before then.

SCCM Sessions:

Deploying software with application and package models
Operating system deployment including whats new with Windows 10
Setting up Windows Updates and deploying including whats new with Windows 10
Stop the insanity - the difference between Windows updates and Windows servicing
Setting up and managing Endpoint protection for Windows 7 through Windows 10

Networking Sessions:

Networking Fundamentals
Presenters: Chuck Madden, Matt McMahon, Kurt Torok
Description: We’ll cover the foundations of networking from wires and wireless to ethernet networks and VLANs. We’ll look at the standards and models that describe how packets are packaged and delivered across these networks.

Advanced Networking Topics
Presenters: Matt McMahon, Kurt Torok
Description: We’ll build on the foundations of layers 1 and 2 to focus on how TCP/IP networks actually work. TCP, UDP, subnetting, troubleshooting and various basic tools will be used to provide a solid understanding of the basics of TCP/IP networks.

MAEDS Spring PD Day 2018

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"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin

Planning for the 2018 Spring PD Day is under way.  The PD Day will again take place at Mid-Michigan Community College Doan Campus in Mount Pleasant with satellite locations at REMC 1 in Houghton and another location in southeastern Michigan (to be announced).  The PD will be on May 11th, 2018.

Registration for the 2018 Spring PD Day will open soon, stay tuned.

Topics for the 2018 Spring PD Day:

Network security (full day)

Intro to cloud infrastructure - Amazon Web Services vs Microsoft Azure (half day)

VMware to Hyper-V conversion (half day) 

It was great hearing 'real world' experience from the presenters. Their examples and information were directly relevant, and their citing of sources was very helpful for research later. Keep up the good work. I think this organization puts on a great workshop or show-n-tell and very inexpensive. I received more value to take home than I paid and a fantastic lunch too
Overall the day was good. You guys did a great job planning another day of tech based training. quote2 It was my first time attending and I found it very informative.  Thanks for the opportunity to learn and network!


Be sure to check for presentation materials from current and past PD events in our Downloads area.

Directions to MMCC Doan Center, Mt Pleasant
Directions to REMC1

The Vendor Application for the 2017 Fall Conference is now open!


Additional Notes

  • This is an application and needs approval, the Board will be selecting vendors at our June Board Meeting.
  • Submission of an application does not guarantee a spot at the MAEDS conference.
  • Once approved, billing information will be sent to each successful applicant.
  • Do not make reservations with Shanty Creek Resorts until you are approved.
  • All vendors must be approved as a vendor, you cannot register as a Member or Guest.

Fall Conference Frequently Asked Questions for Vendors!

Find the FAQ Document here

This document is full of information for vendors and prospective vendors and should be considered a must read.


Shanty Creek Reservations

Do not register for a hotel room with Shanty Creek Resorts until you have been notified that your application has been accepted.  Registration information will be available after applications have been approved by the board in June.

Hotel check-in is at 4:00p.m. Your room may be available earlier, however it is recommended that you verify availability before unloading any luggage.

Need more information? Please contact Eric Krebill through the board contact form.