2018 Convention

Sunday, July 15th – Tuesday, July 17th
Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island

Hotel Registration Information
Exhibitor Shipping Information
MLTA PAC Silent Auction
MLTA PAC Scavenger Hunt

*Please note exhibit registration is Full, we will not accept any more exhibits

Additional Hotel websites (no MLTA block):  

Harbour View Inn
Windemere Hotel
Chippewa Hotel
Hotel Iroquiois

TripAdvisor recently named Mackinac Island the #1 Summer Destination in America! Despite some stiff competition from contenders like Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Anchorage, Alaska and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, our one-of-a-kind island came out on top.

We are incredibly proud to be a part of this beautiful island and thank you for your support our island community. Whether you’ve been coming to Mackinac for 20 years or haven’t visited since childhood, we invite you to come experience America’s #1 vacation spot this summer.

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Event Details

Sunday, July 15, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Welcome Reception
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Welcome Dinner

Monday, July 16, 2018
7:30 AM -8:45 AM MLTA KEGS Breakfast (former MLTA Presidents)
7:45 AM – 8:45 AM MLTA Committee Breakfast (open to all registrants)
8:45 AM – 11:30 AM Opening Business Session & Exhibits
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM “Brown Sugar: Deriving Satisfaction through Data Analysis” – Anirban Basu, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Sage Policy Group, Inc.
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Break with Exhibitors
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM “Blockchain and Bit Coin” – Larry Ivens Ed.D.
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM “ALTA National Update” – William Burding Jr., Chair, A&A Section ALTA
11:30 am MLTA Luncheon To Go – Box lunches will be available to take to your next adventure
11:30 PM – MLTA PAC EVENT – Scavenger Hunt
11:30 am – 6:00 pm – FREE TIME
6:00 PM MLTA Young Title Professionals Reception
6:30 PM President’s Reception
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM MLTA 2018 Annual Dinner, Officer Installation & Awards
9:00 PM – MLTA Room Crawl

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

8:15 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Legislative Update – Cami Pendell, MLC
9:15 AM – 10:15 AM “The Run-up to the November Election: Who’s on First?” – Tim Skubick
10:15 AM – 10:20 AM Convention Wrap Up – Adjourn

Click here for Mission Point Resort reservations – please note our room block will close June 12th.

William Burding Jr. NTP is executive vice president and general counsel for Orange Coast Title Company and its Family of Companies. In addition to his legal responsibilities, he is a member of the company’s Executive Committee and oversees its Nevada operations, which are among the state’s largest providers of title related services. Prior to joining Orange Coast Title in 1998, William was the chief operating officer and general counsel for a Colorado-based title company specializing in large multistate commercial transactions.



Dr. Larry J. Ivens is a Michigan native and has been involved in technology for his entire working career.  He has been a Technology Educator for Vocational Education, a grant writer, systems programmer, a law enforcement consultant, and an infrastructure builder. For the last 25 years Larry has been the Director of Newaygo County Advanced Technology service (NCATS). Larry was the first to bring the Internet into the County of Newaygo. Throughout this time, NCATS continues to support the Schools, businesses, agencies, units of government, and the students and parents of the 1000 Sq. mile service area of Newaygo County.
Larry has an earned BS, MS, and Ed.D. from Western Michigan University and recently retired from the Newaygo County Regional Service Agency after 45 years of service, and is principal of his own consulting firm, specializing in technology training, assessment, and application support.


Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with offices in Pennsylvania and Cambodia. The firm provides strategic analytical services to energy suppliers, law firms, medical systems, government agencies, and real estate developers among others.




One of MLTA’s favorites – Senior Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick is now in his 49th year of covering Michigan government and politics making him the longest serving political reporter in state history. Tim anchors the Michigan Public TV series Off the Record and covers the state capitol for WJBK-TV and WWJ NewsRadio 950 in Detroit and WLNS-TV in Lansing. He’s authored two books on Michigan Politics, is a member of the Journalism and Broadcast Halls of Fame and has been awarded five Emmys for his broadcast journalism work. He holds the BA and MA degrees from Michigan State University


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MLTA 2018 PAC Scavenger Hunt – July 2018 Convention

MLTA-PAC will be holding a Scavenger Hunt on Mackinac Island. With the assistance of the host hotel, Mission Point Resort, we will have teams competing in a bicycle scavenger hunt around the Island on Monday afternoon. Each team will be seeking donations to the MLTA-PAC leading up to the Convention. The team that raises the most funds will receive a time advantage going into the competition. The teams will be posting pictures to the MLTA App during the hunt so make sure you have it downloaded to your mobile device so you can follow along with all the action. Supporting your favorite team in the Scavenger Hunt through a donation to the MLTA-PAC would be an excellent way to help them out and support the legislative initiatives of the MLTA.

Vote for your favorite team (s) – use the donation buttons located below to make a contribution and push your team to the top!

Corporate Settlement Solutions

CSS Rum Runners

 First American Title Ins. Company

The Premium Peddlers

It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere

Eileen LaPlante, Hollie Oxie, Geoff Prichard, Jamie Scheett


Mackinac Rebel Rousers

Amrockin’ It With PropLogix


Planning Ahead -2018 & 2019

July 15-17, 2018 – MLTA Convention – Mission Point, Mackinac Island

October 24, 2018 – MLTA Fall Education – DoubleTree Hotel, Grand Rapids

November 14, 2018 – MLTA Fall Education – Detroit/Livonia Marriott, Livonia

March 5-6, 2019 – MLTA Education Summit – Crowne Plaza, Lansing
May 1, 2019 – MLTA Legislative Day – Lansing
July 14-16, 2019 – MLTA Convention – Grand Traverse Resort, Acme
September 11, 2019 – Boot Camp – H Hotel, Midland
October 15 (night) and 16th –Fall Education Seminar-DoubleTree, Grand Rapids

November 6, 2019 – Fall Education Seminar – Livonia Marriot, Livonia –

Click here for past events

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