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Join us next spring! Make plans to attend the 2014 Merit Member Conference

Join us in Ypsilanti on May 21-22, 2014

Download the Merit Member Conference flier (PDF) Make plans now to attend the 2014 Merit Member Conference (MMC) on May 21-22 at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest. The MMC is a community gathering on the state of the art in IT for organizations, with a focus both on technology and on the many related policy, financial and social considerations of providing information services. View the agenda.

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Thank you to this year's Program Committee.
Featured Speakers
John C. Dvorak
John C. Dvorak
Technology Author, Columnist and Broadcaster

John C. Dvorak is a pioneering tech journalist whose work has been read around the world since the 1980s. His column "Inside Track" currently appears weekly in PC Magazine. He is co-founder, chief columnist and board member of the tech news site Read more about John C. Dvorak

Johannes M. Bauer
Johannes M. Bauer
Professor, Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University

Johannes M. Bauer researches a wide range of issues related to innovation in information and communication technology industries (ICT), business models of national and global players, as well as the public policy and governance challenges of harnessing the full benefits of ICT for society. Read more about Johannes M. Bauer

J. Alex Halderman
J. Alex Halderman
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan

J. Alex Halderman studies computer security and privacy, with an emphasis on problems that broadly impact society and public policy. Topics of recent interest in his research and teaching include network security, data privacy, electronic voting, censorship resistance and cybercrime. Read more about J. Alex Halderman

MCRCon 2014
Prior to the Merit Merit Conference, join us for MCRCon 2014 on Tuesday, May 20. MCRCon is a cybersecurity conference hosted by the Michigan Cyber Range. This event will also be held at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.

More on MCRCon 2014.

Registration Details
Early Bird Registration
Member regular registration: $219
Non-Member registration: $269
Wednesday only: $159
Thursday only: $110

Registration for the Merit Member Conference is open only to Merit Members, potential Members from higher education, K-12, libraries, government, health care and non-profits, and event sponsors. Others may attend the conference only through special arrangement. Please contact for more information.
Register to Attend
Bring a Colleague!
Merit Members who register for the full conference have the limited-time opportunity to register a colleague to attend the conference at no extra charge. Click the Register link for more information.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to fully participate in this event, please contact at least two weeks in advance. Please note that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time to arrange than others.

Sponsoring the Conference
Merit Network is pleased to make available a limited number of sponsorship opportunities for the Merit Member Conference. This is an excellent way to reach the networking and computing decision-makers at Michigan's leading education, research, library, healthcare, governmental and non-profit organizations. Please contact for more information. Download the 2014 MMC Sponsorship Booklet (PDF)

Merit Community Supporters
Merit Community Supporters: ADVA Optical Networks, Cisco Systems, Data Strategy, EMC, Juniper Networks
Featured Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors
MMC Archives
2013 Merit Member Conference Cover

View past agendas, presentations, photos and more in the Merit Member Conference Archive.

Watch videos from the 2013 Merit Member Conference

Eagle Crest Conference Center photo
Hotel Information:

A hotel room rate of $139/night is available to MMC attendees. You can reserve rooms online or by phone at 877-757-7133 or 800-228-9290 and identify yourself as part of the Merit Member Conference group. The group rate is available until Friday, May 9, 2014.

Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
1275 S Huron Street
Ypsilanti, MI

Directions to the location.


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