MiCAMP Fall Conference 2021

Boyne Mountain Resort

September 22 - 24, 2021

There will be some changes this year at Boyne, but we are excited to be able to meet in-person for 2021, and see all our friends and colleagues once again. Conference details will be posted on this page as we finalize them.


The September 15 registration date has passed. If you need to register between now and the conference, there will be a $10 late fee per registration. If you need to cancel a registration, just send us an email and we can help. If you need to cancel a room at Boyne, you’ll need to contact them directly. Room cancellations need to be done at least 7 days before the conference.

Conference Covid Updates

  • Please plan on bringing, and wearing, masks at the Conference
  • Check this Esri Map to see current Covid trends in MI and around the Country

Plenary Speaker

MiCAMP is pleased to announce that William “Bill” Johnson will be the 2021 Plenary Speaker.

Bill had a 31-year GIS career in New York State government, culminating with his being named NY’s first Geographic Information Officer (GIO) in 2013.  After retiring from the state in 2016, he spent two years in Washington, DC as GIS Director at the Universal Service Administrative Company, a nonprofit that supports nationwide broadband expansion programs for the Federal Communication Commission.  Bill Joined AppGeo in April, 2016, where he is applying his carpe geo philosophy of building trust through collaboration, of effecting fundamental change through thoughtful investment, and of consistent attention to excellence, as AppGeo’s carpe geo evangelist.


This plenary is unlike most GIS presentations.  There will be no explanations or examples of how to do GIS, nor will there be any insights on the latest geospatial data or software or methods or technology trends.  Instead, Bill’s talk explores why GIS is such an important and rewarding career.  Bill will introduce his ideas for carpe geo — seizing opportunities to do great things with GIS — and illustrate them with stories from his own career.  Come with an open mind and an open heart and prepare to be inspired.  

Conference Items

Conference Schedule

Check out the draft of our conference grid below. Please keep in mind times and topics may change.

Conference Meals

Conference Menu is below.

Wednesday Dinner

Your choice between Everett’s, Forty Acres Pub, and Trophy Room. Meal ticket worth $30.

Thursday Breakfast

Coffee/juice, sliced fruit, danishes, muffins, bagels, and fixin’s.

Thursday Lunch

Salad/rolls/pasta salad; Chicken Marsala; Camp-Style Cod; Potatoes/Vegetables

Thursday Dinner

Salad/rolls/pasta salad; Sliced Flank Steak; Grilled Salmon

Friday Breakfast

Coffee/juice, sliced fruit, danishes, muffins, bagels, and fixin’s.

Friday Lunch

Sandwich Station with salad, potato chips; Assorted sandwich breads and wraps, toppings; To Go Option.

Conference FAQ

Boyne Room Rates

Rates include lodging, meals (beginning with dinner night of arrival through lunch on day of departure), meal gratuities, taxes and resort fees.  Full conference meals include Wednesday dinner, Thursday breakfast/lunch/dinner, Friday breakfast/lunch. If you have general questions on a room (room layout, tax exempt questions, etc.), you can call Boyne Central Reservations at 800.462.6963. If you have speciifc questions on rooms or meals as it relates to MiCAMP, you can contact Boyne’s Group Housing Manager, Carol Denison at or 231-549-6842.

Boyne Room Reservations

Online reservation guarantees end August 22. After that date, Boyne does not guarantee any rooms will be available. If rooms are not available online, you’ll need to call Boyne Central Reservations at 800.462.6963. 800.462.6963 and ask for the Michigan Community Association of Mapping Professionals to book any reservations, based on availability.

Boyne Room Cancellations

Email confirmations for Boyne rooms state cancellations must be received 14 days prior to the conference. This is only for public bookings. MiCAMP’s agreement with Boyne is a 7-day cancellation policy. We have confirmed that Boyne will honor cancellations 7 days prior to the conference. And if you have a major event (medical issue, family issue, etc.) within that 7 day cancellation window, contact Boyne and they will work with you.

Conference Meals

Meal tickets come with room reservations. However, if you want to have meals at the conference and do not plan to stay at Boyne, you can purchase individual meal tickets at the Boyne front desk (where room check-in is). Please note, availability of these tickets are limited per meal. Typical costs for meals are: Breakfast – $25, Lunch – $30, Dinner – $37.  If you want to stay at Boyne but do NOT want to pay for conference meals, contact Boyne and they will adjust the room rate.

Conference Registration Late Fee

Conference Registration is free until September 15, 2021. After that, there is a $10 late fee per registration. This was put in place a few years ago to encourage timely registrations, as we need to prepare materials and name badges.