DETROIT, MI | July 11-16, 2023

Hello from Detroit!


“Moving Forward with Vitality, Relevance, and Sustainability in Our Changing World” 

The energetic and inspiring atmosphere of Motor City and Motown await conference participants in this beautiful city! Join your DKG colleagues at the historic and newly renovated Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit to relax and strengthen your well-being.

Preconference offerings will include opportunities to enhance your mind and body. Hone and expand your key leader- ship skills with a preconference workshop on Wednesday, July 12, with a deep dive into parliamentary procedures and use of Robert’s Rules of Order. Participation will require the purchase of RONR in Brief and a ticketed lunch. The other Wednesday preconference offering will be an opportunity to enhance mind and body with a full-day session of classroom yoga and social-emotional learning practices good for you and for students! The cost of the mindfulness and classroom-based yoga will be purchase of a ticketed lunch. These preconference opportunities are sponsored by the Cornetet Award Fund. Thursday will begin with a luncheon featuring the first exciting keynote speaker of the conference, followed by many opportunities to dive deeper into topics of interest at other sessions.
Later that afternoon, “NewBees” will gather, and a welcome event will focus on reconnecting and networking with colleagues.

Friday and Saturday will offer more opportunities for fun and enhancement of mind and body! Speakers will present on a variety of thought-provoking and energizing topics, including motivation for our members from Debbie LeBlanc, DKG International President 2022–2024, and Nita Scott, DKG Executive Director. Be sure to register to enjoy general sessions with our speakers; forums; workshops on a variety of topics; panel discussions; and time to reflect and focus on your well-being in mind, body, and spirit. The Society Expo will be available on Friday and Saturday with time to shop, learn, and have fun! Vendors and exhibitors will be sharing and selling a wide range of items, and the Expo will include an area for participants to share their talents in an Arts and Humanities display. Our fun will conclude before heading back home with a casual and entertaining Saturday night tribute to Motown’s greatest music in an interactive experience that you won’t want to miss!

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Westin Book Cadillac
1114 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226, USA


Start Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2023
End Date: Sunday, July 16, 2023
Cut Off Date:   5 p.m. EST June 20, 2023

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07.12.2023 – Wednesday

Pre-Conference Parliamentary Training and Lunch

Chilled Lunch Table • Pick me Sandwich Buffet

Price: $60.00

Pre-Conference: Breathe for Change Yoga and Lunch

Pre-Conference Event #2: Mindfulness and Classroom Yoga

Price: $60.00

07.13.2023 – Thursday

Moving Forward with Relevance Luncheon


Price: $60.00

Welcome Reception & Networking Opportunity

Light snacks, Cash Bar & Fun

Price: $50.00

07.14.2023 – Friday

Building Relationships Breakfast

Price: $50.00

Moving Forward with Vitality Luncheon

Price: $65.00

07.15.2023 – Saturday

Focus & Fun Breakfast

Breakfast Buffet

Price: $52.00

Moving Forward with Sustainability Luncheon

Grab and Go Lunchbox

Price: $50.00

Celebrating in Motown Dinner with Dueling Pianos


Price: $115.00





Online registration is preferred

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Member Registration Fee: $180

Combined Registration: $335

(Registration, Relevance Lunch and Motown Dinner)