Frequently Asked Questions

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If you have questions that aren't addressed below, please contact our office at or by phone at (734) 996-3190.

How much does the conference cost / What is the registration fee?

Early Bird Rates (registering on or before Friday, December 15th, 2017)

Friday Saturday Both Days
General $180 $180 $290
Student $80 $80 $130

Regular Rates (registering after Friday, December 15th, 2017)

Friday Saturday Both Days
General $250 $250 $395
Student $100 $100 $160

Students are encouraged to apply first to the scholarship program.

* Presenters will receive a discount code to use when registering once their abstract has been accepted. *

Are meals included with conference registration?

Yes! A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided on both Friday and Saturday. A light, "strolling" dinner will be provided Friday evening during the Poster Reception.

What times does the conference start and end?

Registration check-in and continental breakfast begins on Friday, January 12th and the day closes with a talking circle and other fun activities around 9:30 pm.

Saturday, January 13th begins with continental breakfast at 7:45 am and ends after lunch at 2:00 pm.

Where is the conference is being held?

The Kellogg Center's address is:
55 South Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48824

You can find more information under the Conference Travel and Lodging section.

Please note: MSU has a new tobacco policy

Where can I stay when I attend the conference?

The Stewardship Network has a limited block of rooms at the hotel attached to the conference center that are available at a discounted price.

You can find more information under the Conference Travel and Lodging section.

Who can I talk to if I have more questions?

Give us a call or send us an email! Our office number is (734) 996-3190 or you can email We'll answer your questions as soon as we can!

Do you have a cancellation/refund policy?

Absolutely! Please check the dates below for the information most relevant to your situation:

By Friday, December 22nd: Full refund minus $25 processing fee.
Between Saturday, December 23rd and Wednesday, January 3rd: 50% refund.
After Wednesday, January 3rd: No refund, but materials sent if cancelled.

When is the deadline for call for submissions?

The deadline for Panel Discussions, Presentations, Roundtable and Workshops is Friday, Oct. 13th, 2017.
The deadline for Poster Presentations is December 1, 2017.

How can my business/organization/agency become a sponsor?

Organizations can become sponsors of the conference by making a financial contribution. For more information on the sponsorship and vendor opportunities available, please click for more info or call Lisa Brush at (734) 996-3190.

I'm a poster presenter. What are the acceptable dimensions for my poster? Do I need to bring anything to mount my poster?

The maximum size your poster can be is 48" wide by 36" tall. Posters will be attached to the poster display units with velcro, which we will provide when you arrive.

I'm a presenter, and I have more questions. Who should I contact?

Carey Viviano of Steppe Solutions. You can reach her by emailing

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