Conference Information

The Michigan Academy 2023 conference will be held at Andrews University, March 17, 2023. The Academy is pleased to announce the 2023 conference will be offered as a hybrid conference, the option of attending on-site as well as via Zoom.
Each year, the Michigan Academy organizes a conference where members present their scholarly work to peers and learn what research projects their colleagues are undertaking.

2023 Conference Information

Abstract Submission and Registration Information

View the Call for Papers Here.

Submit your 200 word abstract Here.

Register for the conference Here.

Group Registration Here.

Conference Registration Fees:

Regular rate (February 1 through February 28).
Zoom attendees must register by March 8 to receive Zoom links and program.
On-site registration available for on-site attendees this year!

Faculty Affiliated with a Member Institution*
Regular $170; On-Site $190

Non-Affiliated Faculty and Independent Scholars*
Regular $185; On-Site $205

Retiree/Student with full membership*
Regular $150; On-Site $170

Student (Graduate and Undergraduate
Regular $110; On-Site $130

*These rates include required 2022-23 membership dues. Members receive a subscription to our academic journal the Michigan Academician.

Session Schedule

Morning check-in is located in the Howard Performing Arts Center on Andrews University’s campus between 7:30-12:00. If you have pre-registered use the three check-in lines when you arrive, if you need to register on-site please come directly to the Academy table. On-site registration forms can be found Here.

Draft Program

Keynote Speaker

Ghosts in the darkness: A National Geographic explorer’s quest to study the elusive Amazonian manatee. Daniel Gonzalez, Andrews University.

Dr. Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske is Professor of Biology at Andrews University and Curator of the Andrews University Museum of Natural History. He is a 2022 National Geographic Explorer and U.S. Fulbright Scholar. Gonzalez-Socoloske received his Ph.D. in Ecology from Duke University prior to returning to his alma mater (Andrews University) as faculty in 2013. Gonzalez-Socoloske has led or participated in more than two dozen biological field expeditions to a variety of locations including the central Amazon of Brazil, Honduras, Mexico, Cuba, and Panama. He specializes in mammal ecology and conservation, especially aquatic mammals, and is a member of the Society for Marine Mammalogy and the Latin American Society of Aquatic Mammal Specialists. He has been an Associate Editor since 2013 and currently serves as the Managing Editor for the Latin American Journal of Aquatic Mammals. At Andrews University, he teaches General Ecology, Biostatistics, Mammalogy, Animal Behavior, and the popular Field Ecology study tours to South Florida and Cuba.


Posters will be presented during the Interdisciplinary Poster Session at Andrews University.