Upper Peninsula Nonprofit Conference

Save the date for the 2021 U.P. Nonprofit Conference!

Thursday, October 21, 2021
Northern Center at NMU in Marquette, MI
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Keynote Speaker

Brad Gingras is a professional trainer, facilitator, generational strategist and consultant. Throughout his career he has been providing professional development workshops, presentations, and strategic planning facilitation to thousands of youth and professionals. His series of topics and expertise range from multi-generational training and strategies, leadership development, team-building, career preparation & counseling, and motivational  speaking. He has witnessed and demonstrated how effective leadership has evolved. Brad recognizes and has analyzed the drastic changes that have occurred within the workforce due to generational differences, societal changes, and technology. He provides a perspective to overcome these challenges with current approaches to empower the audience and clients. His goal for every workshop and presentation is to have fun, laugh, inspire, and leave everybody more knowledgeable.

Brad has been in executive leadership throughout his career. He is currently the Executive Director of Northwest Wisconsin Area Health Education Center (NWAHEC), coordinating healthcare education and workforce intiatives. Previously the Executive Director of Northwest Wisconsin CEP, the workforce development agency in Northwest Wisconsin.  

Submit a Workshop Proposal

The Call for Workshops is open! This year’s workshop sessions will be 75 minutes. We’re open to proposals for both in person and virtual presentations.

Registration Information

Registration can be completed online with a credit card or by paper form with a check or credit card. Registration fees are nonrefundable; however, you may give your registration to another person. In the event the conference is cancelled, refunds will be available.

Registration Rates
Grow & Lead Member Registration – $95
General Registration – $125

A limited number of scholarships are available. Visit the scholarship application to learn more. 

Exhibitor Information

Do you have a product or service that is used by nonprofit organizations? A limited number of exhibitor spaces are available.

Sponsor Information

The U.P. Nonprofit Conference provides an exciting opportunity for nonprofit leaders, board members, staff and volunteers from throughout the U.P. to come together to learn, discuss and share common concerns and ideas that influence our communities. Sponsoring the conference demonstrates your support and interest in the nonprofit organizations and the important programs and services they provide.