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Third Annual Green Aviation Conference

Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, Michigan

August 28 & 29, 2013

The Upper Michigan Green Aviation Coalition is pleased the announce the 2013 Annual Conference will be held August 28-30, 2013, at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island.


Click here to: REGISTER TODAY!

Early Bird Rates when you register prior to May 1st: $150 members and $200.00 non-members. Rates after May 1st: $200 members and $250 non-members.

Early Bird Registrations will be eligible to win a free registration and have their Registration Fee reimbursed for the event.




Wednesday, Aug. 28th


Registration Opens
5:30 pm Cypress Room/Veranda, Mission Point Resort


6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Cypress Room/Veranda, Mission Point Resort(Light food, open bar)


Thursday, Aug 29th



7:30 am to 8:30 am, Cypress Room, Main Lodge, Mission Point Resort



8:00 am to 8:30 am, Amphitheatre, Mission Point Resort


Opening Remarks

Glen Simula, UMGAC Board President, President GS Engineering             

8:30 am to 8:45 am


Judy Kruger, Vice President Operations, Grupo Prodensa

8:45 am to 9:45 am (includes 10 min Q&A)


Stephen Myers, Former Vice President, Lockheed Martin Skunk Works

9:45 am to 10:45 am (includes 10 min Q&A)



10:45 am to 11:00 am


Tim Zemanovic, CEO, Aircraft Demolition LLC                 

  & Rick Kauppila, President U.P. Steel              

11:00 am to 12:00 am (includes 10 min Q&A)

Lunch –

Alan Klapmeier, CEO
Kestrel Aviation

12:15 am in Summit Room, Main Lodge, Mission Point Resort


William Harrison,Technical Advisor
Fuels and Energy AFRL Energy S&T Office
Air Force Research Laboratory
Wright Patterson AFB OH                

1:45 pm to 2:45 pm Amphitheater, Mission Point Resort (includes 10 min Q&A)



Showcase – American
Laser Enterprises            

2:45 pm to 3:00 pm



3:00 pm to 3:15 pm


Stayne Hoff, Director, International Business Development - UAS
AeroVironment, Inc.                           

3:15 pm to 4:15 (includes 10 min Q&A)


Francis Charbonneau, President & CEO Aerospace Consultants International LLC      

4:15 to 5:15 (includes 10 min Q&A)


Closing Remarks                

5:15 pm to 5:30 pm



7:00 pm Promenade Deck, Mission Point Resort (open bar)


Friday, Aug 30th


Prior to leaving the Island, we hope you find time to network one-on-one over a leisurely breakfast or enjoy an early morning bike ride around the Island.



Vikki Kulju
Exhibit Director

This event will provide you with an exceptional opportunity to engage our members and industry experts; promote your business; provide a platform for collaboration in the aviation field focused of research and development or manufacturing. With a limited number of sponsors and exhibit booths available, your company will be one of a select group of companies represented, and therefore, you will have special access to attendees.

I encourage you to sign up promptly to ensure your participation in this exciting event. Currently, we are in the process of looking for support for the following:

  • Gold support - $5,000 (includes booth and four registrations) 
  • Silver suppor t- $3,000 (includes booth and three registrations)
  • Bronze support - $1,500 (includes booth and two registration)
  • Display Booth-$750 (includes one registration)
  • Welcome reception $400 (only four available)
  • NEW THIS YEAR - Technology Showcase - $1,200 (includes booth & one registration along with a 10 min speaking opportunity during the program. Only four available.)

    EMAIL vikki@telkite.com for sponsorship info


William Harrison
Technical Advisor
Fuels and Energy AFRL Energy S&T Office
Air Force Research Laboratory
Wright Patterson AFB OH

Bill Carberry
Program Manager Airplane and Composite Recycling
The Boeing Company


Stephen G. Myers
Former Vice President

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works

Stayne Hoff
Director, International Business Development - UAS
AeroVironment, Inc.
Francis Charbonneau, Jr.
President & CEO
Aerospace Consultants International LLC
Glen Simula
President Upper Michigan green Aviation Coalition and President GS Engineering


Lodging reservations may NOT be made online. They may only be made by calling (800) 833-7711. Please mention the UMGAC Conference to receive the reduced rate. Reduced rate reservations must be made by July 20, 2013 and are limited in number. Register for your room before May 1, 2013 and you will become eligible to win two nights free at Mission Point to be used at the time of the conference