GLVM Conference Details

The Arboriculture Society of Michigan Foundation (ASMF) is proud to host the first annual Great Lakes Vegetation Management Conference, scheduled to take place on March 18th and 19th in East Lansing, Michigan. This groundbreaking event will bring together professionals, experts and enthusiasts in the fields of arboriculture and vegetation management from across the Great Lakes region and the nation.

The conference aims to create a platform for knowledge exchange, networking, and collaboration among industry leaders, researchers, and practitioners.

We have reached capacity, and event registration is now closed. Help us plan for greater capacity in future events by expressing interest using the update emails form below.. You’ll be among the first to know about future events.

March 18, 2024 - March 19, 2024

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI
Monday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

 Kellogg Room Block: $150 per night

(use code 2403GLVMCC)

Sponsorship Opportunities

Featured Speakers and Topics:

Keynote: TeambuildingDesi Mayner, Owner and Founding Partner of Mayner Leadership: Specializing in Leadership at EveryLevel
Utility Software Panel DiscussionFeaturing representatives from AiDash, Clearion, Overstory, Arbormetrics & Hitachi
Selective Integrated Vegetation Management:Scott Wright, VM Specialist CORTEVA Agriscience
Herbicides & Blends in the IndustryMark Croswell, National Sales Manager, Nutrien Solutions
EGLE/USFS UpdateMike McNulty, Manager, Environmental at ITC Holdings
Drones in the industry Dustin Polasek, Chief Pilot, Nutrien Ag Solutions
Invasive insects/plants & diseases in MIDeb McCullough, Ph.D. Professor at MSU Dept. of Entomology & Dept. of Forestry
Safety in the IndustryWes Tregilgas, Safety Manager, Wright Tree Service
Tree AppraisalMichael Richardson B.Sc., MTCU Qualified Arborist, Richardson
Tree Care

MDARD, ISA, and CTSP CEU credits (pending final approval)

 All proceeds will benefit the Arboriculture Society of Michigan Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation

Information for Exhibitors

General Information

  • All attendees and exhibitors will have access to all sessions, receive lunch and snacks both days of the event, breakfast Day 2 of the event and admittance to any potential after glow events during the conference. 
  • Exhibitors may purchase single or multiple booths and may attend for one or both days. Each booth space is approximately 10’ x 10’. – and may vary slightly.
  • The exhibit area will be inside the Kellogg Center Big Ten Conference rooms B & C. 
  • Exhibitors will have the opportunity to select a booth location upon arrival on March 18th. 
  • All exhibitors must contain all of their information, sales, displays, signs, etc., within their designated space.
  • All exhibitors must comply with all state, county, and local laws.
  • Drug paraphernalia or pro-drug literature is not allowed. Sexually explicit items and items with violent content are not allowed. Guns and gun sales are not allowed.
  • Exhibitors may not change booth space without the expressed permission of the event staff.

  • Set-up will begin at 8:00 a.m. each event morning. The conference will begin at 9:00 am on March 18th and run through March 19th to approximately 3:00 p.m.
  • Personal sound systems in booths are prohibited unless all emitted sound is contained to the individual booth.
  • If an exhibitor violates these event Rules and Regulations, they will be immediately dismissed from the conference, and no refund will be given for their booth fee.
  • Banners displayed at all non-booth locations are limited to the event itself and sponsors. No exhibitors may place signs or banners at any locations other than their booth spaces.
  • Sponsors of the activities may place their signs and banners by the doors to the sponsored event.


This is the first year of this event, and we are uncertain of the number of attendees. We are targeting 125 attendees with room to accommodate up to 160. We are marketing this event to the Great Lakes region.


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