Connections Conference

Held each fall, the Connections Leadership Conference serves as a networking workshop for campus leaders. Through collaboration, relevant issues are discussed with the intent of making a positive impact on campus and in the community. Connections is open to all CMU students with varying levels of leadership experience. Whether a new student leader, or the president of a registered student organization, everyone can benefit from the sessions offered at the 14th annual Connections Leadership conference.

The 2014 Connections Leadership Conference will be held November 8-9 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, MI. Located in beautiful northern Michigan, Traverse City and affords access to a variety of cultural and social opportunities. Evening social activities will be planned to help you continue to network with your student colleagues, or feel free to explore the town on your own!​


To better plan for your time at the 2014 Connections Conference, please take a moment to review the conference program.  Porgram schedules and abstracts, as well as presenter biographies can be found in the booklet.   

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Giving new meaning to the term "year-round resort," Great Wolf Lodge defies the weather outside with an indoor waterpark experience that has young and old soaking in the fun! Whether it's 10 degrees below or raining cats and dogs, it's always a balmy 84 degrees inside the resort's huge, 38,000 square-foot indoor waterpark. Bear Track Landing puts the emphasis on fun with 11 waterslides, six pools and a four-story treehouse waterfort. The state-of-the-art facility utilizes nearly 200,000 gallons of water that is splashed, sprayed, waved and played in.

While staying at the Great Wolf Lodge you can relax in the Loose Moose Cottage. Enjoy the company of your friends and family while unwinding with your favorite drink or savory sandwich. This enchanted cottage-themed restaurant features whimsical stained glass windows, a magical flying owl scene, natural sandstone rustic fireplace and Lucy the Moose, who sings everything from Sinatra to Garth Brooks. The Spirit Island Snack Shop in Bear Track Landing is perfect for a bite to eat while you are enjoying the waterpark. Menu items include snacks such as hot dogs, pizza, and nachos, frozen drinks and other beverages.

REGISTRATION UPDATE: Registration for the 2014 Connections Leadership Conference has exceeded our venue's capacity.  However, space may still become available.  To be notified of opening please join our wait list.