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P.O. Box 414, Petoskey, MI 49770


2020 Spring Conference

Thursday, April 23, 2020

"Supporting Children, Building Community"
Every child deserves an equal opportunity for healthy growth and development. The CAPE Council annual spring conference provides professional development for adults working with children in education, health-care, law enforcement, and all communities.

With a mission to inspire, entertain and educate with year-round, world-class programming. The Great Lakes Center for the Arts serves as a cultural and social hub for Northern Michigan.

Erin Walsh, M.A., is the co-founder of Spark & Stitch Institute - Parenting for Courage and Connection. She is a parent, speaker, educator, and writer.

Registration will be available beginning February 1, 2020.

Conference speaker handouts and PowerPoints

What attendees say about the CAPE spring conference


Thank you! The energy and enthusiasm captured today will last a long time and I feel it is transformative. I could not feel more encouraged moving forward."


April 26, 2019


The speakers spoke from their heart and their messages were impactful and meaningful to my life. I appreciate the opportunity to learn more about improving the growth and safety of all."

April 27, 2018


I enjoy this conference every year. I truly appreciate the reading material I receive for my professional development. Thank you!"


April 28, 2016