Sonderegger21, a conference about the Upper Peninsula, presented on Friday, Nov. 5


Northern Michigan University's Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and Center for Upper Peninsula Studies will present Sonderegger21, a conference about Upper Peninsula historical, cultural, economic and scientific topics, Friday, Nov. 5, at the Northern Center on campus. 

The Sonderegger Symposium has been held since 2001. This year's theme is “challenges.” The presentations will focus on past and present issues that the region has faced, while offering ideas for how to address them. 

Admission is free and open to the public. There is no need to register. The public has two opportunities to view the sessions. They can attend in person or they can watch the stream of each room here. Face masks are required for in-person attendees. 

Below is the schedule of presentations for the symposium:

Welcome and Introductory Remarks, 8 a.m., Ballroom IV

NMU Enrollment (Past and Future), 8:10 a.m., Ballroom IV

Air Bases of Northern Michigan and the Charlevoix Incident (Remote), 8:10 a.m., Peninsula II

Rural Health in the Upper Peninsula, 9:20 a.m., Ballroom IV

Keep the U.P. Wild (Remote), 9:20 a.m., Peninsula II

Stop the Rocket!, 9:20 a.m., Peninsula II

Opioid Crisis (Past & Present), 10:30 a.m., Ballroom IV

Civilian Conservation Corps and the U.P.'s Forests, 10:30 a.m., Peninsula II

Box Lunch available, 11:40 a.m., Peninsula II 

Keynote Address, Michigan State Senator Ed McBroom, 12:50 p.m., Ballroom IV

Tribute to Marion Sonderegger and Miriam Hilton, 12:50 p.m., Ballroom IV

Native American Intergenerational Trauma, 2 p.m., Ballroom IV

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore Growth, 2 p.m., Peninsula II

Rural Entrepreneurship, 3:10 p.m., Ballroom IV

Economic Development in the U.P., 3:10 p.m., Ballroom IV

UPLINK, 3:10 p.m., Peninsula II

Coastlines and People, 4:20 p.m., Ballroom IV

Education Roundtable, 4:20 p.m., Peninsula II

For details about the speakers and more event information, click here


Prepared By

Jill Vermeulen
Student Writer

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