MERS 2017 Retirement Conference

September 21 – 22, 2017
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center


What's going on at this year's conference? Check out this link for session overviews and event information.

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Is your municipality planning to send conference delegates this year? Make sure you submit a completed delegate form when registering! Click here

Board Candidate

Are you or someone you know interested in running for an open seat on the MERS Retirement Board?
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Education Credits

You asked and we listened! We'll be offering continuing education credits for several of our sessions this year.

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Let's talk retirement together

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Attendee testimonials

Region 4

"I think you did a great conference. I was more than impressed with the knowledge of the MERS staff."

Region 4

"I found the breakout sessions extremely informative. The facilitators gave you the information in a very straight forward way. Just how I like to learn."

Region 4

"Your folks picked extremely timely topics, especially those covering unfunded liabilities for both pension and OPEB issues. Couldn't be better."

Region 1

"We would be there no matter what. I always come away with knowledge that I did not have before. Always a great conference."

Education Credits New This Year!

You asked – we listened. This year MERS will be offering continuing education credits for several breakout sessions.

Six sessions have been approved by both the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)to provide continuing education credits at the MERS Annual Conference. Additionally we will offer four sessions that meet the requirements for certified public accountants to earn continuing professional education. Watch the agenda page for more information.

Pre-Conference Activities

Wednesday, September 20
MERS is headed to Detroit a day early to kick off the event with some pre-conference activities.

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Who Should Attend?

- Human Resources staff
- Finance staff
- Participants
- Appointed and elected officials

Back by popular demand

This year we welcome back Behavioral Finance Expert Dr. Daniel Crosby as our keynote speaker. Dr. Crosby previously joined us in Detroit in 2014 and he's back for a follow up discussion that you won't want to miss!

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