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LATE CHANGES to the program (updated as of March 9)
The images below show the 2023 Celebrate the UP! printed program. If you are a UPEC member, you should have received either a hard copy or a PDF version of the program, depending on your stated delivery preference. A limited number of hard copies will be available on-site, or you can download a PDF. Here, we list all the changes to the program that have occurred since it went to the printer on February 3.
  • New! UPEC extends its thanks to a recently added major sponsor: Kognisjon Bryggeri of Marquette.

  • New! Saturday, March 11, events at the Fancy Free curated resale shop, 113 E. Michigan, Marquette, 12-3pm.  Music by Kerry Yost, popup shops from Samara Floral Co. and Dah Pretzel Guys, and special discounts. No admission charge. Just a few blocks from the speaker venues.

  • Friday, March 10, 4pm (p. 2 of the program): Presentation about Partridge Creek Community Farm and its programs; and 5:30pm: UPEC General Membership Meeting. Live attendance at these events is by preregistration only because of limited space on-site. If you'd like to attend either or both in person, preregister by sending a note to with your name, email address, and number in your party. Otherwise, you can view/participate in both events from anywhere by livestream at You are also cordially invited to watch the livestreamed events with other UPEC members at the Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette starting at 4pm ... and stay for the live comedy/music starting at 8pm!

  • Friday, March 10, 6:30–7:30 pm (p. 2 of the program): RAMBA Fat Tire Bike Intro/Demo: There will be a bonfire, hot chocolate, and 4–6 fat tire bikes for people to try if they wish.

  • Saturday, March 11, Breakout #11, 3–3:50pm (p. 6 of the program): Ron James is unable to attend. Instead, Steve Garske and Kathleen Heideman of UPEC's Mining Action Group will update us on MAG's current activities and lead a discussion on mining issues in the UP.

  • Saturday, March 11, Breakout #14, 4–4:50pm (p. 6 of the program): Tyler Barron will be presenting via Zoom rather than in person.

  • NEW! Saturday, March 11, Celebrate the UP! Afterparty, 5:00pm, Sky Room, Landmark Inn (p. 6 of the program): UP Singer/Songwriter Michael Waite will be performing music from his new album "We’ve Always Been at Home."

Join us March 10–11!
Here’s what we have planned

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