One of my biggest pet peeves is when I hear instructors complaining about the lack of professional development activities. There are plenty of conferences to attend, wherever you live (I happen to live in Michigan). I honestly believe that one of the keys to a successful teaching career is attending conferences, networking, and building a personal learning network. To that end, I have compiled the following list of upcoming conferences in Michigan. I hope to see you there (At this point, I plan to attend all of these).