On May 20, Michigan Tech will host the First Annual Copper Country Lean Conference. During this one-day conference, experiences will be shared in large and small group sessions and in a poster showcase. The theme of this year’s conference is "Growing Lean, from the Roots to the Treetops."

Lean is a culture that empowers employees to innovate and create; these are the roots that support the Lean system. The visible leaves — Lean processes, methods and tools — have been created in harmony with a Lean culture to help sustain it. Tending to both grows a healthy Lean organization that is effective and efficient..

We are inviting contributions for case studies, active learning sessions, workshops or posters on all areas of practical application of Lean and ask you submit your proposal immediately for consideration. For more information and to submit your proposal, use the online form.

This conference provides us with an exciting opportunity to connect with each other, learn from others' experience and share our successes. Register now to secure early bird pricing!

Give us a call at 906-487-3180 or send an email to with any questions.

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2019 Annual Lean Conference Schedule