Join now for the lowest per-meeting price!

Register for an Upton Hall or Mainstage membership and we’ll guarantee you a seat at all five meetings at the lowest per-meeting prices. But hurry! Individual speaker tickets are now on sale and you need to secure your membership before the meetings sell out.

New this season! Buy individual tickets to see your favorite speakers! Instead of being required to buy a membership to see one or more of your favorite speakers, this year you can purchase tickets to individual meetings. It’s easy.


Three easy ways to join or buy tickets

Thanks to a new arrangement with The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, you can get your membership and tickets through the Box Office. Here are your three easy-to-use options:

  1. Call 269-927-1221, Monday-Friday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (except holidays).
  2. Come in person to the Box Office located on the south side of The Mendel Center, Monday through Friday, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (except holidays).
  3. Go online. To register for your Upton Hall Membership, click here. For your Mainstage Membership, click here. Or to buy meeting tickets, click on the individual speakers’ photos below. This 24/7 service includes a convenience fee.
  • Because The Club is using a new ordering system, all returning and new members will need to complete the registration information. If you are ordering more than two memberships or meeting tickets at one time, we recommend that you call or go in person to the Box Office during their open hours. It should save you time and there are no fees for these Box Office services.
  • The Box Office accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash and checks made out to Lake Michigan College.
  • When you order, you may choose to get your tickets by email, mobile or mail; or have them held for pick up at the will call window.
  • Upton Hall Members: For details about how to get your membership discount when reserving your Dinner or Speaker-Only tickets, click here

Have ordering questions?

See the answers on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. If you have other questions, please contact The Mendel Center Box Office at 269-927-1221 or BoxOffice@lakemichigancollege.edu.

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Mitt Romney

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Former Presidential Candidate, Governor and Business Leader

“The Future of America/The Politics of Today.”

Tuesday
October 18
2016

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Dana Perino

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Co-Host of Fox’s “The Five” and Former White House Press Secretary

“Politics Right Now.”

Monday
November 14
2016

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Capt. Scott Kelly

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History-Making NASA Astronaut and Retired U.S. Navy Captain

“The Sky Is Not the Limit: Lessons from a Year in Space.”

Wednesday
March 22
2017

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Michio Kaku

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World-Renowned Physicist, Futurist and Best-Selling Author

"The Future of the Mind."

Thursday
April 20
2017

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Anderson Cooper

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Broadcast Journalist and Anchor of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360°”

“360o Look at World Events.”

Wednesday
May 17
2017