Mackinac Conference a lavish affair By Kyle Norris • Jun 2, 2011 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email The free bar at the Mackinac Policy Conference. Dustin Dwyer Here's a staff favorite and a little of a blast from the past. Former Michigan Radio reporter Dustin Dwyer wonders if the Mackinac Policy Conference matters to the everyday folk of Michigan. Click here to link to the story. Tags: Mackinac Center for Public PolicyMackinac 2011View the discussion thread.