August 22-24 | Grand Rapids, MI  

Just minutes from Gerald R. Ford International Airport & the Grand Rapids downtown city center, the hotel is an ideal choice for both business & leisure travelers. With exceptional service and amenities, these upscale room accommodations have everything you need for a memorable trip. One of the few true convention and catering venues in Grand Rapids.

Location Information

amenities, directions, & hotel info

Preparation

promotion, arrival & departure,
 

Registration & Deadlines

pricing, important dates & instructions for online registration

 


LOCATION INFORMATION back to top

Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids - Airport | 5700 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

DIRECTIONS TO
  • Click here for driving directions to Grand Rapids
HOTEL INFO
  • Rooms are $76/night plus tax
  • Reservation deadline is Monday, August 1st 
  • Call 616-957-1770 and use block code YFC to make your reservations
  • Both breakfasts and dinner on Day 2 will be provided on site. These meals are included in the registration cost.
TRAVEL INFO
  • Gerald R. Ford International Airport

For more information as well as photos of the property, visit the Crowne Plaza website.

 

 


CONFERENCE PREPARATION back to top

FOLLOW UP DEVOTIONAL AND YOUVERSION READING PLAN

The 2016 regional conference theme is about finding a way to ‘Bridge the Divide’ and overcome the obstacles that hinder our pursuit of unity. The keynote speakers will take a deep dive into the theme over the course of the three general sessions at the conferences, but if you want to take an even deeper dive, a six-day follow up devotional reading plan will be sent out to recipients shortly after the conference, and then will be available through the You Version Bible app later in the conference season.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
  • Registration will open at 3 PM on Monday, August 22nd. It will close at 5 PM. Please arrive in those two hours to guarantee you collect all your materials.
  • The registration packets will be separated by chapter. Please send ONE person from your chapter to collect and distribute all materials. If your chapter is traveling in multiple groups and arriving at different times, this may take some coordination- please plan ahead!
  • If you are the attendee registering your chapter, remember to bring a LIST OF NAMES of all you are representing. 
  • The conference will end by 12:30 PM  on Wednesday August 24th.
 

 

REGISTRATION PROCESS & DEADLINES back to top

 
Registration will close at midnight on Wednesday, August 10th
PRICING
Type Cost Dates
Attendee $140 Early May 26-June 30
  $155 Regular July1-July 20
  $170 Late July 21-August 9
Day Pass $65 Same throughout

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS AND TIPS
  1. Both breakfasts and dinner on Day 2 will be provided on site. These meals are included in the registration cost.
  2. Use RegOnline to register as an individual or as a group (link above).
  3. You are able to pay by credit card or by check. If you pay by check, please note the instructions in your confirmation email. Include Great Lakes Regional Conference in the memo and be sure it's clear which chapter or people the check is intended to pay for.
  4. Group registrations are recommended if there is only one form of payment for all members of the group. If you intend to pay separately, please process registrations individually. 
  5. A password is required for group registrations. Record this password in your files- it will allow you to return to your registration to make changes, process a payment or add additional members.
  6. If you choose not to create a password for an idividual registration, there will be a link in your confirmation email to make changes to your original registration.

 

ON-SITE REGISTRATION PROCESS
  1. There will be packets with nametags, schedules and all other registration materials spearated by chapter. Please designate ONE person from your chapter to come and collect all these items and distribute to everyone within you chapter. This may take some coordination if you have different groups coming at different times- please plan ahead! 
  2. There will not be an option to pay by credit card for any outstanding registration balances. You must bring a check.
  3. New registrations on site are NOT ALLOWED. This location only has a certain number of rooms allotted and if you bring attendees that have not been registered, we cannot guarantee them a bed. Please register all individuals online before the closing date.