Cost and Hotels

Symposium on Worship  -  January 26–28, 2017  -  Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Conference fees (in USD)

Registration type Three days Two days
One day
Individual  $270 $180 $90
Group  (3 or more people from a church or organization)     $210 $140      $70
Student rate includes
  • Student and teacher/professor 
  • Calvin College faculty and staff 
  • Calvin Academy of Lifelong Learning (CALL)
  • Vital Worship Grant project directors & team members 
$45 $30 $15
Calvin Theological Seminary students, staff, and faculty no fees during online registration
Calvin Theological Seminary walk-up fee same as student rates

Carefully plan your registration type (individual or group) and number of days before you enter online registration. We cannot process a refund you if you change from a "type" or decide to come fewer days. Thanks for your understanding.


Optional Costs
Lunch (Friday, Saturday)
pre-pay through online registration or cash-at-the-dining hall door. See below for menus.
Thursday lunch is included in the registration fee.
$8
Dinner (Thursday, Friday)
pre-pay through online registration or cash-at-the-dining hall door. See below for menus.
$10
Limited conference shuttle service available from four hotels to the Calvin campus.
See below for hotels with shuttle service.
(Thursday through Saturday afternoon)
$40
Reformed Worship magazine, one year subscription 
$29.99 (USD); $34.99 (CDN) to Canada; $39.99 (USD) to all other countries.
Optional donation:
Will you partner with the Symposium to provide hospitality for overseas international guests?
Any amount is greatly appreciated.
Cancellation policy and fee
Send an email by January 30, 2017 to worshipsymposium@calvin.edu with “cancellation” in the subject line (no cancellations over the phone, please). After January 15, no refunds are available on the lunches, dinners, or shuttle service.
$90

Travel and Accommodations

A basic shuttle service to and from the conference (morning and evening times) will be provided from these two hotels for a fee of $40 (payable on the registration form).

Please call the local hotel phone number to book your room; do not book through web sites. Make sure you mention the Symposium on Worship.

Conference shuttle service to and from these hotels:
Cost Hotel

Phone
Amenities
 $69.95

Comfort Inn
4155 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

616-957-2080
  • Free airport shuttle service
  • Free hot breakfast starting at 4:30 AM
  • Evening Hospitality Mon. - Fri.
  • Microwaves & Refrigerators in all rooms
  • Fitness & Business Centers open 24 hours
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
 $73.00

Ramada Plaza Hotel
3333 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

616-949-9222

 

  • Free airport shuttle service
  • Free hot breakfast
  • Indoor water slide and pool, whirlpool
  • Wireless internet
Calvin College Rate
$74.00
Sleep Inn & Suites
4284 29th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

 616-975-9000

  • Free airport shuttle service
  • Free hot breakfast
  • Free light dinner every Monday through Thursday
  • Pool and fitness center
  • Wireless internet
  • Shuttle service to campus available by the hotel if scheduled in advance

 

Conference shuttle service not available:

Cost Hotel Phone Amenities
Calvin College Rate
$79.99
Best Western Hospitality Hotel and Suites
5500 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
616-949-8400
  • Free airport shuttle service
  • Free hot breakfast
  • Free light dinner every Monday through Thursday
  • Pool and whirlpool
  • Wireless internet
$99.99 for king or double queen
$109.99 for king suite
$119.99 for one bedroom king suite
$139.99 one bedroom double queen suite
Country Inn and Suites
3251 Deposit Drive 
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
616-942-7000
  •  #1 Guest Rated Hotel on Tripadvisor.com
  • Always Free Hot & Fresh Breakfast Buffet
  • Indoor Pool, Whirlpool and Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
One bed studio
$89.00
2 bed suite
$129.00

Hawthorn Suites
2701 East Beltline Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI

The shuttle stop will be at the Ramada Plaza Hotel entrance which is a short walk away

616-957-8111
  • Suites with fully equipped kitchens.
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free daily hot buffet breakfast in the Gatehouse
  • Wireless Internet
  • 24 hour access fitness room
  • Pet friendly hotel (one time fee)

$89.00

Holiday Inn - Grand Rapids Airport
3063 Lake Eastbrook Blvd Kentwood, MI 49512

616-285-7600
  • King or Double
  • Indoor swimming pool and whirlpool
  • 24 hour fitness center
  • Grill 29 – full service restaurant and lounge open for breakfast, dinner & room service
  • 24 hour business center
  • Complimentary wireless Internet
  • Complimentary airport shuttle
  • 6pm day of arrival cancellation policy

$119.00 + tax

SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids Airport SE
5250 28th St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512 

616-464-1130
  • King Suites and Queen Suites
  • Complimentary airport shuttle service
  • Complimentary hot and cold breakfast buffet
  • Lobby Bar open from 5pm-11pm
  • 24 hour Market
  • 24 hour Business Center
  • 24 hour Fitness Center
  • Indoor pool & hot tub open daily from 6am-11pm
  • Free Wi-Fi

The rooms at the Prince Conference Center are reserved for Symposium presenters.

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Menus

Thursday Lunch Menu $8.00

  • Soup: Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Chicken Picatta
  • Cavatappi with garlic tomato
  • Vegetarian Paella
  • Caribbean Pork Sandwich
  • Fresh Green Beans
  • Steak Potato Fries
  • Fresh Baked Dinner Roll
  • Gourmet Pizza Bar featured at the Emma & Charlie’s Station
  • Gourmet Salad Bar (With topping and Dressing choices)
  • Cheesecake with Assorted Toppings
  • Raspberry Pie
  • The Globe: Sizzling Salad

Thursday Dinner Menu $10.00

  • Soup: Tomato basil bisque
  • Country Ribs
  • Scalloped potatoes
  • Key West Blend Vegetables
  • Lemon Dill Salmon
  • Black bean and cheese Enchilada
  • Fresh Baked Herbed Cheese Dinner Roll
  • Gourmet Pizza Bar featured at the Emma & Charlie’s Station
  • Gourmet Salad Bar (With topping and Dressing choices)
  • The Globe: Chocolate lovers dream bar

Friday Lunch Menu $8.00

  • Soup: White Chicken Chili
  • Slow Roasted BBQ Brisket Sandwich on a Fresh baked Kaiser Roll
  • Ancho Chile Roasted Tilapia with Pico de Gallo
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Corn with red peppers
  • Portabella Mushroom Ravioli
  • Gourmet Pizza Bar featured at the Emma & Charlie’s Station
  • Gourmet Salad Bar (With topping and Dressing choices)
  • Pumpkin Bars
  • Monster Cookies
  • The Globe: Sizzling Salad

Friday Dinner Menu $10.00

  • Soup: French Onion with Large Croutons and Swiss Cheese
  • Pot Roast of Beef
  • Garlic mashed red skins
  • Broccoli
  • Vegetable Lasagna
  • El Jefe Chicken Burrito
  • Garlic Bread
  • Gourmet Pizza Bar featured at the Emma & Charlie’s Station
  • Gourmet Salad Bar (With topping and Dressing choices)
  • The Globe: Strawberry Shortcake Bar

Saturday Lunch Menu $8.00

  • Soup: Cheese Broccoli soup
  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Fried Perch
  • Deluxe Hamburger w/ Homemade Chips
  • Pasta Primavera
  • Herb Garden Rice
  • Malibu Blend Vegetables
  • Gourmet Pizza Bar featured at the Emma & Charlie’s Station
  • Gourmet Salad Bar (With topping and Dressing choices)
  • Apple Pie
  • No bake bar
  • The Globe: Deluxe ice cream bar