Cost and Hotels

Symposium on Worship
January 26–28, 2017
Grand Rapids, Michgian, 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
This rate includes
  • Students 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

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. All hotels provide complimentary wireless access. Rates might not be available after January 10.

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

Conference shuttle service ($40) to and from these hotels:
Cost Hotel
Phone
Amenities
 $74.95

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

616-957-2080
  • Complimentary airport shuttle service
  • Complimentary hot breakfast starting at 4:30 AM
  • Microwaves & Refrigerators in all rooms
  • Fitness & Business Centers open 24 hours
$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
  • Complimentary airport shuttle service
  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
  • Indoor Pool, Whirlpool and Fitness Center
 $73.00

Ramada Plaza Hotel

3333 28th St SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49512

616-949-9222
  • Complimentary airport shuttle service
  • Complimentary hot breakfast
  • Indoor water slide and pool, whirlpool
Conference shuttle service not available:
Cost Hotel Phone Amenities
One bed suite
$89.00
2 bed suite
$129.00

Hawthorn Suites
2701 East Beltline Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI

616-957-8111
  • Suites with fully equipped kitchens.
  • Complimentary airport shuttle
  • Complimentary hot buffet breakfast in the Gatehouse
  • Complimentary light dinner every Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • 24 hour access fitness room
$86.00

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

616-285-7600
  • Complimentary shuttle to the conference available if arranged ahead of time
  • Standard King (1 bed) or Queen (2 beds)
  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
  • Complimentary airport shuttle
  • Indoor swimming pool and hot tub
  • 24 hour fitness center
  • Grill 29 – full service restaurant 
  • 6pm day of arrival cancellation policy

Calvin College Rate
$74.00

Sleep Inn & Suites
4284 29th St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512

 616-975-9000
  • Complimentary hot breakfast
  • Complimentary light dinner every Monday through Thursday
  • Pool and fitness center

$119.00 

SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids Airport
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
  • 24 hour Fitness Center
  • Indoor pool & hot tub open daily from 6am-11pm

$79.00

Wyndham Garden Grand Rapids Airport

4495 28th St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512

616-956-8080
  • Standard King (1 bed) or Queen (2 beds)
  • Indoor swimming pool and hot tub
  • Complimentary airport shuttle
  • 24 hour fitness center
  • Full service restaurant and lounge open for breakfast, dinner & room service
  • Full service Bar open in the evenings
  • 24 hour business center
  • 4pm day of arrival cancellation policy

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

Driving directions to Calvin College
Calvin College campus map
Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, Michigan (GRR) 

Local churches

Calvin College visitor information

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