Prepare for Symposium

January 26–28, 2017 • Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

We look forward to welcoming 1600 participants to the Calvin Symposium on Worship at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary! 

Checking in for the conference 

Conference check-in and walk-up registration are located in the Hekman Library fireplace lobby at Calvin College, staffed during the following times:

  • Wednesday, January 25, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, January 26, and Friday, January 27, beginning at 7:30 am
  • Saturday, January 28, beginning at 8 am 

Check-in is a do-it-yourself process, done once when you first arrive for the conference: 

  1. Parking is available at the Prince Conference Center, Covenant Fine Arts Center, or Spoelhof Center parking lots (also see accessibility map).
  2. Travel to the Hekman Library Lobby:
    • Pick-up your name badge (arranged alphabetically by last name). Your name badge contains information on the workshops and meals you signed up to attend.
    • Pick-up your program & worship book. View as a PDF.
    • On-campus wireless access: Select 'CICW' enter 'revelation'

After you check-in, you are invited to view the art exhibits and displays in the Covenant Fine Arts Center. There is a prayer room located in the lower level of the College Chapel building.

All conference attendees may pick-up a free copy of the new book Teach Us To Pray: Scripture-Centered Family Worship through the Year. This is available at the Calvin Press exhibit, second level of the Covenant Fine Arts Center. 

Thursday AM seminars and retreats lunch

If you registered for a Thursday AM seminar or a Retreat, we are providing lunch for you. For most of you, the lunch is served at the seminar location (see the program book PDF for exact details). Please attend the Thursday seminar or retreat you registered for so that the lunch count works out well! Thanks. 

Walk-up registration

This is limited to seminars and workshops not at capacity. 


Jennifer Testa Hrynyk, clergy at Community Congregational Church in Short Hills, NJ a suburb of NYC, would like to connect with other attendees (worship leaders) who have or are considering retrofitting their existing sanctuary space with projection capabilities.  

Email or call her to connect at the Symposium on Worship: or cell (908) 578-3458.

Preparing to learn at the conference

Learn more about the two co-sponsors of the conference

We look forward to seeing you at the conference in January! Contact us if you have any questions.