Prepare for Symposium

Symposium on Worship: January 29 – 31, 2015

Grand Rapids, MI, USA

We look forward to welcoming over 1500 participants to the Calvin Symposium on Worship at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary! 

Checking in for the conference & Walk-up registration

Check-in, Walk-up registration, and the Information Station are located in the Hekman Library fireplace lobby at Calvin College. This area is staffed during the following times:

  • Wednesday, January 28, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, January 29, starting at 7:00 am
  • Friday, January 30, starting at 7:30 am
  • Saturday, January 31, starting at 7:30 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. Pick-up your name badge (arranged alphabetically by last name) from the tables in the Hekman Library Lobby. Your name badge contains information on the workshops and meals you signed up to attend.
  3. Pick-up your
  • program & worship book 
  • If you pre-paid for additional books, pick them up at the designated table in the lobby.

Walk-up registration is available, but limited to seminars and workshops not at capacity. Print out the form (which lists available seminars and workshops) and bring along with your payment.

After you check-in, you are invited to visit the Covenant Fine Arts Center and

  • enjoy the art exhibits on the first level 
  • browse the book and music exhibits on the second level

Wireless access at Calvin: instructions

Preparing to worship

Reflect on and study the texts for the worship services. 

Preparing to learn

Learn more about the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, including our Mission statement and guiding documents for our work:

Also see an interview with Kathy Smith on "Getting the Most out of Symposium"

We look forward to seeing you here! Contact us if you have any questions.