Welcome to Grand Rapids!


Grand Rapids Skyline at Dusk

Get to Know the Host City


Grand Rapids is the second largest city in Michigan, abundant in natural beauty and rich history. The city offers breathtaking views of the Grand River, which flows through its center, as well as a wealth of cultural offerings, including sculpture gardens and art museums.


The city boasts two art museums, a zoo, and many historical and cultural sites. One of the most popular attractions is the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, an outdoor sculpture collection that is just an eight-minute drive from the conference hotel. Nature lovers will enjoy the extensive beach and beautiful hiking trails of Millennium Park. The Grand Rapids Public Museum features a newly renovated planetarium and working antique carousel. For local flavor, visit the taproom at Founders Brewing Co. for a refreshing drink, the John Ball Zoo and Fulton Street Market. For more information about local attractions, visit the Grand Rapids Visitor Bureau