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Registration and Housing Information


Online registration for the 2014 conference is available here.
After January 6, 2014: $50 for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Other.
Calvin Students: $20 This option is available for all Calvin students. It includes only ONE meal (the Topic Table meal) during the conference. All other meals during the conference are your responsibillity.

The registration fee includes dinner on Thursday, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday.

This year we are offering a half-day workshop which will take place at the conclusion of the conference. It will be held from 1:30-6:30 PM on Saturday, February 8 in the Chapel Undercroft. While there is no charge for attending, we do need you to register for this event if you are planning to attend. Go to this link and select the Free Workshop ticket option. Following is the description for the workshop:

"Nonviolent Direct Action As Public Witness"

What's is nonviolence? Is a glitter bomb nonviolent direct action? What's a glitter bomb? If you want to get a practical, but informed workshop that takes you from zero to planning nonviolent actions in a day, well this is the workshop to attend. Hope Equals and Christian Peacemaker Teams have teamed up to offer a half-day workshop. This workshop reviews both theory and examples of nonviolent actions, has practical advice for responding to violent people, and even does role play to help drive the point home. This is a practical step in your journey as an activist.

Housing Accomodations

Traditional Student registration includes on-campus housing in the dormitories with Calvin host students. If you are commuting to Calvin or making your own housing accommodations, please notify us on the registration form. See the Frequently Asked Questions page for helpful packing information.

Faculty, staff, and other registered conference participants are responsible for their own lodging accomodations.

Local Hotels

Book a room at the Prince Conference Center on Calvin College's Campus (616-526-7200) or the Holiday Inn, located 1.92 miles from Calvin College (616-285-7600). Let the hotel receptionist know you are attending the Faith and International Development Conference to receive a special rate. If you are flying to Grand Rapids, please coordinate an airport shuttle with your hotel at least three days prior to your arrival.

Prince Conference Center
1800 East Beltline SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-5951
Phone: (616) 526-7200

Holiday Inn
3063 Lake Eastbrook
Kentwood, MI 49512
Phone: (616) 285-7600
To register online, go to Select Feb 6 to Feb 8 for arrival and departure. Enter the group code FID.
The Holiday Inn is located 1.92 miles from the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College. If you are flying to Grand Rapids, please let them know if you need a shuttle to and from the airport.