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Local Information

Workshop Location
The workshop and special session will be held on the Calvin College campus in Grand Rapids, Michigan. All talks will take place in North Hall. See campus map for the location of North Hall. You can also take a virtual campus tour to explore the campus.

Air Transportation
Calvin College is located approximately 15 minutes from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (formerly the Kent County International Airport). The symbol is GRR. The airport is served by the following airlines.

Ground Transportation
The Comfort Inn will provide free transportation from the airport to the hotel. The local organizers will attempt to provide transportation for those staying in the dormitory; please inform Gerard Venema ( of your arrival time. Otherwise you can take a taxi; the fare should be approximately $12.00.

Driving to Campus
See for driving instructions. If you are driving from Chicago, take I-94 East to Benton Harbor, go North on I-196 through Holland, Michigan and then follow the instructions for driving to campus from Holland.

Rail Transportation
Amtrak provides daily rail service from Chicago to Grand Rapids.

Water Transportation
The Lake Michigan Car Ferry S. S. Badger provides ferry service from Manitowoc, Wisconsin to Ludington, Michigan. The Badger makes two round trip crossings per day. This is a pleasant and relaxing way to avoid the Chicago-area traffic.

Parking is free in all lots on campus. The lots closest to North Hall are those along the western edge of the campus near the Engineering Building and the Natatorium (see the campus map).

Local Weather
The weather in Grand Rapids in June is generally mild. The average high temperature for June 14 is 78º F, the average low is 55º F and the mean temperature for the date is 67º F. Click here for further information regarding average temperatures and rainfall.

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