The Henry Symposium on Religion and Public Life is held biennially at the Prince Conference Center on the campus of Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The purposes of the Symposium are to provide opportunities to share current research, foster personal and professional networks, facilitate joint research endeavors, and learn about research opportunities in the field. Attendance at the Symposium is open to anyone interested in the intersection of religion and public life.

symposium5The three day event includes roundtables and panels on a wide variety of topics. The Symposium also often includes special evening lectures by prominent thinkers and practitioners.


Twelfth Biennial Henry Symposium on Religion and Public Life

2024 Call for Papers

April 4-6, 2024

The Paul B. Henry Institute will hold its twelfth biennial Symposium on Religion and Public Life from April 4-6, 2024, at the Prince Conference Center on the campus of Calvin University. The Symposium provides opportunities to present research, foster personal and professional collaboration, and learn from thoughtful practitioners. Symposium attendance is open to anyone interested in the intersection of religion and public life.

Registration

Tickets for the 2024 Symposium are available for purchase through Eventbrite. 

Registration for Henry Symposium on Religion and Public Life: https://henrysymposium2024.eventbrite.com

Dual Registration for Henry Symposium on Religion and Public Life and Kuyper Conference: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kuyper-conference-and-henry-symposium-dual-registration-tickets-777645607947 

Lodging

Prince Conference Center

Just a short walk from the main Calvin University campus, the Prince Conference Center and Hotel offer a peaceful yet professional retreat for guests. Whether you’re looking for a wedding venue, convention space or simply a quiet place to stay, our friendly staff, and comfortable accommodations will have you coming back again and again. Come enjoy beautiful natural surroundings while being minutes from the shopping district of 28th street, Frederik Meijer Gardens, and downtown Grand Rapids.

  • Nightly rate starts at $119/night plus tax
  • Free deluxe continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi, on site fitness center (and access to Calvin's Fitness Center), free limited cable television
  • Reservations can be made via phone by calling 616.526.7200 and asking for the "Henry" group rate.
  • Reservations can also be made online at princecc.com: select RESERVE A ROOM, then select RATE OPTIONS in the banner. Enter Group code: PHKUY. The conference and group rate will load automatically

Hilton Garden Inn

If the Prince Conference Center does not suit you, the Henry Institute has also reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Hilton Garden Inn off of East Beltline in Grand Rapids. Click the booking link below to reserve your room there. Reservations are accepted until the 29th of February. 

Booking Link

Address: 2321 East Beltline Ave SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546

  • Nightly rate: $129/night plus tax for Standard 2-Queen Bed room
  • 0.8 miles from Calvin University (within walking distance)
  • Full restaurant service available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free WiFi, cable television, indoor pool, fitness center, business center
Past Programs

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