symposiumThe 2017 Symposium on Religion and Public Life, sponsored by the Paul Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics, will be held at the Prince Conference Center on the Calvin College Campus.  The Center, which provides seminar facilities as well as overnight accommodations, is conveniently located near highway routes, as well as the Grand Rapids Gerald Ford International Airport.

A block of overnight rooms is being held for Symposium participants at the Prince Conference Center (on the Calvin College campus and the location of the Symposium), as well as at the the Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Airport (located off site, 2.8 miles from Calvin College). Please make room reservations directly with one of these hotels, informing them that you are part of the Henry Institute Symposium on Religion and Public Life at Calvin College to receive the group rate. Full payment for the room and any incidental charges will be due directly to the hotel.

Shuttle transportation between the airport and the two hotel options is available for overnight guests free of charge, within the specific facility's guidelines. Check the hotel website for additional information.

Preferences for sharing an overnight room may be communicated to Ellen Hekman via email, and we will attempt to accommodate your request by assigning you with another Symposium participant whenever possible. If you are making your own arrangements to share a room with another individual who is attending the Symposium, please inform the hotel of that individual's name, and also note that each Symposium participant must submit the event registration form through Eventbrite.

Accommodations options

Prince Conference Center

Standard overnight rooms include either two queens or a king-size bed, as well as daily complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, an on-site fitness center (and access to the Calvin College Fitness Center and pool), cable television and free local phone calls. Two King Suites are also available.

Standard room: $115/night
King Suite: $129/night
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plus 6% sales tax and
9% occupancy fee

To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at 866.526.7200 and ask for a reservation under the "Symposium on Religion and Public Life" block.


Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Airport

Standard overnight rooms include a king-size bed, as well as daily complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, an on-site pool and fitness center, a business center, cable television and free local phone calls. Shuttle transportation between the hotel and the Prince Conference Center will be provided free of charge daily (once in the morning to begin the day's events, and once in the evening at the close of the daily schedule).

Standard room: $89/night
King bed
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plus 6% sales tax and
9% occupancy fee

To make a reservation use this reservation link; enter your “arrival/departure” dates and then click “Check Availability.”  If you prefer NOT to use the internet, call the hotel directly at 616.282.7600 and ask the Front Desk staff to make a reservation under the “Henry Symposium” block.