Frequently Asked Questions

Art & Science of Aging Conference 2016
Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Art & Science of Aging Conference?

It is an interdisciplinary forum featuring research on aging topics and best practices in working with and for the older adult. Each year a theme on a timely topic is featured.

What is the the date of this year's Art & Science of Aging Conference?

This year the conference will be held on February 19th, 2016.

Where is the conference held?

GVSU Richard M. DeVos Center, 401 W. Fulton St, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

How Do I Register?

An electronic registration form will be available online early in January. Online registration is preferred. However, if you wish to pay with cash or onsite, you can also mail or email a printable form. Request the printable form from us by calling 616-331-6641. This form can be emailed to or mailed to the conference planners at:  
      Grand Valley State University
      Art & Science of Aging Conference
      C/O SPNHA
      401 W Fulton St 288C DEV
      Grand Rapids, MI 49504 
The Registration fee can be paid online with a credit card [VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards accepted]. or by mailing a check or money order.
Please call 616-331-6641 and leave a message if you need assistance. Someone will respond to you as soon as possible.
Registration Fees:
General Registration: $25.00
Seniors 60+ and Students: $20.00
CE processing fees are an additional $15 for the entire day.
When Does the Conference Begin?
Registration, continental breakfast, and coffee begins at 8:30 am and the keynote speaker will begin at 9:00 am. A detailed program will be available at the conference.  
What about the Continuing Education Credits Offered?
Nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and therapeutic recreation professionals can earn continuing professional education units for their participation.  In 2016, the organizers also plan to add other health professionals, pending approval: certified assisted living professionals and nursing home administrators.  As soon as the presentations are approved, there will be a corresponding notice published on the website.

Professionals may earn up to 5 continuing education units during this conference. There is an additional $15.00 fee for these units that can be paid with your registration fee.

Is Parking Available?

Free parking is available in the Fulton Conference Parking Lot, located off of Fulton Street, across from the Eberhard Center. GVSU’s Public Safety Dept will provide a shuttle to transport attendees from the parking lot to the conference. If you park in any other lots, this service may not be available to you.  

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Is Lunch Provided?

As part of the registration fee for the conference, a lunch will be provided. A variety of options are available for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. We encourage participants to stay on-site for the lunch break to mingle, network, or check out the sponsor's resource tables. Student research poster sessions will also be displayed before and during the lunch break, located in the hallway adjacent to the Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall.  

If you choose to leave the conference for lunch, here are a few options available to you:

Starbucks - Building C of the DeVos Center

Plaza Café - Building C of the DeVos Center

Burger King - behind the DeVos Center on Lake Michigan Dr.

Big Boy - across the street from the DeVos Center on Lake Michigan Dr.

Ferris Nut & Coffee Café - on Winter Street across from the YMCA

Adobe - Fulton Street west of Winter Ave

Any Additional Questions?

Feel free to contact us by email: or phone: 616-331-6641. 



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