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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?
On-line registration will open mid-January.

When Does the Conference Begin?
This year's Conference begins on Friday, February 19, at 9:00 am.

What about the Continuing Education Units Offered?
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. 

  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Nursing Home Administrators

Is Parking Available?
Free Parking will be available in the Seward Parking Ramp, with entrance on Lake Michigan Drive. A shuttle bus will pick up attendees and take them to the front entrance of the Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall. A STAR marks the parking ramp on the map found here. More detailed directions for parking will be forwarded to all attendees upon registration.

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.