Frequently Asked Questions
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 8th, 2013.
How Do I Register?
An electronic registration form is available online and accepts VISA, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards. Online registration is preferred. However, if you wish to pay with cash or onsite, you can also mail or email a printable form. The printable form can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the conference planners at:
Grand Valley State University
Art & Science of Aging Conference
401 W Fulton St 288C DEV
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The Registration fee can be paid online with a credit card 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.
General Registration: $25
Seniors 60+ and Students: $20
Group Rate: If registering 10 or more people on one check or credit card: $15
When Does the Conference Begin?
Registration, continental breakfast, and coffee begins at 8:00 am and the keynote speaker will begin at 9:00 am. A detailed program will be available at the conference.
Are Social Work Continuing Education Credits Offered?
Yes, there are confirmed sessions that qualify for Social Work Continuing Education Credits. Please check the conference agenda to see which presentations have been approved. Grand Valley State University School of Social Work is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative-Provider MICEC-0004. Participants may receive up to 5 continuing education clock hours. The workshop titled, "Planning your Exit Strategy: Making the most of your Advance Directive" is approved for one ethics clock hour.
There is an additional $15.00 fee for these contact hours that can be paid on-site the day of the conference.
Are Nursing Continuing Education Credits Offered?
Yes, there are confirmed sessions that qualify for Nursing Continuing Education Credits. Please check the conference agenda to see which presentations have been approved. This agenda can be found here. For Nurses, up to 5 contact hours may be gained by attending any of the approved sessions. There is no additional fee for these contact hours.
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.
Is Lunch Provided?
As part of the registration fee for the conference, an extensive buffet 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 visit the Community Gerontology Resources near the auditorium, available from 8:00 AM until after lunch. Student poster sessions will also be displayed before and during the lunch break, located in the hallway adjacent to the Hager-Lubers 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
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