COST 2022 Annual Meeting
Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, Michigan
April 28-29, 2022
The registration deadline for the 2022 Conference is March 31, 2022.
Please register guests separately using the designated Guest Registration Form.
The registration fee for this year's conference is $250. Registration includes meals and meeting spaces. All member institutions must register at least one representative to attend the 2022 annual meeting (whether attending in person or virtually).
Guest registration is $100 and includes meals only.
We anticipate most Overseas Coordinators will be joining via Zoom if planning to attend. Whether attending in person or virtually, the registration fee is waived for Overseas Coordinators. Please, still register through the Coordinator Registration Form below to indicate your plans to attend.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Grand Rapids, Michigan!
Where to Stay
Please make your own hotel reservations
The Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown is located across the street from our meeting space and simple walk across the river into the heart of Grand Rapids.
When contacting for reservations via phone, (616)-235-7611, refer to group booking: "GVSU-COST"
Deadline for reserving a room in our block is March 29, 2022.
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown
Address: 310 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Phone: (616) 235-7611
Complimentary parking is available for all guests.
Check-in opens at 4:00pm on Wednesday, April 27. COST evening reception will take place at the hotel.
Breakfast will be served at the hotel on Thursday and Friday morning.
Check-out is by 12:00pm on Friday, April 29.
Travel & Arrival
Arriving by Air
Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) is located 20 minutes from the hotel.
If you are arriving by plane, please be sure to email Sherie and Anna your arrival time on Wednesday, April 27 so we can try to coordinate airport pickup.
If we are unable to coordinate a pick up, there are taxis and rideshares (Uber and Lyft) available upon exiting the airport.
Review the ground transportation information on the airport's website.
Arriving by Car
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown provides free parking for all guests.
If you are traveling by car, feel free to let us know your anticipated arrival time.
The 2022 Annual Meeting is a condensed version of our typical 'Conference and Meeting' program. This means we will not be accommodating member presentations or placement site updates. In addition to the shortened duration of the meeting, we have not included any cultural activities or guest program. While we are following all CDC and GVSU guidelines and policies for health and safety, we understand there may be some members who are unable to attend in person. Our Thursday and Friday meetings will both have a virtual option.
Note for Overseas Coordinators Attending Virtually
Unfortunately, due to our shortened agenda, we will not have time to accommodate full placement site updates from our Overseas Coordinators (If you want to share updates, please send Anna a powerpoint that can be uploaded on the protected access Coordinator Portal). Understanding no one can (or wants to) sit in front of their screens for the full duration of our meeting, we want you to know that we are organizing the agenda in such a way that the general business information you might need/ want to hear will be at the beginning (9:00am-11:00am EST) on Thursday - of course you can jump in and out of the meeting at any time. If you have to choose between attending Thursday or Friday, we encourage you to make Friday (starting at 9:00am EST) a priority as the meeting format will be more interactive, and we will be briefly introducing our newer US Coordinators to all of our placement sites and placement processes. There will likely be more room on Friday for Q&A and discussions.
A full agenda and Zoom link will be made available closer to the meeting date.
Please contact Anna or Sherie if you have any questions about the 2022 Annual Meeting.
Meeting Program at a Glance
Wednesday, April 27 (6:00-8:00pm)
Welcome Reception @ Hotel
Thursday, April 28 (9:00-4:00)
Business Meeting @ GVSU
Thursday, April 28 (6:00)
Dinner in Downtown Grand Rapids
Friday, April 29 (9:00-12:00)
New Coordinator Orientation Workshop @ GVSU