FPR Conference DetailsBy Jeffrey Polet for FRONT PORCH REPUBLIC
Whether or not you’ve yet registered for the FPR Conference, the following information may be of interest:
We will be hosting the conference in the Maas Conference Center on the campus of Hope College. The conference center is at the corner of 10th and Columbia in Holland. We will have signs posted and on-site registration available, although we would certainly prefer if everyone would pre-register.
People traveling from out-of-town may want to stay at either the Haworth Inn on Hope’s campus, or at the City Flats Hotel, just a block or two away. Those flying into West Michigan should use Gerald R Ford Airport in Grand Rapids and may want to contact me concerning their travel plans so that we can provide shuttle service to and from the airport, which is about a 40 minute drive from downtown Holland. The Haworth Inn also provides a shuttle service. Students who wish to attend the conference and need a place to stay should contact me ([email protected]) and I will help arrange some free lodging in one of the dorm rooms on campus.
At the conclusion of the conference those who wish to “continue the conversation” may wish to join us at the New Holland Brewery for some locally crafted beer (including my personal favorite: Dragon’s Milk) and appetizers.
Anyone who wishes for an audience with the Bar Jester will have to put their requests in well in advance.