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Grand Rapids, Michigan

One of The New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2016. The #1 U.S. travel destination in 2014. Beer City USA,  as it is known has beaten out other powerhouse cities such as Denver, Portland and Asheville to claim the title as the “Best Beer Scene” in America by USA Today. Also, home to one of the globe’s top five festivals. Grand Rapids, Michigan is all of this and so much more – a city that will constantly surprise and delight you with authentic and unforgettable world-class experiences made easy, affordable and friendly.

Grand Rapids combines urban sophistication with small-town warmth to deliver a meeting experience like no other.

A high-energy downtown offers more than 90 restaurants, nightclubs, entertainment venues and museums within a five-minute walk of luxury hotels and a state-of-the-art convention center. Suburban attractions include Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the Midwest’s most popular tourist destinations, and the 28th Street retail corridor, one of Michigan’s most densely concentrated shopping and dining districts.

Grand Rapids is also a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, with activities and locales for every interest. You’re never more than six miles away from a body of water, so fishing, boating and swimming are favorite pursuits. Biking, hiking and running trails crisscross the region, passing through skyscraper canyons to forests and wetlands. And championship golf courses abound.

As the gateway city to Michigan’s West Coast, Grand Rapids is also the perfect home base for exploring the wonders of the Lake Michigan shoreline – including charming resort villages, world-class beaches and some of the most gorgeous sunsets on earth.

Contact Us
For any questions contact the IAEM Conference Manager, Julie Husk at or 703-538-1795 x 1789.
201 Park Washington Ct,
Falls Church, VA 22046
Dates and Locations

Dates and Locations of Future IAEM Annual Conferences:

 Oct. 15-22, 2021*
Grand Rapids, Michigan 

 Nov. 11-18, 2022*
 Savannah, Georgia

 Nov. 3-10, 2023*
 Long Beach, California

*The core program dates are Sunday-Wednesday, with additional Friday-Saturday and Thursday-Friday pre- and post-conference training and other options.

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