Fall 2017 Meeting Announcement and Program Schedule

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI October 21, 2017

Full meeting program (PDF)

We are pleased to welcome Kathleen Stetson of Trill as our keynote speaker. Kathleen Stetson holds a BA in music from Harvard University, an MM in vocal performance from New England Conservatory of Music, and an MS in architectural acoustics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute . She was an acoustical engineer with Arup in New York City. Her projects included the design of Greece's first national opera house and library with Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Kathleen Stetson is a recent MIT Sloan graduate and is Co-Founder and CEO of Trill (trill.me), Boston's source for all things live shows. While getting her Sloan MBA, she co-created Hacking Arts that is held at the MIT Media Lab ( http://hackingarts.com/#ha2016 ).

Program Overview


Sessions and workshops will take place in the Seymour & Esther Padnos Hall of Science on the GVSU Allendale campus. For campus maps and directions to the Allendale (main) campus of GVSU, visit their website at: http://www.gvsu.edu/maps.htm . (Padnos Hall is labeled building 43 and is located in region D-4 on the campus map found at the above URL.)


Registration cost is $10 per meeting. Students and first-time attendees, though, may attend free of charge.


Parking is free on Saturday in all campus lots. The most convenient lot to use is Lot F, located along Campus Drive opposite Padnos Hall (C-4 on the aforementioned campus map).


“Fresh Food Company,” a market-style all-you-can-eat restaurant, located in the upper level of the Commons (building 8), adjacent to Padnos Hall. Cost of lunch is $9.75 plus tax (all inclusive).


For those who wish to stay overnight for the meeting, local hotel information can be found online at: http://www.gvsu.edu/hotels.htm . Recommended hotels include:

Sleep Inn & Suites, Allendale, MI: http://www.sleepinn.com , (616) 892-8000

Days Inn, Downtown Grand Rapids: http://www.daysinn.com/DaysInn/control/home , (616) 956-9304 or toll free at (800) 426-7866

Courtyard by Marriott, Downtown Grand Rapids: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/grrdt-courtyard-grand-rapids-downtown/ , (616) 242-6635 or toll free at (800) 321-2211 .

Holiday Inn Express Southwest, Grandville (7 miles from GVSU): http://www.ichotelsgroup.com , (616) 532-0202 or toll free at (888) 532-8680.

Quality Inn, Hudsonville (8 miles from GVSU): http://www.choicehotels.com , (616) 662-4000.