Movies in the Park

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics-Great Lakes Section

Grand Rapids Welcomes

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Great Lakes Section

May 1-2, 2015

Grand Rapids is pulling out all the stops to ensure an incredible meeting experience!




JW Marriott Hotel or the Courtyard Marriott Hotel

Please make your reservations by clicking on the link below.

Click here to book your corporate rate for Grand Valley State University.

Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

To receive the special rate of $169 + taxes per night, please contact at either number below and mention SIAM-GLS 2015

616.774.2000 or 800.253.3590

Note:  Hotel names link to information about the hotel. 


Eats JDeck outside dining


Grand Rapids offers an astonishing breadth and depth of restaurants. Local chefs emphasize fresh, creative, farm-to-table cuisine. There are dozens of eateries within walking distance of downtown hotels and hundreds throughout the city. Click the Dining link at left for a taste.

Click here for a Downtown Restaurant Map that lists discounts for conference attendees

Nightlife - the BOB


This is the perfect place to unwind after a long day! Brewpubs, sports bars, live music and comedy clubs can be found within walking distance of downtown hotels, and throughout the city. Click here to plan your night out in Grand Rapids.



From mega malls to independent boutiques, Grand Rapids is a treasure-hunter's paradise. Unique art galleries and specialty shops are found throughout downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.

Click here for a shopping map.

 Family Art Museum

Art & Culture

Grand Rapids is renowned for its support of the arts. City streets are lined with sculptures, two downtown art museums captivate visitors and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has been named one of the world's "Top 30 Must-See Museums." Great live music and theatre, too! Click here to see a list of cultural activities you'll want to take in.


 Family - Running at Gardens

Family Playcation

Families of all ages will find lots to see and do in Grand Rapids. From amusement parks to zoos, your kids will enjoy a safe, friendly, wholesome good time. Click here to get ideas for your kids if they get to come to town with you.

 Family Biking

Outdoor Escape

Outdoor enthusiasts love Grand Rapids for its incredible variety of recreational pursuits. Championship golf courses, fishing and swimming lakes, biking and hiking trails, and much more are just minutes away from wherever you are. Explore your options by clicking here.