2015 SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA Michigan
2015 State Leadership and Skills Conference

 April 17-19, 2015
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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


 Amway Grand Plaza Hotel


The headquarter hotel for the event will be the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.  As the premier AAA Four-Diamond hotel in West Michigan, the Amway Grand Plaza blends the elegant history of the 1920s Pantlind Hotel with modern amenities.

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown (indoor walkway access to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel and DeVos Place Convention Center)

 DeVos Place - Top 10

DeVos Place Convention Center

The Opening Session and Award Ceremony will take place at DeVos Place Convention Center.

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 the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel.  Click the Restaurants link in the orange box to the left for a complete listing of restaurants in the area or print a copy of the Downtown Dining Deals Restaurant Map below.

Dining Deals Restaurant Map

 Grand Rapids Griffins

Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey

The Grand Rapids Griffins have a home game scheduled on Saturday, April 18 at 7pm. SkillsUSA Michigan has negotiated discounted tickets. Tickets can be ordered through SkillsUSA Michigan when you register for the conference.

 Top 10 - Meijer Gardens

Events Happening April 17-19, 2015

To view the events happening while you're in Grand Rapids, please click on the Event Link below or click on the Other Things To Do link (upper left).

April 17-19 Events Link

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 the Nightlife link at left to plan your night out.



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 the Shopping link at left to see what's in store for you.

 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 is available, too! Check it out at the Other Things To Do link (left).