#MABsummer FAQs

Q. Where and when is the summer conference in 2019?

The JW Marriott in Grand Rapids – August 5-6, 2019

Q. How do I register for the conference?

Just Click Here

Q. How do I book my stay at the JW Marriott?

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Q. What is the room rate at the JW Marriott?

Standard room is $193 plus taxes a night. Suites are $349 plus taxes a night.

Q. Is there a dress code at the JW Marriott?

No, the JW Marriott does not have a dress code, however we suggest dressing business casual for most events. During the Awards Banquet we suggest dresses, skirts, blouses, dress sweaters and dress slacks for ladies and suit coats and dress pants for gentlemen.

Q. What are the parking costs at the JW Marriott?

  • On-Site parking fee: $6/hour, $36 daily
  • Off-site parking fee: $6/hour, $36 daily
  • Valet parking fee: $35 daily

Q. What is the check in and check out time for the JW Marriott?

Check in: 4:00pm and Check out is: 12:00pm

Q. What is the cancellation policy for the JW Marriott?

Guests may cancel their reservation for no charge until 48 hours (two days) prior to arrival. If a guest cancels after 48 hours prior to arrival they will be charged the full room reservation fee plus tax.

Q. Do I have to stay at the JW Marriott?

No, there are other hotel options around the Grand Rapids area that you may make a reservation at if you wish.

Q. I would like to bring my family to the conference. What should I do?

If your family would like to attend any of the MAB’s Summer Conference Activities, please register them here.
Want to make a weekend out of it? The Grand Rapids Convention and Visitors Bureau has area events listed on their website: Experience Grand Rapids!

Q. I only want to attend the Awards Banquet. How should I register?

Register for the Awards Reception and Banquet ONLY which will have a $95 fee.

Q. I hear there are some major road construction projects around Grand Rapids this summer. Where can I learn more about any detours that might affect my travel in and out of the downtown area?

The Grand Rapids Convention and Visitors Bureau provides helpful Roadwork Updates on their website, including projects along I-96 and I-196. Click here to learn more.

Q. Where is the nearest airport?

The Gerald R Ford International Airport is about 13 miles from downtown Grand Rapids.