2021 Annual Session

2021 NEAFCS Annual Session
November 2-5 ~ Grand Rapids, Michigan

Make your hotel reservations today!

We look forward to seeing everyone in Grand Rapids, Michigan for the 2021 NEAFCS Annual Session. You will be challenged by dynamic keynote speakers, experience innovative programming and meet other NEAFCS professionals. Plan now to experience "Great Depths, Greater Impact" in Grand Rapids, MI., setting a course for program design directed at genuine impact, diving into authentic relationships, partnerships and collaborations and exploring the depths of work centered in diversity, equity and inclusion.

SEE YOU IN MICHIGAN (welcome video)

NEAFCS and the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel are working diligently to plan for a safe experience for all Annual Session attendees in accordance with guidelines from local health authorities. From interaction with event attendees, to enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures and better utilization of meeting space and events for social distancing, NEAFCS will revise our processes to support the safety of everyone attending the 2021 Annual Session.  Prior to the meeting, NEAFCS staff will share all event and hotel safety plans with attendees so everyone will know what is expected prior to arrival. We are looking forward to a great event!

Click the links below for more information:

2021 Annual Session Presenters Website 


Hotel Information

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Room Rate: $174 per night (single/double/triple/quad)
Reservation Deadline: September 29, 2021
complimentary wi-fi, discounted overnight self-parking fee $15 per day
Check-In/Check-Out: 4:00 PM / 11:00 AM
Amway Health & Safety Protocols: Click here

Be aware that last-minute cancellations have financial ramifications for the association, so please try to make any changes as early as possible – no later than 4 weeks ahead if possible.  When our block has sold out and attendees are holding additional rooms, this will require other attendees to book outside our room block at a higher rate.  When attendees cancel their additional rooms that they were “holding”, this now opens up a room in our block that the association is held liable to fill or will incur attrition fees. 

Online Reservations
A dedicated booking website has been created so attendees can make, modify and cancel their hotel reservations online, as well as take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel. Book your reservation online here - https://book.passkey.com/e/50171164

Phone Reservations
To make your reservation by phone call (800) 253-3590 and reference the National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences to receive the group discounted rate.  

All reservations require a one-night's deposit including tax. Deposits are refundable if notice of cancellation is received by hotel 48 hours prior to expected arrival date.

More on the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel                               
The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel will be the host hotel for the 2021 Annual Session.  It is recognized as one of the finest historic hotels across America. NEAFCS will also utilize space at the DeVos Place Convention Center, connected to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel by a climate-controlled skywalk. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids and close to many of the top things to do in the area.  Grand Rapids is the heart of what Forbes Magazine calls "One of the 10 best downtowns in the USA."