The Goei Center

818 Butterworth Street Southwest
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

 
 
 
 
 

 

Flights

All conference participants should fly into Gerald R. Ford airport.

 

Driving

To reach the Goei Center take exit 73 onto Market St off of 196 and continue on to Butterworth St.

 
 

Brave On has a limited number of rooms blocked off at two hotels. The Comfort Inn is close to the airport and lots of shopping. It is a 15-20 minute drive from the Brave On conference center. The Holiday Inn is in the heart of downtown, 5 minutes from the Brave On conference center and near lots of local venues. Book early to receive your Brave On group discount.

Comfort Inn Airport
$98-$102

Mention the Brave On Conference for discount

4155 28th St., SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(616) 957-2080

Holiday inn downtown
$159

Reserve your room here for discount

310 Pearl Street, NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 235-7611

 

Great Coffee

The Bitter End
752 Fulton W
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Ferris Coffee and Nut
227 Winter Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Madcap
98 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge
100 Commerce Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Rowster Coffee
632 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Downtown

Luna
64 Ionia Ave SW #100
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The Downtown Market
435 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Stella's Lounge
53 Commerce Ave SW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Rockwell Republic
45 S Division Ave,
Grand Rapids, MI 4950

The B.O.B.
20 Monroe Ave NW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Founders Brewing
235 Grandville Ave SW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

West Side

Harmony Hall
401 Stocking Ave NW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

The New Holland Knickerbocker
417 Bridge St NW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

The Sovengard
443 Bridge St NW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Long Road Distillers
 537 Leonard St NW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Mitten Brewing Company
527 Leonard St NW,
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Eastown

The Winchester
648 Wealthy St SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Donkey Taqueria
665 Wealthy St SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Terra GR
1429 Lake Dr SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Brewery Vivant
925 Cherry St SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

The Green Well Gastro Pub
924 Cherry St SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Electric Cheetah
1015 Wealthy St SE,
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

 

The Brave On Conference may be a one day event, but we hope you will see it as a weekend opportunity for respite, dreaming, and connection. There is goodness waiting for you here.

 

Ponder

Whatever the conference inspires for you, there are lots of beautiful spaces for reflection and journaling in Grands Rapids--from Meijer Gardens to Ada Covered Bridge, local city parks, and all those fun coffee shops we recommended. Rest in whatever the conference stirs for you and return home refreshed.

Play

Grand Rapids has so many fun things to offer--the dueling piano bar at the BOB, the vibrancy of the Downtown Market, outlet shopping, live music throughout the city, even walking along the river downtown. Unwind with your friends and celebrate the weekend once Brave On ends.

Explore

Lake Michigan offers a calm and a beauty unlike anything else. Explore one of the lake towns outside of Grand Rapids. Walk the pier, explore the lighthouses and discover the small town charm along the streets downtown. September is also perfect for catching the fall leaves at the local state parks. If you want to stay closer to the city, there are plenty of museums and craft breweries to tour too.