Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR)

All areas of the airport are handicap accessible. Airline personnel are available if assistance is needed. More information can be found under Services for the Disabled at http://www.grr.org/amenities.php.

DeVos Place Convention Center

Conference events will be held at the DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. The facility is ADA compliant with wheelchair ramps, elevator standards, door width standards, and rest room accessibility.

Lecture Rooms at the Conference

The back row of lecture rooms will be reserved for wheelchairs and scooters. Signs will be posted on the back of the chairs that are directly in front of this row. Attendees in wheelchairs and scooters will be able to wheel in and out easily. Wheelchairs and scooters cannot be parked in aisles because they create a safety hazard for others. Room monitors will be available to help with placement.

Attendees who are in a wheelchair or scooter and have hearing difficulties may request a place in the front of the room. Please arrive at the lecture room at least 25 minutes before the session begins so the room monitor can arrange to seat you in the front.

Additional accommodations will be provided for hearing impaired or deaf attendees if requested thirty days before the start of the conference.

Conference Hotels

Each of the conference hotels has a limited number of handicap rooms available. Contact information for the hotels can be found under “Accommodations” on the conference website https://conference.ngsgenealogy.org/accommodations/.

Conference Parking

A parking garage is located under the DeVos center and self-parking is available in the Amway Grand Plaza hotel across the side street. There is handicap parking on each floor with elevator access and a covered walk way across the street.

Scooter and Wheelchair Rentals

Amigo Mobility Center – Grand Rapids
4280 Plainfield Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Website: http://www.amigomobilitycenter.com/

Phone: 866-361-7559

Airway Oxygen

Website: http://www.airwayoxygeninc.com/

Phone: 616-224-0456

Questions? Contact NGS Registrar Courtney Holmes at registration@ngsgenealogy.org or refer to FAQs.