Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) Annual Meeting

October 11-14, 2022

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

Once a year, EDEN delegates assemble at the EDEN Annual Meeting to share best practices and developing research, showcase projects that have been completed throughout the year, and enhance skill-sets through professional development opportunities. The four-day Annual Meeting rotates by region, and is hosted in a location that offers delegates the ability to learn about diverse emergency preparedness issues facing the local community.

The 28th EDEN Annual Meeting is being hosted by Michigan State University Extension and will be held In Grand Rapids, Michigan. The conference will begin with a welcome reception at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11, at Atwater Brewery, 201 Michigan St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. The annual meeting will take place at the Amway Grand Plaza on Wednesday, October 12, and Thursday, October 13. An optional educational excursion is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, and an optional post-conference workshop will occur on Friday, October 14. The pre-conference excursion will include traveling around Plainfield, Grand Haven, and Grand Rapid to see and discuss a local water plant and water distribution area, shoreline erosion, PFAS, and urban flooding. The post-conference workshop content is still being determined. 

Registration Options

Full Meeting Early Bird Rate: $435
Full Meeting Regular Rate (beginning August 16th): $460

  • Includes October 12 and October 13 meeting
  • Includes Educational Excursion and welcome reception on Tuesday, October 11
  • Includes training session on Friday, October 14

Meeting Only Early Bird Rate: $355
Meeting Only Regular Rate (beginning August 16th): $380

  • Includes October 12 and October 13 meeting
  • Includes welcome reception on Tuesday, October 11

Educational Excursion: $50

  • 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11
  • 30 spots available

Training Session: $50

  • Friday, October 14
  • 50 spots available

Single day registration: $250

  • Includes October 12 or October 13 meeting only

Student registration: $150 Full-time, college-level students are eligible for this rate.

  • Includes welcome reception Tuesday, October 11
  • Includes meeting October 12 and 13

Registration closes September 30, 2022, at midnight.

Cancellation policy: Cancellations on or before September 30 will be refunded in full minus a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations beginning October 1 will not be refunded.

Hotel information

A room block is available at the Amway Grand Plaza, 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. The room rate is $129 and the deadline to secure your room is September 19, 2022. The link to book a hotel room will be emailed to you upon completion of registration. 


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact ANR Event Services at events@anr.msu.edu.