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Grand Valley State University: PEW Campus
L.V. Eberhard Conference Center
301 Fulton St. W
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Fulton Parking Lot Address: 312 W. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
The gate will automatically open for you when you enter. You actually park under the overpass.

From 131 South:
US-131 North to the Pearl Street Exit, #85B. Turn left onto Pearl Street and proceed one block beyond the US-131 overpass to Mt Vernon Ave and turn left, in two blocks turn left on Fulton St. The Fulton Lot will be on your right.

From 131 North:
Take US-131 South to the Pearl Street exit (keep to the right of the on-ramp to US-131 as this becomes the off-ramp for Pearl Street). You will then merge onto Mt. Vernon Ave. Continue on Mt. Vernon until you come to a light at Fulton St, turn left here. Under the US-131 Overpass, the Fulton Lot will be on your right.

MWC3 has negotiated a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn across the street from the Eberhard Center for your convenience if you would like to stay in downtown Grand Rapids Friday night, March 24. The block of rooms has been reserved for our schools at a reduced rate through March 7, 2023. If you do not reserve room(s) by that date, the block will be relinquished.

Click here to reserve rooms for you school if desired.


Become A Co-Chair


Awards Dinner & Keynote Address

Keynote Speaker Ronald Franz, Executive Director, CIO SAP, General Motors

Breakout Sessions

Building Enterprise Applications

IT and the Guard

Laravel Web Application Framework

Managing a Diverse IT Enterprise


Competitions denoted with Learning Competition are competitions that do not require any prior knowledge to participate in and will contain some instruction prior to the start of the competition.


Saturday, March 24 2018

Timeslot Event / Competition Breakout
08:00 a.m. Check-In & Registration
08:30 a.m. Breakfast and Announcements
09:15 a.m. Vendor Time
09:30 a.m. Visual Studio and .NET Development
Database Design
Microsoft Office Solutions
Laravel Web Application Framework
11:30 a.m. Lunch and Panel
12:45 p.m. Vendor Time
01:00 p.m. Java Development
System Analysis and Design
Network Design
Building Enterprise Applications
03:00 p.m. Vendor Time
03:15 p.m. Managing a Diverse IT Enterprise
IT and the Guard
Building Enterprise Applications
04:15 p.m. WGVU Tour, Networking, Check-out Downtown GR
06:00 p.m. Awards Dinner & Keynote Address


Dr. John H. Reynolds

Conference Coordinator