Student - Student applications are accepted on a rolling basis and if accepted, are expected to contribute a minimum of $100 toward their participation. In combination with a generous fellowship, this minimum contribution covers conference costs, lecture fees, and meals for the duration of the conference. Students may also apply for sponsored lodging (occupancy and hotel assignment vary) or select the single occupancy lodging option at a cost of $600 (dedicated room, four nights at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel). In addition, a limited number of travel scholarships are available to assist with transportation costs to and from the conference. To apply, complete the financial assistance portion of the conference application. Students who receive a travel scholarship will still be responsible for the $100 minimum contribution, except in cases of specific named fellowships.
Non-student - Non-student participants contribute a $650 conference fee which covers conference costs, lecture fees, and meals for the duration of the conference. Lodging reservations through the Acton Institute (dedicated room, four nights at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel), are available at a cost of $600. Limited fee, lodging, and travel assistance is available for part-time students, teachers, clergy and non-profit professionals. To apply, complete the financial assistance portion of the conference registration form. Occupancy and hotel assignments may vary for non-students who receive financial aid; all participants are expected to contribute a minimum of $100 toward their attendance.
In case of cancellation, Acton will furnish full refunds up to two weeks prior to the event.
Participants who are unable to attend the complete conference program and are interested in a per diem rate should contact us at email@example.com for further information.
In addition to broader Acton University scholarships, named fellowship programs have been generously sponsored for applicants meeting specific qualifications. These fellowships are highly competitive, and may include additional requirements before or after the conference. Though all applications to Acton University are reviewed for named fellowships, a brief outline of selected fellowships is included below.
Free Market Forum Scholars: Named after Hillsdale College's Free Market Forum conference, these fellowships are awarded to graduate students and professors from CCCU schools who attended the October 2012 conference in Houston. Recipients gather at Acton University to address issues of social ethics, sound anthropology and economic understanding.
Hansen Fellowships: Sponsored by the Robert and Marie Hansen Foundation, these fellowships are offered to Catholic High School teachers in Honor Roll schools. Recipients attend and contribute to special sessions, examining ways in which Acton University lessons can be utilized in a classroom setting.
Haworth-Hope College Fellowships: Awarded to professors from Hope College in Holland, MI. Recipients gather at Acton University to address issues of social ethics, sound anthropology and economic understanding.
Kern Fellowships: Sponsored by the Kern Family Foundation, the Kern Fellowship Program is building a cohort of Protestant seminary professors to address issues of social ethics, sound anthropology and economic understanding in US seminaries. Beginning with attendance at Acton University, recipients of this prestigious award are offered unique resources and opportunities for use in their classrooms and scholarly advancement.
Reservations at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel will be arranged by the Acton Institute. This package includes room rates and taxes from June 18-22, 2013. Any incidentals and extra nights lodging will be the responsibility of the participant.
Reservations will be arranged by the Acton Institute. This package includes room rates and taxes from June 18-22, 2013. Any incidentals and extra nights lodging will be the responsibility of the participant. Occupancy and hotel assignments may vary.
The hotels listed below are within walking distance of the conference center.
Participants travelling by plane should fly into the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR). Further information regarding arrival, departure and provided ground transportation will be included in registration packets. Please carefully review this information prior to booking your flights. Note that all Acton University travel scholarships are reimbursed upon submission of receipts at the conference and are contingent upon attendance and full completion of the conference program.
Participants who are driving should plan on arriving at the DeVos Place Convention Center in time to register at 4:30pm on Tuesday, June 18.