25th Annual APRIL Conference Power of Rural half moon and star
Join us in Grand Rapids, Michigan
October 25th-28th, 2019 for our 25th Anniversary Conference

"The Power of Rural"

Youth Conference: "Reflect, Learn, Act"

Preconference an IL-NET event presented by ILRU: "Achieving Operational Excellence through Risk Management"



Amway Grand Hotel

Room Rate: 119/night+ tax

Note: Preconference and Youth Conference on October 25th, Main Conference October 26th-28th 


A dedicated website is now available hotel rooms online. Reservations can be made starting Feb 15, 2019 
Booking Website:



People can make reservations online at http://readyridegr.com/book.htm or by phone at 616-261-2400. The pick-up address is Gerald R. Ford International Airport and the destination is Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. Please mention “Amway Grand Plaza”, to get the correct rate.



(Please note this agenda is a work in progress)

Preconference day Friday: October 25th 2019

Saturday October 26th, 2019

Sunday October 27, 2019

Monday October 28th 2019

Join Us At the Conference

Conference Registration Print form

Online Registration

Exhibitor/Vendor Information and Application

 Important Conference hotel and transportation information


Celebrate and Honor

Earl Walden Award Nomination Form

Linda Gonzales Youth Award Nomination


Support the Conference

25th Annual Conference Support Form

Billy holding table in room decorated like oval officeStatue of Rosa ParksFountain with Sierra standing in the middleLove sign

We had a ton of fun visiting the site and we hope you will too!

Images above: Billy Altom, in the Oval office ballroom in Amway Grand, Middle image Rosa parks statue on the walk around the hotel, Sierra Royster posing by a water fountain on the walk around the hotel, large blue love sign on walk around the hotel.

-APRIL Staff

Address Information:
11324 Arcade Drive, Suite 9
Little Rock, AR 72212

Phone Contact:
Phone: 501-753-3400
FAX: 501-753-3406