9th Annual Around the World®

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9th Annual Around the World®

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

When warm weather returns to Michigan there’s no better place to be than outside enjoying fine wine, craft beer and global cuisine with good friends.

Celebrate the beauty of the spring season and join Van Andel Institute’s JBoard Ambassadors at Around the World. Enjoy an impressive tasting menu, featuring selections from artisan wineries and some of Michigan’s best craft beer purveyors, while sampling globally-influenced small plates and appetizers. AB will provide live entertainment throughout the evening. All proceeds from Around the World support Van Andel Education Institute’s (VAEI) initiatives:

• Inquiry-based lessons: Lessons that help teachers utilize a process of scientific inquiry so students learn through curiosity-driven discovery and hands-on data analysis.
• Innovation in education award: A $5,000 award for a teacher with the best idea for developing curiosity, creativity and critical thinking in the classroom.
• Field experiences: Teachers bring their class to VAEI to experience an inquiry-based lesson, meet with a scientist, and transfer their learning back to their classroom.

If you love Michigan’s burgeoning culinary scene, and networking with movers and shakers in Grand Rapids, you’re not going to want to miss this event. Suggested attire is casual chic. Complimentary valet parking is available at the main entrance of VAI, adjacent to Crescent Park.

Registration Sponsorship

Event Committee

Event Co-Chairs

Chad Bassett

Rachel Mraz

Event Committee

Aaron DeVos

Alyssa Nance

Kendra Osowski

Alex Schrotenboer

Kyle Van Andel

Champagne Sponsors

Chardonnay Sponsors

Pinot Noir Sponsors


June 1
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Crescent Park
Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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