Young Adult Festival 2022

UPDATE: Registration for this event has now closed.

Young Adult Festival at General Convention

Many Stories, One Body: July 6–10, 2022

The Young Adult Festival is designed for young adults 18-30(ish) years old to meet peers from across the globe, pray and learn together, engage in the church’s legislative process, and help discern God’s call for the Episcopal Church.

General Convention is a gathering of Episcopalians from around the world who come together to form a body of believers charged with discussing, discerning and, deciding the course of the church. General Convention is a legislative meeting, an informational gathering, a collaborative opportunity, and a spiritually uplifting and challenging experience. It is a chance to meet Episcopalians from across the globe and share faith, food and a few laughs.

We hope you will join the festivities via the Young Adult Festival where you can play an integral role in determining the future of our church. It is your ideas, passions, questions, sense of mission, discipleship, and leadership that will determine what kind of a body we, as a church, will be in the twenty-first century.

In 2003, the first Young Adult Festival was held at General Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The presence of so many young adults had such an impact that young adult ministry was affirmed as a top mission priority for the coming triennium. Three years later our presence grew at General Convention in Ohio and was re-affirmed as a top mission priority. This year, we offer the opportunity to experience General Convention in a profound way along with a community of other young adults, to express ideas and thoughts and, just as importantly, to create a space for leaders within the church to hear your story, learn from one another, and come together as one body.

Registration

Registration is now open for the Episcopal Church Young Adult Festival, scheduled to run concurrently with the 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church.

The 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be held July 7-14 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The Young Adult Festival will be July 6-10 in Baltimore at General Convention.

The Young Adult Festival will include a General Convention 101 session, worship, workshops, and networking opportunities for everyone – from first-time General Convention attendees to advocates and leaders who have attended for years. We look forward to welcoming young adults from across the Episcopal Church to Baltimore.

Registration is subsidized by the Office for Young Adult and Campus Ministries and includes General Convention registration, some meals, and all Young Adult Festival programming.

Registration with 4 nights housing at the Sheraton is between $300 and $600, depending on the housing choices. Space is limited for housing. Registration will close registration when spaces are filled. Registration deadline for participants requiring housing is May 16.

Register here: https://dfms.formstack.com/forms/yaf2022