Registration & Housing:

Registration cost is calculated based on the options chosen. Please see the prices page for more details.
Conference registration fees and exhibit fees are non-refundable. In case of cancellation, the registrant should notify GYC, but no refund will be given.
If you are not able to attend, you may transfer your ticket to another person as long as they need the same type of ticket you have. For example, someone age 18-35 cannot transfer their ticket to someone over 35 and visa versa. If you need to transfer a ticket from a chaperone or minor, please contact us for help.

To transfer your ticket simply login to your registration profile, click the “Transfer” button next to your ticket, and enter the information of the person to whom you are transferring your ticket. They will receive an email with a link to complete their information. Your ticket and meals will be transferred to them and your registration will be cancelled. Any cost difference will not be refunded and cannot be applied towards other purchases.

The Individual registration option is best for the individual attendee ages 18+. If you are registering as a minor or as a chaperone you MUST register together in a group.

The Group registration option is designed for attendees who wish to register two or more persons together at the same time. Minors and chaperones are required to register in a group. When you use this option, all registrations must be of the same type (all weekend or all full conference). Groups of 5+ people can take advantage of GYC’s group discount rates listed on the prices page.

To create a group, begin an individual registration and then click the “Create Group” button before the payment page. On the next page enter the remaining group member’s information. DO NOT re-enter the original person’s information again as this will result in a duplicate ticket and charge them double. If there are any minors in your group you will be asked to select their chaperones on the next page.

When registering as a group, you must pay for the entire group at once with one form of payment. GYC cannot accept partial payments. Once the group has been paid for you will NOT be able to add or remove members.

After you have completed payment, each group member will receive an email at the email address you listed for them with a link to complete their profile and select their t-shirt size. All group members must complete their information before they will be allowed to check in at the conference.

The max number of people allowed in one group is 40. If you have more than 40 people, make a second group for the remaining people.

The Full ticket/meal plan covers the entire event. Weekend ticket/meal plan covers Friday afternoon (including lunch) to the end of event.
GYC only provides breakfast and lunch. Attendees should arrange to provide their own supper regardless of the meal plan they select. Three meal plan options are available:

Full Meal Plan: 7 meals (Thursday breakfast through Sunday breakfast)

Weekend Meal Plan: 4 meals (Friday lunch through– Sunday breakfast)

Custom Meal Plan: You pick and choose which meals you would like

Yes, meal tickets can be returned. To do this, login to your registration profile and look under the “Purchased Items” section. Click the “Manage Meals” button and make the changes you would like. You will be shown all the meal options – Full, Weekend, Custom, or No Meal Plan. You can upgrade or downgrade as needed. Refunds are automatically processed to the card you used to pay with originally.
Please note that only meal tickets for meals that have not already been served can be returned.
Meetings during the Sabbath hours are free to attend without a registration. This includes the Friday evening meeting through the Sabbath evening meeting. You will need to arrange your own meals on Sabbath though as there are no free meals offered for Sabbath-only guests.
Yes! GYC and GYC’s housing service does not assign roommates. Attendees are responsible for finding their own roommates and may fill their rooms at their discretion up to 4 occupants per room. When reserving your room, you will be asked to specify those occupying your room. One individual is responsible for reserving and paying for the room and can personally divide the room cost and collect reimbursement from their roommates. GYC cannot accept partial room payments. Attendees may post their roommate requests on the GYC Facebook page.

The deadline for making reservations through GYC will be early December.

You may register for GYC here.

To reserve housing, click the Book Now! button on our Registration page or contact Orchid Event Solutions at:

Toll-Free: (877) 505-0681
International: (801) 505-4619
Email: help@orchideventsolutions.com
Agents available 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time, Monday – Friday

Minors & Chaperones:

The chaperone must register with the minor(s) they are accompanying in order to receive the Chaperone ticket price. 

To create a group, begin an individual registration and then click the “Create Group” button before the payment page. On the next page, enter the remaining group members information. DO NOT re-enter the original person’s information again as this will result in a duplicate ticket and charge them double.

Once you have added all the group members, including the minor(s), you will be asked to select the chaperone on the next page. Only the adults who are selected as a chaperone on that page will receive the chaperone price. 

If the chaperone is already registered, please see question below.

To register a minor who’s chaperone is already registered, login to the chaperone’s profile and click the button that says Add Minor under the Assigned Minors section. Enter the minor’s information and click Save.

You will then be asked to create a password for the minor’s profile. This page will also display the minor’s username. Once you have created a password, click Submit. It will give you confirmation that the password has been changed and you can click Continue.

Once the minor’s profile page opens up, click the button that says Click to Complete. Complete the registration process for the minor and pay. Complete the registration process for the minor and pay. They will then be displayed as a minor on the chaperone’s profile.

You will not receive the 36+ chaperone discount when adding a minor after you have already completed your registration.

Children age 6 and under may come with their registered parents free of charge and do not need to be registered. All children age 7 and older will be charged according to the registration table as outlined on the prices page.
We are sorry that we cannot offer childcare or children’s programs at GYC.

Exhibitors:

To apply to have an exhibit at GYC, you must first be registered for the full conference. Weekend Only registrations are not eligible to apply for an exhibit.

Once you have registered, login to your profile, look under the section listing all applications for the Exhibit Application, and click Apply. You will be required to pay for your booth space(s) before the application is submitted to the exhibit department. If your application is approved you will receive an email notification. If your application is denied you will receive a refund for the booth space(s). Please allow two weeks for your application to be processed.

There are no registration discounts given to exhibitors. Booth space prices are listed at the bottom of the prices page on our website.

The deadline to apply for an exhibit is December 15, 2016.

One booth space is 10’x10′ and comes with the following:

1 – 6’ black skirted table
2 – chairs
1 – waste basket

No, internet and power must be purchased separately. Once an exhibitor is approved, they will receive an exhibitor service kit from the decorator company via email with instructions for how to purchased additional items for their exhibit including internet and power.

International Attendees:

Q: How does one qualify for the international discount?

The international discount is given to attendees traveling from outside mainland USA, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, and Mexico. We strongly recommend that you obtain your visa (if applicable) before paying registration and housing fees.

Q: Is the 50% discount issued as a refund in person or through the registration system?

The discount will automatically be applied to your charges when you register online. If you wish to receive the discount you must not register in a group.

Q: What does the 50% international attendee discount include?

The international attendee discount is a 50% discount on your registration fee and does not include housing, meals, or any other charges you may incur as a GYC attendee.

Q: I am an international student studying/working in the United States, Canada, or Mexico. Can I receive an international attendee discount?

No. The purpose of this discount is to offset the cost of traveling internationally. GYC only grants this discount to international attendees traveling from outside mainland USA, Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, and Mexico specifically to attend the conference.

Q: I applied for a letter of invitation. Do I need to apply for the international attendee discount?

No. Attendees who receive a letter of invitation do not need to apply separately for the discount. Attendees who have received letters of invitation will be charged 50% of the registration fee during the payment step of registration unless they are coming from Mexico or Canada.

Q: How do I obtain a letter of invitation?

We are no longer accepting applications for Letters of Invitation to the 2016 Conference. You are welcome to still apply for your visa and attend the conference, but we cannot provide you a with letter of invitation to use for your visa application. Thank you!

Please click the the button below and fill out the application. Please allow 1-2 weeks to receive a reply. If after 2 weeks you do not receive a reply you may email visas@gycweb.org and inquire about your application status.

Letter of Invitation Application

Q: Is there a deadline for submitting the Letter of Invitation Application Form?

Yes, the deadline is November 30th.

Q: What are the requirements to obtain a letter of invitation?

A letter of recommendation on Seventh-day Adventist Church letterhead and dated this year (2016) must be submitted upon application to receive a letter of invitation for visa purposes. The letter must be signed by the local pastor stating that the attendee is member of and in good standing with the church. Conference/Union/General Conference officials do not need a letter of recommendation, as long as they show/explain that they hold that position. Pastors do need a letter of recommendation signed by a conference or union official.

Q: I am traveling from a foreign country that does not require a letter of invitation or visa application. Do I still need to apply for a letter of invitation in order to attend GYC?

No. You do not need to apply for a letter of invitation unless required by the U.S. embassy in your country. The purpose of the letter of invitation is to aid attendees in obtaining visas.

Q: Can GYC make arrangements with the U.S. embassy in my country to obtain a visa for me?

No. GYC does not personally negotiate with embassies to obtain visas for international attendees. However, we issue letters of invitation that attendees may need to send to their embassies in order to obtain a visa to attend the conference.

Q: I am not a Seventh-day Adventist but would like to attend GYC. May I apply for a letter of invitation?

No. Unfortunately, GYC currently issues letters of invitation only to members in good standing of the Seventh-day Adventist church. However, you may make alternate arrangements to obtain a visa and attend GYC. Anyone can register for GYC.

Q: I have submitted an application for the letter of invitation, but have not received a response from GYC yet.

GYC takes 5-7 business days to process your applications. We appreciate your patience! If after 5-7 business days you do not receive a reply you may email visas@gycweb.org and inquire about your application status.

Q: If I am registering as an international, can I register a group?

Yes, international attendees can register together in a group, however, the international discount will not be applied. If you wish to receive the discount you must register as an individual.

To create a group, see the instructions under the Registration FAQs on this page.

Q: Does GYC offer sponsorships or scholarships for international attendees?

Attendees are personally responsible for registering and paying for the conference. GYC does not provide scholarships or sponsorship for attendees. We strongly recommend that you obtain your visa (if applicable) before paying registration and housing fees.

Q: Where will I stay during the conference?

GYC negotiates with local hotels to offer rooms at a reduced rate for conference attendees. You can book housing here.

For further questions and comments about international attendees at GYC, please contact us at visas@gycweb.org.

General Questions:

For more information regarding international attendees please see our International FAQ page.
Registration check-in opens at 9am Wednesday morning and will close before the evening meeting. The conference officially begins Wednesday evening with the keynote address at 6pm.

The final meeting is Sunday morning and concludes at 11:30am.

See full shedule

For more information on travel and transportation please visit the Travel & Transportation page.
No, you do not need to sign up for seminars ahead of time. Seminars will be on a first-come basis.
Meetings during the Sabbath hours are free to attend without a registration. This includes the Friday evening meeting through the Sabbath evening meeting. You will need to arrange your own meals on Sabbath though as there are no free meals offered for Sabbath-only guests.
To register for pre-conference outreach you must first be registered for GYC. Once you are registered, login to your profile and look under the applications section for the 1 Million GLOW Mission Trip Pre-Conference Application and click Apply.
We are always looking for eager volunteers! To apply to be a volunteer, you must first be registered. Once you are registered, login to your profile and look under the applications section for the Volunteer Application. If your application is approved you will be contacted by email with further instructions.
There are no discounts given to GYC volunteers. GYC is a movement to train and develop self-sacrificing workers for the Lord. All Board of Director members and Executive Committee members pay to attend the conference. Even many of our presenters and speakers fund their own way to GYC conferences.
Attire should reflect the professional nature of the conference. We encourage business attire during meetings and workshops and formal during Sabbath. Attendees are asked to respect the principles of Christian modesty and simplicity. Remember there will be an opportunity to participate in outreach during the conference, so be sure to check the weather ahead of time and pack accordingly.
When people ask what GYC stands for, we say it represents the three core values that we possess: Generation (finishing the work in this generation). Youth (young people have an active role to play in the Lord’s work). And Christ (that Jesus is the center of all we do).
If you have read this FAQ carefully and still have questions, please e-mail info@gycweb.org.

For questions regarding registration email registration@gycweb.org.

For questions regarding international registration or visas email visas@gycweb.org.

For questions regarding exhibits email exhibits@gycweb.org.

For questions regarding housing email housing@gycweb.org.

For questions regarding travel and transportation email travel@gycweb.org.