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
Agents available 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time, Monday – Friday
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.
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.
If there are any minors in your group you will be asked to select their chaperones on the next page. Once you have added all the group members, including the minors, you will be asked to select their chaperones on the next page. If the chaperone is over 35, the age surcharge will be removed once you select their name as a chaperone.
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
Please note that only meal tickets for meals that have not already been served can be returned.
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 final meeting is Sunday morning and concludes at 11:30am.
A full schedule will be posted on our website closer to the conference.
The deadline for making reservations through GYC is December 21, 2015.
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.
1 – 6’ black skirted table
2 – chairs
1 – waste basket
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.
Please click the following link to complete the Letter of Invitation Application Form. Please allow 5-7 business days to receive a reply. If after 5-7 business days you do not receive a reply you may email email@example.com and inquire about your application status.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
Adults (36 and over)
Fees for the youth are kept far below those of similar conferences. To help meet expenses, an additional surcharge of $149 is added for adults age 36 and over. This fee is waived for those who are chaperoning (i.e. parent, youth leader) a minor (age 17 or younger).
Minors 13 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Minors between the ages of 14 to 17 must be accompanied by a supervising responsible adult (i.e. parent, guardian, pastor, teacher, etc.) of at least 21 years of age. The parent/chaperone must register in a group with the minor, and by doing so assumes responsibility for the minor. Chaperones are responsible for securing a minor release form from the parent or legal guardian of the minor(s) they are accompanying and assume the responsibility of having the completed paperwork with them at the conference. GYC is not liable for any medical emergencies.
For questions regarding registration email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding international registration or visas email email@example.com.
For questions regarding exhibits email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding housing email email@example.com.
For questions regarding travel and transportation email firstname.lastname@example.org.