FAQ: LOCATION

How do I get to the Glad Tidings
Glad Tidings
1401 Guelph Line
Burlington, ON L7P 4P5
Directions


FAQ: REGISTRATION

HOW DO I REGISTER?
Yes. Please see the REGISTER page.

CAN I MAIL IN MY REGISTRATION?
To help keep everything organized and streamlined for this event, we are not offering a paper form of registration. Please contact our office at 905-637-5566 ext 206 OR nswitzer@wodistrict.org if you are having difficulty registering online.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND BLOWN AWAY CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRIES LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE?
Blown Away Children and Family Ministry Leadership Conference is geared toward Children and Family Ministry PastorsLead PastorsSenior Leaders, and Volunteers in the local church. Junior Volunteers, between the ages of 12-18, from your Children and Family Ministries are welcome to register, but they must be accompanied by an adult at all time (including in Breakout sessions they attend), and register at the regular registration rates.

WHAT DOES CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRIES LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE REGISTRATION COST INCLUDE?
Registration includes access to all General Sessions, Break Outs, Resource Hall and Exhibit Areas, Break Time Snacks, Delegate Handbag, and Onsite Activities. Registration may include lunch on Saturday, if chosen when registering online (this is the responsibility of each registration group leader to choose whether registering for the onsite lunch option or not). Registration does not include accommodations or additional meals.

WHAT ABOUT REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS?
We encourage you to take advantage of our early bird registration rate. Additionally, groups of 5 or more from the same church, who are registering for the FULL CONFERENCE during the early bird rate are eligible for a Group Rate Discount. See the REGISTER page for details.

CAN WE REGISTER FOR A PORTION OF BLOWN AWAY CONFERENCE? (i.e. One General Session, a single workshop, pre-conference only etc.)?
There is a Saturday Only registration option. However, for the value of our delegates, beyond that, Blown Away Children and Family Ministries Leadership Conference is a closed, all-inclusive weekend-long event. To attend Pre-Conference delegates must be registered for the FULL CONFERENCE option.

DO WE HAVE TO PRE-SELECT OUR BREAKOUT CHOICES WHEN WE REGISTER ONLINE? No. You will be able to decide which Breakouts you would like to attend when you arrive to the event. It is suggested that you take time to read through the BREAKOUT options prior to the event, so that you and your team can attend different Breakouts and make the most of your learning opportunity.

CAN CHILDREN ATTEND BLOWN AWAY CONFERENCE?
We LOVE kids! While we do love children, we are unable to accommodate for childcare at this Leadership Conference. Blown Away Children and Family Ministries Leadership Conference is for Children and Family Ministry leaders only, so you can be ready to serve kids in your ministry. With one exception to this: If it is necessary to bring a nursing infant (under the age of 1) with you, a nursing room will be provided. Please note that our General Sessions, Breakouts and break times between sessions are loud, and may not be a suitable environment for an infant. Therefore, it is recommended that offsite care is arrange during non-feeding times.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

  • Go to the REGISTER page and click on REGISTER NOW, this will take you to the registration form. If you are a eligible for the group rate, you must contact our office before you register to get the discount code.

  • Enter your email address and create or log in to your account.

  • Fill in the LEADER'S (i.e. your) information. We do not need the information for each delegate you are registering. Remember that this name you register under is the name the tickets will be under at the registration desk at Blown Away on April 5th or April 6th.

  • Choose the applicable options for the delegates in your group and the amount of tickets you would like to purchase.

  • Choose to pay by credit card or cheque and submit your registration. Make note of the rules below for cheque payments.

  • You will receive an email confirmation once your registration is completed.

CAN I BUY MORE TICKETS?
To purchase more tickets for your group, go to the online registration form and then choose to start a new registration and fill in your leader information as you did in your original registration. You may then register for the number of additional tickets you require, until Blown Away Children and Family Ministry Leadership Conference reaches maximum capacity.

WHAT PAYMENT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
We accept credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) and cheques. If you are paying by cheque, you will have 10 business days to have payment at our office. After that point, you will lose the tickets you have reserved.

How will I receive the tickets for my group?
Upon registering online you will immediately receive a confirmation sent to your email address with an invoice indicating the number of tickets purchased, which tickets include onsite lunch, and the amount paid. You will pick up your registration package (including wristbands) for your entire group at the Registration Desk at the Glad Tidings on Friday, April 5th or Saturday, April 6th at the applicable times as outlined on our conference schedule. Registration wristbands will not be mailed out before the conference.

I HAVE EXTRA TICKETS. WILL YOU HELP ME SELL THEM?
No. While you are welcome to try to sell your tickets to another group, Blown Away Children and Family Ministry Leadership Conference is unable to help you find a buyer, or help you coordinate the payment or exchange of tickets.

WHAT IS BLOWN AWAY’S CONFERENCE CANCELLATION POLICY?

Please note that Blown Away Children and Family Ministry Leadership Conference is a non-refundable event. There will be no refund available for no shows. Registrations are non-transferable to future conferences. Please do not ask the Blown Away Children and Family Ministry Leadership Conference staff to make exceptions to this policy. If you do need to speak to someone regarding this please contact nswitzer@wodistrict.org.


FAQ: MEDIA ORDERS

CAN I PURCHASE AUDIO RECORDINGS OF THE GENERAL SESSIONS, PRE-CONFERNECE, AND BREAK OUT SESSIONS?

Yes. There will be opportunities for you to order media packages onsite at the event. All orders will be filled 6-8 weeks after the event finishes. Please note that General Sessions will only include the Keynote Speakers message. There may be one or two Breakout Sessions that a speaker denies permission of recording due to copyright restrictions, of which Blown Away Children and Family Ministries Leadership Conference will honor and not record and/or include in purchased media packages.


FAQ: ONSITE LUNCH AND SNACKS

WHERE IS THE ONSITE LUNCH COMING FROM?

We will be having a delicious catered box lunch from EVO Catering for delegates who choose the onsite lunch option. There will be a roast beef, vegetation (gluten free) or chicken option for delegates to choose from.

IF I DIDN’T REGISTER FOR A LUNCH OPTION WHEN I COMPLETED MY ONLINE REGISTRATION, AND HAVE CHANGED MY MIND, CAN I ADD A LUNCH OPTION TO MY EXISTING REGISTRATION?

This is possible up until online registration closes on March 24, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. After that time, all our numbers will be submitted to EVO catering and revisions will not be available. Please contact Nicole at nswitzter@wodistrict.org or 905 637 5566 ext 206 to adjust your registration.

NOTE: THERE is a $15 administrative fee for any such adjustments to an existing registration.