Why Orlando?

After three national conferences in the Chicago area, we're eager to bring this event to another part of the country where God has raised up many vital churches and ministries. And with a growing number of attendees from outside the United States—especially the Global South—the higher volume and lower price of flights and hotels in Orlando will serve many responding to our new TGC International Outreach and anticipating the pre-conference on world missions. Besides the Rosen Shingle Creek, you'll find 15 other hotels within a short walk or drive from the conference, so lodging options will accommodate any budget. The Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando also helps us accommodate your requests by bringing the conference and lodging into one facility where everyone can better manage a packed conference schedule. We trust you will enjoy the slower pace by taking breaks in your hotel room and especially around the pool in Orlando's welcoming early April weather. We also hope in this way to serve your desire for fellowship and intimacy amid a growing conference. Along with our plenary addresses and dozens of workshops, we're introducing a new element called Focus Gatherings to foster informal, topical conversation facilitated by an experienced leader or two in a particular field. Abundant space at the Rosen Shingle Creek will help us feature Q+A with seasoned pastors on various aspects of church ministry, collaboration by biblical scholars studying key textual issues, and conservation among worship leaders and youth pastors seeking to apply the gospel to their specific callings.

Is there a student or international rate for the preconference?

The preconference rate will be the same for all registrants. It will be $75.

What is a Focus Gathering?

Focus Gatherings are more intimate environments where you will be able to interact with a leader on a particular topic. The emphasis will be discussion, with ample time for questions and candid conversation. Focus Gatherings are available as an option during the workshops rounds. Space is limited to 25 people and available on a first come basis. (I think we could drop the earlier reference to the number of people).

How do I change my workshop selections?

(1) Log in here with the email address and password you used to register.
(2) Right underneath "The Gospel Coalition" banner at the top of the page is a link titled "View or Edit My Registrations." Click on that link.
(3) Next to the registered name you wish to edit, choose "Edit."
(4) Next to the first tab, "Basic Registration Info," is a tab titled "Seminars and Special Fields." Click on it.
(5) Make your workshop changes.
(6) Click "Save Changes."

How do I cancel my registration?

(1) Log in here with the email address and password you used to register.
(2) Right underneath "The Gospel Coalition" banner at the top of the page is a link titled "View or Edit My Registrations." Click on that link.
(3) Next to the registered name you wish to edit, choose "Edit."
(4 Under the first tab, "Basic Registration Info," there is a button titled "Cancel This Registration..."
(5) A pop up window appears to confirm your cancellation. Press "OK."
Please note that a $30 fee is incurred upon cancellation.

When is the deadline to cancel registration? What is the refund policy?

You are able to cancel your registration for a full refund less a $30 cancellation fee until January 31, 2013. Beginning February 1, 2013, no refunds will be provided for cancelled registration. Thank you for not asking for exceptions.

Can I transfer my registration? If so, how?

Yes, you are welcome to transfer registration at any time. Transfers are the responsibility of the two parties involved. TGC is not responsible to arrange payment for transferred registration.

If you would like to transfer registration, follow these steps:

(1) Log in here with the email address and password you used to register.
(2) Right underneath "The Gospel Coalition" banner at the top of the page is a link titled "View or Edit My Registrations." Click on that link.
(3) Next to the registered name you wish to change, choose "Edit."
(4) The first tab, "Basic Registration Info" lists your basic information. Change it for the person that will be taking your place.
(5) Click "Save Changes."

All transfers made before March 1, 2013 will guarantee a name tag for the new participant. After March 1, 2013, you are still welcome to transfer registration, but the new attendee will likely check-in under the original name at the conference.

Which airport should I fly into?

Orlando International Airport is about 15 minutes from the Rosen Shingle Creek.

How much is parking at Shingle Creek?

Parking is $12 for 24 hours with in and out privileges.

Will translation be provided?

Yes, translation will be provided during the plenary sessions in Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, and Portuguese. In addition, three workshops will exclusively be in Spanish.

Where can I eat during the conference?

We will have a range of options for meals during the conference. Several cash concession stations will be available throughout the facility that will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition, the Rosen Shingle Creek has numerous restaurants that will be open during the conference.

How do I register for the Post-conference on Faith and Work?

No registration is necessary for the Post-conference. The Post-conference is open to all those who have registered and for those who have not registered.

How much does the Post-conference on Faith and Work cost?

The post-conference is free!