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Thu, Nov 21


Indiana Convenation Center

National Catholic Youth Conference

The National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministers (NFCYM) hosts a youth conference every two years in a location which varies from year to year and attracts over 20,000 Catholic teenagers from around the country. The NCYC is an exciting three-day experience for Catholic teenagers!

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National Catholic Youth Conference
National Catholic Youth Conference

Time & Location

Nov 21, 2019, 12:00 AM – Nov 23, 2019, 11:59 PM

Indiana Convenation Center, 100 South Capital St. Indianapolis, IN

About the event

What sort of activities/events are available at the National Catholic Youth Conference?

You can expect to find many opportunities to challenge and deepen the faith life of your teenagers at the NCYC including:

  • Nationally Recognized Speakers offering keynotes and concurrent sessions covering many topics for Catholic youth and adults
  • Powerful Prayer and liturgy experiences by and for young people
  • Christian Musicians, bands and concerts each day and evening
  • Interactive Park – a festival village where you can  get creative, play fun group games, listen to live bands and comedians,  eat, buy cool Catholic stuff you won’t find anywhere else,  surf the internet, eat some more, learn more about Catholic colleges and  service opportunities, and hang out with 20,000+ of your closest  friends.

What is the theme?

The theme for the 2019 NCYC is “Blessed-Broken-Given.”

What is the registration fee?

Due to an increase in lodging and registration costs, the overall  costs have increased slightly from 2017. For purposes of the NCYC, the  Diocese of Richmond is considered an “affiliated diocese” with NFCYM and  will be paying the associated rate. The registration fee per  participant is listed below:

  Youth Participants: $575 (up to 6 participants per room)    

Adult Participants:

$650 (3 adult participants per room)

$800 (2 adult participants per room)

$1,100 (1 adult participant per room)

Diocesan Meal Plan (optional): $25 per participant    

What does this registration fee cover?

The participant registration fee covers the following:

  • Transportation to/from the Indianapolis International Airport (IND) airport and the Embassy Suites Hotel
  • Lodging for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
  • Continental Breakfast on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Late Night Snacks (i.e. pizza) in the Evenings with the Diocese
  • Diocesan NCYC T-Shirt or Sweatshirt Hoodie

The optional meal plan includes:

  • Box lunch with drink for Friday and Saturday delivered to the Convention Center at lunch time
  • Buffet Dinner near the Convention Center for Friday and Saturday evenings
What is the lodging situation?

Each participant will be assigned to a suite at the Home2Suites  Indianapolis Downtown. Each suite has 2 rooms (a bedroom and a living  area) with a single bathroom. Up to six youth participants will be  assigned to a suite and up to three adult participants will be assigned  to a suite. The Office for Evangelization will combine parishes with odd  numbers to maximize the room allocations. In addition, the Diocese has reserved a meeting room that will be used  for evening gatherings as well as a main meeting point for adult  chaperones.

All participants are required to stay at the Home2Suites  Indianapolis Downtown due to NCYC regulations. There is a significant  additional charge per participant if you opt not to stay at the hotel.

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