Why did the Orthodox Young Professionals Conference get rescheduled again to August 2021?  

While we would love to see everyone in February, there are still a lot of unknowns at this time.  We also know that many people are still cautious or not sure about traveling and Covid-19 cases are still high across the country at this time.  Therefore we feel it is best to move the conference dates to August 2020. 

Why did you pick August as the new date?
After learning the 2021 Antiochian Archdiocese National Convention has been cancelled, it allowed us to look into summer 2021 dates without conflict.  The weekend after the Dormition Fast has long been the weekend of the OYPC and we hope that this gives more time for people to be comfortable traveling and for our Canadian friends to be able to join us across the border again.  

Can I register for 2021 now?

Absolutely!  Registration is open and the prices are the same.  However, new dates for price increases have been updated and reflective of the date change.

What if I already registered for 2020?

Great! You're already registered!  You had already received an email previously sharing that the date was being changed and to please make your registration decision once the new date has been announced.  If you are planning to attend, there's nothing additional you need to do, you're already registered.  If you know you cannot make the conference, please reach out to oypc2020@gmail.com to make arrangements regarding a refund.  

Is the conference at the same hotel?

Yes, click here for hotel information.  If you previously booked your hotel, you'll need to change the dates.

Will the OYPC schedule go back to a Thursday-Sunday schedule? 

We will be returning to a Thursday Evening-Sunday Morning schedule.  Please plan to arrive Thursday afternoon/evening to check-in and join us for our Thursday night event.  Friday and Saturday Mornings will include speaker sessions and small group time with the afternoons free to explore or relax.  The evenings will include Vespers and evening events as they have in the past.  Sunday morning will be spent at the local Antiochian parish to celebrate Divine Liturgy.  A more detailed schedule will be announced as we get closer. 

Will we have to wear a mask at the OYPC?  What other precautions will the OYPC be taking to ensure I'm safe?

August is still a long way away, but current COVID-19 safety measures will be followed.  While we don't know what we'll be asking everyone to do specifically to comply in August, we will be following CDC health guidelines that are required and recommended during the time of the conference.  Stay tuned.

Why wasn't the date change announced earlier than December?

Honestly, between figuring what was happening with COVID-19, figuring out new dates out with the hotel, having new contracts reviewed and signed, and getting Metropolitan JOSEPH's blessing for a new date... it just takes time to make it happen.  But we're excited to see everyone in August!