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

Traveling and large events were not allowed for most of 2020 due to COVID-19, but we're excited to see you all in August 2021!  

Why did you pick August as the new date?
After learning the 2021 Antiochian Archdiocese National Convention had 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.  

Is the conference at the same hotel?

Yes, click here for hotel information.  If you previously booked your hotel, you'll need to make a new reservation. 

Will the OYPC schedule be same as previous years on a Thursday-Sunday? 

Yes, 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?

OYPC will be following CDC and local Covid-19 guidelines.  Below is a picture of what Stage 2 means in Austin, Tx.  OYPC will also be providing colored bracelets that share how comfortable you are with others.  Additionally, we will be following and respect the businesses request for the evening events and the hotel in which we are having our conference.  Because things change daily, we will update specifics as we get closer to the conference.  If you have questions about the current state of things, feel free to email us at oypc2020@gmail.com.  We ask that you please do not attend the conference if you are sick.

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