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 working together with the venues we will be utilizing. Registered attendees will be emailed a complete schedule for the weekend along with COVID precautions that we are taking.  Should you have specific questions, please email us at oypc2020@gmail.com.  We ask that you please do not attend the conference if you are sick.

Why is the conference capped and not allowing additional registrations?

We have reached a number of registered attendees that reaches the capacity of our venues that allowing for more people to attend would diminish the attendee experience.  We want to make sure everyone is in a safe environment and has a great experience. Please add your name to the waitlist by emailing us oypc2020@gmail.com.