National Youth Conference '23
July 31 - August 4

National Youth Conference’s driving force is that students would encounter God.

Whether through Fine Arts presentations, in dynamic workshops and masterclasses, from messages by world-class speakers, or via intimate worship; we strive for every student to have a personal moment with Christ.

National Youth Conference’s driving force is that students would encounter God.

Whether through Fine Arts presentations, in dynamic workshops and masterclasses, from messages by world-class speakers, or via intimate worship; we strive for every student to have a personal moment with Christ.

Services

Nationwide Arena

200 W Nationside Blvd
Columbus, OH 43215

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Fine Arts / Workshops / Masterclasses

Greater Columbus Convention Center

400 N High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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Mon

  • Check-in 8AM
  • Service: Doors open 6PM

Tue-Thur

  • FAF Presentations: 9-5
  • Workshops/Masterclasses: 9-5
  • Service: Doors open 6PM

Fri

  • FAF Presentations: 9-12
  • Workshops/Masterclasses: 9-12
  • Service: Doors open 6PM

Service and
Workshop Speakers

Austin Westlake
Peter Reeves
Josh Wellborn
Greg Ford
Eric Hoffman
Holly Davis
Nate Ortiz
Justin Smith
Lee Rogers
John Zick
One Church Music

Stay at the

Hilton Columbus Downtown

401 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

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Stay at the

Hyatt Regency Columbus

350 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

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Stay at the

Hilton Columbus Downtown

401 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Make Reservation

Stay at the

Hyatt Regency Columbus

350 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Make Reservation

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Pricing


For best pricing, Fine Arts and National Youth Conference attendees should take advantage of early bird registration.

Fine Arts students that advance to nationals will be able to add their categories after their district festivals. Fine Arts students will not be able to register after June 9, 2023

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Volunteer

The National Youth Conference is an annual event that is passionate about developing students and leaders and creating an environment that allows them to encounter Jesus. National Youth Conference thrives on volunteers; those who take great pleasure in serving others. If that’s you or your ministry group, we would love to have you join us! There are numerous ways that you can serve at the National Youth Conference, so if you are 18 years of age and able to serve the entire week, coming as an individual or ministry group, we have a place for you! We provide housing and a meal per diem each day, and all you must do is get to Columbus by Sunday, July 30. If you are a ministry group and are bringing ten or more people with you, we will do a booth exchange as well. You will receive a free 10x10 booth space in the exhibit hall where over 10,000 people will pass through every day. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity!

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Event Essentials

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Frequently Asked Questions

Choose “National Youth Conference Attendee” if you are a student in middle or high school in the age range of 11-18 years of age or if you are participating in Fine Arts or Kappa Tau. Parents or Chaperone’s 18 years or older can choose “Parent/Adult Chaperone” ticket.
The registration fee for Fine Arts/Kappa Tau, National Youth Conference and Parent/Adult chaperones covers admittance to all Fine Arts/Kappa Tau Presentation rooms, all workshops, and evening services. An event t-shirt is an additional cost and can be purchased on-site for a discounted price at the registration booths on Monday, July 31.
Go into your confirmation email from Brushfire and click on “edit my order”. You can switch attendee type, add a category, or cancel your registration.
Yes, you can. Please complete the Refund Request Form by the deadline of July 21, 2023, and submit digitally.
The conference schedule can be found on the homepage of youthconference.ag.org. Fine Arts Category schedule will go out on July 4, 2023, and the specific presentation schedule will go live via the event app on Friday, July 28th at noon.
All writing and film pieces must be checked in on Monday, July 31st to the Art Gallery before 6pm. Make sure you check the Fine Arts rulebook for how many copies are needed.
No, it does not. Starting with the first category, each category is an additional $25.
No. Due to a high volume of participants, individual requests cannot be made.
We strongly recommend that only one or two people from each group check in. It will need to be an adult leader or parent.
Yes, and art and writing entries must be physically presented at the Fine Arts Festival.
On-Site check in is on Monday, July 31 from 8am-6pm.
You will want to bring your QR code that was emailed to the group leader from Brushfire. This will expedite the check in process. Make sure all release forms have been submitted digitally (from DocuSign/AG Convention Services) for all minors who are attending National Youth Conference.
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