The 2018 National Lutheran Youth Workers Conference (#National18) is scheduled for July 8-11 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis.
The conference is geared toward youth workers, and there will also be a youth track following the 2018 Lutheran Youth Fellowship Teen Leadership Training.
Adult participants will receive complimentary registration to the 2019 LCMS Youth Gathering in Minneapolis.
- 1–5 p.m. — Early registration
- 3 p.m. — Breakout session 1
- 4:30 p.m. — Breakout session 2
- Evening free
- 8 a.m. — Registration opens
- Exhibits open
- 8:30 a.m. — Breakout session 3
- 10 a.m. — Plenary session 1
- 2 p.m. — Breakout session 4
- 3:30 p.m. — Plenary session 2
- 5:30 p.m. — Buses depart for event at Concordia, St. Paul
- 6 p.m. — Concordia, St. Paul event
- 8–8:30 p.m. — Buses depart from Concordia, St. Paul
- 9 p.m. — Buses return to the Convention Center
- 8 a.m. — Exhibits open
- 8:30 a.m. — Plenary session 3
- 10:30 p.m. — Breakout session 5
- Lunch on your own
- 1:30 p.m. — Plenary session 4
- 3:15 p.m. — Breakout session 6
- 5 p.m. — Breakout session 7
- Evening free (Note: the Minnesota Twins host the Kansas City Royals at 7:10 p.m)
- 8:30 a.m. — Breakout session 8
- 10 a.m. — Breakout session 9
- Noon — End of conference (Note: the Minnesota Twins host the Kansas City Royals at 12:10 p.m.)
Attendees are asked to arrange their own accommodations. Many participants reserved rooms at two properties which had special rates for National, and these blocks are now full. You may still contact those two properties about availability or search them out on travel websites.
Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown
Reservations may be made online or by calling 612-339-6633.
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Minneapolis Downtown
Reservations may be made online or by calling 612-341-3300.
If finding accommodations on a travel website, these hotels are walkable in downtown Minneapolis and may have affordable rates:
- Millennium Minneapolis
- DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown
- Best Western Plus Normandy Inn and Suites
- Crowne Plaza Minneapolis
- Hyatt Place Downtown
- Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
- AC Hotel by Marriott Minneapolis Downtown