ATL

FLA

JULY 26-28, 2024

GAS SOUTH CONVENTION CENTER
DULUTH, GA

ILLUMINATE 2024

“THE LIGHT SHINES IN THE DARKNESS, AND THE DARKNESS HAS NOT OVERCOME IT.”
-JOHN 1:5

MINISTRY TEAM

Sarah Kroger Quaglia

Worship Leader

woman

Katie Prejean McGrady

Host

Fr. Rufino Corona, TOR

Priest

man

Mark Hart

Speaker

Chika Anyanwu

Speaker

MARKETING MATERIALS

AS PEOPLE IN MINISTRY, WE KNOW THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF A STEUBENVILLE CONFERENCE IS A LIFE-CHANGING ENCOUNTER WITH CHRIST. HOWEVER, THE WEIGHT OF AN ENCOUNTER LIKE THAT IS REALLY ONLY APPRECIATED AFTER HAVING ONE. FOR THAT REASON, WHEN INVITING A TEEN TO A STEUBENVILLE CONFERENCE, WE SUGGEST BEGINNING WITH BELONGING.

 

EVERY TEEN DESIRES TO BELONG – SIN AND SHAME CONVINCE THEM THEY DON’T.

THEY’RE NOT ALONE. OTHERS HAVE THE SAME STRUGGLES THEY DO.

THE WORLD SAYS THEY MUST CHANGE TO BELONG – GOD MEETS THEM WHERE THEY ARE.

THEY HAVE AN IMPORTANT PLACE IN THE CHURCH. THIS EVENT WON’T BE THE SAME WITHOUT THEM.

DETAILS

*Please note the early bird deadline is March 15th this year. Be sure to register your group by that date to receive the discounted pricing!

Early Bird Registration (January 17th – March 15th): $210

Regular Registration (March 16th – June 28th): $225

Late Registration (June 29th– July 16th): $235

Deposit Amount: $50 (Early Bird & Regular Rate Registration)

Deadline for Payment of Deposit: The $50 deposit will be due no later than two weeks after registering online. The remaining $160 ( at the Early Bird Rate) or $175 (at the Regular Rate) will be due by the Payment Deadline below.

Deadline for Payment of Final Balance: June 28th (or upon registration, for spots added from June 29 – July 16). Final Balances for Early Bird and Regular Registrations that are not received by June 28th will be charged an additional $10/spot.

Meals Included: Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner. Many of the conference hotels include breakfast in the room rate. Be sure to check with your specific hotel.

Please note: Housing is not included in the registration fee. Group leaders are responsible for booking accommodations for their group. Refer to Hotel Info below for more information on available discounted rates.

Steubenville ATL will be held at:

Gas South Convention Center
6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Duluth, Georgia 30097

Life Teen has acquired room blocks with discounted rates at many hotels in the area. All groups registered for the conference are encouraged to book rooms through the conference room blocks. To unlock rates and other information, please enter your email below:

 

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Please contact Ann Sottile at asottile@lifeteen.com for more information.

  • If the deposit has not been paid online by credit card, a deposit check must be received in the Life Teen offices no more than 2 weeks after the date you registered online in order to secure spots.
  • Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Deposits paid for dropped spots may not be applied to the final balance.
  • Final balance payments must be received in the Life Teen offices by June 28, 2024. A late fee of $10/spot will be applied to early bird and regular registrations that are not paid in full by June 28th.
  • For registrations submitted after June 28th, full payment must be submitted immediately.

Payment Methods:
  • Checks should be made out to Life Teen and mailed to:
    Life Teen
    ATTN: Steubenville ATL
    P.O. Box 117299
    Atlanta, GA 30368-7299
  • To submit a credit card payment, click this link to view and pay your balance. You will need your group leader first name, last name, email address and confirmation code to log in. Once logged in, you will be able to put in your credit card information and submit your payment.
  • The conference is for high-school aged youth. Youth participants must be age 18 or younger and incoming freshmen through just graduated seniors.
  • All youth must attend as part of a group with a group leader and chaperones.
  • Chaperones must be gender-specific (i.e. if 4 girls and 2 boys are attending, there must be at least 1 female AND 1 male chaperone).
  • The required chaperone to youth ratio is 1 chaperone for every 8 youth of that same gender.
  • Chaperones must be 21 years of age or older and provide proof of completing your Diocesan Safe Environment requirements.
  • Cost for chaperones to attend is the same as youth. Chaperones should be included in your group’s number of spots.
  • The minimum group size required is at least 3 people, made up of 1 chaperone with 2 teens (all of the same gender).
 
  • Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Deposits paid for dropped spots may not be applied to the final balance.
  • Parishes may drop unneeded spots until June 28, 2024. The $50 deposit will be forfeited, but the remaining balance will not be owed.
  • Parishes will be held responsible for payment in full for all spots not dropped by June 28th.

We have a whole team ready to help you!

For registration & payment questions contact: Julianna Nett at jnett@lifeteen.com.

For conference questions contact: Ann Sottile at asottile@lifeteen.com.

For general Life Teen questions contact: Bridget Petrillo at bpetrillo@lifeteen.com.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

REGISTRATION FAQs

We strongly encourage you to register your group as soon as possible in case the conference sells out and so that we can best prepare for your arrival. To receive early bird pricing, you must register by March 15th. To receive regular pricing, you must register by June 28th (four weeks prior to the conference). We will not be able to accept late registrations or additions to groups after July 16th (10 days prior to the conference). Please refer to the details section above for additional information about registration.

We love having priests attend the conference with their parishes! The registration fee for priests is waived in gratitude for their willingness to hear confessions, concelebrate Mass, and be present to the teens during the conference. Registration for priests is handled separately from group registration. All priests must register via Clergy Registration. Do not include your priest in the numbers reserved for your group. If you have a priest that would like to attend the conference with your group, please visit the Clergy Registration section of the conference website to read about the required priest paperwork and to fill out the form to get him registered.

If your deacon would like to vest for the conference liturgies, in addition to being registered with your group, he must also fill out the Clergy Registration form and follow the instructions for submitting a Letter of Good Standing.

Yes. In your digital paperwork platform, you’ll need to delete the form of the person no longer attending and have the person replacing them fill out the form using your group’s code. If the replacement is an adult, make sure that they are included on your group’s Safe Environment form.

All groups are held to the cancellation policies that were agreed upon during registration. Deposits are non-refundable, and non-transferrable. Deposits paid for dropped spots cannot be applied to the final balance. Parishes may drop unneeded spots until the end of regular registration (June 28), but will forfeit the $50 deposit/spot. Payment in full will be required for all spots not dropped by the end of regular registration (June 28).To drop spots, please fill out the Add/Drop Spots Form.  

The exchanging of spots between parishes is not allowed. You may choose to bring participants from other parishes to fill spots you purchased; however, by doing so, you assume all responsibility for them as they are considered part of your group. They will be seated with your group, you must have enough chaperones to meet the required ratios, and their paperwork must be completed using your group’s code.

The bus driver is not permitted into the conference unless they are a fully paid participant with the proper paperwork submitted.

Please watch this instructional video that will walk you through how to access your group’s digital paperwork. If you are still having difficulty after watching the video, contact Julianna Nett at jnett@lifeteen.com.

All participants attending the conference must complete a digital liability form. To fill out the digital paperwork for your child, you will need to get your group’s code or direct link from your group leader. This instructional video will walk you through the steps for completing the paperwork.

Yes, you have two options to get your teen registered for the conference. You can form and register a small group comprised of yourself, your teen, and some of his or her friends. In that case you would be the group leader. We require a minimum group size of 3 and all groups must comply with the chaperone requirements. The other option is to find out if there is a parish in your area attending the conference and then you can contact the youth minister at that parish to see if they’d be willing to take your teen as a part of their group. Contact Julianna Nett at jnett@lifeteen.com to see if any groups from your area are registered.

EVENT FAQs

Youth participants must be age 18 or younger and incoming freshman through just graduated seniors. All chaperones must be 21 years of age or older. All participants must be registered as part of a group with a group leader taking responsibility for adhering to the payment, cancellation, and paperwork policies.

Conference t- shirts will be available for pre-order in the Spring. Shirts must be ordered by May 10th at 12pm ET. If you choose not to pre-order, a limited supply will be available at the conference.

Click here to preorder t-shirts.

We do have a limited amount of scholarships available for teens to attend the Steubenville Conferences. If you have a teen in financial need, please download this scholarship application and submit it. Scholarship applications are due by May 1st.

No, infants and children are not allowed at Steubenville Conferences. Although we strongly support Catholic family life, our staffing, facility constraints, and insurance regulations at these conferences do not allow us to provide childcare. Meeting rooms are not designed for the care of young children. In addition, the focus of the group leaders & adult chaperones needs to be on the youth participants. If these adults bring their own children, their focus will be split. With the best care of the youth in mind, this is not allowed.

No, because of safety, security, liability, and safe environment requirements, we aren’t able to have visitors who aren’t registered participants attend any part of the conference.

We will be working with the site to determine the best place for buses, vans and cars to park. Please check back soon for more details. We will also include this in your welcome email prior to the conference.

Please inform Julianna Nett at jnett@lifeteen.com as soon as possible of any special needs an individual in your group may have so that we can accommodate to the best of our ability. 

Food allergy information is collected via the online digital liability form. Participants with food allergies must fill out that online form prior to June 28th in order for their allergy to be accommodated at the conference.

The Franciscan LEAD weeks that typically take place the week prior to each Steubenville Conference will not be held in 2024. If you have leadership teens that were hoping to attend LEAD, consider bringing a group to the Life Teen Leadership Conference instead!

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