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JULY 14-16, 2023

TUCSON CONVENTION CENTER
TUCSON, AZ

FEARLESS2022

“TAKE COURAGE, I HAVE CONQUERED THE WORLD.”
-John 16:33

MINISTRY TEAM

Chris Padgett

Host

Josh Blakesley

Josh Blakesley

Worship Leader

priest smiling

Fr. Fernando Camou

Priest

Joel Stepanek

Joel Stepanek

Speaker

Noelle Garcia McHugh

Speaker

Jason Evert

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

Early Bird Cost: $200 (until June 1)
Cost After June 1: $215
Deposit Amount: $50

Deadline for Payment of Deposit: Two weeks after registering online
Deadline for Payment of Final Balance: June 1

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. Please be sure to book at one of the conference hotels using the information in the section below.

Steubenville West will be held at:

Tucson Convention Center
260 S. Church Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701

Housing is not included in the registration fee. Group leaders are responsible for booking accommodations for their group. Life Teen has acquired room blocks with discounted rates at many specific hotels in the area – some within walking distance. All groups registered for the conference should book rooms through the conference room blocks at these specific hotels. You can find the list of designated conference hotels and rates below.

The conference begins Friday evening and ends Sunday afternoon.

  • 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 to the final balance.
  • Final balance payments must be received in the Life Teen offices by June 1, 2022. Increased pricing of $15/spot will be applied to all registrations that are not paid in full by June 1st.
  • For registrations submitted after June 1st, full payment must be submitted immediately.

Payment Methods:

  • To use existing credit as payment for this event, please select that option during the registration process.
  • Checks should be made out to Life Teen and mailed to:
    Life Teen
    ATTN: Steubenville West
    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.
  • 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 to the final balance.
  • Parishes may drop unneeded spots until June 1, 2022. The $50 deposit will be forfeited, but the remaining balance will not be owed.
  • Spots may be dropped by emailing Mary Zitelli amzitelli@lifeteen.com.
  • Parishes will be held responsible for payment in full for all spots not dropped by June 1st.

We have a whole team ready to help you!

For registration questions, contact Mary Zitelli at mzitelli@lifeteen.com.

For conference questions, contact Jill Patten at jpatten@lifeteen.com.

For general Life Teen/Steubenville questions, contact Sarah Houde at shoude@lifeteen.com.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

REGISTRATION FAQ'S

Since the conference is not taking place at a college campus, we aren’t able to provide dorm housing as we have historically done with this conference site. Several of our other Steubenville Conferences do not have housing included, so we are confident the conference will still be a great blessing for your teens. Keeping housing separate from the conference registration enables groups to have the most flexibility. You have the option to commute to the conference each day or to book rooms at one of the hotel blocks with discounted room rates. It is completely up to you how many rooms you book, how many people you assign to each room, and whether you stay nearby or commute. Please be sure to keep in mind all Safe Environment requirements when booking and assigning rooms.

The expiration date on all existing credits from previously canceled events was extended to December 31, 2022. This means you can use your existing credit for any Life Teen event, camp, resource, or subscription until the end of 2022. If you choose not to attend the conference this summer, be sure to use your credit for something else as it will expire at the end of 2022. As a reminder, your credit is equivalent to the amount of money paid and is not specific to the event you were registered for or the number of spots you had registered for. If you are unsure whether or not you have remaining credit or the amount of your credit, please contact Mary Zitelli at mzitelli@lifeteen.com.

 

If, due to unforeseen circumstances, Life Teen cancels the event, any deposits paid will become credit and any final balances paid will be eligible for a refund.

 

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. We will not be able to accept registrations or additions to groups after July 19th. Please refer to the registration section of the website 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 being handled separately from group registration this year. 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.

We have to hold all groups to the cancellation policies that were agreed to during registration. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable to the final balance. Parishes may drop unneeded spots until June 1st. The $50 deposit will be forfeited, but the remaining balance will not be owed if spots are dropped before June 1st. Spots may be dropped by emailing Mary Zitelli at mzitelli@lifeteen.com. Parishes will be held responsible for payment in full for all spots not dropped by June 1st. Be sure to pay attention to these deadlines. The best thing you can do is to find teens to attend! You may want to consider inviting a neighboring parish who is not yet registered to join your group.

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.

EVENT FAQ'S

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. Since it is a high school youth conference, young adults ages 19 & 20 may not attend with a registered group. They may apply to serve as volunteers. 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.

 

Life Teen is committed to keeping the health and safety of our event participants and staff a top priority. We are monitoring the continuously changing pandemic situation and working with each of our venues to ensure all required safety protocols at the time of the event are met. Specific plans will be communicated closer to the event date.

 

Click here to preorder Steubenville t-shirts for your group. Shirts are $20 and must be ordered by May 6th in order to receive them in time for the conference. If you do not choose to preorder, a limited supply will be available for sale at the conference.

 

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 April 15th.

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 Mary Zitelli (mzitelli@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. For example, we can arrange to have an interpreter for someone who is hearing impaired during parts of the conference, but we need to know this in advance in order to meet specific needs.

Food allergy information is collected via the online digital liability form. Participants with food allergies must fill out that online form prior to June 15th in order for their allergy to be accommodated at the conference.

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 Mary Zitelli (mzitelli@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 Mary Zitelli (mzitelli@lifeteen.com) to see if any groups from your area are registered.

The Franciscan LEAD weeks that typically take place the week prior to each Steubenville Conference will not be held in 2022. 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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