National Convention

National Convention

May 22-28, 2017 Lee University » Cleveland, TN


Program Director: Quinton Cools

Event Director: Peter Martin

Students: $429

($409 through March 24)

Parents: $329

Registration Closed

National Convention is the climax of the TeenPact year, drawing close to 1,000 people from around the TeenPact Nation. Students experience engaging speakers, passionate worship, dynamic small groups, hands-on activities, leadership opportunities, like-minded friends and life-changing memories.

Firmly at the core of the “NC” experience is our speaker line-up and daily worship sessions. You will be impacted by speakers, refreshed through worship and provoked by hearing stories of God at work. Each session is designed to strengthen your faith while giving you tips for practical application. You will no doubt experience God’s power and presence during the week!

But National Convention was never intended to be a lecture series; it is designed to build your faith while also fostering relationships with your fellow TeenPacters. Whether it’s in organized small group discussions or simply in casual conversation, you’ll find students laughing together and sharpening one another.

 

Travel information

National Convention 2017 will be held at Lee University, located in Cleveland, Tennessee.  Just 30 miles from Chattanooga, this beautiful campus is the ideal location for TeenPact’s largest event.

For those driving: Please arrive at Lee University between 1pm-4pm on Monday, May 22 and plan on leaving by 11am on Sunday, May 28. Please check back to enter your travel information. If you are interested in organizing a carpool, please let us know so we can connect you with other students from your area.

For those flying: Book your flight into Chattanooga, TN. Please arrive no later than 4pm on Monday, May 22 and depart after 10am on Sunday, May 28 (Due to scheduling, all National Convention attendees will be dropped off at the airport before 1pm.  Please make your travel plans with this in mind.). TeenPact staff will meet you at your baggage claim when you arrive; wear a TeenPact shirt to help us find you! We will deliver you back to your ticketing counter when you depart. Please check back to enter your travel information. We are not able to make airport runs to Nashville, Knoxville, or Atlanta, but we may be able to connect you with someone driving through these cities. If you would like to assist with student pickup, please let us know. Contact the TeenPact office for more details or for any other travel requests. Thanks!

What to bring

– Bedding (Pillow, sheets/blanket/sleeping bag. NOTE: Mattresses are extra long and require extra long twin sheets)

– Towel and toiletries

– Shower shoes (optional)

– A $20 key card deposit (refunded when you turn your key card in at the end of the week)

– Bible, notebook, pen, reusable water bottle, umbrella, flashlight

– Campaign material (if applicable)

– A snack to share at Coffee House (girls bring sweet, guys bring salty. Please avoid peanut-based snacks.)

– Money for the TeenPact store (optional)

Remember, we will be media-free during National Convention so plan on leaving your iPods, laptops, books, etc. in your suitcase during the week.

There is no homework for this event.

What to wear

– Please review the dress code before packing.

– Dress is casual for the week, but some people like to dress up a little bit in the evenings.

– If you’re a candidate, consider dressing in a way that tells people “take me seriously,” especially during primaries, open forum and election returns.

National Elections

Every year, National Convention hosts high-energy, nation-wide elections for a single Presidential/Vice Presidential ticket, four Senate seats, and nine Representative seats. Campaigning at National Convention takes elections to the next level as candidates find creative and ambitious ways to spread their name recognition, making for a fun, exciting, and competitive environment!

Each candidate will first have to secure their party’s nomination in order to continue into the general election, making that first primary election a key part of the race! Since every National Convention attendee will be a member of one of our three parties, it’s important to read the platforms and be ready to pick your preferred party when you register to attend National Convention.

Information about these parties can be found on our elections website. To read more about the 2017 party platforms, candidates and election coverage, click here.

Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

For Ultimate Frisbee Rules & Regulations, please return to this page after February 1st.

Cost for participating is $15/player and includes a team shirt for each participant.

To REGISTER your team, please return to this page after February 1st.

Volleyball Tournament

We are incredibly excited to announce the 2017 Volleyball Tournament. This tournament is going to include some of the best competitors in the TeenPact nation as they look to use their teamwork skills to outmatch their opponents on the court. The tournament will be played indoors on the hardwood floors.

For Volleyball Rules & Regulations, please return to this page after February 1st.

Cost for participating is $15/player and includes a team shirt for each participant.

To REGISTER your team, please return to this page after February 1st.

Visitor, Guest, and Parent Policy

Thanks for your interest in National Convention! If you are unable to attend this event, we invite you to join us via live stream (please check back for more information). Our goal at TeenPact is to create a distraction-free environment where each person can have a full and rewarding experience. In order to meet these ends, the following policy is in place for visitors, guests and parents at National Convention:

Students – We have an “all or nothing” policy for students wishing to attend National Convention. Students must register and participate in the entire event; no commuters or partial registrations are allowed.

Non-Student Siblings – While we love everyone’s brothers and sisters, National Convention is not set up to accommodate them. Exceptions are rare, but to inquire about a special circumstance you can email Peter Martin (peter.martin@teenpact.com).

Parents – Parent chaperones play a huge role at TeenPact events and we love having them involved! Because we count on them during the week, we generally have an “all or nothing” policy for parents as well. Special requests can be directed to Peter Martin.

Other Guests – Because we guard the focus and experience of our students very carefully, we have a strict visitor policy. All requests should be directed to Peter Martin for approval.

Live Streaming

Can’t make it to National Convention this year? Join in our sessions by streaming them online! Click here to go to our livestream webpage.

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