National Convention is the climax of the TeenPact year, drawing hundreds of TeenPacters from across the country. Every one of our students is different than the next, but in our diversity we find unity in Christ.
When you attend National Convention, you’re joining a common pursuit, a common aim. You’ll experience engaging speakers, passionate worship, dynamic small groups, hands-on activities, leadership opportunities, like-minded friends and life-changing memories.
Complete National Convention details coming March 8, 2018.Housing Information
National Convention 2018 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 1:00pm-4:00pm on Monday, May 21 and plan on leaving by 11:00am on Sunday, May 27. 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 4:00pm on Monday, May 21 and depart after 10:00am on Sunday, May 27 (Due to scheduling, all National Convention attendees will be dropped off at the airport before 1:00pm. 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!
– 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.
– 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.
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 2018 party platforms, candidates and election coverage, click here.
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.
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.
Can’t make it to National Convention this year? Join in our sessions by streaming them online! More information on live streaming will be coming soon.