CEF USA National Conference 2016

May 16-20, 2016
Ridgecrest Conference Center
Asheville, NC

$100 discount for high school graduates and those under 30 at time of conference. Limited to first 100 people.  Indicate qualification for coupon on registration form.

Register by April 15, 2016, to be entered into a drawing to win a pocket projector and portable tabletop projection screen! An amazing and convenient tool for any Good News Club! Demonstration video to come!








Request conference flyers  from your local or state CEF office. State and local offices may order flyers through CEF Press. Minimal shipping charges apply.

Conference Rates


Below is a list of conference room and board rates. All rates are per person and applicable for May 16-20 only. Meals are included, beginning with supper on May 16 and ending with breakfast on May 20. A deposit of one night’s room stay ($59 for standard, $79 for deluxe) is required with each reservation. For extra meals or room nights, please call Ridgecrest after completing the required online registration.  

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Pritchell (Standard)

  • Single: $507
  • Double: $389
  • Triple: $350

Mountain Laurel (Deluxe)

  • Single: $587
  • Double: $429
  • Triple: $376
  • Quadruple: $350

Children and Youth (meals only, when lodging with parents)

  • 0-5: Free
  • 6-11: $66
  • 12-17: $121

Registration for USA National Conference 2016

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Ridgecrest, Our Conference Center

Lifeway Ridgecrest Conference Center, “cradled in the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina,” has been hosting CEF conferences for 25 years. Ridgecrest offers beautiful meeting spaces, excellent accommodations, delicious and plentiful food, enjoyable recreation and a heart for our Savior. Ridgecrest staff prays for us before we even reach their campus and serves us with delight, joy and excellence. To learn more about this beautiful venue, go to http://ridgecrestconferencecenter.org/.

For a description of both standard and deluxe rooms, go to http://ridgecrestconferencecenter.org/accommodations#.VaV4qPlViko. If you prefer walking shorter distances for main sessions and meals or a comfortable, yet more economical room, we recommend that you choose standard housing in Pritchell. If you like a few extras in your room or you require handicap accommodations, then deluxe housing in Mountain Laurel is the option for you!

For a list of recreational activities to enjoy during your free time—and a list of some equipment you may need to enjoy a couple of the activities—go to http://ridgecrestconferencecenter.org/recreation#.VaV56PlViko

Call Ridgecrest with any questions about accommodations and their facilities at 800-588-7222.

Children and Teens at CEF National Conference 2016

Our families are important to us, and we are pleased to offer FREE childcare for infants through grade six! Childcare will be available each day from 8:30 AM-12:00 PM and 6:45 PM-9:00 PM. We need to plan staff to care for your children, so please help us by registering early (April 15 would be a great date to aim for, and would also give you a chance at winning one of three fabulous prizes!).

Please note that the following minimal meal rates apply for children. These may be paid in advance or at check-in.

  • 0-5: FREE
  • 6-11: $66
  • 12-17: $121

Teen Track Information
Ages—Grades 7-12
Meal rates: Ages 12-17, $121. Those who are 18 at the time of the conference pay full conference prices, and are eligible for the $100 discount.


Important Information for USA National Conference 2016

Please read the following important information before registering or booking airline tickets!

  • Our conference 
    • Begins with the evening meal on Monday, May 16, at 5:30 PM. 
    • Ends with the evening session on Thursday as the final session.
    • Friday morning breakfast is the final conference meal and will be served at 7:30 AM.
  • Check-in begins at 2:00 PM on May 16. Rooms are available at 3:00 PM. Check out time is 11:00 AM on May 20.
  • We are pleased to offer complimentary shuttle service to and from the Asheville Regional Airport* all day Monday and on Friday morning. Please make every effort to send travel information to us by May 2, 2016. Those sending their information after this time will still receive pick-up, but please note that your pick-up time may be at a less convenient time. If you send travel information after submitting your registration, please send it to usa@cefonline.com.
  • Registration is now conveniently online! Before beginning your registration, please read Registering for National Conference 2016 (provide a link) to learn a few basic changes that come with this new process.
  • You must register by May 2, 2016, in order to guarantee a room in Mountain Laurel or Pritchell, the most comfortable and convenient buildings on campus. After May 2, any unused rooms from our conference room block may be released to other guests. Additional housing will be available, but may not be as comfortable for your stay.
  • If you must cancel your reservation, call Ridgecrest at 800-588-7222. Your deposit is refundable minus a $10/room processing fee if cancelling 60 or more days prior to arrival, one-half refundable if cancelling 30-59 days prior to arrival. Deposit is non-refundable if cancelling less than 30 days prior to arrival.

*Please note that due to distance, we cannot provide shuttle service to and from the Charlotte International Airport. We have investigated the possibility of hiring additional shuttle service in North Carolina, but the cost is simply too high.