CEF USA National Conference 2016

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

  • Conference begins with registration on Monday, 1 PM - 5 PM, followed by dinner and a concert.

  • The last sessions ends Thursday night at 8:45 PM, followed by exhibits until 10 PM.  Breakfast is served on Saturday morning.

Registration is now open. Register here.

$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®Find out more.


CONFERENCE RATES and REGISTRATION

SPEAKERS and MUSICIANS

SCHEDULE, WORKSHOPS and EXHIBITORS

CHILDREN and TEENS

CONFERENCE RATES and REGISTRATION

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PLANNING YOUR TRIP

RIDGECREST CONFERENCE CENTER

 

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

Register by April 15

Register for the CEF USA National Conference by April 15, 2016, to be entered into a drawing to win one of three prize packages.

Prize package includes a pocket projector and portable tabletop project screen. A very convenient tool for presentations to children or adults!

Conference Rates and Registration

We are delighted to announce:  CONFERENCE RATES ARE LOWER THAN THEY HAVE BEEN FOR THE PAST TWO CONFERENCES!

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.  

REGISTER HERE.  

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

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.

 

Registering for USA National Conference 2016

Please take note:   The registration for this conference is different than it has been in the past.

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The conference registration is in two steps.

  • Step one: Conference Registration should be completed by everyone attending. CEF USA Ministries needs complete information on each individual attending.  
  • Step two: Room Reservation should be completed by one individual from each group of roommates. Room reservations are made directly through Ridgecrest Conference Center.

STEP ONE: CONFERENCE REGISTRATION (through USA Ministries) should be completed by everyone.  Register Here

Children   Children’s ages are needed to prepare adequately for child care and the youth track.

Flight Information   Shuttle service will be provided from the Asheville airport to Ridgecrest at scheduled intervals on Monday, May 16. At the airport there will be a CEF welcome area to wait for your shuttle.

STEP TWO:  ROOM RESERVATION (through Ridgecrest Conference Center)

The room reservation process is similar to booking a room at a hotel. You will be directed to the room reservation website after completing the conference registration (step one).

  • DEPOSIT  Your deposit ($59 for standard, $79 for deluxe) 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.

  • CHILDREN 5 and under  Note in Special Requests the number of children age 5 or younger. When you arrive at Ridgecrest and register, they will deduct any charges for children 5 and under.

  • $100 Coupon for those high school graduates who are under 30.  For those receiving $100 coupons, the coupon will be deducted before your final payment.  Note in Special Requests “100 coupon” by any person’s name that qualifies.

  • SHARING A ROOM

Only one person books and pays the deposit to Ridgecrest. If a room is shared, roommates will want to appoint one person to register and pay the deposit.

At the time of reservation, only a deposit is needed  ($59 for standard, $79 for deluxe).

Each roommate can pay his/her portion of the room, food and conference fees when arriving at Ridgecrest.  

It is very important that the person appointed to register lists the first and last name(s) of the roommates in the Special Requests field.

Heads up: If a room is reserved for three people and only two people show up, the difference between a triple and double will be charged to two people at check out. In Pritchell that would be $19.50 per person.

** RIDGECREST or USA MINISTRIES WILL NOT BE ASSIGNING ROOMMATES. You must have your roommates selected when you make your room reservation with Ridgecrest. **  USA Ministries will keep a list of those seeking roommates at https://www.cefonline.com/usa-staff-home-page/general-information-and-notices/2226-interested-in-finding-a-roommate-for-national-conference (available for staff only). If you would like to be published on the seeking roommate list, send your name and email address to usa@cefonline.com.

STANDARD ROOM

Adults

Per Person

Total

Pritchell

# per Room

Food/Conf

Room

Total Per Person

Group Charge

Single

1

271

236

507

507

Double

2

271

118

389

778

Triple

3

271

79

350

1050

DELUXE ROOM

Adults

Per Person

Total

Mountain Laurel

# per Room

Food/Conf

Room

Total Per Person

Group Charge

Single

1

271

316

587

587

Double

2

271

158

429

858

Triple

3

271

105

376

1129

Quad

4

271

79

350

1400

Ridgecrest, Our Conference Center

RidgecrestLifeway 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.