Where is Rooted 2019 taking place?
Rooted 2019 will be held at Park Community Church- NEAR NORTH location at 1001 N. Crosby Street. Park Community Church has various locations throughout the Chicago, so make sure you note the correct address.
Is the Conference always in Chicago?
No, our annual conference changes locations each year. In the past our conferences have been held in Nashville, Dallas, San Diego, Atlanta, Chicago, New York and Birmingham. We announce the host city for the following year at our annual conference.
Who is the Rooted Conference for?
The Rooted Conference is for youth pastors, parents, senior pastors, and anyone participating in the discipleship of youth.
Do I need to sign up for workshops?
No, you do not need to sign up for workshops. You can decide which of our workshops you would like to attend during the conference.
What if I want to attend more than one workshop? How do I choose?
Audio from all of our workshops will be available through the Rooted app in the weeks following the conference.
What if I am interested in sponsoring?
If you are interested in sponsoring please contact Mary Beth Johnston ([email protected]).
Where can I park during the conference?
Parking is very limited at Park Community Church. However, this link will help you find paid public parking closeby.
Where can I stay if I am traveling in from out of town?
Click here for a list of hotels within walking distance of the conference site.
Is there any transportation from neighboring hotels?
Parking is very limited around the conference site, so we recommend walking, public transportation and uber/lyft. For more information about transportation around downtown, click here.
Do you livestream the conference?
No, we will not livestream the conference. We will release conference recordings through our Rooted app in the weeks following the conference. In early 2020, we will then release the recordings via our blog and podcast.
Are there meals at the conference?
Each year, we offer several meals for our attendees to connect and fellowship with one another throughout the conference. One dinner and a boxed lunch are included in your registration fee.
One night attendees will have the option to attend a dinner group at a local restaurant. We call these youth ministry dine arounds. Youth ministry teams practicing in various contexts lead the dinner group and share how they do ministry in that context. You can register for dine arounds at the registration table or through our app.
How do I sign up for youth ministry dine arounds?
Click here to sign up for a youth ministry dine around.
What is the easiest way to navigate the conference?
The Rooted app makes all of the conference information easily accessible via one click. Download it today.
What if I want to attend one of the pre-conferences, but forgot to sign up when I registered?
If you have already registered for the conference, but forgot to signup for one of the pre-conferences you can still attend. You will just need to send $35 through PayPal to [email protected] In the notes sections please enter your name and which pre-conference you are wanting to attend. More information about our pre-conferences can be found here.