Where is Rooted 2021 taking place? 

Rooted 2021 will be held at Cathedral Church of the Advent at 2017 6th Avenue North in downtown Birmingham.

Will safety protocols be in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Yes, based on local, state and federal recommendations at that time, safety protocols will be in place and communicated to attendees in advance.

If the conference is cancelled by Rooted, will I receive a refund?

Yes, you will receive a full refund.

Is the conference always in Birmingham?

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 invited to attend?

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 our website to conference attendees one month after 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?

Street parking is very limited at the Advent. However, there are a number of public parking lots close to the church. Click here for a map of the closest parking decks.

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.

Do you livestream the conference?

No, we will not livestream the conference.

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? 

Stay tuned for a link 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.


We aim to keep the registration prices for our annual conference as affordable as we are able. Conference registration costs $150 (before 6/1), $175 (before 9/1) and $200 up until the conference date or we reach capacity.  For each guest you register, a $20 discount will be applied to the full registration price. Because it is in our hometown, we do expect to sell-out, so we encourage you to register early.

If you plan to bring a group larger than 10, please contact Mary Beth Johnston ([email protected]) for group  pricing.

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