Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE FOR THE CONFERENCE?

SCHEDULE (Subject to Change without notice)

FRIDAY - April 5

7:30 AM                                 REGISTRATION Begins/Doors open

9:30 AM                                 Matins with Nadia Bolz-Weber and Sara Miles

10:00 AM                               SESSION I: Nadia Bolz-Weber & Rachel Held Evans

10:40 AM                               BREAK

11:00 AM                               Music/Spoken Word

11:10 AM                               SESSION II: Moderator: Rachel Held Evans, Nancy Fausto & Yolanda Norton

12:15 PM                                LUNCH BREAK

1:15 PM                                  BOOK SIGNING

2:15 PM                                  Music/Spoken Word

2:30 PM                                  SESSION III: Moderator: Nadia Bolz-Weber, Jude Harmon & Tabatha Jones Jolivet

3:35 PM                                  BREAK

3:55 PM                                  Music

4:00 PM                                  SESSION IV: Moderator: Rachel Held Evans, Laura Turner & Lanecia Tinsley

5:05 PM                                  End of Day One

 

SATURDAY – April 6

8:30 AM                                 Doors Open

9:00 AM                                 Opening Music

9:20 AM                                 SESSION V: Moderator: Nadia Bolz-Weber, Cameron Partridge, Sandhya Jha & Deborah Mouton

10:40 AM                               BREAK

11:00 AM                               BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1

                                                Jeff Chu

                                                Micha Boyett

                                                Sarah Thebarge

                                                Rozella White

                                                David & Constantino Khalaf

12:00 PM                                LUNCH BREAK

1:00 PM                                  BOOK SIGNING

2:00 PM                                  BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2: (REPEAT SESSIONS)

3:00 PM                                  BREAK

3:30 PM                                  Music Begins

4:00 PM                                  EUCHARIST: Nadia Bolz-Weber & Jude Harmon

5:15 PM                                  Closing/Conference concludes

5:15 - 6:00                              PM Meet & Greet w/Speakers

IS THERE CHILDCARE?

Unfortunately, no. Although a private space will be available for nursing mothers.

IS THE CATHEDRAL DISABLED ACCESSIBILE?

Yes 

WILL THERE BE INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING?

Yes! There is special Deaf and Hard of Hearing registration available on the registration site.

ARE THERE GROUP DISCOUNTS?

Unfortunately, no.

WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE STUDENT DISCOUNT?

You must be a full-time student to qualify for a student discount. You will be required to present your current student I.D. when you register onsite.

ARE THERE SCHOLARsHIPS?

Unfortunately, no.

IF I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND CAN I GET A REFUND?

Unfortunately,no.

IF I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND CAN I GIVE MY TICKET AWAY OR SELL IT TO SOMEONE ELSE?

Yes. In order to do this, you must forward all of your ticket information to the person to whom you are giving or selling your ticket. They must have the bar code for your ticket in order to register. If you discover you cannot attend, the Why Christian 2019 Facebook page is a good place to let people know you have an available ticket.

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION?

To apply to be a sponsor of this event, please click on the Sponsorship tab on the website. 

DOES REGISTRATION INCLUDE HOUSING?

No. 

WHERE DO I FIND HOUSING?

We suggest that you go to a hotel or home rental website. Since San Francisco is an expensive city for hotels, we would highly recommend you team up with other registrants and share a home or room rental.

DOES REGISTRATION INCLUDE ANY MEALS?

Unfortunately, no.

WHERE DO I EAT LUNCH ON THE CONFERENCE DAYS?

There are numerous restaurants and places to eat within walking distance of the venue. Also, there is a beautiful park across the street from the Cathedral if you bring your lunch. We are also working on securing food trucks to be available outside the Cathedral during lunch time.

WHAT IF I’M FLYING?

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is the closest airport to the venue. It is approx. 25 – 30 minutes via car or 52 minutes by local transit (fare is approximately $17 on BART).

ARE RIDE SHARES AVAILABLE AT THE SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT?

Yes.  The rate for a one-way ride on with a ride share company is approximately $25 - 35.

WHAT IF I’M DRIVING?

While parking is available in the area, it is expensive and limited. We would encourage you to leave your car (if you drive to San Francisco) at the hotel and take a taxi or ride share to the Cathedral.

WILL CONTENT BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AFTER THE EVENT?

Yes. Videos of each main session will be available.

WILL THE EVENT BE LIVE-STREAMED?

At this point there are no plans to live stream the event. If that changes we will notify our mailing list.

WILL THERE BE ANOTHER EVENT IN 2020?

Unfortunately, this will be our final Why Christian Conference.