I am a youth leader bringing a large group. Can we request group seating?
If you bring of 40 or more participants, you qualify for reserved seating! After you register, we will send you an email to confirm that you would like to take advantage of group seating.
Do I have to bring students in order to participate in the youth leader track?
While we would love for you to bring the students from your youth group, it’s not required to participate in the youth leader track. Please note you will need to still purchase tickets for each adult attendee.
Can I register at the door?
If the conference is NOT sold out, at-the-door registration will be accepted at the regular rate.
Will there be childcare available?
There will be no childcare available. Please make outside arrangements (for children younger than 7th grade) if you plan to attend GWSC.
Are partial conference rates available?
Partial registration is not available. We recommend registering and attending as much of the conference as your schedule will allow.
When does the event begin and end?
Check-in begins on Wednesday, July 19, at 3:00 pm. Even though the first session of the conference doesn’t start until 7:00 pm, we start check-in early to accommodate those travelling from out of town and those interested in avoiding lines. The conference concludes on Friday, July 21, by 10pm.
How do I request a scholarship?
Financial Assistance applications are available to students currently attending Gateway Students on Wednesday nights. If you are in need of financial assistance for a current Gateway Student, please fill out the scholarship request form for the campus that your student attends on Wednesday nights. Please fill out one application per student and note that we do expect to sell out of tickets by June, so the earlier you submit an application - the better!
Will meals be provided?
Meals are not included in the cost of registration. However, we will have multiple food options onsite for purchase (options range from $7-$10 per person), as well as drinks and snacks from the Gateway Café.
If you are interested in being a sponsor at Gateway Student Conference this year, please email email@example.com for pricing and information.
What should I wear?
Casual attire is recommended. The auditorium is enclosed and air-conditioned. Because the temperatures may vary, we encourage wearing jeans and layered clothing. We suggest bringing a light jacket or hoodie. All of our activities will be indoors.
Which airport should attendees fly in to?
Southlake is near two airports in the DFW Metroplex.
DFW Airport is a 15 minutes drive.
Dallas Love Field is a 35 minutes drive.
What should I bring?
You should bring your Bible and money for meal purchases onsite or conference merchandise.
Is there public transportation available from my hotel to the event site?
Depending on where you are staying, there may be hotel shuttle transportation available to the event site. Please ask the hotel concierge what options are available before making your reservations.
What does the registration fee cover?
The registration fee covers conference admission only. Meals, hotel, and transportation are not included.
Can GWSC staff help attendees arrange their hotel stays and transportation?
We are unable to assist attendees with hotel and transportation arrangements. However, we are happy to recommend some hotels in the area. For a list of hotels and special conference group rates, please see the Hotel section.
Will there be any extra fees?
The registration fee covers conference admission and admittance to the youth leader track (for adult youth leaders and pastors). Please visit the Hotel section for information on hotel accommodations. You may also want to bring additional money to purchase conference merchandise.
When can I register to be a volunteer?
Volunteer registration is open to current attendees of Gateway Church beginning on April 1, 2017. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to register as a volunteer.
What is the refund policy?
All tickets are transferrable. Thank you for understanding that all payments are non-refundable for any reason, please click here to read our cancellation policy.
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Who can attend Gateway Student Conference 2017?
Gateway Student Conference is designed for junior high and senior high school students (7-12th graders for the 2017-2018 school year) as well as youth leaders and youth pastors.
Are seats assigned?
All tickets for this conference are general admission. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each session. There will be a number of seats saved for worship teams, guest speakers, large groups (40+), and a few special guests. Any other seat-saving before the doors open is not allowed.
What is the youth leader track?
The youth leader track is available to guest youth leaders and pastors while your students are engaged in community groups with our staff. These 4 sessions are an opportunity to connect with each other and receive valuable behind-the-scenes time with our Gateway Students staff and conference speakers. When it comes time to leave the conference, we want guest youth leaders and pastors to feel refreshed, encouraged, and empowered to lead their students like never before! There is no additional cost for participation in the youth leader track sessions.