Will you be bold?
The early registration fee for the 2018 Assembly is $295 with a Nov. 30 deadline. After that date, regular registration fee is $330. This fee includes two healthy lunches for attendees.
Assembly is a great value at the $295 early registration fee. Few other faith-based conferences offer Worship/Plenaries infused with music and performing arts, quality workshops and town hall meetings with renowned leaders, action opportunities and Experience Hall with immersive educational encounters for such a low fee.
Registration opens Sept. 1, 2017 and closes April 9, 2018.
Sept. 1, 2017—Registration opens
Nov. 30, 2017—Early Registration closes
April 9, 2018—Registration closes
Thursday, May 17, 2018
9 a.m.—Ubuntu Day of Service (additional fee)
Late afternoon—Public Action (no additional fee)
Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, 2018
9 a.m.—Community Gathering
Morning and afternoon –Workshops, Experience Hall, Networking
7 p.m.—Community Gathering
Saturday, May 19, 2018
After Evening Community Gathering - 150th Anniversary Celebration Dance Party
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Assembly ends at noon—Community Gathering and Sending Forth
Ubutu Day of Service includes:
- A day of hands-on community service and advocacy
- Bus transportation to and from field trip sites and the public action, as well as service options at the Greater Columbus Convention Center
- An Ubuntu Day T-shirt
- Water bottle
Different types of service opportunities are available:
- Administration: Filing, envelope stuffing, etc.
- Light Work: Food bank help, packing, sorting items
- Heavier Work: Yard work, painting, beautification projects, gardening
- Social Justice Organizations
- Service activity at the Greater Columbus Convention Center
Indicate your first, second and third choices on the online registration form. Due to limited space, all selections are based on a first come basis.
8:00-8:30 a.m. Gathering
8:30-9:00 a.m. Boarding Buses
9:00 a.m. Departure to work sites/Inside work assignments
12:00 p.m. Lunch (determined by work-site logistics)
3:00 p.m. Depart work site and travel to the public action
4:00 p.m. Public action
5:00 p.m. Depart public action site and return to hotels
*Dinner on your own*
Ubuntu Day of Service registration fee: $60
|Early Online Registration||9/1/17–11/30/17|
|Paper mail-in form*||9/1/18–4/9/18||$330.00|
|Ubuntu Day of Service|
|Filled until capacity||$60.00|
*Early rate does not apply to mail-in forms due to their associated added costs.
+ Enclosed walkways are available to the convention center.
(Rates do not include state and local taxes, which are added to each room rate.)
|Hotel Name||Room Rate||Reservations|
|Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Convention Center+||$159 standard,|
|Hampton Inn & Suites*||$154 standard,|
|Hilton Columbus Downtown+||$157||614-384-8600 or|
|Holiday Inn Columbus Downtown Capitol Square*||$154||614-221-3281|
|Hyatt Regency Columbus+||$159||614-463-1234|
|Red Roof Inn*||$123||614-224-6539|
|Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square*||$139||800-325-3535|
*Shuttle service will be provided between the hotel and the convention center.
+ Enclosed walkways are available to the convention center.
Columbus is within 550 miles, just a one-day drive or one-hour flight, from nearly half of the U.S. population. Columbus is served by the John Glenn International Airport (CMH). The airport is located six miles east of the Greater Columbus Convention Center and downtown area. Six airlines and their regional affiliates serve John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH). Major carriers (in order of most flights) are: American, Southwest, Delta, United, Air Canada and Frontier.
Get real-time flight information for departures and arrivals at John Glenn Columbus International Airport on flycolumbus.com
Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC)
Assembly 2018 will be at the GCCC in the heart of downtown Columbus, surrounded by hotels and restaurants.
400 N High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 · 614-827-2500
Transportation from Airport
The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) offers public transportation to and from the airport via its AirConnect service. Click AirConnect for the schedule, route and more information.
Express bus service runs between John Glenn International, the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) and downtown hotels. The connector stops at baggage claim every 30 minutes and costs $2.75 each way. Ride passes can be purchased with credit/debit cards at the bus stop just to the right of the taxi station or onboard with cash only.
COTA Accessibility—the following services are offered by COTA in relation to accessibility:
- All fixed-route buses have the capacity to lower themselves to the curb to make boarding easier.
- All vehicles have a ramp or are lift-equipped to accommodate wheelchairs and other mobility devices.
- Bus stops are announced audibly and displayed onboard fixed-route buses, so you know the next bus stop.
- Service animals are welcome.
From John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH): Taxis are available with no advanced reservation in the ground transportation area of the terminal on a 24-hour basis. The approximate fare into downtown Columbus is $25. For further information on rates, check flycolumbus.com
The following auto rental agencies have check-in counters on the ground floor of an on-site, attached garage at John Glenn International: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.
Five highways run through the city, including two major interstate highways, 70 and 71, making it easy to get downtown from any direction.
Refer to the map to see driving and flying times from your city.
There are two main parking garages connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC). The South Garage is located at 88 E. Nationwide Blvd. The Goodale Garage is located at 70 E. Goodale St. For more information on GCCC parking, check here.
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