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Future With Hope Catholic Women's Conference 2017
Fri, Oct 20, 2017, 7:00 PM – Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 4:00 PM EDT
The Future with Hope Women's Conference is an opportunity for Catholic women over 40 to connect with each other and the Lord. We do this with excellent speakers including Pat Gohn, author of All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters, and Blessed Is She blogger Mary Lenaburg; small group discussions; and exhibitors who provide information about potential ministries. (A third speaker will be announced later.)
We open Friday night with heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages, a fun icebreaker or two, and a powerful witness. Saturday will feature two speakers, two discussion groups, and an opportunity for some down time for smaller discussion or visiting exhibitors.
The Early Bird registration price of $149 is good through Labor Day. If tickets remain after Labor Day, the fee will be $175. These rates do NOT include lodging, and you are not required to stay on-site. The Marriott is offering conference attendees a special rate of $94 per night if you would like to register for a room.
Please note: We are unable to provide refunds. However, you may be able to resell your ticket via our Facebook page if you will be unable to use it.
Register early... and come join us!
Q. Can I mail a check instead of use a credit card?
A. Yes. Please use the registration link and when you check out, under Payment, use the dropdown box to indicate pay by check. Checks then can be mailed to Future with Hope Women’s Conference, 4201 Wilson Blvd. #110328, Arlington, VA. If you would prefer to register offline, please email us at email@example.com.
Q. Can I get a refund if I don’t attend?
A. We are unable to offer refunds, though you are welcome to sell your ticket to someone else. You may be able to do so via a post on our Facebook page. Since we are limited to 125 attendees, there may be women close to the event who are looking for tickets.
Q. Can I just come Saturday/just come for a particular speaker/just come look around?
A. The Future with Hope women’s conference is an opportunity to build community and learn more about the options ahead for you, and we believe that is best experienced by attending the entire conference. You may decide to attend only parts of the event, but the fee will not be pro-rated.
Q. Do I have to stay at the hotel?
A. No, you do not. However, the Marriott Fairview Park is a lovely facility, and many attendees find it more relaxing and conducive to being open to the gifts of the Holy Spirit not to commute. The special conference room rate is $94; here's where to register.
Q. Is financial assistance available?
A. We’d be happy to talk with your pastor about subsidizing a reduced rate for your parish, as some did last year and are likely to do this year. Please contact us with more details.
Q. What about diet restrictions/physical and other accommodations?
A. We’re here to serve. There are spaces on the registration form to indicate such information or, if you prefer, contact us with more details.
Q. Will there be Mass?
A. Unfortunately, the venue does not lend itself to Mass. We plan to have a trained spiritual director at the conference, and St. Philips Catholic Church, less than 1.5 miles away, has a 5:30 p.m. Saturday Vigil. If you’re available the Friday morning of the conference, join Colleen, Melanie, Monica, and Paula there for daily Mass at 9.
Q. I have a question that’s not addressed here. Help!
A. Sure thing! Please contact us.