Young Adult Information
This year’s Ecumenical Advocacy Days has again prioritized bringing young adult (ages 18-35), scholars and activists together to strengthen the progressive religious movement! This event is designed to educate and empower grassroots religious advocates to speak out to their political leaders on policies that impact our world. There will be special times in the schedule for education, advocacy training, theological reflection, ecumenical engagement, and young adult fellowship and networking.
We understand one of the obstacles to attending the conference may be cost. Consider these cost–cutting ideas:
- Register early – You will save money if you register for the National Gathering before the early bird deadline. (See the specifics about the deadline here.)
- Ask your local church for partial or full support. Offer to give a presentation on what you learned when you return.
- Travel in groups – Sharing gas costs for driving with a companion will save money. Also consider forms of transportation which offer a group rate discount.
- Stay in groups. Book a room with 2 double beds and split it between 2–4 people, for example.
- Fundraise with student groups on campus or in your congregation.
Note: Ecumenical Advocacy Days is not responsible for making any shared accommodation plans for your or your group. This includes hotel roomshares. You must make these arrangements on your own.
Limited scholarships will be available directly from EAD, based on need. There may be additional scholarships available based on denominational affiliation. For more information and to apply for a scholarship, click here.
Young Adult Events
There will be a number of events specifically for young adults to mingle, network and have fun during the conference. Check in your schedule packet when you arrive for full information.
Contact us by e-mail! (We’re really friendly.)