Q: What are Conferences?
A: Conferences are weekend-long events in which youth from all around the region can gather together to bond, discuss issues, and share our faith. These events include activities which focus on team-building, spiritual development, fostering leadership potential, and of course, fun!
Q: When do Conferences happen?
A: YRUUP holds four conferences each year. The dates of these cons changes each year, with the exception of our Elections Conference which occurs over Presidents’ Day weekend each year. Notices for upcoming conferences can be found on our events page.
Q: Where are Conferences held?
A: Conferences are held in various Unitarian Universalist churches throughout California, usually in or around the San Francisco Bay area.
Q: What rules are there at Conferences?
A: In addition to the congregational rules of the hosting church, everyone attending conferences must abide by the Conference Covenant that they sign before the event. This covenant prohibits violence, discrimination, drugs and drug paraphernalia, sexual harassment and activity, and other behaviors that are damaging to our community. A full account of the covenant can be found in our check-in forms or under the resources tab.
Q: Where do youth sleep? I don’t want my daughter sleeping in the same room as males, will my wishes be respected?
A: At every conference, there is a male-identified quiet room, a female-identified quiet room, a gender-neutral quiet room, and a gender-neutral loud room. Youth may choose to sleep in any of these, and are expected to stay sleeping in their chosen room. At least one on-call adviser is assigned to each of these rooms. If you have a preference of where your child sleeps, you may tell our registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will talk to your youth to ensure that your wishes are respected.
Q: How do I register?
A: In order to attend a Con you need to fill out an online form, posted on the registration page or under the Facebook event for the conference. If you have problems with or further questions about registration, you may contact the registrar at email@example.com. Register as soon as possible to be guaranteed a spot!