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FAQ for Event 2022

FAQ for Event 2022

 

Meeting Information

Onsite registration for Event 2022 will open at 1 pm on Friday, July 8 and programming will begin at 6:30 pm. Event 2022 will run through the banquet on Sunday, July 10, which will start at 6 pm. There will also be an optional evening social following the banquet.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL PROGRAM

CLICK HERE FOR THE DISCUSSION & REFLECTION QUESTIONS

***Note: all times listed in the schedule are in CENTRAL time. Please calculate your time zone accordingly***

Hotel/How to Get Here

Hotel reservations for the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch are all made through the Event 2022 registration form. The Hyatt Regency at the Arch is located at 315 Chestnut St, St. Louis, MO 63102. Hotel Check In is at 4pm and Check Out is 11am. 

There will NOT be regular housekeeping services during Event 2022. Should any housekeeping needs come up (such as additional toiletries, towels, coffee, etc...), please visit our registration table outside the ballroom. We will be happy to assist. Additionally, because regular housekeeping will not be available, we advise leaving a tip for housekeeping on your last day at the hotel.

The hotel does not have a shuttle from the airport. We recommend a taxi or a shared ride service (Uber or Lyft). There is also a Metro Link service available via the airport.

For the Metro, board at the airport and take the Red line (only option from airport) to 8th and Pine exit. Walk 0.3 miles down Pine to North 4th St and enter the hotel's side door.

Parking is available at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch for $30 per night (pricing is the same for valet and self-parking). You can also park at the Mansion House Garage, which costs $20.00/day. Their address is 330 N 4th St and is 0.2 mile from the hotel. Their phone number is: 314-621-8723.

Health and Safety

In response to COVID’s ever-changing nature, we are requiring that all participants are vaccinated AND have received all applicable boosters by the time of Event 2022. 

We will have participants from across the country, across generations, and with chronic illnesses/ compromised immune systems. Wearing a mask is seen as a sign of respect for our vulnerable communities and appreciate you wearing a mask while in the ballrooms. We thank you in advance for wearing your mask and making frequent use of the provided hand sanitizer. 

We also ask that all participants bring their own COVID tests in case any symptoms arise during the Event.

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We are delighted to have so many people join us virtually for the conference. Check out the above schedule that will notes all sessions that virtual participants can watch. State of the Heart/table questions are also available above so you can participate in these in your own communities. This will be available both on the website and our conference app.

An email containing the livestream link will be sent to virtual participants on Thursday, July 7. You can view a tutorial here on how to access the livestream.

Reminder: virtual links CANNOT be shared with others or you will unable to view the offerings

Conference App

For Event 2022 we will be offering a free app for all participants — both virtual and in-person — to use to enhance your Event experience. This will allow participants to virtually view the schedule, speakers bios, program, liturgy, prayers, and more! 

After downloading the app, check out these tips on how to make the most of it!

Instructions were sent to all participants emails on 6/23. If you did not receive them, please contact us at info@cssjfed.org.

Prayer and Liturgy

There will be a candle lighting ceremony during the Friday night Opening Ritual. Everyone in St. Louis will have a small battery-operated candle at their place. We invite virtual participants to bring a personal candle, also, so that you can participate fully in the Opening Ritual from wherever you are. We will all be mindful of your presence from afar.

On Saturday, July 9th of the Federation Event, we will offer a chance for everyone to pause and have some "Personal Integration Time" for about 45 minutes. It will be a kind of retreat moment in the middle of the event to help everyone begin to absorb and process all they have seen, heard and felt during Event. If you are someone who might like to pray and process your thoughts and feelings through art, we invite you to bring your own art materials or journals to use during this time.

For virtual participants, we will upload a music booklet shortly. Stay tuned!

Food Options and Things to Do

We hope you get to do some sightseeing in beautiful St. Louis! We've created some of our own guides on Things to Do while you're in St. Louis and some places to get your meals

Meals include: hors d'oeuvres on Friday night, breakfast and lunch on Saturday (dinner is on your own), and breakfast, lunch, and banquet dinner on Sunday.

Reminder: We recommend getting some food before the Event kicks off at 6:30 pm on Friday night, though we will have hors d'oeuvres at the kick-off reception. The dining options in the hotel will be limited but there will be some open.