When and where is Conspire?
The Conspire Student Conference will take place at The (new) Island at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, TX on December 6-8, 2013. The Island is the brand new student facility located at 5025 Riverway, Houston, TX 77056 on the campus of St. Martin’s.
How much does it cost?
The cost for Conspire is $50 per person. This includes food, housing, t-shirt and a gift bag. There are scholarships available.
Who will be speaking during the Conference?
This year’s featured speakers are Bob Goff, author of the New York Time’s Bestseller Love Does, and Sarah Thebarge, author of The Invisible Girls. Bob will be opening the conference on Friday night and will also speak Saturday morning. We will hear from Sarah on Saturday evening.
Everyone! The focus of Conspire is for students of the Diocese of Texas in grades 6-12. However, anyone and everyone are welcome to attend. So invite your friends!
Where will I sleep? Shower?
There will be separate boys and girls bunk rooms on the second floor of the Island. We will have the use of showers in the St. Martin’s gym next door.
What should I bring?
All the normal weekend retreat items. Clothes, toiletries, shoes for walking around, and a Bible. You will also need to bring bedding (sheets and a blanket or sleeping bag) and an air mattress if you don’t want to sleep on the floor. We will have air pump stations in each room. We are suggesting each participant bring some extra spending money. Besides your free time we will have the Conspire Store open during conference hours. We will be selling t-shirts, books, as well as some sweets and goodies!
Does my youth minister have to come?
Your youth minister does NOT have to attend, though they are encouraged. You CAN come on your own! We want you there!
What’s for breakfast? (Lunch? Dinner?)
We have an awesome cook team who will be feeding us all weekend. We don’t know the menu just yet but we know it’ll be good! We will have a veggie option at every meal as well.
What if I have meds to take?
We will have a nurse on staff during the Conference. He or she will make sure you’re taken care of!
What is the schedule?
What can I do during my free time?
There are tons of awesome things to do in Houston! The Galleria, Memorial City Mall, Herman Park and more! There will also be games, a basketball tournament, and movies going on at the Island if you want to hang around during your free time. You will need to bring additional money for free time fun!