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General Questions

SEEK25 will take place at Salt Lake City Utah, from Wednesday, January 1 to Sunday, January 5, 2025. There will also be a SEEK regional location in Washington, D.C. from Thursday, January 2 to Sunday, January 5, 2025.

Every Event Pass includes the following:
– Lunch each full day of the conference
– Entrance to all sessions with in-demand Catholic speakers
– Access to evening concerts and entertainment
– Conference resources, such as the SEEK app and access to our discounted hotel room block
– A one-of-a-kind encounter with Jesus Christ and the Church through the sacraments

With an Event Pass, you will be provided lunch on each full day of the conference. You are able to note dietary restrictions within the registration process. We do our best to accommodate the most common allergies, but with our large audience, we cannot guarantee that all will be met. Please email events@focus.org with any questions about your specific dietary needs.

We do our best to accommodate broad allergies and dietary requirements when creating our boxed lunch menu. All boxed lunches will be nut free. You may select additional needs for gluten free, dairy free and/or vegetarian in registration. Unfortunately, with a large audience, we are unable to ensure that all allergies can be accommodated. If you have any specific questions, please reach out to events@focus.org.

SEEK25 programming will formally begin around 6 p.m. on January 1, 2025, and end around noon on January 5, 2025. We recommend arriving on January 1 with enough time to settle into your accommodations, check in to the event and get some dinner before joining us for the conference kickoff. 

Programming starts for the Washington, D.C. location on January 2, 2025. More details will be announced soon. 

The Impact Session schedule will be available a few weeks prior to SEEK25 on our conference app.

Yes! We will have many different talks and special events to meet your needs. Along with the Collegiate Track, we will also have the Making Missionary Disciples Track that you can join at SEEK25. The Making Missionary Disciples Track will include any post-college attendees (priests and parishioners) and is designed to provide vision, training and resources for those striving to be missionary disciples in the family, parish and workplace.

Please note: The Making Missionary Disciples Track will only be available at the Salt Lake City location for SEEK25.

Yes! The Campus Ministry Experience has content to engage campus ministers and chaplains interested in creating dynamic and fruitful campus ministries and parish ministries.

Please note: The Campus Ministry Experience will only be available at the Salt Lake City location for SEEK25. 

Within registration for SEEK25, you are able to select whether you need an accommodation for disability assistance, visual/audio assistance and/or ASL interpretation. These are general categories that can be flexible to suit your needs. We will then follow up with you in December 2024 to confirm how we can best assist you.

All speakers for SEEK25 have been selected. Interested in being considered for future conferences? Please apply here.

ASL interpretation will be available for our main sessions and select breakout sessions when requested within registration. After selecting this need, look for further communication from the FOCUS Events team approaching SEEK25.

Childcare will be available in Salt Lake City each full day of conference (January 2-4) from 8 am to 5 pm. Childcare services are open to all children aged 18 months to 10 years, while space permits. Details will be sent to those who express interest in their SEEK registration. The exact cost for this service is still being determined, but FOCUS works to subsidize the cost of this service to ensure our families can experience SEEK.

For security reasons, everyone (including children) will need an Event Pass. As a private event, you must purchase an Event Pass to participate in any portion of SEEK25. Day Passes can be purchased online leading up to SEEK25, or you can head to the Info Booth to purchase a pass on site.

Use the packing list below as a guide. (As you prepare for SEEK, don’t forget to bring any other essential personal items you may need, such as prescription medication and the like.)

– Mass attire
– Casual attire
– Outdoor apparel (jackets, hats, etc.; please check the weather forecast before you leave)
– Bible
– Toiletries
– Money for some meals, vendor booths, parking, and gratuities for housekeeping and porter services

Registration Questions

As SEEK continues to grow, our event staff cannot accommodate one-off group payments coordinated with our office on a national level. We recommend that each parishioner or student should pay for their own SEEK registration. However, you are able to add guests to your registration as you register yourself for SEEK if you would like to pay for a group of up to 10 people. If your parish or campus will be covering costs for others, you may also instruct your group to register themselves with their own credit or debit card and then submit their payment confirmation as a receipt to your parish/campus ministry office for reimbursement.
Each member of your group should register separately for their own Event Pass. Your group will have the ability to book individual rooms (or rooms to share) through our housing portal. We have negotiated special rates with our official conference hotels for your convenience. The housing portal will open in fall 2024 and you will receive a link to book your housing within our discounted block in your SEEK registration confirmation email once the portal is open.
We do not have scholarships available for SEEK. We highly recommend fundraising to cover your registration cost and/or travel to bring others into your mission as well. Students on FOCUS campuses, priests, religious and seminarians receive $100 off the standard price of SEEK registration.
Yes! Most of our conference attendees fundraise for their registration, travel costs, food and more. Fundraising is an opportunity to meet the cost of registration while inviting others to support you as you experience SEEK. When others donate to help you attend SEEK, they too become partners alongside you as you work to carry out the Great Commission. Note: donations made directly to FOCUS to offset or cover your registration costs are non-refundable.

Never fear! If you need to change your contact info or item choice, just log back into your registration account using your confirmation code and email address. This will allow you to adjust your registration. If you have other issues with your registration, reach out to events@focus.org.

Donations nonrefundable: Donations made to FOCUS, a nonprofit organization, are tax deductible and never refundable.

Deposits nonrefundable: Deposits for registrations are never refundable.

Registration refund: Apart from donations and deposits, payments made by the registrant toward SEEK25 may be eligible for a refund only as follows:

By December 1, 2024: If the registrant completes the refund process* by December 1, 2024, they will be eligible for a refund.

Between December 1 – December 15, 2024: If the registrant completes the refund process* between December 2 and December 15, 2024, FOCUS will retain $100 of the total ticket price or charge the card on file for the difference.

After December 16, 2024: If the registrant completes the refund process* after December 16, 2024, FOCUS will retain 50% of the total ticket price or charge the card on file for the difference. This means that cancelling after December 2, 2024 may result in a charge on the card on file.

*Refund process: In order to be eligible for a refund, a registrant must log into their account and cancel their registration using the original confirmation number (preferred) OR email events@focus.org.

NOTE: FOCUS assumes a registrant will attend SEEK25 unless they cancel their registration in accordance with this cancellation policy. Thus, FOCUS will charge a registrant’s bank card the full registration balance unless FOCUS is informed of the registrant’s cancellation in accordance with this policy. Unfortunately, FOCUS will not be able to refund a registrant’s payments if they do not attend SEEK25 and did not notify FOCUS in accordance with this cancellation policy, as FOCUS will have used those payments to meet the costs of the event.

Full payment is due on the payment deadline of December 15, 2024. FOCUS reserves the right to charge your credit/debit card for your remaining balance on and after December 16, 2024.

High school seniors are welcome to attend SEEK with a chaperone. Younger students may attend with a parent or guardian.

Please have a parent or guardian download and fill out the form found at this link and then upload it before arriving at SEEK.

To enter the Convention Center and pass through security, each person (including children) will need an Event Pass. Spouses and children can be added to your registration by clicking Add a Guest. The following are the costs for each child, by age:
– Spouse and Guests: $524
– Child aged 0-2: $0
– Child aged 3-12: $65
– Child aged 13-18: $200
– Child aged 18+: $400

If you are a member of the media interested in covering SEEK25, visit FOCUS’ News & Press Room page for our media contact information.
We reserve the right to charge your card after the final payment deadline. This is included in the Cancellation & Payment Policy, which you are required to read and accept during the registration process. The payment deadline is December 15, 2024. Additionally, according to our cancellation policy, we reserve the right to charge your card for the full amount or a portion if you cancel after December 15.

Our system sends an automatic confirmation email within a few minutes of completing registration. Be on the lookout for an email from events@focus.org. Your inbox may send this email to your spam/junk folder, so also check there. If you cannot find it, please email events@focus.org and we can re-send your confirmation.

Staff registration is not on the SEEK website. Staff registration will open in the early fall, be on the lookout in the Pilot or ask your SEEK team liaison for more details.

Details about different types of Event Passes available and the price per each can be found on the Registration Information page.

Event Passes can be transferred to another person of the same registration type as the original registrant. These substitutions can be requested by emailing events@focus.org with your name and confirmation number and the name and email address of the person who will be taking your place.

Please note the SEEK hotel portal will close on December 15, after which the new registrant may not be able to book accommodations.

FOCUS students will need to work with their campus missionaries to see if it is possible to utilize housing booked for a student of the same gender or if the previous registrant will be responsible for the accommodation booked in their name.

Accommodations

Event Passes do not include hotel accommodations. Attendees have the option to book a hotel room within our discounted housing block. The SEEK25 hotel portal will open in the early fall.

Students who attend a campus with FOCUS missionaries will be housed with other students from their FOCUS campus. Be sure to ask your missionaries for more details on your assigned hotel, costs and to make sure you are included on your campus rooming list.

The SEEK25 Housing portal will open in early fall 2024. If you attend a campus or parish with FOCUS missionaries, additional details on group housing will begin to be communicated in the fall via your campus or parish missionaries.

You are welcome to arrange your own accommodations; however, our hotel partners are only able to offer this discounted rate through the SEEK25 Hotel portal. When reaching out to our hotel partners, attendees will be redirected to our SEEK25 Hotel portal to ensure their reservation and rate are associated with SEEK25. The SEEK25 Hotel Portal will open in fall of 2024 and negotiated discounted rooms will be available for Salt Lake and DC locations.

The average rate for hotels is $150-$200/night plus taxes and fees for a standard room depending on the hotel you select.

If you are on a FOCUS campus, your missionaries will arrange your rooming assignments. If you have specific needs/accommodations, please let your missionaries know so they can room you accordingly. Other attendees will have the ability to book their own housing through our housing portal. Attendees booking their own housing should coordinate their own roommates if they would like to share a room at SEEK25.

FOCUS has negotiated a discounted rate with various hotels in Salt Lake City.  Hotel rooms and blocks will be available for booking through our SEEK25 Hotel Portal in early fall of 2024.

Our hotel partners are only able to offer this discounted rate through the SEEK25 Hotel Portal. When reaching out to our hotel partners, attendees will be redirected to our SEEK25 hotel portal to ensure their reservation and rate are associated with SEEK25. You will be able to select the hotel that best matches your needs based on price, amenities and distance from the convention center. You can also reserve blocks of rooms for your group through this process.

SEEK25 Event Passes do not include housing, attendees will have the option to book additional dates when reserving their rooms through the hotel portal. Dates outside the scheduled SEEK25 dates are subject to availability and may vary across hotel property.

HPN Global is the only approved, official housing vendor for SEEK25. We understand that unauthorized housing companies may contact you and advertise cheaper rates, or they may imply or claim an affiliation with SEEK25. Unfortunately, some past attendees have fallen prey to these companies and were unable to recuperate the money they spent on rooms that did not exist. If you are contacted by any company that is NOT HPN Global, please notify the SEEK25 Housing Management at seekhousing@hpnglobal.com before providing any information to a secondary housing vendor.

To accommodate the many specific needs that individuals or families attending SEEK25 may require, all attendees are able to book their room through the housing portal via their registration confirmation email. On the housing portal webpage, attendees can send any special requests and will be able to reserve a room at the SEEK25 conference rate. For other attendees in single or shared rooms, please contact HPN Global at seekhousing@hpnglobal.com to make your request known.

FOCUS has negotiated a discounted rate with various hotels in Salt Lake City.  Hotel rooms and blocks will be available for booking through our SEEK25 Housing portal. However, if you would prefer to book alternate accommodations, that is acceptable.  

Our hotel partners are only able to offer this discounted rate through the SEEK25 Hotel portal. When reaching out to our hotel partners, attendees will be redirected to our SEEK25 Hotel portal to ensure their reservation and rate are associated with SEEK25. After completing registration, you will be given the option to continue on to the SEEK25 housing portal or you can access it in your SEEK25 in your registration confirmation email.

Attendees should receive an acknowledgment email once they have booked their accommodations through the SEEK25 housing portal. If you did not receive an acknowledgment upon completing your booking in the SEEK25 housing portal, please reach out to seekhousing@hpnglobal.com

If you are a student on a campus with FOCUS missionaries, the missionaries will be booking your room on your behalf. Once it is booked, students will also receive acknowledgement emails that list the hotel and roommates. Feel free to connect with the missionaries on your campus for more details on the hotel property you’ll be staying at and costs associated with your stay.

Hotel parking varies from property to property. Most hotels in the area closest to the hotels average around $30/day. Please reach out to your hotel directly or visit their website for specific rates.

Travel

Travel details to come! 

SEEK25 does not provide parking for attendees. However, there are many local options you can explore in the city. 

Most of our SEEK25 partner hotels are in the downtown Salt Lake City area. Many are within walking distance.

SEEK25 in Washington D.C. will all be held in the  Washington Hilton Hotel, so no need for travel! 

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Experience SEEK and connect with thousands of people seeking to hear the call and live differently. There’s something in store for you in St. Louis!

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Experience SEEK and connect with thousands of people seeking to hear the call and live differently. There’s something in store for you in St. Louis!