FAQs

Got a question? You’ve come to the right place. Our frequently asked questions are below. Let’s see if we can help you find the information you need.

(Have a not-so-frequently asked question that you couldn’t find below? Feel free to reach out to us.)

Registration Questions

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As SEEK continues to grow, our event staff cannot accommodate group payments coordinated with our office on a national level. Please note that we recommend each parishioner or student to pay for their own SEEK21 registration. If, however, you would like to pay for a portion or the whole amount of your parishioner’s or student’s registration, they should pay for the registration on their credit or debit card, and then submit their payment confirmation as a receipt to your parish/campus ministry office for reimbursement.

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SEEK21 will take place in Saint Louis, MO December 30, 2020 – January 3, 2021 at America’s Center Convention Complex.

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We will offer a discounted price to students, priests, seminarians, and religious who will attend SEEK21. A limited number of scholarships are available for students on FOCUS campuses. More scholarship information to come.

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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 strive to become a next-generation leader. When others donate to help you attend SEEK21, they too become partners alongside you as you work to carry out the Great Commission.

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Every Event Pass includes the following:

  • Lunch for each full day of the conference
  • Entrance to all sessions and keynotes
  • A seat at all evening concerts and entertainment
  • Access to conference resources, such as the SEEK21 app
  • A one-of-a-kind encounter with Jesus Christ and the Church through prayer, Mass, adoration and the sacraments

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Yes. An Event Pass provides lunch during each full day of the conference. You can annotate any personal dietary restrictions on your registration.

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Yes. To enter the convention center and pass through security, each person will need an Event Pass. Spouses and children can be added to a registration by selecting the Family Pass option. The following are the costs for each child, by age:

  • Child aged 0-2: $0
  • Child aged 3-12: $63
  • Child aged 13-18: $199
  • Child aged 18+: $459

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Never fear! If you need to change your contact info, just log back in to your registration account using your confirmation code and email address. This will allow you to adjust your registration. If you would like to change your room type or have any other issues with your registration, reach out to [email protected].

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Final payment information coming soon.

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Only high school students who graduate in 2021 are encouraged to attend. If the student will be under the age of 18 as of December 30, 2020, a parent or guardian must fill out the parental consent form and upload it to the student’s registration. The student must be accompanied by a guardian/chaperone and room with a family member or other high school students. For youth groups: More information about group housing will be coming soon.

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Children ages two and up have a fee associated with them because we plan to provide boxed lunches, a name badge, and their own seat at main sessions. We understand that each child is different, but we plan and order materials starting at this age. If you have further questions, please contact us.

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Staff registration is not on the SEEK21 website. Look for a Pilot article with registration information (coming Fall 2020).

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

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If you are a member of the media interested in covering SEEK21, visit FOCUS’ News & Press Room page for our media contact information.

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We reserve the right to charge your card after the final payment deadline. Final payment details coming soon.

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Event Passes can be transferred to another person of the same gender and registration type as the original registrant. For registration options that include housing, your Event Pass cannot be transferred after the final payment deadline. These substitutions can be requested by emailing [email protected] with your name and confirmation number and the name and email address of the person who will be taking your place.

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

Travel & Accommodations Questions

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Use the packing list below as a guide. (As you gear up for SEEK21, 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.)
  • Swimsuit (optional; please keep modesty in mind)
  • Bible
  • Camera
  • Toiletries
  • Money for some meals, vendor booths, parking, and gratuities for housekeeping and porter services

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There are several ways to travel to and between the convention center, the conference hotels and downtown St. Louis. (Please note: Travel costs are not included with registration and should be calculated separately based on your individual needs.)

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SEEK21 attendees whose registration includes a hotel room option will be housed in one of the hotels in the FOCUS block. Hotels will be assigned in December.

Here’s a breakdown of the room options by registration item:

  • Event Pass + Shared Room
    • Four-night stay with three to five people in a hotel room near the convention center
  • Event Pass + Private Room
    • Four-night stay in a hotel near the convention center and your own room
  • Family Event Passes
    • Families will be able to book their own housing at the special conference rate. Follow the link provided after completing registration.

For basic Event Passes, Day Passes, or Evening Passes, you will need to arrange your own housing or transportation to/from SEEk21.

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If you are a college student, we will make an effort to room you with other students from your campus. Otherwise, you will be roomed with other attendees at random. (You may not know them right away, but they might just be the people Jesus intends for you meet and spend time with in St. Louis. Who knows?) We are not accepting roommate requests at this time unless you have submitted a group registration form.

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With Event Passes that include housing, we can only reserve hotel rooms for the days of the SEEK21. Should you wish to spend more time in St. Louis, you will need to make your own arrangements.

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The nearest airport is St. Louis Lambert International Airport:

10701 Lambert International Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63145

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Connections Housing is the only approved, official housing vendor for SEEK21. We understand that unauthorized housing companies may contact you and advertise cheaper rates, or they may imply or claim an affiliation with SEEK21. 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 Connections Housing, please notify the SEEK21 Housing Management at [email protected] before providing any information to a secondary housing vendor.

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To accommodate the many specific needs that families attending SEEK21 may require, we allow families to book their room through the housing portal. On this webpage, families can send any special request directly to the hotel and will be able to reserve a room at the SEEK21 conference rate.

For other attendees in single or shared rooms, please contact Connections Housing at [email protected] to make your request known.

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The Family Pass option gives families the option to choose their hotel or other accommodation. After completing registration, families will have access to a housing portal link where they can reserve a hotel room at the special conference rate. If you would prefer to look for housing elsewhere, that is acceptable.

General Questions

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A basic schedule will be posted on the SEEK21 website later in the year. A detailed Impact & Training Session schedule will first be available when the SEEK21 app is launched about a month before the conference begins.

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Thank you for your interest! Please contact us at [email protected] for sponsorship information.

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Yes! We will have a many different talks and special events to meet your needs. Along with the Collegiate Track for students, we will have the Making Missionary Disciples Track and the Campus Ministry Track. The Making Missionary Disciples Track will pertain to any post-college attendees and is designed to provide vision, training, and resources for those striving to be missionary disciples in the family, parish, and workplace. The Campus Ministry Track will pertain to those interested in creating dynamic and fruitful college campus ministries.

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Childcare information and details to come.

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For schedule details please check back later in the year.

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ADA hotel room requirements will be accommodated when noted in registration.

Reserved seating for specific requirements is available when noted in registration.

For on-site medical emergencies, we will have an onsite medical team on call. Of course, the first response when an emergency occurs is to call 911.

Please reach out to us with your specific need.

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All speakers for SEEK21 have been selected. Interested in being considered for future conferences? Please apply here.

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ASL interpretation will be available when requested within registration. After selecting this need, look for further communication from the FOCUS Events team as SEEK21 approaches.

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We are in need of local volunteers at SEEK21! Details and application process coming later this year.