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Early Bird Rate:

$90 per person

  (Rate Good Until April 30, 2017)

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Forward Conference is more than unforgettable games, phenomenal worship and world-class speakers. It is a call to this generation to leave the past behind and press forward to the great plans God has in place for their lives.

Lineup

  • Franklin

    JENTEZEN FRANKLIN IS THE SENIOR PASTOR OF FREE CHAPEL, A MULTI-CAMPUS CHURCH WITH A GLOBAL MINISTRY. FREE CHAPEL IS KNOWN FOR HELPING PEOPLE ENCOUNTER GOD IN A RELEVANT WAY. JENTEZEN IS ALSO A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR AND HE SPEAKS AT CONFERENCES WORLDWIDE. HE AND HIS WIFE CHERISE HAVE FIVE CHILDREN AND two grandchildren.

  • Houston

    Joel Houston is a world-renowned songwriter and worship leader. He is a Creative Director for Hillsong Church globally and he currently lives in New York City, where he is helping to build Hillsong NYC. Joel travels the globe with Hillsong United who desire to see a generation across the earth awakened to real love, rise up with hearts as one and find value in the broken, hurting and lost. Joel’s other passion is his family, being the husband to Esther and father to his newborn son Zion.

  • Veach

    Chad Veach is the pastor of ZOE Church in Los Angles, California.  Pastor Chad is a leading voice to this generation, who travels both nationally and internationally.  He has devoted his life to loving God, loving people, and building the local church.  In addition, he has recently authored the book, “Unreasonable Hope.” Chad and his wife Julia have three beautiful children: Georgia, Winston, and Maverick. .

  • Caine

    Christine Caine is an Australian born, Greek blooded, lover of Jesus, activist, author and international speaker. Christine has a passion for justice, and together with her husband, founded the anti-human trafficking organization, The A21 Campaign. In 2015, they also founded Propel Women, an organization designed to honor the calling of every woman, empower her to lead, equip her for success and develop a sense of God-given purpose. Her most recent book is, Unashamed: Drop the Baggage, Pick Up Your Freedom, Fulfill Your Destiny.

  • Dabbs

    Born to an unwed teenager who at one time considered abortion as a viable option for solving her "problem," Reggie Dabbs considers himself fortunate to be alive. After graduating from college, Reggie began his public speaking. During one speaking engagement, his host asked if he would be interested in addressing a high school assembly. From that small beginning in 1987, Reggie has become a popular public school speaker. Reggie makes his home in Ft. Myers, Florida with his wife Michele and their son Dominic.

  • Prescott

    Ben Prescott, alongside his wife Caressa, are lead pastors of Free Chapel Orange County. Free Chapel is a multi-campus church with a global reach under senior Pastor Jentezen Franklin. Ben attended Planet Shakers Church in Melbourne, Australia where he served on the youth staff for twelve years. Ben also spent two years as state director for a national youth movement known as "Youth Alive," that reaches teenagers across Australia. Ben's passion is to see people's lives transformed by the power of God.

  • Mineo

    New York native Andy Mineo is a hip hop recording artist known for his reflective lyricism. His sophomore album, Uncomfortable, became the No. 1 Independent record in the country and delivered a No. 3 and No.10 position on Billboard’s Hip Hop and Top 200 album charts, respectively. Andy Mineo carries his music beyond through scripting, producing and directing many of his own music videos.

  • Bethel Music

    Bethel Music is a ministry of Bethel Church that facilitates and administrates the creation and exportation of worship songs, events, teachings, resources and technology. Our Mission is to carry the culture of Heaven to the nations through worship and to see the global expansion of God’s Kingdom through His manifest presence.

  • Hillsong
    United

    Formed in 1998, Hillsong United is led by Brian and Bobbie’s son, Joel Houston. Hillsong United has created 16 albums. Their song “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” from their album Zion reached platinum status in the U.S. The group has toured for many years, packing out large venues like the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. In 2016, Hillsong United was named Top Christian Artist at the Billboard Music Awards. Their latest album, of Dirt and Grace, released July 2016.

  • Free Chapel
    Music

Thursday

3P

Check-In Begins

6P

Doors Open

7P

Session 1

Friday

9A

Doors Open

10A

Session 2

12P

Break

6P

Doors Open

7P

Session 3

Saturday

9A

Doors Open

10A

Session 4

12P

Break

4P

Doors Open

5P

Session 5

Sunday

9A

Free Chapel
Gainesville & Gwinnett

11A

Free Chapel
Gainesville & Gwinnett

FAQ

Who can attend Forward Conference?
While Forward Conference is focused on youth through young adults, all ages are welcome to attend. Ages three and up must pay full price admission. Ages two and under must remain seated in a guardian"s lap throughout the conference if not paying admission.
Where is Forward Conference held?
Forward Conference is held at the Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth, GA. For directions please check out the Area Info.
What is the cost of Forward Conference?
The early bird rate is $80 until December 31. Price increases to $90 until April 30. The late rate is $100 after May 1.
What does the registration fee cover?
The registration fee only covers the cost of admission to the conference. It does not cover food, lodging, or any other expenses.
Will there be any extra fees?
Food and lodging costs are the responsibility of the attendee. Merchandise will be available for purchase throughout the conference.
Can registrations be cancelled or transferred?
Sorry, all sales are final, and cannot be transferred or refunded.
What are tribes?
Tribes are a fun way to get students involved in the conference. They are seated in the four corners of the arena and “compete” against each other in various games and activities throughout the conference. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed for their tribe!
How do I know what tribe I am?
Tribe names have not been determined for 2017. Tribes A, B, C and D are available to keep your current and future ticket orders together. You will be notified when tribe names are finalized. You select your tribe when you register.
Do I need to print my tickets?
No. Your confirmation email is all that is required in order to check in for the conference. Upon check in you will receive wristbands for your entire group. These wristbands will be your “ticket” into the conference and will need to remain on each attendee’s wrist throughout the conference. If a wristband is lost, the attendee will be required to pay full price for a replacement.
What if I lose my bracelet?
Wristbands are in limited supply. Please make sure everyone in your group places their wristband securely on their wrist immediately after receiving. Damaged wristbands may be replaced at the box office upon the return of the damaged wristband. Lost wristbands will be required to pay full price for a replacement.
What is select seating?
Select Seating attendees are allowed to enter the arena 30 minutes prior to general entry to ensure that their groups are able to find seats together. To qualify for Select Seating you must be a Free Chapel Member, a Kingdom Connection Partner, or make a single ticket purchase of 80 tickets or more. If resources allow our next largest groups will be contacted if we can accommodate them.
How can I get reserved seats for my group?
There are no reserved seats. To qualify for Select Seating and gain entry 30 minutes before general admission your group will need to make a single ticket purchase of 80 tickets or more. If resources allow, our next largest groups will be contacted if we can accommodate them.
When can I check-in to Forward Conference?
Check-in will begin at 3PM and will be available all weekend long.
Are there any day or session passes available?
Day and session passes are not available.
When will I receive my ticket(s)?
Your wristband is your ticket for Forward Conference. To pick up your wristbands please bring your confirmation email to check in at the arena.
Is there a parking fee at the Infinite Energy Arena?
There is no fee for parking at the Infinite Energy Arena.
Is handicap seating available?
Handicap seating is available throughout the arena. If you need assistance getting into the arena due to crutches, wheelchairs, casts, etc., please notify Guest Solutions upon check in.
Is childcare available?
Childcare is not provided for this event. Children two and under must be seated in a guardian’s lap during the conference and children three and up are required to pay full admission.
Do Forward attendees have to stay at one of the hotels listed on the site?
No, there are many other hotels available in the area. Partnered hotels listed are simply recommended.
Will there be transportation from Free Chapel"s Gainesville campus?
Bus transportation will be provided to Free Chapel students from the Gainesville Campus. Space is limited and a parent or guardian must sign a release form in order for students to participate.
Will there be transportation from Free Chapel"s Gwinnett Campus?
Bus transportation will be provided to Free Chapel students from the Gwinnett Campus. Space is limited and a parent or guardian must sign a release form in order for students to participate.
Do you have any promotional materials?
Yes. You can download our press kit here (ZIP archive).