REC 2008 #2
RECongress Email Updates • Oct 2007
We invite you to attend the 2008 RECongress.

Feb. 28, 2008
(Youth Day) &
February 29 -
March 2, 2008


NOTE: Be sure to make your hotel reservations early. Ask for the RECongress rate. Some hotels report they are sold out of the Congress room rates!

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In upcoming Congress Emailings, watch for information on special Disney parks admission pricing! 
SPECIAL UPDATE:
ONLINE CONGRESS REGISTRATION IS HERE!

Special Notice: You may now register online for the 2008 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress using your credit card.

Pass along this emailing or our link -- www.RECongress.org -- to share with friends and encourage them to sign up for this Congress Emailing for updates. If you do not care to receive future updates, you can find removal information at the bottom of this message.

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DATES
 
DATES 
The 2008 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress dates are:
     •  February 28, 2008 (Youth Day)
     •  February 29 - March 2, 2008 (Congress days)

LOCATION
Congress is held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 West Katella Ave. in Anaheim, Calif. (just across from Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure).
 
FEE
The registration fee for Congress is $60. ($70 after January 5, 2008 deadline.)

REGISTER

2 WAYS TO REGISTER

ONLINE:
  • First, pick your sessions -- You may either Download the Registration Guidebook (in
    sections or the complete Guidebook in PDF form) or check our text listings on the
     web site (Congress 2008 Workshops & Links) to see workshop offerings for each
     period.
  • Find your interests -- You can also find a listing of speakers/topics/titles/languages
     on our 2008 Topics page.
  • Plan out a first and second choices -- Pick a first and a second choice of workshop
    for each period you wish to attend (for any full or canceled workshops).
  • Register -- When ready, click the red "Register" button off our home page or go
    directly to www.RECongress.org/register.htm to register and pay by credit card.

BY MAIL:
  • Order your Guidebook -- If you're new to Congress, order your copy of the
    Registration Guidebook here. Note: Those who registered last year will automatically
    receive their Guidebook in early November.
  • Choose your sessions -- Use the daily events pages and workshops descriptions to
    select a first and second workshop choice for each of the eight periods you wish to
    attend.
  • Fill out the Registration Form -- The Registration Form is on the inside back cover
    of the Guidebook. Mail it in along with payment ($60 per person before January 5,
     2008).
    Tickets will be mailed after February 5, 2008.
  
YOUTH DAY REGISTRATION
 
Youth Day -- Thursday, February 28, 2008 -- is specifically geared for those in grades 9 through 12. Youth Day is a separate registration from Congress, and there is no online registration for Youth Day. The Youth Day Registration Form can be found in the Registration Guidebook, or online at www.RECongress.org/YD, where you may download the complete Youth Day section (PDF: 6 pgs, 1.9 MB) or just the Youth Day Registration Form (PDF: 1 pg, 87k).
 
Registrations can be made by mailing in the Registration Form along with a check for the proper amount. A maximum of 10 students and one Chaperone can register per form. There must be two Chaperones listed in your first group registration. Find information and registration at www.RECongress.org/YD
 
NEW FOR 2008: It is the responsibility of the Contact Person to make sure that ALL
Chaperones have been trained in accordance with their Diocesan Youth Protection Program and the appropriate diocesan required background check has been completed. Please contact your Diocesan Youth Ministry Team for fulfilling this requirement.
HOTELS
 
A reminder: Most of our Congress delegates stay in the surrounding area hotels. We have contracted with 31 hotels that offer special rates for Congress attendees. We suggest making hotel reservations as soon as possible. A few hotels have already sold out of their special rates (though they might have rooms at higher rates). When making reservations, be sure to ask for the Religious Education Congress rate.

You can find updated information about contracted hotels at www.RECongress.org/hotels/ 
 
SPEAKERS
 
Congress once again offers a wide variety of speakers -- 192 of them this year! You can find our updated sortable Speaker/Topics page for Congress 2008 speakers. It lists names, category type of workshop, session number and title, and language. Again Congress will offer sessions in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

You can find our new Speaker/Topics page at www.RECongress.org/2008/topics.htm


CONGRESS IMPRESSIONS
 
We asked first-time attendees of Congress 2007 if they would share their Congress experiences. Here is one of those responses:
 
"This past year we heard about the Congress for the first time from a new parishioner who used to live in California and had attended many times. We were extremely interested and went online to research it. I could not imagine that anything that big and wonderful had escaped us. We are both very active in the Catholic Church both in the parish and diocese and have traveled to retreats etc in different parts of the country.

Our experience was wonderful. We went with three other people, two of whom had also never been before that we encouraged to come with us. We needed the paper catalog as the amount of workshops was a bit overwhelming at first to do it online ... can't put sticky notes and highlighter on the computer. Picking workshops was probably the hardest part of the Congress. There were just too many that we wanted to attend, and too many prominent speakers we wanted to hear. ...

We came home with renewed energy for our ministries, our heads spinning with many new ideas ... especially with music. One rarely gets to be exposed to so much talent at once. Being able to order the workshops on CD was a huge help. We ordered both those we had attended and some we wish we could have attended.

We will be back. We have one piece of advice for newcomers: Pick an area of interest and do most of your workshops in that area. Then pick one or two for your own soul needs."
-- Patti and Bill Pollitt
You can find all the submitted Congress First Impressions online at
www.RECongress.org/2008/CongressImpressions.htm, and some appear in our 2008 Congress Registration Guidebook.

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