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SLD YAC Conference
SLD YAC Conference
2017-01-27 20:00:00
2017-01-29 09:00:00
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 8:00 pm EST to Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 9:00 am EST

Type of event: Conference

Sponsor: Central East Region of the UUA, May Memorial UU Society, Syracuse, NY

A youth con full of mystery, intrigue, and enlightenment. And FUUN!

Please note - Saturday dinner: formal wear (black tie) optional. Weather appropriate clothing is a must for the rest of the weekend.

There will be three activities to choose from, on Saturday from 2-4 pm.

  • Interfaith Conversation: Hosted by the Syracuse UU Teens, we will host a dialogue between teens and leaders of various local faiths to learn more about each other and discuss issues that are important to our various communities. We hope to discover where we have common ground and celebrate our differences. Transportation will be by advisers.
  • MOST: Science and religion are complementary ways to understand our world. While we often focus on gathering as people of faith, we would like to invite everyone to get together in a spirit of discovery (and fun) as well by visiting the Museum of Science and Technology. The cost of the visit, depending on the size of the group, will be between $6-$12. It is intended as a chance to celebrate science's place in our community. Transportation will again be by advisers.
  • Social Justice Seminar: Currently New York State is one of only two states in the Union that charges 16-year-olds as adults. Emily NaPier, the Director of Justice Strategies for the Center for Community Alternatives in Syracuse, will provide both a seminar on the current penal system and an opportunity for social action regarding this issue. It's a chance to both understand and act. This one will take place at the church.

Capacity for this event is 90 youth. If the form is closed and we are not yet at the deadline, please contact the registrar to be placed on the waiting list. The required youth to adult ratio is 7:1.

Fee: $45 per youth, $10 for tshirts. Sponsors are free, $10 for tshirts. See the registration forms for tshirt details.
New this year, you may pay by credit card when you register, however that will increase your fee by $1 per person. If you pay by check or cash, you must bring that with you to the con. No credit card payments on site.

If you are unable to pay the full registration fee and need a full or partial waiver you may request that on the registration form. You will  be notified if your request is denied. Please bring your partial payment with you. Payment must be made in cash or by check made payable to UUA-CER. You cannot make a partial payment via credit card.

If this is your first conference, please read the Behavioral Expectations which describes our expectations of youth and adults attending youth events in the region and the CER Youth Event Procedures and Requirements. You will be asked about these documents in the registration process.

Register as a Youth.
Registration for youth closes on January 20

Register as an adult sponsor
Registration for adults closes on January 20.
Please note that all adults who attend must be registered by their congregation as an approved adult. If this has not yet happened, please talk with your religious educator or other congregational leader.

Registrar is Austin Shaughnessy, ashaughnessy3 [at] gmail [dot] com



United States
May Memorial UU Society, 3800 E Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13214

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