Global Young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly
Join youth, young adults, and adult workers from around the world for the third Global young People’s Convocation and Legislative Assembly in Tagaytay, Luzon, The Philippines July 16 – 20, 2014 at the Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center. Tackling issues, celebrating oneness in Christ, learning from each other, and experiencing the UMC in the Philippines will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for participants.
Each Central and Jurisdictional conference is allocated five youth, five young adults, and two adult workers as voting delegates. Details about requirements and suggestions for choosing participants are included in the attachment. We are asking that the Central Conferences use the age ranges for youth (up to 24) and young adults (up to 35) that are used for membership on the DMYP. Delegates should be chosen through the Youth/Young Adult organizations of your Central or Jurisdictional Conferences and they should be chosen by the age that they will be when the event occurs. Click here for the Delegate job description.
In addition, twelve non-voting delegate spaces are available to each Central and Jurisdictional conference. Those non-voting spaces will be available until January 10, 2014. After that date, any remaining spaces will be made available across the church until we have reached our maximum capacity.
Registration will be available beginning October 1, 2013. All voting delegates should be chosen by this date to assure adequate time for visa acquisition and other preparation for involvement in the Convocation.
The cost will be $290USD for voting delegates and $390USD for non-voting delegates. This includes registration, lodging, food, and local transportation. Transportation expenses to Manila are in addition to the registration fee. Each participant will be expected to contribute to the cost of his or her involvement. In the past, some young people have been able to cover their expenses and contribute to other participants as well. A limited number of needs-based scholarships will be available to those with demonstrated need.