SSS 2022 REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
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SUMMER STUDY SESSION 2022
Thursday, July 21st – Sunday, July 24th
Preserving Truth and Lighting the Way for Future Revelations
Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center
3500 Midwest Rd, Oak Brook, Illinois (near Chicago)
The Urantia Book Fellowship’s Education Committee is pleased to announce the upcoming Summer Study Session (SSS) 2022 to be held at the beautiful Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center. At long last, we will be gathering with our Urantia family in-person again, to learn about “one of the most unique of all characters ever to become connected with the history of Urantia.” Paper 93:10.11 (page 1026.1) It was 4,000 years ago that Machiventa Melchizedek heroically “personalized” on earth; at a perilous time when revealed truth was on the brink of extinction.
Together we will:
Examine the circumstances that lead to his bestowal;
Study his teachings and how they set the stage for Michael’s bestowal;
Explore the lessons to be learned from the Melchizedek mission for us as modern-day truth revealers;
And much more…
CALL FOR PRESENTERS AND VOLUNTEERS:
Are you interested in presenting your ideas and sharing your experience with your fellows? The Education Committee is soliciting workshop presentations related to the theme of “Machiventa Melchizedek.” Please use this link to contact our Program Coordinator, Tim Duffy, to request a Workshop Proposal form.
Are you interested in volunteering for other aspects of the planning of the Conference? Please use this link to contact our Conference Chair, Mahtab Tehrani, to volunteer. Thank you!
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE:
Come study, worship and fraternize with us as we reflect on many of the features of the Third Epochal Revelation and celebrate the 4,000th anniversary of Machiventa Melchizedek’s bestowal on our planet!
The Education Committee of The Urantia Book Fellowship
SSS 2022 REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please read thoroughly before completing the on-line Registration Form
Thank you for your interest in the Summer Study Session 2022. This year’s conference will take place at the Oak Brook Hilton Resort and Conference Center, Oak Brook, IL, in the western suburbs of Chicago.
LOGIN TO YOUR URANTIABOOK.ORG ACCOUNT or CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT
By logging in to your urantiabook.org account, the Registration program will auto-fill your information from the database, saving you time.
TWO REGISTRATION FORMS
There are two separate Registration forms, one for those staying On-site at the Conference venue, and one for those Commuters who live nearby or are staying off-site and who are commuting to the Conference. Please select the Registration form option that applies to you.
If you have attended the Summer Study Sessions at Techy Towers in the recent past, please note that the Registration package is quite different this year. On-site accommodations are a single price whether there will be 1, 2, 3, or 4 persons staying in the room. Also, each person staying in the room must purchase a complete Meal Plan.
On-Site Accommodations for 3 nights (Thursday 7/21, Friday 7/22, and Saturday 7/23) are $139.00 per night, for a total of $417.00 for the room.
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND MEAL PRICES
Conference Registration and Meals for 3 days (Thursday Dinner, 7/21, through Sunday Lunch, 7/24) are $125.00 per day, for a total of $375.00 per Registrant
Please register early to guarantee your room. While the Fellowship has a block of rooms reserved, once those rooms are sold out, we cannot guarantee that the Oak Brook Hills facility will be able to accommodate additional Registrants. Even if the facility can provide additional rooms, we cannot guarantee they will be available at the same room rate.
Registrations must be completed and paid for by June 3, 2022. After June 3rd, Registration will be contingent on available rooms, and a Late Registration Fee of $70.00 will be charged per Registrant.
POST-CONFERENCE GENERAL COUNCIL MEETINGS
On-Site Accommodations for the night of Sunday, 7/24, need to be booked separately.
A Meal Plan (Sunday Dinner through Monday Lunch) also needs to be selected separately.
The General Council meetings are open for silent observers.
Commuters have the option to Register for segments of the Conference, with or without a Meal Plan
Commuter Registration for a full day with no meals is $29.00 per Commuter Registrant
Commuter Registrants can purchase Breakfast, Lunch, and/or Dinner meals for the segment of the Conference they are attending at the individual meal prices listed on the Commuter Registration form. Please note that there are few dining options within walking distance of the facility.
CUSTOMIZING YOUR NAME ON THE CONFERENCE BADGE
As you complete the Registration form, you will be asked to supply the name of each Registrant in your group, EXACTLY as you wish them to appear on the badge(s).
Children’s registration & meal fees for SSS ‘22 are offered at a 50% discount for children aged 6-17 and complementary for children under 6! The Urantia Family Life team is also excited to announce that child care will be provided for ages 5-12. Service opportunities within this child care program are also available for ages 13-17. Children of all ages can have a place to belong for the duration of SSS ‘22, and enjoy a spirit-based environment which incorporates teachings from the Urantia Book. Limited scholarships to cover fees for registration and meals for children are available from Urantia Family Life on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please submit your requests through our Scholarship request formROOMMATE COORDINATION
The “Primary” Registrant is the individual that books the room. The Primary Registrant may also book 1, 2, or 3 roommates (called “Guests” on the form) by clicking on “Add Guest” at the end of the form and filling out a complete Registration for each roommate, one at a time.
If two or more individuals would like to room together but would like to register on separate forms, one person must book the room, and the other person must fill in the “Roommate Coordination Request” text box on the Registration form where it asks for the name of the person who has booked the room. The Fellowship office will then link the two registration forms together. Please read the “Fine print” on the form.
“FIND A ROOMMATE” REQUEST
If you are hoping to share a room with another individual who is also seeking an unassigned roommate, please check the “ ‘Find a Roommate’ Request” box on the form.
MEMBERSHIP IN THE URANTIA BOOK FELLOWSHIP
There are options to indicate Society Member, Member-at-large, Non-member, and “Interested in Becoming a Member.”
There are a number of areas where you may volunteer to assist the Conference Planning Team. Thank you.
There is space on the Registration form to share information about any Special Considerations that you might need.
DONATIONS FOR THE GENERAL FUND and FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND
General donations to The Urantia Book Fellowship are very much appreciated.
You may also make a donation earmarked for Scholarship assistance for those needing funds in order to attend the Conference.
If you need Scholarship Assistance in order to afford to attend the Conference, please fill out our Scholarship request form:
Only a few Scholarships will be available and these will be processed monthly on a first-come, first served, and case-by-case basis.
PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
Full Conference costs can be paid at the time of Registration. Or, an Invoice can be emailed to you. The Invoice will be due on or before May 31, 2022.
Cancellations up until May 31, 2022, will be provided full refund, less a $70.00 processing fee.
Cancellations requested on or after June 1, 2022, will be charged a $250.00 processing fee.
No refunds will be processed after July 1, 2022.
The SSS 2022 Planning Team hopes to be able to offer live-streaming of some of the events of the Conference. Watch for additional information to be distributed regarding how to view the sessions that may be offered on-line.
For further questions regarding Registration, please contact the Fellowship offices at (303) 467-7858 or email to email@example.com with “SSS 2022 Registration” in the Subject line of the email.
The SSS 2022 Planning Team is looking forward to your participation in this unique conference dedicated to the 4000th anniversary of the Emergency Bestowal by Machiventa Melchizedek, the Third Epochal Revelation to Urantia.