Can I register at the door?
No, you must register online. We anticipate that this event will be sold out so reserve your seat now.
If I only come to part of the conference, can I pay a reduced registration fee?
Unfortunately, we can't offer partial registration.
What is covered by the registration fee?
As part of registration, you will receive admission to the Friday night welcome reception, Saturday classes and the Saturday night event. Your registration also covers lunch on Saturday and all activities and snacks as outlined on the schedule. The Saturday evening small group dinners are optional and are not covered in the registration cost. The Sunday program is open to all Bay Area mid-singles.
Approximately 40% of your registration fee covers venue costs, 40% covers food and drink, and 20% covers audio visual, entertainment and administrative expenses. We have tried to make this event as affordable as possible.
Who comes to the conference?
Expect mid-singles from the Bay Area, around CA, across the U.S., and around the world.
Which airport should I fly into and do I need a car to attend?
Please refer to the Travel tab for information on flights and transportation.
What should I wear?
If you choose to participate in the Friday service project, please wear appropriate clothing for painting, gardening, outdoor work, etc. For Friday evening, please wear Sunday attire, as we will meet in the chapel with a General Authority. On Saturday (day and evening), please dress in business-casual attire (nice jeans are fine). We know we are in sunny California, but please reserve you flip-flops, shorts, and t-shirts for before or after the conference. Sacrament meeting, as usual, requires Sunday attire.
Is this event only for members of the Church?
No, any mid-single can attend. However, familiar LDS Church standards are expected.
What's a mid-single?
Being a LDS mid-single means you identify with a group of peers who are at least 26 years of age. We encourage you to self-select the appropriateness of your attendance. As a rule of thumb, if you are closer in age to retirement than you are to someone age 26, then you might not feel comfortable at this event, and instead should consider attending a LDS Single Adult event. Likewise, if you are less than 26, we encourage you to take part in the many YSA activates targeted to that age-group. Our ultimate goal of the SVEC is ensure the event messaging/content is on-par with the stage of life of our attendees.
Do I need to bring anything?
Yes, after registering, you will receive a confirmation email that you must bring with you (on your phone is fine) in order to receive your registration packet and name badge.
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Who is sponsoring this event?
The conference is sponsored by the Stanford 2nd ward of the Menlo Park Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I've registered for the conference, but my schedule has changed and I can no longer attend. Can I get a refund on my registration fee?
Sad! We're sorry you can't make it any more! We are, unfortunately, unable to refund registration fees; once your ticket has been purchased for the conference, the payment is permanent. However, because seating at the conference is limited, if you are no longer able to attend, we would greatly appreciate you letting us know so we can give your spot to another attendee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to cancel your registration.
Who can I contact if I have more questions?
Email us at email@example.com with additional questions.
Small group dinners FAQs
What are the small group dinners?
If you register for the small dinner groups, you will be assigned to a nearby restaurant with a group of 10-15 people. The purpose of the small group size is to facilitate getting to know each other. Please note that the price of your dinner is not included in your conference registration (i.e. everyone pays for their dinner).
How will the groups be assigned?
Groups will be assigned based on your preferred price range, your current city of residence, and gender. These factors should allow you to meet a diverse set of new people. If you would like to designate a specific individual to be included in your group, please specify at registration.
Which restaurants will be assigned?
The Bay Area is well known for its restaurants. We’ll be selecting restaurants with good reputations based on the recommendations of Menlo Park stake members. Most restaurants will be in Palo Alto or Mountain View, both just minutes from our Saturday locations. Selected restaurants will be moderately priced, but the actual cost of your meal depends on what you order. Please come prepared with cash to make the bill settlement manageable.
What if I am vegetarian?
Most restaurants offer vegetarian options. If you would like to attend a vegetarian-specific dinner group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your preference.
Will there be hosts?
Yes, volunteers from the Stanford 2nd ward and Menlo Park stake will be making the reservations, sending out emails about the dinner in advance of the conference, and will attend dinner with you. You will be able to communicate directly with your host should you have additional questions.
Note: If you choose the restaurant small dinner group option as part of your registration, please honor your selection by attending dinner at the restaurant you are assigned. If you can’t attend your assigned dinner group after registering for it, please send an e-mail to email@example.com as soon as your plans change.
Service Project FAQs
What will we be doing for the Service Project?
The pre-conference service project will be held on Friday, March 22, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. In conjunction with the Redwood City mayor, and the Redwood City "People Helping People" chapter, we have arranged to assist local officials with city-wide maintenance. This is a perfect opportunity to give back to our community while working alongside like-minded peers. The projects to be completed include: Trash pick-up along El Camino Real (police escort).
All participants will meet at 965 Brewster Ave, Redwood City, and then head to the trash pick-up site. We will finish up with project by 4:45pm so you have time to get ready for the opening keynote.