By MC USA staff
Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) has announced the registration rates for MennoCon21, its first hybrid convention. The denomination’s biennial gathering will be held in person at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 6-10, 2021, and also online. Registration for the event will open on April 6.
The registration fee for the new virtual experience is $99 and will include access to an easy-to-use, online platform, providing livestreamed worship services, exclusive online-only seminars and a virtual exhibit space where attendees can see highlights from and interact with exhibitors. Online participants will receive a MennoCon21 T-shirt. They also will have extended access to the virtual programming for a month following the Convention.
“We set the virtual registration rate at a point that would encourage those who may be curious about the convention to attend and get a feel for the event,” said Scott Hartman, MC USA director of event planning. “We also felt it was important to provide a reasonably priced option for those long-time convention attendees who may not be ready to gather in person yet.”
The registration fees for in-person attendance are $325 for the five-day event or $125 for one day. In-person attendees will have access to all onsite activities including worship, seminars, networking opportunities, exhibits, receptions and special events — all adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines. The registration fee also will include a MennoCon21 T-shirt and lunch each day. In addition, in-person registrants also will have the opportunity to access the virtual programming during the month following Convention for an additional $10.
“We are pleased to be able to maintain our 2019 rates for in-person registration,” said Scott Hartman, MC USA director of event planning.
Mennonite Church USA is the largest Mennonite denomination in the United States with 16 conferences, approximately 530 congregations and 62,000 members. An Anabaptist Christian denomination, MC USA is part of Mennonite World Conference, a global faith family that includes churches in 58 countries. It has offices in Elkhart, Indiana and Newton, Kansas. https://www.mennoniteusa.org/