Hope Rising Conference Policies
Payment of Conference Registration Fees
All delegates must submit applicable conference fees in US currency. Payment of conference fees may be made online, US mail, or called into our office M-F 9-5 EST. If you are registering by mail, you may print the registration page and submit a personal check or money order with your completed registration form. Returned checks are subject to a $35 handling fee.
Confirmation and Receipt
An automatic registration confirmation will be sent by email for those who register online unless U.S. Mail is selected on the registration form. The confirmation email or letter will include specific conference details and items of particular interest to conference delegates, which is also available on the conference website.
Children Not Registered for the Conference
Hope for Wholeness allows children 12 and under to attend the morning and evening general sessions, when accompanied by a parent or guardian who is registered for the event. Due to the sensitive and adult nature of the topics discussed at the workshop classes and special interest groups, no one under the age of 13 is allowed entrance into breakout sessions. Minors (age 13-17) may attend general sessions with a parent or guardian, but must be registered delegates to attend workshop sessions.
In the event a confirmed reservation must be canceled, there are four cancellation options available to you.
1. Approved requests submitted on or before 30 days prior to the first day of the conference may receive a full refund; after this date and no later than 2 weeks prior to the first day of the conference will receive a 50% refund. There will be NO refunds for cancellations made after 2 weeks prior to the first day of the conference; each refund option is subject to a $25 administrative fee.
2. To transfer your registration and accommodations (if applicable) to the person of your choice, Hope for Wholeness requests that you notify the Hope for Wholeness office no later than 10 days prior to the first day of the conference.
3. For those wishing to transfer their conference fees to the Conference Assistance Fund, Hope for Wholeness requests 10 days prior to the first day of the conference. (You will receive a tax- deductible receipt)
4. If unable to attend the conference, you may convert your conference fees into a tax-deductible donation to support Hope for Wholeness before or after the conference by contacting the office.
The below Conference Policies will be listed in the conference program, for your on hand review.
Code of Conduct
Hope for Wholeness requires that all participants at the Hope for Wholeness Conference adhere to standards of conduct in keeping with their commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ during the conference. This includes abstaining from all forms of immoral behavior.
It is expected that all participants attending the conference will either be in agreement with the Hope for Wholeness Doctrinal and Policy statements, or will be respectful of them while finding out more about the beliefs and practices of Christianity and the Hope for Wholeness Network.
While frank and open discussion is valuable, disruption of the conference is NOT acceptable, including, but not limited to: interrupting conference presenters or activities; distributing non Hope for Wholeness literature; campaigning for alternative religions, philosophical or political views; on-site demonstrations; seeking sexual contacts; harassing others; abusing alcohol or narcotics; or sharing registration information with other persons.
Failure to abide by this code of conduct is grounds for dismissal from the conference. Persons asked to leave for violation of the Code of Conduct will not be eligible for refunds.
Hope for Wholeness reserves the right to refuse any delegate their registration, or to remove a delegate from the conference, if there is reasonable cause to believe that he or she may endanger themselves or others by attending, or has endangered themselves or others in attendance. Persons removed from the conference under these circumstances will not be eligible for refunds.
The first 150 registrations include lunch. McGregor's catering staff requires a two week prior event meal count. Since many, if not most, registrations come in during the last two weeks, not all registrants can be guaranteed a meal. A reservation of 150 meals has been given and secured by Rev. 12:11 Ministries. If you register AFTER these 150 meals have been allocated, you will be notified. There are many restaurants, many fast food like Chick-fil-a, within a five minute drive. There is NO discount for late registrations not given lunch.
Name badges MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES AND VISIBLE for safety purposes. Entrance to general sessions and workshops, or any related conference meetings will NOT be permitted without a name badge. You will either have to return with your badge, or seek help to obtain a new name badge before entrance into meetings.
Personal Image Release
We will be taking photos for promotional purposes. During the conference, there will be many photographs and videos taken from HFW leadership and participants. HFW uses these images on social media & other ways. Participants also take photos and selfies. Those selecting "No" to this agreement, will be given a special name badge in yellow, signifying to everyone to not photograph you or video you or publish your image in any way. It is your responsibility to wear your badge at all times during the conference, especially if you've selected "No" to this agreement. To be safe, please send us your image, holding a note that says "No pictures please." If you take photos with friends, make SURE to tell them that they cannot share these on social media, if you do not desire to be seen at the event or have to explain yourself. General session and workshops, etc. will be taken from the back. Simply look away if you see the HFW photographer taking photographs towards you. Thank you.
Release and Liability
By your participation, you agree to and understand that the subject matter at the Hope for Wholeness Conference may be potentially unsettling. You voluntarily and personally assume responsibility for your participation in any and all aspects of the conference and release Hope for Wholeness, its board, staff and any other conference presenters or contributors from any claims whatsoever for damages alleged as a direct or indirect result of participation in this conference.
Youth and Children
Any minor, 17 years or younger, must be registered and chaperoned by a parent or legal guardian. They may attend workshops with a parent or guardian. Children under the age of 13 are NOT allowed in workshop sessions, unless individually agreed to by conference coordinator.