Anyone is welcome to attend the gathering, but please note that anyone who attends any part of the gathering including main sessions, breakouts, and meals MUST be officially registered, paid in full, and have a name badge. We do not prorate registrations. If you are registering attendees other than yourself, you are responsible for conveying registration details and cancellation policies to each of them, and are agreeing to these policies on their behalf.
Without exception, we are not able to extend Early Bird pricing after October 31.
You may cancel your registration and receive a full refund up until December 31st. Registrations cancelled on or after January 1 due to Covid-related exposure or illness will be refunded. You may also transfer your registration to someone else at any point up until the conference. It is your responsibility to find someone to whom you may transfer your registration. Late cancellations for reasons including family emergency or weather related travel delays/cancellations will be reviewed by the national gathering registration team and may not necessarily result in a full or partial refund.
If you need to cancel or transfer your registration, please email the national gathering team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (30 minutes from hotels/church)
Dallas/Love Field (10 minutes from hotels/church)
Yes we will be taking an offering and will let you know what it will go toward as soon as possible.
HPPC is a neighborhood church. If you are driving, there is parking in the new parking garage at the church. Entrance to the garage is from McFarlin Blvd. You may also park on side streets surrounding the church. Please adhere to all signs and be a great neighbor!
We will begin with pre-conferences on Monday, January 31. The gathering starts Tuesday February 1 at 9:00am and concludes with the Synod meeting Thursday February 3, ending no later than 3:00pm. See schedule for details.
Unfortunately, no. You must register for the entire gathering. Clear your schedule for a few days- it will be worth it!
You need to pre-register for the gathering. We are not able to accommodate walk up registrations.
Anyone is welcome to attend the gathering, but please note, anyone who attends any part of the gathering including main sessions, breakouts, and meals MUST be officially registered, paid, and have a name badge.
Unfortunately, without exception, we are not able to offer early bird pricing after October 31. If you are unsure if you have registered, please search your email for your confirmation or send us a message at email@example.com well before the early bird cut off and we can check for you.
Unfortunately, we are not able to provide childcare. If you are bringing your child(ren) to attend any parts of the gathering with you, please let us know so we can make them feel welcome!
Pastors, elders, lay leaders, spouses, seminarians and students, staff teams, covenant partners, and those interesting in learning more about ECO. We have designed this year’s gathering to be beneficial for your entire leadership team and anyone involved in your local church.
There is an immense opportunity for growth and bonding when you come to the gathering with others from your congregation! Take free time during the week to plan and pray, get to know others serving in similar church settings, or just hang out, have fun and make memories together!
We do not offer scholarships through our national office. Please connect with your local church and/or your presbytery to see if they may have some funds set aside to help!
Yes. There will be a Synod meeting starting at 9am on Thursday February 3, concluding no later than 3pm. If you are a commissioner, you will receive a letter prior to the gathering with all pertinent information. If you are not a commissioner, you are more than welcome to attend the Synod meeting and there will be a special seating section for you as an observer.
Only those approved by ECO presbyteries are able to vote as a commissioner. If you are unsure if you have been approved, please reach out to your local presbytery clerk. Please click here to obtain your presbytery clerk’s email.
We encourage you to connect with others in your presbytery who may be interested in sharing housing. You may also post on our ECO Roommate Connections Facebook page and potentially find someone there! Please note that ECO monitors the page, but all posting, connections, correspondence, and details following will be handled on your own.
We’re happy to answer any questions you may have! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please do not contact Highland Park Presbyterian directly with questions regarding the national gathering.