2023 National Conference Schedule

Tuesday (July 11)

2:00 Registration
5:00 Sponsor exhibits open
6:30 Opening session (childcare provided 6:30 – 8:00)
Speaker: Walter Kim, president of the National Association of Evangelicals
8:00 Reception. Sponsored by Huntington University
Transport senior high to Huntington University for the UB Youth Camp

Wednesday (July 12)

6:30 Prayer room open
7:30 Breakfast for all attendees with a lanyard
8:30 Seating of delegates
8:30 – noon Business Session 1
The business session is open to everyone.
Delegates will sit at tables within the bar of the conference.
Women’s track. (Jefferson BC)
Childcare will be provided.
10:30 Middle schooler excursion: At 10:30, meet our volunteer staff in the lobby at the loading area for departure at 11:00.
Noon – 1:30 Lunch on your own
Concession stand in dining hall. Breakout rooms available for networking
1:30 – 4:00 Business Session 2
Seat delegates at 1:30
Session with Walter Kim
No childcare during afternoon session
See the other local activities and attractions listed on the right.
6:30 Evening Session.
Speaker: Walter Kim
7:45 Middle schoolers return
8:00 Reception sponsored by National Ministries
Recognition of Steve Dennie’s 45 Years of Service

Thursday (July 13)

5:30 Bus returns from Huntington University
6:30 Prayer room open.
7:30 Free breakfast for all attendees with a lanyard
8:30 – 9:30 Workshop 1
9:45 – 10:45 Workshop 2
11:00 – 12:00 Workshop 3
Noon Lunch and afternoon on your own
1:30 – 5:30 Optional Activities

Huntington University Campus Activities.

  • 1:00 pm: Campus Tour.Meet at the Welcome Center, at the front of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. Golf carts will be available for those who may not be able to walk for the tour.
  • 1:45 pm: Meet the Animals. The Don Strauss Animal Science Education Center is a new facility constructed in 2020 that serves the Haupert Institute for Agriculture at HU.
  • 2:30 pm: Screening for Wayfaring Stranger. Wayfaring Stranger is HU’s first feature film, created in the spring of 2022. When a desperate pastor hires a washed-up singer to build a new church, the preacher’s kid with a gift for music trades secret guitar lessons for hiding the man’s drinking. Inspired by a true story. Go here for more information.
  • 3:30 pm: Food and Games. Join us at the HUB for games (indoor and outdoor), food, and fun. Additional activity locations include the sand volleyball court, pavilion, and 9-square game located south of Miller/Meadows Residence Halls.
  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Frisbee Golf. HU’s Frisbee Golf Course will be open for serious competition, just for fun, and for everything in between. Equipment will be available for use, with check-in/check-out taking place at the HUB.
  • The HU Bookstore (upper level of the HUB) will be open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Starbucks, aka Forest Blend, (lower level of the HUB) will be open from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Golf outing at Cherry Hills. Must pre-register. Cost: $60.
Take a 2-hour Guided International Experience in Fort Wayne by going to an international restaurant and grocery stores with UB Global staff. Meet by 12:15 outside the Escape Room to depart in groups. Bring money for lunch at an international restaurant. For more info or to reserve a spot, email ubglobal@ub.org
See the other local activities and attractions listed on the right.
6:30 Evening service with UB Global
8:00 Reception by UB Global.

Friday (July 14)

7:00 Prayer room open
8:00 Free breakfast for everyone with a lanyard.
9:30 – 11:00 Morning service
Message from Bishop Todd Fetters
Commemorative coin distribution
Morning Youth return from the Youth Camp
11:00 Checkout from the Hampton Inn
12:00 Checkout from the Hilton and Courtyard by Marriott


Kevin McKay, an Ameriprise Financial advisor, will be available during National Conference to discuss your United Brethren retirement account. To schedule a time to meet with him during the conference, call 260.271.1050.

Coffee, Water, and Fellowship

At the Grand Wayne Center, coffee and water will be available in the Exhibit Hall. Please use this room to gather with friends and relax. There is also a Starbucks on the lower level of the Hilton.


Childcare will be provided at no cost for children form nursery to preschool at these times:

  • Tuesday night (service). 6:15 – 8:00 pm.
  • Wednesday morning (business session)
  • Wednesday night (service). 6:15 – 8:00 pm.
  • Thursday morning (workshops). 8:15 – noon.
  • Thursday night (service). 6:15 – 8:00 pm.
  • Friday morning (closing service). 9:15 – 11:00 am.

Go here for complete information about childcare.

Things to Do Wednesday and Thursday Afternoons

Botannical Conservatory
$7 adult, $5 youth
Open 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Located across the street from the Hilton
Botannical Conservatory website

Science Central
Over 200 exhibits and demonstrations designed for kids. A fun and innovative place.
Located at 1950 N Clinton St (1.6 miles from the Grand Wayne Center)
Open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: #12 at the door ($10 online)
Science Central website

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
2.7 miles north of the Grand Wayne Center
A nationally-acclaimed Fort Wayne treasure
Cost: $18 (ages 13+)
Kids $14 (ages 2-12).
Under age 2: free.
Children’s Zoo website

.9 miles west of the Grand Wayne Center. An easy walk.
Launched at the beginning of 2023
“A 24/7 prayer room for anyone to pray, encounter Jesus, and bring new levels of peace and unity in Fort Wayne, the region, and world.”
Always supervised by at least two hosts
Not tied to a church, organization, or denomination
1030 Swinney Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN
PrayerWorks website

Wander Fort Wayne
Walk around the towntown or visit some of its 80+ parks

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