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
After breakfast, HU will provide transportation to middle schools to join senior highers for excursions. Meet at HU booth in dining hall.
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.
Childcare will be provided.
Noon – 1:30 Lunch on your own
Concession stand in dining hall, with live music by Dust 2 Dust. 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
8:00 Reception sponsored by National Ministries

Thursday (July 13)

6:30 Prayer room open.
7:30/td> 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
Free charter bus transport to enjoy free activities on the Huntington University campus.
Golf outing at Cherry Hills. Must pre-register. Cost: $60.
Pickle ball. Pre-registration required. Cost: $20.
See the other local activities and attractions listed on the right.
6:00 High school students return from Huntington University
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
11:00 Checkout from the Hampton Inn
12:00 Checkout from the Hilton and Courtyard by Marriott

Fireworks after the game.
Gates open at 6:05.
Order tickets online


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 through grade 5 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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