FAQs

 

Who can attend PALCON?
While PALCON is designed especially for all Nazarene clergy, non-clergy spouses are welcome as are individuals preparing for ministry or in the process of discerning a call to vocational ministry. Each conference is also open to clergy from other denominations in hopes that the conference will inspire and equip them.

How much is the per person cost to attend PALCON?
Full-conference registration is $199 per person if purchased before the “early bird” option expires. This price includes access to all plenary sessions, workshops, and 7 meals beginning with the evening meal on the opening day. On-campus housing for three nights is available to all full-conference registrants for no additional cost.

Is there a discounted rate for spouses?
The rate for a spouse of a full-conference registrant is $179 and does not increase, no matter when the spouse registers. However, we strongly encourage early registration since housing for married couples is limited at some venues.

When does the $199 early-bird rate expire?
Rates increase to $229 approximately 30 days prior to the opening day of each PALCON venue. The exact date varies slightly from venue to venue. Select “Registration” from the conference website menu to review the dates for the venue of your choice. 

Is there a single-day rate?
Yes. The single-day rate is $109 and, with the exception of the opening day of the conference, includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner for that calendar day. On-campus housing may be available to single-day registrants at some venues for an additional fee if requested in advance of the conference. To explore this possibility, contact us

When is the registration deadline?
The full-conference registration option remains open until the first day of the event. However, the availability of on-campus housing is assured only for registrations made more than 10 days prior to the first day of the event. 

Is there a group registration rate available?
No.

What are my payment options?
Payment options appear at the end of the registration process and include the following:

  • Payment by VISA or MasterCard
  • Payment by VISA or MasterCard debit card
  • Payment by Check

There is no surcharge for using any of the payment options shown above.

When completing my registration, do I need to select the workshops I plan to attend?

No, it is not necessary to select the workshops when you register. Information about workshops will be posted to the conference website by mid-January, and some venues may poll registrants in advance of the PALCON.

My venue offers activities for my children. How do I register them?
First, complete your own registration (and that of your spouse, if applicable). You will need the confirmation number of your PALCON registration in order to register your children. Second, at conference website, select your PALCON venue and the “Family” option for details and registration instructions. Any payment due is made directly to the venue through the secure link provided. 

Do I need to register my infant son or daughter?

Unless the PALCON venue includes family programming and requires a separate registration for children, simply note your plan to bring an infant in the Special Needs section when completing your own online registration. Every effort will be made to provide an appropriate on-campus housing option. 

NOTE: Please be advised you will be responsible for care of your infant throughout the conference unless the venue has included childcare in its programming. If, after reading any details on family programming at the PALCON you plan to attend, you have further questions, please contact us. If no infant care or other childcare options are specified in the information provided for the PALCON venue you plan to attend, this means the venue does not provide childcare.

How do I modify my registration?
If you realize you have made an error or need to update your registration in some way, proceed to the registration site for the PALCON you are attending and select "Already registered?" and the option to modify or cancel a registration will appear.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?
Cancellations result in a refund according to the following schedule if you follow the cancellation procedure:

  • A 100% refund for cancellation 30 or more days before the opening day.
  • A 50% refund for cancellation 11-29 days before the opening day.
  • No refund for a cancellation occurring 10 or fewer days before the opening day 

In the event you must cancel due to a bona fide emergency, contact us as soon as possible. We will assist you with your cancellation and provide an appropriate refund. Note: Any refund is determined based on the date of cancellation as indicated by the time/date recorded the moment your cancellation is made on the registration website. 

VENUE

100% refund thru

50% refund thru

Olivet

May 2

May 21

MidAmerica

May 16

June 4

Mount Vernon

May 23

June 11

NNU

June 14

July 3

Trevecca

June 22

July 11

Ambrose

July 12

July 31


Refund of registration of a child: Any refund for cancellation of the registration of a child at a venue offering a family option for PALCON participants is determined solely by the venue, and any such refund will be received directly from the venue rather than from the PALCON Office.

How do I cancel my registration?

If you must cancel your registration, return to the registration site and select "Already registered?" to cancel your registration. You must follow this procedure in order to receive any refund for which you may qualify. As a courtesy to us and to the staff of the host venue, we ask that you follow the cancellation procedure above even if you do not qualify for a refund. Contact us if you need assistance canceling your registration.

 

What are the options for overnight lodging?

On-campus housing is available at no extra charge to those who purchase a full-conference registration. Rooms are double-occupancy. In some settings, rooms are single occupancy with a shared common space and shared showers/restroom. Participants wishing to stay off-campus are responsible for making their own arrangements. You will have opportunity to select or decline on-campus housing during the online registration process.

If I take advantage of the option to stay on-campus, do I need to bring linens (bedding and towels)?
No. Bedding and towels are provided! 

Is there some adjustment to the registration rate if I choose to not stay on campus?
There is no adjustment to the cost of registration for those deciding to stay off-campus. Any participant wishing to stay off-campus need only indicate this preference during the registration process.

May I specify the person I would like to room with?

Yes, by all means! During the online registration process you will have an opportunity to enter the name of the person you wish to be your roommate. You can also indicate you would like to be assigned a roommate. 

What if I wish to stay on campus but need an accessible room or a single room?
You will have opportunity during the registration process to make special requests concerning on-campus housing. We realize there are some instances when single occupancy may be necessary. You may indicate this request on your registration. Be fully assured we will make every effort to accommodate your request. If you make such a request, you will receive a separate communication from us on this matter.

My spouse is coming with me. Are there housing options available for married couples?
The amount of on-campus housing for married couples varies from venue to venue. Early registration is strongly encouraged if you wish to take advantage of the on-campus housing available to full-conference registrants.

What are the housing arrangements for my family?

At PALCONs offering programming for families, on-campus housing for families will be available provided registration is completed at least 10 days in advance of the start of the PALCON attended. 

A NOTE ABOUT INFANTS: If you are bringing your infant son or daughter, please indicate this in the Special Needs section when completing the online registration. Please also notify our office (palcon@nazarene.org). Every effort will be made to provide an appropriate on-campus housing option. 

Is it possible to stay overnight on campus if I wish to arrive a day early or remain an extra day?
Extended stay arrangements, if available, must be made directly with the host venue. Priority is given to those whose situations truly necessitate any extension. Contact the PALCON office (palcon@nazarene.org) to find out the options and pricing at your selected PALCON venue.


PALCON App | Childcare | Language Interpretation | Counseling | Exhibits | Lifelong Learning |
 

PALCON APP A conference app will be released from the Apple Store and Google Play in the latter part of April 2020, and possibly sooner. The app will be available free of charge and will provide every detail for each venue at your fingertips, including any updates during the event.

CHILD CARE Every PALCON is committed to caring for clergy who may need to bring infant children with them. However, with the exception of PALCONs providing full family programming, PALCON venues generally offer limited childcare. In some instances, no childcare is provided. Any childcare options provided at a PALCON venue will be stated on that venue’s page on this website.

Is it okay to bring my infant?
Yes. However, please be advised that infant care is not provided at some PALCON venues (see the specific venue page on this website to find out about family options available). We encourage making other arrangements for children old enough to be left in the care of others while you attend the conference.  

LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION We anticipate simultaneous interpretation (English to Spanish) of all plenary sessions at each venue. In some venues, select workshops may be interpreted. In addition, some workshop options at some venues will be available in Spanish (however, interpretation from Spanish to English will not be available for these sessions).

COUNSELING Professional and confidential counseling is available at no charge to all PALCON registrants during the event. You may make advance arrangements to meet with a counselor or set up a time once you have arrived at the venue. Details will be posted to www.palcon.org/venues-and-dates (select your venue) as soon as such information is available. This information will also be printed in the conference program and announced during plenary sessions.

EXHIBITS Each PALCON venue will be served by exhibitors whose mission it is to resource clergy, local churches, and other ministries. Opportunity will be given each day for conference participants to browse the exhibits and to engage in conversation about the resources and opportunities available. 

LIFELONG LEARNING Every PALCON is a qualified lifelong learning event for Nazarene clergy. A Lifelong Learning Event Code will be printed in the conference program along with all the information you need to report your participation in this learning event. Nazarene clergy should report their participation in this and other lifelong learning events on the global Nazarene Lifelong Learning Registry. The Registry is available in several languages and is a very user-friendly tool.

 

CONTACT US

If you don't see an answer to your question or need further assistance, contact the PALCON office (palcon@nazarene.org, 800-306-7651)