2022 National YAL Conference

June 30 - July 4, 2022 | New York City

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Welcome to the National Young Adult League (YAL) Weekend in NYC, a gathering of young adults from all over the country, to join together for four straight days of Faith, Fellowship, Networking and FUN! 

 

Conference Registration

Registration for the conference is now available!

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The first 100 people will get the early bird price at $350!
The next 150 people will get the general admission price of $400
All others will pay $450… so register now!

 

Hotel Reservations

Visit https://www.clergylaity.org/hotel to make your Hotel Reservation for the weekend at the Marriott Marquis New York in Times Square!

 

Conference Highlights

NYC Young Adults!Highlights include:

  • Conference with amazing speakers, panels, discussions, and networking opportunities

  • Night Comedy Show at Anemos featuring the famous Basile the Comedian, Ellen Karris, Gus Constantellis, Arianna Papalexopoulos, and Yanni Dimoulis. Follow them now!

  • Beach Day! You’ll be bussed to the historic Rockaway beach to enjoy a day in the sun with music, parea and games.

  • Greek Night (of course) at Kyma, one of NYC’s premier Greek restaurants

  • Sunset Boat Cruise on the Hudson River with hundreds of your closest friends. Bring your camera for scenic views of the Manhattan skyline!

  • Sunday night Gala where you can dress up and dance the night away.

  • Consecration of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church & National Shrine. 20 years after the 9/11 attacks, St. Nicholas will be consecrated.

 

 
Greek Comedy Night at Anemos
Anemos NYC
Rockaway Beach
Kyma Restaurant
St. Nicholas Church and National Shrine NYC
Sunset Cruise NYC

 

Sessions and Topics

NYC Young Adults!

Sampling of Sessions and Topics to be discussed:

Ethnika Themata

Ethnika Themata” will touch on subjects such as the grant of the Tomos of Autocephaly to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and the status of Hagia Sophia and the Halki Seminary

Understanding Our Faith

“Understanding Our Faith” will touch on the history and structure of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, its relationship to the Ecumenical Patriarch and other Orthodox Churches, and the challenges the modern era creates for Orthodox faithful

Practical Theology

The YAL attendees will be split into small groups to discuss current topics (that implicate our faith) handpicked by their group’s respective speaker/moderator, such as the individuals below

Wellness and Mental Health

Ideas for maintaining wellbeing and mental health, and that of those around you, in difficult times

The East Med

A dynamic foreign affairs briefing and dialogue on the relationship between the United States and Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey and current events in the Eastern Mediterranean more generally

Starting Up

Navigating the world of startups as a potential entrepreneur, business owner, or investor

 

FAQ

Summer in NYC means it is warm and often humid! That said, we have a variety of different activities, so here’s a rundown of the type of outfits we recommend packing:

  • Comedy Show: casual! - jeans, light jacket, sundress. 

  • Consecration: Church attire.

  • Sunset boat cruise: Dressy casual.

  • Gala: Formal.

  • Daytime speakers and programming: Business casual / Dressy Casual. These events will be indoors with AC, so we recommend a light jacket or sweater!

  • Beach Day: swimsuit, towel, sandals, shorts/t shirt or beach cover up, hat, sunglasses

 

Yes! You may use your downtime to rest, explore, or hang out with new and old friends.

 

No! Everything is included in your registration

 

 

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