The 28th Festival of Homiletics is May 18-22, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Registration opens November 1, 2020
Registration includes all lectures, worships and workshops, as well as all scheduled evening events. Travel, lodging and meals are the responsibility of the individual.
Options and Rates
We offer discounted early bird rates for individuals and groups, as well as special discounts for full-time seminary students. Live-stream video and single-day admission is also available.
We will publish pricing information for the 2020 conference in fall 2019
The Live-stream video option allows you to watch the festival online. This includes only the daytime sessions Tuesday through Thursday (excludes Monday, Friday, and evening sessions). Live-stream cost is the same for all registrants and registration periods. Live-stream registration ends on April 26, 2020.
Our live streaming platform is compatible with both Mac and PC, as well as IPhones, IPads, Android devices, and most other mobile devices. It does not require Adobe Flash, or any downloads or plugins to run. Users will be allowed to create an account with a password. To join a live session, they’ll log back into that account and see a list of all the courses for which they’ve registered, with special notifications next to those that are live streaming. When they click on a course, the course viewer window will appear, with the live stream of the session. Customers who register for a live stream will also have automatic access to the video recording of the session.
If you have limited mobility, a boxed lunch option is available. Space is limited. Please reserve for those in need of an on-site option. Lunch option must be selected at time of registration and will not be available for purchase on site.
Each year we hope to be able to scholarship up to six full registrations. We have added a donations component to our registration process, so as the year goes on, we will post opportunities here as well as our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The cost of registration includes a non-refundable processing fee of $50 per registrant for each cancellation. No refunds will be granted after Sunday, May 12, 2019. However, if a registrant is unable to attend the festival for any reason they may substitute, by arrangement with the registrar, someone else at no additional cost. See the full listing of our Registration and Refund Policies.
Lectures and worship services are open only to paid participants. We provide the single day registration option for individuals who want to attend one day’s events or hear a specific speaker.
We are offering a limited number of spots, available on first-come, first-served basis. On-site: Tuesday–Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break for caregivers. Cost is $150 (6 months–5 years old). Additional information to be collected via email to finalize child care arrangements. Call 651-523-1645 with questions.
Small children are allowed to attend the Festival with their parents, however, we also ask that you be respectful of the other paid participants should your child become fussy by removing them to a better location until they are settled as to not disrupt the session.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
The Festival of Homiletics offers a Certificate of Completion, found in the program for daily contact hours. There will be a total of 26 hours offered for the week and generally, 10 contact hours equals one CEU credit.
The Festival of Homiletics is happy to provide an invitation letter to accompany your visa application after full payment is received. We recommend that as soon as you register and pay the full registration fee, contact Festival of Homiletics with your request. You will receive a PDF printable file on Festival of Homiletics letterhead via an email attachment. The Festival of Homiletics will not supply an invitation letter to unpaid or unregistered participants, and FoH reserves the right to refuse to provide invitation letters for attendees. Please note that FoH does not give any further support to the visa application process. Kindly note that this invitation does not, in anyway financially commit either the Festival of Homiletics for the expenses you incur for travels, lodging, and food. All conference participants are expected to take full financial responsibility for their stay in Minneapolis. Obtaining a visa remains the sole responsibility of the participant. Regular cancellation deadlines apply, regardless of whether your visa was granted or not.