Group KidMin Conference – During-the-Conference FAQ’s and Tips

September 19, 2014 — Leave a comment

2014 Group KidMin Conference

Yesterday I posted pre-conference FAQ’s and tips for Group’s upcoming KidMin Conference.  You can find that post here.

Today I thought I’d post a few of the most frequently asked during-the-conference questions along with my own personal tips:


1. What food options are available?  There are a number of on-site and off-site food options.  Click here for more details.  You can also download coupons for the Convention Center’s food court here.

2. Where can I park?  Click here for a map to show you parking that is available at the Hyatt Regency and Convention Center.

3.  Is there a shuttle from the Columbus airport to the hotel?  Yes.  KidMin has negotiated a special rate with Columbus Coach for arrival and departure ground transportation to the KidMin conference hotels: $10.00 each way.  Those with reservations will be allowed to board the shuttle first. Shuttle rides will be available for cash purchase at the airport as well.  Click here for more details.

My Personal During-the-Conference Tips

  • If you are unable to attend a training session that you think would be beneficial to you or your ministry, purchase audio recordings.  Audio recordings of nearly all the training sessions will be available to conference attendees so that you can continue the learning at home. The only sessions we often do not record are pre-conference sessions, ministry conversations, those focused on technology, those sessions involve a lot of visual teaching and don’t translate well to an audio recording. General sessions will be available for purchase on DVD for all keynote speakers who have released recording rights.
  • Arrive to the general sessions early.  You’ll find freebies and fun waiting for you.
  • Again, make arrangements to meet up for coffee with your fellow kidmin’ers.  Allow some flexibility but it doesn’t hurt to pre-arrange meals or coffee with friends.
  • Check out the book and resource area.  An assortment of books, resources and vendors will be available.  Take time to walk through and pick up a few things.  Many vendors have freebies for you just for stopping by.
  • Relax on an over-sized Xorbee bean bag chair.  They will set up around the conference hotel for you to read, relax or catch up with friends.
  • Be flexible to get what you need: rest, connection/networking, and time to process.  The weekend is jam-packed with activity, so it’s important to move at your own pace and take the time to do what you feel is best for you.  Pray and ask the Lord for guidance.

Come back Monday for more tips!

**A special thank-you goes out to Rochelle Dorsey & John Guerra for allowing me the opportunity to post on Group’s behalf.

Keep the conversation going!  Check out what’s being said about the KidMin Conference on Facebook here and here & on Twitter here.   Use hashtag #kidmin14.  


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