Thursday June 9, 2016 at 5:00 PM CDT
Sunday June 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM CDT

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Trinity University 
1 Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212

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Katrina Glavan-Heise 
President - Lone Star Urantia Association 


2016 Conference Registration Information


Jesus, the Master Teacher

Celebrating a Partnership Between

Urantia Association of the United States and the Urantia Book Fellowship

Sponsored by

Lone Star Urantia Association


The Education Committee of

The Urantia Book Fellowship

Revised May 22, 2016

Dates: June 9-12, 2016

Due to the overwhelming response we’ve had for this event; we’ve reached our limit of allotted Trinity University dormitory rooms. We no longer have single occupancy dormitory room, but we do have double occupancy dormitory rooms. We will still offer a commuter rate for those desiring to stay downtown. Below you will see several options have already closed as we have reached maximum number of attendees for the Pre-Conference Retreat. We hope you will register soon and we look forward to seeing you in June!

Adios, y’all,

Katrina Glavan-Heise, President, Lone Star Urantia Association

This momentous joint event of the Urantia Association of the United States 2016 National Conference and the Urantia Book Fellowship Summer Study Session 2016 will be held at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. We’re going to have an indepth study of Jesus, the Master Teacher—covering a wide variety of topics exploring his mastery and how to apply it in our lives. Additionally, this is an opportunity to visit the great state of Texas and be Texan for a while. Bring your cowboy boots, the cowboy hat you haven’t worn in ages and your Texan spirit to this conference. You’ll have a chance to meet with friends you haven’t seen in a long while and make new friendships while studying and learning about another aspect of Jesus—The Master Teacher. We look forward to seeing you in June 2016!

This year the conference and pre-and post-conference events are held on the beautiful campus of Trinity University. Trinity University is located at 1 Trinity Place, San Antonio TX 78212. Their website at https://new.trinity.edu has a virtual tour that you can visit before the conference begins. Trinity is a beautiful university and like most universities is spread out. The dining hall and dormitories are on the “lower campus” and the conferencing areas are on the “upper campus”. Be prepared to do a quite a bit of walking this week—wear those comfortable walking shoes when you go to the conferencing events.

All conferencing fees include meals, water breaks/snacks and dormitory rooms. You have a choice of dormitory room which will affect your registration costs. Meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner for each of the days you sign up for. All activities are priced for an adult who is considered 13 and above. Children may attend the various activities and are considered 12 and under. Children under 3 are free but parents must provide their crib.

Components Of The Conference

CONFERENCE, JUNE 9-12, 2016. This is the main event. We will start with dinner on Thursday, June 9 and finish by noon on Sunday, June 12. Register for Option 4 to attend the conference only. Click HERE for schedule of workshops.

PRE-CONFERENCE RETREAT, JUNE 7-9, 2016. This event is full, registration is closed. Click HERE for schedule for workshops. 

COUNCIL OF LOCAL PRESIDENTS (CLP) OR JOINT EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING, June 9, 2016. The UAUS Council of Local Presidents will meet on Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the Coates University Center VTC room. The Joint Education Committee will meet on Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Chapman Center room 110. Register for Option 2 if you plan to arrive on Wednesday or Option 2A if you plan to arrive early Thursday morning for these events. Click HERE for schedule of workshops. 

POST-CONFERENCE FELLOWSHIP GENERAL COUNCIL MEETING, June 12-14, 2016. A meeting of the Fellowship General Council will be held at the conclusion of the Conference starting at 2:00 pm Sunday, June 12 and continue through Tuesday, June 14 noon. If you want to attend both the conference and the General Council meeting, choose Option 8.

Room Options

ROOMS.  All dormitory rooms share a bathroom with the adjacent dormitory room.  Each dormitory room has two beds.  You have a choice of single occupancy or double.  Single occupancy means only you will be in your bedroom.  Double occupancy means there will be 2 people in the same room.  The adjacent dorm room will match up single occupancy with single occupancy and double occupancy with double occupancy.  Double occupancy rooms will be gender based—males together or females together.  The exception will be married couples and families.  At the time of registration, please let us know if you have special disability needs for your room.

SINGLE OCCUPANCY. CLOSED Only double occupancy dormitory rooms are available at this time.

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY. Temporarily Closed. Two people occupy one bedroom and two people occupy the other bedroom and all four share the bathroom.

COMMUTER RATES. All conferencing fees and meals are included in the commuter rate.

DAILY RATE. There are no special rates for attending only 1 day of the conference, our apologies.

CHILDREN. Temporarily Closed. Children are considered 12 and under. All other rates are for adults who are considered 13 and above There are no daycare options on campus and so children must be under adult supervision at all times. Children rates include a dormitory bed, meals, breaks/snacks. Children under 3 are free, parents must provide their own crib.

RVs. If you decide to drive your RV to San Antonio and stay in the local area—you’re in for a great experience. San Antonio has great sites to see. Register under the Commuter Category.

LOCAL HOTELS. Here are the hotels recommended by Trinity University. It is your responsibility to make your reservation with them. Local Hotel List

CONFERENCING FEES. We are in Regular Registration. Late Registration fees begin 1 June 2016.

Conference Fees

Important Information 

UPDATED REFUND POLICY. There has been a change in the Refund Policy. All refunds between now and 15 May 16 will be refunded at 75% of the registration fees paid. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS AFTER 15 MAY 16

SCHOLARSHIPS. We have awarded 20 scholarships! We are sorry to say we have no more scholarships available. Thank you for your donations which made this possible!

RENTAL CARS. We acquired a special discount for conference attendees if you rent a vehicle with Budget Car Rentals during your conference stay. CLICK HERE to go to the Budget Car Rental Discount Letter. If you do decide to rent a vehicle, please follow all Trinity Parking Guidelines.

PARKING. At registration, drivers will be given a parking pass to place in the windshield of their car. You must park in the specific lots identified. Trinity University asks that all drivers park their car for the duration of the conference and walk to all conference events. If you park in other than designated areas, your car will be ticketed and possibly towed.

WALKING CAMPUS. Trinity University is considered a walking campus. You will get your exercise during this conference! Bring good walking shoes that you’ve already gotten used to wearing. If you count steps, you’re going to be a winner this conference. From Mabee Dining Hall to Chapman Center is approximately 1500 steps. You’ll walk back and forth for your meals. Immediately “up” from Calvert and Miller dormitories is “Cardiac Hill.” There are about 50 steps with 3 landings. It will make your heart beat! If you have a condition that won’t let you climb the hill, no problem. Murchison Hall has an elevator and will gently and happily take you up the hill. The rest of the campus is pretty easy to walk—kind of like walking in a large airport. If all of this sounds intimidating, NO PROBLEM! We will have 2 vans making the run back and forth between Chapman Center and Mabee Dining Hall throughout the day and evening. But, at registration, please let us know if you’d like a dormitory room close to the elevator.

MABEE DINING HALL. All meals are offered at the amazing Mabee Dining Hall and require the wear of the special Trinity University lanyard which you will get at registration. If you aren’t wearing your lanyard at meal time, you won’t get to eat.

What an impressive dining facility this is! These chefs are outstanding and can accommodate many special requirements. Daily you should be able to fair easily if you have gluten or dairy allergies. Additionally, vegetarians are accommodated easily too. We do need to know if you are vegan, as they will have to make a special effort for that meal. Just let us know at the time you register what your special dietary needs are.

TEX-MEX FIESTA BUFFET. We’re going to party San Antonio style and have a traditional Tex-Mex Fiesta Buffet on Thursday night, June 9, 2016. Texas and Mexico have a unique, wonderful and combined history; it shows itself in San Antonio in our local cuisine, our fiestas (that’s Spanish for party), our architecture and much of our dress. The Lone Star Urantia Association wants you to experience the wonderful flavors of a Tex-Mex Fiesta. Please join us as we celebrate our love for Christ Michael in a Tex-Mex setting.

This fantastic buffet is authentic San Antonio cuisine created by the Trinity University chefs. We’ll have enchilada, fajitas, Spanish rice, Barracho beans, all the fixins and churros for dessert. Wear your wild west” clothes, hats, and boots—show us your Texan style. Or pull out your Mexican dancing skirts, sombreros, and ponchos. You don’t own a cowboy hat? No problem. You can buy one at the event—all proceeds going to the 2016 International Conference.

VOLUNTEERS. We are looking for a variety of volunteers. We will need van drivers, IT support, help with registration, Urantia Store sales, set up and tear down decorations and sales for Tex-Mex Fiesta Buffet, childcare tending, and things we haven’t thought of yet. If you would like to help, please tell us at the time of registration.

T-SHIRT. You will be given an official conference t-shirt. We just need to know what size you’ll need. Tell us your size when you register.

NO SMOKING. There is no smoking in any of the buildings on the Trinity University campus. Smoking is permitted in designated areas outside only.

PETS. No pets are allowed to be brought onto the campus for this conference.

Arrival Information

AIRPORT ARRIVALS. You’ve just landed; now what? We want your arrival and travel to Trinity University to go smoothly. Yellow Cab estimates the cost from the San Antonio airport to Trinity around $20.00.

TO AND FROM AIRPORT ASSISTANCE. If you need shuttle assistance to and from the San Antonio Airport, please indicate that at the time you register. One of the organizing team members will contact you to find out your arrival information. Every effort will be made to assist you.

WITT RECEPTION CENTER. Whatever day you arrive to Trinity University, you must go to the WITT RECEPTION CENTER. The Reception Center is located at Witt Reception Center. Signs will point the way. There a friendly concierge will greet you and make sure you are registered for the correct events. You will receive all registration materials, map, parking placard, etc. At that time, you will confirm your correct contact information, verify payment, and sort out any other issues that may have come up.

TRINITY UNIVERSITY. Trinity University wants your stay to be smooth. They will provide you with a refillable Trinity University water bottle. You will find water stations throughout the campus to refill the water bottle. Additionally, you will get the official Trinity lanyard. You can hang your nametag and room key from the lanyard. You must wear the lanyard to the dining hall each meal. Lastly, Trinity University will give you a University How To Book which gives Wi-Fi information and more.

Extra Information

VISITOR SIGHTS TO SEE.  If you have extra time, you’ll want to see the wonderful historic and cultural sites in San Antonio. CLICK HERE for some ideas for you to consider. Each activity has its own website if you’d like more information.