Monday, October 7, 2019 at 5:30 PM PDT
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 12:00 PM PDT

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The Embassy Suites La Quinta Hotel & Spa La Quinta

Santa Rosa Plz
La Quinta, CA 92253

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Conference Registration Contact

Jacquie Hardesty L.U.T.
Unity Southwest Region

Cancellation Policy                        

If you should need to cancel for any reason once your registration has been processed, please note the following cancellation policies:

- Cancellations prior to August 10th are fully refundable.

- Cancellations between August 11th and September 1st are 50% refundable.

- Cancellations after September 2nd are non-refundable.

Should you need to cancel, please contact Jacquie Hardesty by email JacquieHardestyLUT@gmail.com or by phone 619.302.3150.

Your 2019 Conference Committee      

Rev. Charli Tupper - Conference Chair

Stacy Macris Ros, LUT - Co-Chair

Jacquie Hardesty, LUT - Registrar

Malayna Dawn - Marketing & Communications

Rev. Kathy McCall - Speaker Coordination


Join us for the Southwest Unity Region annual conference, October 7 - 10, 2019 in La Quinta, CA. 

Whether you are a lay leader, volunteer, Minister or Spiritual Leader, Youth & Family Ministry leader or LUT this conference is for you!

Join us for three days of connection, renewal and inspiration.

Workshop Leader ~  Dr. Jonathan Young


Psychologist and Storyteller, Dr. Jonathan Young
of The Center for Story and Symbol
He assisted Joseph Campbell at seminars, and went on to create and chair the Mythological Studies department at the Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he now teaches in the distance learning program. He is a story consultant on movies, most recently for Sony/Columbia. Dr. Young has a private practice in Santa Barbara, and also does consultation by phone. 

Learn more about his work at The Center for Story and Symbol at Folkstory.com.

Featured Musician ~  Harold Payne

Harold Payne – Multi-Platinum Songwriter and Performer
whose soulful uplifting songs and husky heartfelt vocals have graced stages around the world. He has written songs for such diverse artists as Rod Stewart, Patti LaBelle, the Temptations, and long time collaborator, Bobby Womack, from Peter Paul and Mary to Snoop Dogg.  He is a master improviser who combines prepared customized material and “on the spot” songs to create a pinnacle moment at concerts, special events and conferences that truly entertain, inspire and involve the audience.  Check him out at HaroldPayneMusic.com

In addition to our great workshops and music, our Conference program includes all of this!

~ Retreat-style connection activities...

~ Updates from Unity Worldwide Ministries and Unity World Headquarters at Unity Village...

~ Crossover conference interaction with our region's Youth Educators for our Family and Teen Ministries...

~ Regional Business Meeting to learn and connect with our colleagues...

~ Lots of time to meet over meals! Hotel guests enjoy full breakfast each morning and appetizers and cocktails each evening...

~ Conference Registration includes complimentary lunch Tuesday afternoon, and a banquet dinner Wednesday evening.  More time to break bread together!

~ And you're all invited to celebrate Ken Harrison's retirement, with  hors d'oeuvres and a presentation during the cocktail hour, hosted by The Alhambra Foundation.

~ Plenty of free time to rest, rejuvenate or socialize!

About our Venue

Embassy Suites La Quinta Hotel and Spa    

This beautiful resort is surrounded by the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains in La Quinta, California, within the Village of La Quinta at Santa Rosa Plaza, across the street from OldTown La Quinta, a charming village with unique shops, restaurant and art galleries.

You will be treating yourself to "The Suite Life" including:
 - Complimentary full, cooked to order breakfast buffet daily
 - Complimentary two-hour nightly Managers Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
        with cocktails, beer, wine, soft drinks and light snacks
 - Complimentary self-parking
 - Complimentary business center privileges
 - Complimentary fitness room admittance
 - Complimentary local and 800-number calls
 - 10% discount at Spa Hibiscus