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JULY 16-18 2019

 
 
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Desperation exists to help sculpt a generation that desires to live a life in desperate pursuit of God. We believe that when we unite and pray, God brings change to our generation as we intentionally make disciples of Jesus.  We challenge every student to consecrate their lives before God, passionately seeking His presence, interceding for their generation, and living beyond themselves as missionaries in their communities.

 
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LINE UP

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REGISTER

Pre-Register for ONLY $75 per person until January 1st, 2019. That gets you in to every session of Desperation and a concert with Hollyn. Don't wait! Secure your spot and worship with Planetshakers, Jon Egan, Housefires, Robert Madu, David Martin and so many others! Trust us, you'll regret it if you don't. 

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THE SCHEDULE

TUES/JULY 16TH

12pm-REGISTRATION OPEN
6pm-DOORS OPEN
7pm-MAIN SESSION ONE
10pm-LATE NIGHT CONCERT

WED/JULY 17TH

8am-EARLY MORNING PRAYER
9am-MAIN SESSION TWO
11am-DESPOx Breakouts
12pm-LUNCH BREAK
2pm-MAIN SESSION THREE
4pm-DINNER BREAK
7pm-MAIN SESSION FOUR

THUR/JULY 18TH

8AM-EARLY MORNING PRAYER
9am-MAIN SESSION FIVE
12pm-LUNCH BREAK
2pm-MAIN SESSION SIX
4pm-DINNER BREAK
7pm-MAIN SESSION SEVEN                   

 
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LODGING

Below is a list of hotels within a short walk or driving distance from New Life Church. By September 2018 we should have a list of hotels we are partnering with and the special offers and discount pricing available to you. Stay tuned!

Great Wolf Lodge                                  
9494 FEDERAL DRIVE
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80921
844-553-9653

hyatt place
503 W. Garden of the gods road
Colorado Springs,Co 80907
719-965-9385

HYATT HOUSE
5805 Delmonico Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
719-268-9000

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES
15275 Struthers Road
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80921
719-488-4644

EMBASSY SUITES
7290 COMMERCE CENTER DRIVE
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80919
719-599-9100

The Drury Inn
1170 InterQuest Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
719-598-2500

QUALITY INN & SUITES
555 W. GARDEN OF THE GODS ROAD
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80907
719-593-9119

COMFORT INN NORTH
6450 CORPORATE DRIVE
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80919
719-262-9000

BAYMONT INN & SUITES
1055 KELLY JOHNSON BOULEVARD
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80920
719-536-0731

 
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MEAL TICKETS

Our Meal Ticket option is $39.99 and includes 2 lunches, 2 dinners, access to Despo Games, and a complimentary Desperation water bottle. Don't wait in line at a restaurant or drive-thru with 4,000 other students! Get comfy and eat with us.

Restaurants require our final meal counts a few days before Desperation begins, so we are not able to sell meal tickets at the conference. The deadline for purchasing Meal Tickets is June 12th, 2019.

For more information about Meal Tickets, please contact us at info@desperationonline.com

DESPO GAMES

Not sure how to stay busy between the Main Sessions while at Desperation? We've got you covered! Get unlimited access to all Despo Games during session breaks throughout Desperation Student Conference for only $10. Enjoy hamster ball racing, obstacle courses, inflatable games, 9-square, music, and more!

For more information about Despo Games, please contact us at info@desperationonline.com

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DESPERATION LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

The Desperation Leadership Summit is our way of equipping and encouraging today's youth workers. May 2-4, 2019, join hundreds of youth leaders from across the country for three days of worship, prayer, training, and resourcing.

Registration is 100% FREE for you and your entire team! And just for attending, you will receive FREE reserved seating for your entire group at the 2019 Desperation Student Conference!

Call or go online and use the Group Number below to receive our special hotel rates for DLS!

Drury Inn and suites  //  $104-$124
1170 Interquest Parkway                           
Colorado Springs,Co 80921
1-800-325-0720

Group Number: TBD

Book at $104-124

 
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DESPERATION MINISTRY ACADEMY

Desperation Ministry Academy (formerly Desperation Leadership Academy) is a highly focused ministry training school embedded in the context of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our 11-month program equips students to be active followers of Christ and become quality leaders who are ready to join full-time ministry by developing their spiritual lives, ministry skills, and Christian worldview.

Are you interested in finding out more about the Desperation Ministry Academy? Then join us for one of our upcoming Preview Weeks and find out what it is like to be a part of DMA! Our next Preview Week will take place May 29-30. Please complete the form below and plan to join us.
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DESPERATION STUDENT TOURS

The Desperation Student Tours take the Desperation Student Conference experience on the road. We travel across the continental US hosting Nights of Desperation at various local churches.

Are you interested in partnering with Desperation and hosting a Night of Desperation at your local church? If so, please complete the form below.

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F.A.Q.

GENERAL

Who can attend Desperation?
Anyone can attend Desperation, but the sessions are aimed at middle and high school-aged students and their youth leaders.

Will there be childcare available?
No, Desperation is not able to provide childcare.

I'm a parent of a local student. When should I pick up my child from Desperation at night?
The Tuesday and Wednesday sessions end between 9:00 - 9:30p, and the late night concerts end between 10:45 - 11:00p. The Thursday evening session usually ends between 9:30p - 10:00p.

Is there interpretation of the sessions for the hearing impaired?
Upon special request we can make arrangements for those who need deaf interpretation. Please email info@desperationonline.com for more information.

REGISTRATION

What does the registration fee cover?
The registration fee covers admission to all main sessions of the Desperation Conference including all late night events.

What methods of payment can I use?
Online we accept credit card payments only. If you wish to pay by check or cash, please email us at info@desperationonline.com.

Are refunds available if one of my students drop out or I am unable to attend?
No, unfortunately we cannot give refunds after tickets have been purchased.

I have young children. Do I need to purchase a wristband for them?
Ages 5+ are required to purchase a wristband for the conference.

Do I have to register now, or can I register at the door?
We recommend registering for Desperation as soon as possible. We have several pricing tiers (Pre-Registration, Super Early Bird, etc.) that increase as the year goes on. You will be saving significantly on the price of your registration by registering early as compared to waiting until you get to the door.

Do I need to have a complete list of students before I purchase my group's tickets?
No, we do not require groups to submit a list of students to purchase their tickets.

Is there a way to reserve seating for larger groups?
Yes. Reserved seating is availble for $10 per attendee. If a youth leader attends the 2018 Desperation Leadership Summit from your group you will receive a voucher that gives you free reserved seating when requested before June 30th, 2018.

WRISTBANDS

When will I receive my wristbands?
When you arrive for the Desperation Student Conference you will go straight to Registration in the main lobby where you will receive your wristbands. You will need to have your order ID number located on your receipt that was emailed to you after purchase. If you have lost your receipt, please contact us at info@desperationonline.com.

What should I do if I lose my wristband at Desperation?
If you lose your wristband during Desperation you can go to Registration in the main lobby and receive a new wristband. There is a $2 fee for any lost or broken wristband to be replaced.

MEAL TICKETS

How much is a meal ticket and what meals does it cover?
Our Meal Ticket option is $39.99 and includes 2 lunches, 2 dinners, access to Despo Games, and a complimentary Desperation water bottle.

Where do I pick up my meal ticket?
Meal Tickets will be available for pickup at Registration. You will need to bring your order ID number located on your receipt that was emailed to you after purchase. If you have lost your receipt, please contact us at info@desperationonline.com.

Can I purchase a meal ticket when I arrive at Desperation?
No. Restaurants require our final meal counts a few days before Desperation begins, so we are not able to sell meal tickets at the conference. The deadline for purchasing Meal Tickets is June 30th, 2018.

Are there other food options available at Desperation?
Yes. The New Life Church cafe sells sandwiches, small snack items, coffee, and drinks.

LODGING

What airport should I fly into for Desperation?
You can fly into the Colorado Springs airport (COS, approx. 30 min from New Life Church) or Denver International Airport (DEN, approx. 70 min from New Life Church).

Does Desperation help arrange transportation?
No. Due to the large number of groups that attend Desperation each year, we cannot help groups arrange transportation.

Are there special hotel rates available?
Yes. Desperation has partnered with several hotels close to New Life Church to offer special rates. You can get more information by clicking Lodging