Desperation Student Conference
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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.

WATCH THE 2019 PROMO VIDEO

 
 
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REGISTER

Receive SUPER EARLY BIRD pricing of ONLY $85 per person when you register BEFORE April 5th, 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, Sam Evans, Housefires, Robert Madu, and so many others! Trust us, you'll regret it if you don't. 

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WATCH THE 2018 RECAP VIDEO

 
 
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THE SCHEDULE

TUES/JULY 16TH

12pm - REGISTRATION OPEN
6pm - DOORS OPEN
7pm - MAIN SESSION ONE
: Band - Jon Egan // Speaker - Daniel Grothe
10pm - LATE NIGHT CONCERT
: Band - Hollyn

WED/JULY 17TH

8am - EARLY MORNING PRAYER (World Prayer Center)
9am - MAIN SESSION TWO
: Band - Hideaway Music // Speaker - Tim Shepard
11am - DESPOx
: Students - Jared Anderson // Youth Leaders - Glenn Packiam
12pm - LUNCH BREAK
2pm - MAIN SESSION THREE
: Band - Housefires
4pm - DINNER BREAK
7pm - MAIN SESSION FOUR
: Band - Planetshakers // Speaker - Robert Madu

THUR/JULY 18TH

8am - EARLY MORNING PRAYER (World Prayer Center)
9am - MAIN SESSION FIVE
: Band - Planetshakers // Speaker - Sam Evans
12pm - LUNCH BREAK
2pm - MAIN SESSION SIX
: Band - Local Sound // Speaker - Eric Samuel Timm
4pm - DINNER BREAK
7pm - MAIN SESSION SEVEN
: Band - Jon Egan // Speaker - Glenn Packiam               

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LODGING

Below is a list of hotels within a short walk or driving distance of New Life Church. We have partnered with these hotels to provide the best value to our attendees. Please make your reservations at one of the official contracted host hotels below. If you need any assistance with your reservation please email Chris Theraldson at ctheraldson@helmsbriscoe.com. See you in July!

Great Wolf Lodge - $145                                  
9494 FEDERAL DRIVE
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80921
844-553-9653

*COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS TO WATERPARK, WIFI
GROUP NAME: 1907DESP

hyatt place - $135
503 W. Garden of the gods road
Colorado Springs,Co 80907
719-965-9385

*COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST, WIFI
GROUP NAME: CLICK HERE TO BOOK

HYATT HOUSE - $129-139
5805 Delmonico Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
719-268-9000

*COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST, WIFI
GROUP NAME: CLICK HERE TO BOOK

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

*COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST, WIFI
GROUP NAME: CLICK HERE TO BOOK

EMBASSY SUITES - $149-159
7290 COMMERCE CENTER DRIVE
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80919
719-599-9100

*COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST, EVENING APPETIZERS, WIFI
GROUP NAME: DESPERATION CONFERENCE

The Drury Inn - $160
1170 InterQuest Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
719-598-2500

*COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST, DINNER, WIFI
GROUP NAME: CLICK HERE TO BOOK

QUALITY INN & SUITES - $119
555 W. GARDEN OF THE GODS ROAD
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80907
719-593-9119

*COMPLIMENTARY WIFI
GROUP NAME: CLICK HERE TO BOOK

COMFORT INN NORTH - $119
6450 CORPORATE DRIVE
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80919
719-262-9000

*COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST, WIFI
GROUP NAME: CLICK HERE TO BOOK

 
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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!

 
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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