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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 today for the 2018 Desperation Student Conference for only $79 per person. Register before December 31, 2017 to receive the lowest price per attendee.

Super Early Bird rate begins January 1, 2018 at $89 per attendee.

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THE SCHEDULE

TUES/JULY 10TH

12pm - REGISTRATION OPEN
6pm - DOORS OPEN
7pm-MAIN SESSION ONE
   BAND: ELEVATION WORSHIP / SPEAKER: DAVID MARTIN
10pm-LATE NIGHT CONCERT
   BAND: CORY ARD/DJ STANDOUT  

WED/JULY 11TH

8am - EARLY MORNING PRAYER
845am-MORNING CONCERT
   BAND: CORY ARD
9am-MAIN SESSION TWO
   BAND: DESPERATION WORSHIP / SPEAKER: MATT BROWN
1130am-DESPOx
   Feat: JON EGAN & MACK BROCK
1230pm-LUNCH BREAK
2pm-MAIN SESSION THREE
   BAND: LOCAL SOUND / SPEAKER: CLAYTON KING
4pm-DINNER BREAK
7pm-MAIN SESSION FOUR
   BAND: KARI JOBE / SPEAKER: LOUIE GIGLIO
10pm-LATE NIGHT CONCERT
   BAND: CODY CARNES  

THUR/JULY 12TH

8AM - EARLY MORNING PRAYER
845am-MORNING CONCERT
   BAND: JARRELL
9am-MAIN SESSION FIVE
   BAND: DESPERATION WORSHIP / SPEAKER: LISA BEVERE
1130am-DESPOx Breakouts  
1230pm-LUNCH BREAK
2pm-MAIN SESSION SIX
   BAND: MOSAIC MSC / SPEAKER: ERIC SAMUEL TIMM
4pm-DINNER BREAK
7pm-MAIN SESSION SEVEN
   BAND: JON EGAN / SPEAKER: DAVID MARTIN                           

 
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LODGING

Mention "Desperation Student Conference 2018" when you register to receive our discounted rates!

Great Wolf Lodge  //  $155                                     
9494 FEDERAL DRIVE
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80921
844-553-9653

hyatt place  //  $124-$154
503 W. Garden of the gods road
Colorado Springs,Co 80907
719-965-9385

HYATT HOUSE  //  $119-$129
5805 Delmonico Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
719-268-9000

FAIRFIELD INN & SUITES  //  $139
7085 COMMERCE CENTER DRIVE
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80919
719-488-4644

EMBASSY SUITES  //  $144-$149
7290 COMMERCE CENTER DRIVE
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80919
719-599-9100

The Drury Inn  //  $149-$159
1170 InterQuest Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
719-598-2500

QUALITY INN & SUITES  //  $126
555 W. GARDEN OF THE GODS ROAD
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80907
719-593-9119

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

BAYMONT INN & SUITES  //  $109
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.

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 May 30th, 2018.

Meal Tickets will be available for pickup at Registration with a proof of purchase. 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.


 
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DESPO GAMES

Get unlimited access to all Despo Games during session breaks throughout Desperation Student Conference for only $10. Enjoy inflatables, a rock climbing wall, and more!

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

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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. In December 2017 we will be partnering with these local churches. These events are free to attend and are open to all ages.

Sunday, December 3rd 2017 // Canyon, TX.

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Tuesday, December 5th 2017 // Cedar Hill, TX.

Friday, December 8th 2017 // San Antonio, TX.

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Monday, December 4th 2017 // Lawton, OK.

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Wednesday, December 6th 2017 // Cedar Hill, TX.

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Saturday, December 9th 2017 // Dalhart, TX.

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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