It’s more than another event.
Imagine a time and space prayerfully designed to reach the deepest places of our hearts and pull us closer to Jesus. And for each person, that space is going to be different. Maybe that comes through screaming the lyrics of the song you hadn’t believed until you heard hundreds of others singing it with you. Maybe it’s a moment of stillness when the lights go down and God feels closer than the beat of your heart. It could be in a bold word that catalyzes a permanent change in your life or swapping stories with a complete stranger who gets you. Maybe it’s that character in the drama speaking all the words you haven’t figured out how to say yet, or a friend’s hand on your shoulder to remind you you’re never searching alone.
Zeteo isn’t about devising some sort of crowd-pleasing emotional-high experience… it’s about creating a space where God can move in the way that he moves: fully, intimately, distinctively.
We want to invite you to join us for our Zeteo Conference: An ecumenical youth conference designed for students and leaders who desire to draw closer and search deeper. Through four sessions of moving worship, engaging teaching, compelling drama, and challenging break-out seminars, our hope is that you and your group will find God right where he wants to meet you.
Zeteo is an ecumenical youth retreat weekend with the vision of bringing together youth and adults from different traditions and backgrounds to seek Faith, Focus, and friendships through main stage speakers, testimonies, worship, seminars, activities and deep connections.
Q: Why call it Zeteo?
It is a greek word that means “to seek in order to find.” God has laid it on the hearts of the leadership team to start an event with this purpose entirely. We hope to create opportunities for youth and youth leaders a time to deepen their faith, and their relationships with each other. It is a weekend retreat like nothing your group has ever been a part of in the past. A weekend of fun, laughter, worship, messages, and experiences that youth will never forget.
Q: How do I register for Zeteo?
Registration will be available September 17, 2015. After that date you can visit this page and click register now. Register for all that you need and then you can pay over time so that you lock in the lowest ticket price. However groups must be paid in full by January 1st.
Q: How much does it cost?
- Early Bird-(Through 10.15.15)- $64
- Regular Price- (Through 12.31.15) $70
- Last Minute (After 1.1.16) – $85
Check payments must be received within 2 weeks of registration.
Q: How do we get from the hotel to the convention center?
You are able to stay at the attached Courtyard by Mariott and walk, or you will need to find transportation for your group to and from the convention center.
Q: What do we do for meals?
Depending on your hotel, breakfast may be included. However, there are no meals included in the conference ticket price. There are many local establishments available for your group to choose from.
Q:Where do we stay?
We have room blocks at the Courtyard Altoona, Comfort Inn, and the Comfort Suites at a discounted rate. If you are on a budget, feel free to contact churches in the area for lodging.
Q:How do I reserve a room in the Zeteo Room Block and what are the rates?
We have blocks available at the Altoona Marriott which is attached to the facility ($114 per night), the Comfort Inn at $79 per night, and the Comfort Suites at $109.65 per night. When booking you will need a credit card to hold the rooms for your group. Please book your rooms as soon as possible, because there are only a limited amount available at these discounted rates.
Altoona Marriott- (On-site) $114 per night plus tax. Rooms sleep up to 4 with double queen beds. Breakfast not included. To book, please click here
Comfort Inn- (2 miles away)- $82 per night plus tax. Rooms sleep up to 4 with double queen beds. Breakfast is included. To book, please call the hotel directly at (814)-693-1800 and book under the Zeteo Room block.
Comfort Inn and Suites- (2 miles away)- $109 per night plus tax. Rooms sleep up to 6 with double queen beds and a pullout sofa. Breakfast is included. To book, please call the hotel directly at (814)-942-2600 and book under the Zeteo Room block.
Q: What is the Safe Sanctuaries Requirements?
We are requiring groups to maintain a ratio of 1 adult for every 5 students when at the convention center. Groups are required to follow their churches safe sanctuary policies throughout the weekend.
Q: What is the plan for inclement weather?
We will hold the event unless there is a state of emergency declared by the governor of Pennsylvania.
Q: What do our kids need to bring?
(swimsuit, snowgear, money etc.?)
Please see our Packing List
Q: Is there a way to view the seminars and topics ahead of time?
Seminars will be available to view on the website by November 15th.
Q: How does security work?
We will have security on site at the conference center throughout the weekend. However, you are always responsible for your youth group.
Contact Austin Eschenwald with questions