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Details

When

November 3-5, 2023

Where

Messiah Lutheran Church

40 Houbolt Rd

Joliet, IL

How Much?

Early Bird $125

before Oct 20 

at 11:59 PM CST 

Regular Price $145

Oct 21 and after

Registration closes Friday, Oct 27 at midnight Central time.

Who is Going?

Chicago State - TJ

HWC - MH

LU - FA

OHC - LD

Parkland - AW

RHIT - LF

SVSU - FB, AB, AT, HW, CD,

BG, MW, AW

SIUE - CB, JW, AC, JS, CC, IS, NK, JE, CH, JL, BH, AN, LL, KW, KD, AC, GJ, JF, JB

UIC - JB, DB, MS, FN, DP

UIUC - CD, WF, KS, DC, SD, EB, TR, JT, TD, AS, CM, VO, JW, KW, KB, SO, DH, DS, GO

WMU - MK, SE

SIU - AM

Wheaton - BT, RG, JD, MP, TC, IC, KW, AD

MCC - FM

PFW - IS, JG, KC

PNW - LL, TB, EW, VH, JW

IU - JO, AC, RH, AO, LC

IUPUI - DD, AT

Millikin - DS, JK, MH

Marian - LJ

Richland - KH

IN State - MW

Valpo - CO, FT

What is Vision Conference?

Vision Conference is a weekend where we come together to remember how Jesus has shown himself to be Good News for peoples of African descent, given the specific spiritual and systemic injustice issues we face today. If you need God to refresh and rejuvenate your soul with a time of re-connection, support, good Word and good worship, this is the conference for you!

Program

Speaker 

Rev. Ed Ollie

Ed graduated from Central College in Pella, Iowa with athletic and academic honors in Political Science and Sociology. For thirteen years, Ed served as an Associate Regional Director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. During that time, Mr. Ollie also served as chaplain for the Miami Hurricanes football team, as well as other professional teams.


For the past three years, Mr. Ollie has been the Campus Pastor of the historic Willow Creek Community Church’s North Shore Campus. There, he is a part of the Senior Leadership Team and Teaching Team. Mr. Ollie also serves on the international board of InterVarsity USA and MOPS. He and his wife Marcia have three children: Leah, Kayla and son, Micah and currently live near downtown Chicago.

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Schedule 2023
Note: Central Time Zone

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Worship 

Neil President

Neil President is a musician with a keen ear for detail and a clear vision to unite his brothers and sisters of the Christian Faith through the love and joy of music. For Neil, music is much more than just a pretty melody, it is a way to break down language and cultural barriers as well as a tool for healing. Neil has had a passion for music from a young age and believes that Worship is his ultimate calling. This goes far beyond just music. “It’s consecration, It’s obedience, It’s coupling the ability to sing well with the ability to discern and to follow the voice of God in a way that brings peace, healing and freedom to others."

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FAQ

FAQ 

How do I get there? 

The conference is located in Joliet, IL on the southwest side of Chicago. We'll be at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 40 Houbolt Rd., Joliet, IL 60431. Your best bet is to drive to the conference with friends. If you don't have access to a car, talk to your InterVarsity staff worker to help arrange transportation.

How much does it cost?

You can register with a $25 non-refundable deposit. If you register before 11:59pm on October 20, you'll lock in the early bird rate of $125. After October 20, the total cost goes up to $145. Cost includes hotel, all meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Cost does not include transportation to and from the conference or other meals, so coordinate with the friends you're traveling with or work out a transportation plan with your InterVarsity staff.  

I can't pay for it...what should I do? 

Don't let money keep you from coming to Vision! We have scholarship money available to help you make it work. Talk to your InterVarsity staff about scholarships that may be available. If that doesn't work, contact our registrar using the email form below. We'll work with you to make a way!

What if I have to cancel?

Just don't : ) But if you must, you have until the day of the conference to cancel if needed. Unfortunately, the deposit is non-refundable, but if you've already paid your full balance, we'll be glad to refund the rest. 

How does housing work? Can I choose my roommates?

Housing is at Best Western Joliet Inn and Suites, 4380 Enterprise Dr, Joliet, IL 60431. Housing is four per room and will be assigned by campus or area. If you have a specific request or particular needs, just use the contact form below to get in touch with our registrar.

When should I arrive? When will we be done?

Plan to arrive between 6-7pm CT on Friday November 3  so that you can get registered and settled. Be sure to eat dinner before arriving. Our first session starts at 8pm CT. We'll wrap up by noon on Sunday November 5 and you can grab lunch on your way back to campus.

What precautions are being taken due to COVID-19?

  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms in the days leading up to Visioin, please take a COVID test. If your results are positive, follow the CDC’s isolation guidelines. If that means you won’t be able to attend, contact us. We will refund your payment minus the deposit.

  • If you think you have been exposed to someone with COVID in the days leading up to Vision, please follow the CDC’s exposure guidelines.

  • People may choose to mask at any time. We will have masks onsite for those whose masking preferences might change upon arrival.

  • We will have COVID-19 rapid tests onsite. If someone displays symptoms onsite, we will have them test for COVID-19 and send them home if they get a positive result. 

 

I have more questions!

No problem. Just fill out the contact form below and we'll be happy to help!

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Got questions? We can help! Use this email form to get in touch with our conference registrar and you'll hear back shortly. In the meantime, have you checked out the FAQ? You may find your answer there!

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