The Motion Student Conference is a catalyst weekend for students to be empowered by Jesus to put their faith into motion. Strategically scheduled at the end of the summer, it is the perfect opportunity for students to be inspired, encouraged, and equipped to start the school year strong for Jesus. Follow us on Instagram.
WHAT TO EXPECT
During our main sessions, we will engage in worship and hear a powerful message from different speakers and artists.
COMMUNITY GROUPS MOTION
Conference Community Groups are designed to connect and engage students in life-giving relationships and lead them to dig deeper into truths shared during main sessions. Community Groups provide the opportunity for the bigger main sessions to become small and more personal. Through Community Groups, students will be motivated, encouraged, and trained to live their lives in MOTION. Community Groups are divided by age (Middle School, High School, College) and our students will have a Highlands Pastor help facilitate their group time.
Rich Wilkerson JR.
Kari Jobe with Cody Carnes
Mark & Jill Pettus
Mayo & Kai Sowell
THURSDAY - JULY 29
7:00 PM - Start of Day
10:00 PM - End of Day
FRIDAY – JULY 30
10:00 AM - Start of Day
10:00 PM - End of Day
SATURDAY – JULY 31
10:00 AM - Start of Day
4:30 PM - End of Day
*Schedule subject to change.
The pricing below is for Highlands Students and includes
- Access to all conference Main Sessions with reserved seating with your campus
- Access to all Community Group with reserved seating with your campus
- 3 meals during the conference (Lunch Friday, Dinner Friday, Lunch Saturday)
$100 per person (March 10 through March 26 at 10:00AM CST)
$110 per person (until May 1, 10:00am CST)
$120 per person (until June 1, 10:00am CST)
$130 per person (until July 1, 10:00am CST)
$140 per person (after July 1, 10:00am CST)
*Please note that dates and rates are subject to change. The registration price does not include lodging or transportation unless you are registering with the All-Inclusive package. See all package options and add-ons below.
All-Inclusive packages are available for out-of-town campuses that include transportation, lodging, and meals. The All-Inclusive package will add $100 to your registration price. Deadline to add the All-Inclusive Package is July 15, 2021 or before spaces fill.
Shuttles to and from the BJCC will be made available daily from some Birmingham campuses. These locations will come soon. Simply drop off your student in the morning at the campus near you, and pick them up that evening at the same campus. A shuttle schedule will be posted online soon. The cost for the shuttle is $30 per person, for transportation to and from the BJCC all 3 days of MOTION 2021. You can purchase the shuttle package with your registration, or you can purchase through a seperate link at a later date.
*Please note that shuttles do not need to be purchased for those traveling from out-of-town who are utilizing the All-Inclusive package option. Transportation is already included in the All-Inclusive rate.
Highlands Students Information
Campuses will have reserved seating together in a pod with their Highlands campus. This provides an excellent opportunity for your student to get to know their peers and campus leaders. The MOTION Team will intentionally ensure that physical distancing between groups is always possible in Main Sessions, Community Groups, and during transitions in-between spaces. Conference attendee seating will be reserved and distanced from the nearest group.
This year meals will be included in every registration for MOTION 2021. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all meals during conference session times will be provided.
What meals are included in registration? Your registration fee includes three meals - Friday Lunch, Friday Dinner, and Saturday Lunch. Each boxed meal includes an entree, side, dessert, and water.
To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite guest entry into the arena, the Legacy Arena at the BJCC implemented a policy recently that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into stadiums, and will be scanning every person as they enter the building. We strongly encourage guests to not bring any type of bags, but have outlined what is permissible. Guests will be able to carry the following style and size bag, package, or container on-site at BJCC complex: bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and backpacks that do not exceed 14″ x 14″ x 6″ or a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc or similar).
This is available for purchase for students who are traveling from out-of-town campuses. This package includes transportation, lodging, meals and registration. The cost of this package is an additional $130.00 to your registration. Transportation will depart from your campus on the afternoon of Thursday, July 29 and return the evening of Saturday, July 31. From the time your student leaves to the time they return, all meals will be provided. You may want to send additional spending money for your student for any extra snacks they may desire to purchase on their own. Lodging will be provided at a hotel in close proximity to the BJCC. Our campus leaders will accompany students at all times. Campuses will have reserved seating together in the Highlands Students section of the Arena. This provides an excellent opportunity for your student to get to know their peers and campus leaders.
Without All-Inclusive Package
There are two options for transportation: You can use a personal vehicle or take advantage of the Highlands Students Drop-Off/ Pick-Up (more details under Highlands Students Information). Meals can be pre-purchased online, packed, or you can take advantage of Arena concessions (more details under Highlands Students Information).
Registration does not include meals, transportation, or lodging. See recommended options below.
In addition to the two options under Highlands Students Information, there is a campus shuttle option. Shuttles to and from the BJCC will be made available daily from the some campuses. Simply drop off your student in the morning at the campus near you, and pick them up that evening at the same campus. A shuttle schedule will be posted online. The cost for the shuttle is $30 per person for all 3 days of conference. You can purchase the shuttle package with your registration, or you can purchase separately at a later date.
The Dream Team is a massive part of making Motion Conference a success each year, and we invite all Church of the Highlands Dream Team members to be a part of an impactful weekend by serving.
We appreciate your adherence to the following guidelines that allow us to make gathering for MOTION 2021 a reality. Below are some of the precautions we will be taking this year to be able to safely gather in-person with consideration of COVID-19 and respect to local guidance and authorities. Please note - these could adjust to follow current guidelines at the time of the event.
Masks + Face Coverings
Masks that cover the nose and mouth completely will be required at all times during MOTION 2021. Face coverings will be required both indoors and outdoors, for your protection and the protection of those around you, in accordance with local ordinances.
Conference attendees are responsible for providing their own masks for MOTION 2021,but our team will have some available to use if needed. Face shields without cloth masks will not be considered acceptable face coverings.
During MOTION 2021, each student will be part of a pod (their Highlands campus). The MOTION team will intentionally ensure that physical distancing between groups is always possible in Main Sessions, Community Groups, and during transitions in-between spaces.
Conference attendee seating will be reserved with each group no closer than 6 feet from the nearest group.
In addition, we will have teams on-site throughout the complex who are in place to help remind attendees to maintain physical distance at all times.
We will ask students to please maintain the recommended 6-foot physical distance between groups at all times, even in areas that are not marked with reminders. For the safety of one another, refrain from hugging, high-fiving, handshakes, or any other physical contact outside of your immediate group with you at the event.
Cleaning + Sanitation
Surface disinfecting will occur each night. In addition, the MOTION team will regularly clean and disinfect high-traffic surfaces, disinfect seats daily, and maintain safe food service practices.
Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, and cleaning supplies will be readily available.
Parents, please check out this detailed guide for specific information for you and text PARENT to 74000 for updates.