Registration & Travel

Conference Dates MAY 19-21, 2016

Pre-Registration is now closed. We welcome you to register at the door. Rates at the door are $149 for the whole conference or $75 for a single day.  Housing is also still available at the door. 


Azusa Pacific University // West Campus // Felix Event Center
701 E. Foothill Blvd.
Azusa, CA 91702
Location Map Directions: Exit the 210 Freeway at Citrus Avenue, and turn North toward the mountains. Continue past the APU East Campus. Turn left on Foothill Blvd and continue for 1/4 mile. The APU West Campus will be on your right.  Registration is located inside the Felix Event Center.

Campus Map

Where do I park?
On the West Campus, park in Lot G or Lot H.  Avoid any spots marked Faculty/Staff.

I’m staying in the dorms.  Where should I go first?

Generally speaking, you should come to West Campus first to check-in, and then proceed to East Campus to find your room, but there are exceptions if you are arriving early or late.  Please Consult the Housing Page for check-in hours.


What is the registration price at the door?
$149 – On-Site Registration
$75 – One-Day Rate

How do I pre-register for the One-Day Rate?
Enter Promotional Code “THUonly”, “FRIonly,” or “SATonly”  to display the $75 one-day rate for the day of your choice.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy: If you cannot attend, your registration is transferable to another person, but it is not refundable. (If you have also reserved dorm housing, please note you will need to cancel/change your housing separately from your registration.)  The replacement person can just show up at the check-in desk and tell the check-in volunteer who they are replacing.

What’s included in the registration price?
The price includes all workshops and general sessions, plus a Saturday grab-and-go Breakfast, and Saturday Lunch.  All other meals are on your own, and there are several restaurants nearby.

Minors:  Due to Azusa Pacific University Policy, we must prohibit ALL minors from attending the conference unless they are accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.


On-Campus Dorm Housing

Dorm rooms are an affordable housing option on the APU East Campus, less than a mile away from the NEW conference venue on the APU West Campus.
Reserve Dorm Housing

Off-Campus Hotels

1. Partner Hotel:  Holiday Inn West Covina

  • 3223 E. Garvey Avenue North, West Covina, CA 91791 (MAP).   15 minute drive from the APU West Campus.
  • $98 + tax  Double Room.  Includes breakfast.
  • Reserve using Group Code UYW at 1-800-HOLIDAY or Online
  • Deadline: April 27, 2016 for the group rate.

2. Partner Hotel:   Fairfield Inn and Suites Los Angeles West Covina – SOLD OUT

  • 3211 E. Garvey Avenue North, West Covina, CA 91791 (MAP)
  • $86 + tax – Double or King Room.   Includes breakfast.
  • (626) 678-8988 – Call for Reservations and ask for the special rate for “UYWI”
  • Deadline: May 3, 2016 for the group rate.
  • 15 minute drive from APU West Campus.

3. Alternate Hotel:   DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Monrovia – Pasadena Area

  • 924 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, California, 91016
  • Shuttle service to APU available 7am-8pm daily, (limited availability)
  • Call 626-357-1900 for reservations.
  • $129 – $139 if you mention attending a conference at Azusa Pacific University.
  • 15 minute drive from APU West Campus, freeway-close, and near Pasadena.

4. Or Click here for more hotels near APU.

Tips for Groups : Hotel vs. On-Campus Housing

  • A hotel may be the more affordable option for groups of 3 or more.  Hotels charge per-room, and dorm rooms charge per-person, $39/night.  As such, a solo traveller or pair of guests can get less expensive accommodations in the dorm, but a group of three or four willing to share a hotel room may find that option more affordable.
  • Keep in mind that you will need a car or Uber to get back and forth to the campus from the hotel, about 15 minutes away.
  • We offer a free shuttle for dorm guests between the Dorms and the APU West Campus.  
  • Breakfast is included at the hotel.   For on-campus housing guests, breakfast is only offered on Saturday morning.


Fly into LAX (50+ minute drive) or ONT (25+ minute drive).


How do I get to APU from the Airport?
Airport shuttles are not provided by UYWI. Here are a few ground transportation options from LAX and ONT.  (Prices are approximate, for comparison only.)

LAX Airport Ontario Airport  (ONT)
Public Transit LAX FlyAway Bus  (LAX to Union Station)  – $9
Metro Gold Line (Union Station to APU/Citrus College Station)  – $1.75
Walk about 1/2 mile to APU West Campus
Transit Time:  Approx. 2 hours
Cost: $10.75/person each way
Search Google Transit Directions for options and schedules.
Search Google Transit Directions for options and schedules
Drive Time to APU 50 minutes + 25 minutes +
Shared Ride Van
$52 first passenger + $9 additional passenger, each way $45 first passenger + $9 additional  passenger, each way
UberX or Lyft

Use code  uberUYWI2016 for $15 off your first ride with Uber. 

$55-73 One Way
Prices can vary during peak hours
$29 -38 One Way
Prices can vary during peak times.
Rental Car
(Economy/3 days)
$108 plus gas  $168 plus gas

Do I need a car during my stay in Azusa?
If you’re staying in the dorms, the conference is less than a mile walk from your dorm room, and we will provide a shuttle between the East Campus (dorms) and the West Campus (conference events).

If you’re staying at a nearby hotel, we highly recommend a car.  The Fairfield Inn West Covina is a 16 minute, 5.4 mile drive. Uber would cost approximately $8-12 each way, and rates can vary at peak times.


Contact Maria Cortez, if you are interested in becoming an event sponsor.


What’s Included?  Your booth purchase includes a booth space, one (6ft) table with two chairs, and two “Exhibitor” conference registration badges.  You may request a table linen at no additional cost. 

Who Will Be There?   The conference is expected to attract 1,500-2,000 Urban Youth Workers from all over the US.

Deadline:  Please purchase your booth by March 15, 2016.

Schedule:  The conference runs from 9am Thursday May 19 through 5pm Saturday May 21st.   A more detailed Exhibit Hall schedule will be sent to you closer to the event, but generally you should expect to have your booth open from Thursday morning through Saturday afternoon.  See Conference Schedule. 

How to Signup For a Booth:  Contact Maria Cortez, if you are interested in a booth space.