2021 National Convention

Long Beach, California
July 23-25th

Frequently Asked Questions

You may register online at convention.engagedencounter.com after January 1st, 2021.

 

Keep checking our website. Our Updates page includes up-to-date information. Also, be sure to Sign Up for our Convention Facebook and Twitter accounts to receive updated information.

After you complete the Convention registration, you will receive an email confirmation. Please keep this as your receipt.




If you haven’t received an email confirmation, you might not have provided an email address or it may have been entered incorrectly. You can contact the National Catholic Engaged Encounter Convention Registration Desk at (805) 687-4338

 

The early registration fee for the National Catholic Engaged Encounter Convention is $325 until end of March. Regular Registration is $350.  The cost for the Golden Sails Hotel is discounted to $160/night, including the 4 days before and the 4 days after the convention. This also includes breakfast Saturday and Sunday and Saturday dinner. You are on your own for dinner on Friday. Saturday lunch you have a choice of going out to eat to the many close-by restaurants or join in at the hotel that will be fixing us a special lunch.  The link for the Golden Sails hotel is: reservations@goldensails.com. It also can be found when you register for the convention. There is more hotel information and directions below.

Good question!  Childcare registration can be done at the same time you register for the convention.  The cost is $50.00 for one child or $100.00/ family if you have more than one child coming to convention with you.  There is a spot for you to provide details about your child(ren)’s needs on the registration page. There is also a schedule posted of childcare hours throughout the weekend in the Schedule section on the website.  It will be posted in the handbook you will receive when you arrive for the weekend.




Yes, dinner Saturday will be a luau with great entertainment and food.  So please wear your Hawaiian shirt or dress if you have one.




We encourage you to make a “Family Vacation” out of your trip to the convention. The Convention website has links to the Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Diego visitor’s information. There are many unique experiences in the Southern California area; you will want to stay as long as possible.




When you check in at the registration desk you will receive more information about the local activities.




Yes. You will be provided access instructions when you check in.




St. Hedwig Catholic Church, 11482 Los Alamitos Blvd. Los Alamitos, CA 90720 has Mass at 5:30 PM (approximately 10 minute drive)

St. Bartholomew, 252 Granada Ave, Long Beach, CA 90803 has Mass at 5:00 PM 

(approximately a 6 minute drive)




Golden Sails Hotel

6285 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803

 

FLYING- 3 local airports

 

From Long Beach Airport – 17 Minutes /11 Miles

Turn right onto N Lakewood Blvd (2 miles)

At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto CA-1 S

Turn left into Hotel

 

From Los Angeles International Airport – 45 minutes + /28 Miles

Get on 1-105 E

Continue on 1-105 E. Take 1-405 S to N. Studebaker Rd in Long Beach. Take exit 24B from 1-405 S

Merge onto N Studebaker Rd.

Turn right onto Loynes Dr

Turn left onto CA-1 S

Turn left to the Hotel

 

From John Wayne/Orange County Airport- 45 minutes +/31 Miles

Merge onto CA-73 North. Use the 2nd from the right lane to take exit 18A for 1-405 N toward Long Beach.

Keep right at the fork to continue on CA-22 W, follow signs for Long Beach

Turn left onto Channel Dr

Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto CA-1 S

Turn left to the Hotel

 

Driving From the South: Travel on 1-405 N toward Long Beach.

Keep right at the fork to continue on CA-22 W, follow signs for Long Beach

Turn left onto Channel Drive

Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto CA-1 S

Turn left to the Hotel

 

Driving From the North· Take 1-405 S to N Studebaker Rd in Long Beach. Take exit 248 from 1-405 S

Merge onto N Studebaker Rd.

Turn right onto Loynes Dr

Turn left onto CA-1 S.  Turn left to the Hotel

 

Car Rentals are available at all airports depending on your plans.

Parking is free at the hotel

Ride Share services are also available.

Enterprise Car Rental has a rental location 10 minutes from the Hotel and will pick you up

4127 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90804 (562) 494-3532. Enterprise Car Rental is offering a five percent discount Rates do change based on how in advance the reservations are made. So the sooner the cheaper. The discount is good for any location and for any time.  It does not expire. 




Email is the best way to contact us. You may email the National Catholic Engaged Encounter Convention at convention@engagedencounter.com.