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Welcome
 
Dear Brothers,

Welcome to the New Canaan Society 2013 Washington Weekend! We are thrilled to be returning to our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. for the second year as we celebrate our 15th annual gathering on the East Coast.
 
The Weekend will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in the convenient and attractive northwest section of the District on April 26-28, 2013 to continue our traditions of excellent teaching, amazing worship, great NCS humor and the wonderful fellowship found in reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones.

NCS is a connected network of men who are called to be a faithful presence in every sphere of life – our marriages, our families, the marketplace and our communities. In Energy Groups, Chapters, within affiliated groups of men and across the network, we are connected by authentic friendship and are called to live in community with one another as lives are transformed and God is revealed to the rest of the world.


The theme for this year's Washington Weekend is
"It's All About Me" ...

"NCS is doing it again, meddling with comfortable Christianity by calling us to the joy of compelling Christianity. The more clearly we see Jesus, the more gladly compelled we’ll be to reveal Him to others. Loving well. It’s no easy track, but it’s the challenge NCS has accepted."
  Larry Crabb
 
"Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” John 17:25-26

We invite and encourage you to join us in April in Washington with our renowned speakers Larry Crabb, author, speaker and Founder of NewWay Ministries, and N.T. (Tom) Wright, currently Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St Andrews, Scotland and previously Bishop of Durham in the Church of England. We are excited to bring back the NCS Band, led by Dave Edwards, Worship and Arts Leader at Trinity Church in Greenwich, Connecticut, and we are grateful for the spiritual leadership of Dudley Hall, our very own Eric Metaxas as emcee and much, much more.
 
Thank you for your friendship and your partnership. We look forward to seeing you in Washington, D.C. in April!

The NCS Team



Things You Should Know
 

Registration Fee
This year a special Early Registration Fee ($425 per person) is in effect for registrations received through February 1, 2013. Effective Saturday, February 2, the Regular Registration Fee is $475. The registration fee covers the Washington Weekend conference fee and all materials. Payment in full is required at time of registration. Travel, hotel accommodations, meals and related service charges are not included.

NCS is offering a special discounted registration fee of $375 for Attendees under age 35 and Father/Son package registration for Dads bringing sons age 25 and under. A discount is applied to the son's registration fee when the registrations are linked together. Make sure to select the appropriate Registration Type on the registration form.
 
Registration fee discounts are available for groups of 15 or more. Please inquire by email to Lisa Michalski at lisamichalski@newcanaansociety.org.
 

Accommodations, Meals and Travel

The 2013 Washington Weekend will be at The Omni Shoreham Hotel, a luxurious property set in the fashionable Woodley Park district of Washington, DC. Details on rates and the meal plans are on the Venue page. Weekend participants are responsible for all transportation arrangements and costs. Be sure to consult the Travel page for transportation information.
 

Leadership Lunch & Panel Discussion ($75)

The Leadership Lunch & Panel Discussion will take place on Friday, April 26, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. This session is a working lunch and is open to all. The panel discussion will focus on the NCS relational model and best practices for leading and running Chapters and Energy Groups.

Please note that on Sunday morning, April 28 at 8:00 a.m. there will be a breakfast for men interested in learning more about starting a Chapter. Certain Chapter Leaders will share the vision of NCS and stories of starting their Chapters and will provide guidance on the next steps. There is no extra charge for this breakfast.
 

Sponsorships

This year NCS is making a variety of sponsorship opportunities available. Details on corporate, ministry and individual sponsorship packages are available here. These sponsorships help defray costs of the Washington Weekend. You may donate to individual sponsorships on the registration form.
 

Registration Cancellation & Transfer Policy

Registration fees, meal package charges, charges for room accommodations and certain travel and transfer costs are nonrefundable. You may, however, identify another person to take your place. A registration transfer is executed when one attendee is replaced by another. All registration transfer requests must be made by e-mail to lisamichalski@newcanaansociety.org. You will receive a registration transfer confirmation from NCS within one business day. If you do not receive this confirmation, the request was not received and must be resubmitted. Registration transfers must be authorized by NCS. A change in payment is not permitted. Registrants must reconcile reimbursement between themselves. Commercial airline and Amtrak tickets cannot be transferred.
 

Publicity Release

Because portions of the Weekend will be videotaped and photographed, each Weekend attendee is required to agree to a publicity release on the registration form. Click here to view the release.
 


Questions?
For questions about New Canaan Society and the Washington Weekend, email admin@newcanaansociety.org
or call (203) 594-7100.
 
Registration Problems
For questions about website registration, call Covington Meetings & Events at (800) 922-9218.
 
Travel Questions
For travel questions, contact Covington Travel at (888) 747-7077.
 
Changes/Updates to Your Registration
Please review the information carefully. All changes, except a transfer, must be made in writing by e-mail to meetings@covtrav.com or by fax to (804) 747-0572.
 
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