Registration for the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), the tAble and the Young Adult Gathering will open on Sept. 15, 2023. All ELCA congregations are invited to participate. Ecumenical partners are also encouraged to attend. Please contact the Gathering Office for more information.

For those attending the ELCA Youth Gathering, MYLE and the tAble:
Youth participants must be in eighth to 12th grade at the time of registration (fall 2023). Adult leaders accompanying youth to the Gathering must be at least 21 years old at the time of the Gathering.

MYLE is designed for youth of color or whose primary language is not English. For a full congregational group to attend, we ask that 50% of the group be youth of color.

The tAble is open to youth ages 14-18 or engaged in a high school youth group or enrolled in high school or the vocational education equivalent. Youth who attend the tAble must be accompanied by an adult companion. The adult companion will receive a waived registration fee to attend the 2024 Gathering alongside their young person.

Interested in attending the Young Adult Gathering? Please visit the Young Adult Gathering page under “Attend.”

Registration fees support the Gathering’s programmatic, logistical and administrative operations. A $150 deposit is required at time of registration for the ELCA Youth Gathering and Young Adult Gathering. A deposit is not required for MYLE or the tAble.

Thanks to a generous donor, registration fees for MYLE and the tAble will be waived for the first 1,000 MYLE registrants and the first 200 tAble registrants.

Please note that hotel, meals and travel costs are not included in the Gathering registration fee. Hotel and meals are included for MYLE and the tAble. We encourage congregations to budget $70 per person, per day for meals and $175/night plus tax for a room. Typically three individuals are assigned to a room.
** Youth who attend the tAble must be accompanied by an adult companion. This adult companion will receive a waived registration fee to attend the 2024 Gathering alongside their young person.

Financial Assistance
Financial assistance is available for the 2024 Gathering through your congregation’s registration account. Applications open Sept. 15 (at the start of priority registration) and will close Oct. 15. Applicants will be notified by Oct. 16 if they are awarded assistance.

The primary adult leader is responsible for applying on behalf of the youth participant. Assistance is offered based on the financial need of youth participants and their families, not the financial status of their congregations or local communities.

Financial assistance is available to youth participants only in the form of registration-fee credits. Unfortunately, funds are not available for housing, transportation or food-related expenses. Up to $225 per youth participant may be provided to cover registration fees (aside from the deposit). Financial assistance will appear as a credit on the congregational account. Congregations may receive assistance for up to 10 youth.

Please be mindful that this event is designed for young people, not adults, and bring only enough adult leaders for a successful experience. The Gathering suggests the following ratios:
If these ratios do not fit your group or congregation, we encourage you to connect with the Gathering Office for guidance.

Why should I register priority?
Congregations that register their group during priority registration will be given preference on hotel location, hotel price and accompaniment theme. The congregation needs to have the majority of its group registered during priority registration to receive this benefit. In addition, priority registrants will receive their hotel assignments prior to the 2024 ELCA Youth Ministry Network Extravaganza in New Orleans.

If you have questions about the registration process, please contact the Gathering Office.