Mission and Ministry Representatives
We welcome you to join us for our 2012 Missions Conference, “Unavoidable Global Realities”! We trust that this will be a personally enriching and fruitful time for you.
You’ll find helpful information below regarding some of the logistics of the upcoming conference.
Most representatives typically stay in nearby hotels or with friends in the area.
October is peak foliage season in New England, and the North Shore of Boston is a picturesque and popular travel destination. As you can imagine, this makes hotel rates higher than normal. To assist you in your travel plans, we have arranged a special discounted rate of $125/night at the nearby Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Danvers, MA. Please be sure to ask for the Gordon-Conwell rate or enter G7L in the “promotional code/special rate” section online. Rooms fill quickly for the month of October, so please be sure to make your reservation soon!
Other housing options in the area include the SpringHill Suites and the Holiday Inn in Peabody, and the Beverly Garden Suites in Beverly. For a longer list of local accommodations, visit the lodging section of the “North of Boston” website.
We are also happy to provide modest housing arrangements here on our South Hamilton campus. Single occupancy rooms (with shared bath) can be reserved for $40/night. A limited number of rooms are available. So please contact Trevor Smith, Manager of Housing Services, if you are interested. He can be reached at 978.646.4061 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meals are not included in the conference, but we offer a couple different options for your conference meals. Our conference meal package, which can be purchased in advance, includes five unlimited buffet-style meals (lunch and dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday, and lunch on Thursday). It is our pleasure to offer you this conference meal package for only $30, payable upon registration. If you prefer, all meals (including breakfast) can also be purchased a la carte in the Dining Hall, but the facility is cash only.
Dinner on Thursday evening of the conference will be a very special event, our annual “Dinner of the Nations.” This is a community potluck and, as our guest, we would invite you to join us at no cost and without needing to bring a dish. We will simply need to know in advance that you plan to join us (you can RSVP here).
If you are arriving by airplane, the closest airport is Boston’s Logan International Airport (approximately 30 miles south of Gordon-Conwell). You may also choose to arrive at Manchester Regional Airport in Manchester, NH (approximately 60 northwest of Gordon-Conwell).
Driving directions to the Seminary from all points can be found here.
This campus map will be helpful once you arrive. When you arrive on campus, bear left at both the first and second forks in the road, continuing uphill. After parking, please proceed to the Great Room, which is located in the Kerr Building at the top of the hill (building with the large steeple). Your display table will be labeled with the name of your organization. On the table you will find a welcome packet containing a schedule, meal tickets, local maps and other helpful items.
Attending mission and ministry representatives are welcome to set up a display in our Great Room, provided you have reserved a table in advance. The Great Room is a fairly high-traffic area on our campus and we trust this will provide good opportunities for you to interact with students.
The conference schedule can be accessed here. We are also in conversation with Gordon-Conwell faculty who would be willing to have mission organization representatives “sit in” on their classes, which would be an enrichment opportunity for you. Stay tuned for more information about such opportunities!