Awake and Alive Conference 2020

Plan to join us January 10th and 11th 2020 as Awake and Alive hosts its third 2 day international conference for 18-25 year olds and their leaders in Milwaukee, WI.  Register now to join with others in your generation from around the country!

Registration is open through January 10th. $75 for a single ticket, $55/ticket group discount for a purchase of 4 or more.  -

Who is invited?
College students, young professionals, military or reserves, working a job, in the trades, married, single or living at home...  if you are between the ages of 18-25, this conference is specifically built for this season of life.  

Because we are stronger when the generations stand together, this conference is also available to leaders of college aged young people and will include a separate breakout session and community group for Young Adult leaders.

If I am a college Pastor, can I attend with my students or should I sign up as a volunteer?
The 2020 Awake and Alive Conference is designed for college students, young adult professionals, high school seniors, and their leaders. If you are a college Pastor, you and your students will benefit most from you participating in the event with them and we would encourage you to register as a leader.

Can High School students attend the Awake and Alive Winter Break Conference?
High school seniors are invited to participate and make an investment in the next steps of your faith life as you gather with people who are a bit older than you.  Juniors?  If you have a brother or sister that is going, it may be a great experience.  If not, wait another year and we think you'll get more out of it.

I'm over 25, how can I attend?
We know that maturity and station in life is not always tied to how old we are.  If you are over 25, you may still attend and we would encourage you to register as a leader and for the leader breakouts and community group.  You will find a lot of value in the devotions and main sessions and you will grow through the leader community group as well.

Who are the speakers, topics and special guests?
You can find a list of the speakers, topics and guests here(coming soon).

 What is the agenda for this conference?
You can find the conference agenda here.

Where is the conference being held?
This year the conference will be held at the Best Western Inn and Conference Center near Mitchell International airport in Milwaukee, WI.

5105 S Howell Avenue Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207

What do we do for parking?
Free on site parking is there at the Best Western Conference center.

I'm flying in or taking the train to Milwaukee, is there a shuttle to the conference?
Yes, a free hotel shuttle will transport people from the airport and the Amtrak station to the hotel and back.  If you are staying at the hotel, When you arrive and get your luggage, call the hotel at 414-769-2100 and they will come and pick you up.  When you check in, let them know when you will need the shuttle to take you back.  

I'm from the south where it's warm, what is the average temperature in January in Milwaukee?
The average High temperature is 29 degrees, the average Low temperature is 16.  But it can be as warm as the mid to upper 50s.  We won't tell you how cold it can get.  

If you're from a warmer climate, if you are only coming for the conference, the good news is you will spend very little time outside between the airport and the hotel.  And we will have access to the pool and hot tub if you are staying the night :)  If you are sight seeing, you can get local forecasts here.

What is the cost of registration?
$75 for a single ticke, $55/ticket group discount for a purchase of 4 or more.
Schedule is subject to change
All prices are in effect until 11:59 PM EST on the date listed.

Please note that the price is the same for high school juniors/seniors, 18-25 year olds, and their leaders. 

How do I register?
Please visit our registration site hosted by "eventbrite" for a secure registration

How do I pay for my ticket?
You may pay with credit or debit card online at the registration site.

What does the ticket cost cover?
Registration Price includes conference materials, Saturday lunch and snacks as well as Dinner Buffet.  Breakfast is free for guests staying at the hotel.  (Ticket price does not include taxes/lodging)

When will I receive my ticket?

You will receive an order confirmation email immediately, which will include your Awake and Alive Conference ticket.

Where can we find lodging?
We have a special Conference rate of $99/night at the Best Western.  Please visit the hotel website for booking your rooms.

Who can apply to be a volunteer?
We are currently working on a list of service opportunities for people who would like to give their time and help make this event a success.  If you are interested or have questions you can email Jill Dunbar directly ( or contact us through the website.

QUESTIONS???  If we haven't addressed them here, please contact us ( and we will get back to you and add more info to this FAQ as the questions come in.