Registrant information Details

Download PDF Registrant Guide HERE!

Please read this information packet in its entirety and complete a quick REGISTRANT QUESTIONNAIRE. This final questionnaire will help our team make your conference experience wonderful. No conference events will be held at the Hyatt Place Hotel. All conference event are held at Coppin AME Church 5533 S. Michigan Ave.

GETTING TO THE CONFERENCE

If you are flying to Chicago and arriving at Midway the host hotel offers a 24-hour complimentary airport shuttle to the Hyatt Place Midway. Please call the hotel for details (708-597-1400). If you are arriving by air to O’Hare, please be sure to make arrangements to get to the hotel. You can take a taxi, Uber or public transportation. For more information please visit the Hotel & Travel page at www.mcamame.com

 From Midway Airport Once you land, take the Hyatt Place Airport Shuttle (Free of charge) to the Hyatt Place Hotel.   You can then take the MCAM Conference shuttle to Coppin AME.

From O’Hare Airport Once you land, make arrangements to get to the Hyatt Place Hotel.   Taxi rides are approximately $35-45 or use the Airport Go Shuttle (starting at $15) www.airportexpress.com. You can then take the MCAM Conference shuttle to Coppin AME.

Public Transportation from O’Hare Airport –Take the Blue Line L train towards Forest Park to the Clark/Lake Stop. Transfer to the Orange Line towards Midway Airport.   Once you arrive at Midway, take the Hyatt Place Shuttle to the hotel.

From (Downtown) From Downtown Union Station, Walk About 7 min (0.3 mi)

Head east on W Jackson Blvd toward S Canal St

Turn left onto S Wells St (Destination will be on the right)

Quincy/Wells Train Stop

Take the Orange Line Train towards Midway

Arrive at Midway Airport (about 30 mins)

Take the Hyatt Place Airport Shuttle to the Hotel

Send a TEXT message with your name and arrival time to the Transportation Team. You can then take the MCAM Conference shuttle to Coppin AME.)

 Transportation The conference shuttle is available for attendees who need transportation to the conference venues. Be sure to check the schedule for shuttle departure times.   If you miss the shuttle, you can taxi or uber to the venues. Download the UBER driver app on your cell phone or have the hotel concierge assist with getting you a taxi to the conference venues if needed.   You can download the UBER app at: http://www.uber.com/go

Conference Shuttle

The complimentary conference shuttle will run throughout the conference from Hyatt Place to Coppin AME Church and to Greater Harvest. The shuttle will begin its first run during the following times. More conference shuttle information will be available upon arrival:

Questions about the Shuttle/Transportation Issues-If you are having transportation issues, or need special arrangements to make the conference shuttle, please send a TEXT message transportation team at  773-350-9858.

Wednesday, November 4

Time Departing Arriving
5:00 pm Hyatt Place Midway Coppin AME Church
9:35 pm Coppin AME Church Hyatt Place Midway

Thursday, November 5

Time Departing Arriving
8:30 am Hyatt Place Midway Coppin AME Church
10:00 am Hyatt Place Midway Coppin AME Church
1:00 pm Hyatt Place Midway Coppin AME Church
4:30 pm Coppin AME Church Local Restaurants
6:00 pm Local Restaurants Coppin AME Church
9:45 pm Coppin AME Church Hyatt Place Midway

 

Friday, November 6

Time Departing Arriving
8:30 am Hyatt Place Midway Coppin AME Church
10:00 am Hyatt Place Midway Coppin AME Church
1:00 pm Hyatt Place Midway Coppin AME Church
4:30 pm Coppin AME Church Local Restaurants
6:00 pm Local Restaurants Coppin AME Church
8:30 pm Coppin AME Church Hyatt Place Midway

 

Saturday, November 7

Time Departing Arriving
9:30 am Hyatt Place Midway Greater Harvest
8:00 pm Greater Harvest Hyatt Place
*After closing concert

How to Dress

Chicago weather in November is usually in the 50s and can get even colder at night. Please bring plenty of layers (sweaters, scarves, hats) and a substantial jacket.  T-Shirt Day is November 6th.   #AMEStrong Please let us know your T-shirt size on the Registrant Questionnaire.

Conference Ensemble

All registrants are expected to participate in an ensemble this year.   The ensembles for this year’s conference are MASS CHOIR, DANCE or DRAMA. You can participate in more than one ensemble if you choose.

Choir Concert Uniform

Please prepare and pack or shop for your concert uniform before you arrive to Chicago.

WOMEN: Knee length black dress or pant suit. White Pearls, Red Pumps or Black flats (if you are unable to wear pumps)

MEN: Black suit, white collared shirt, black skinny tie, black dress shoes.

Begin Learning Your Music

All music majors are expected to learn and prepare to study music before the conference. Please DOWNLOAD sheet music and listen to the audio files. All music, scores and lyric sheets are available at www.mcamame.com under the Conference Preparation links. If you have trouble locating your music, please e-mail mcamame2012@gmail.com OR mcamregistrar@gmail.com All Mass Choir music will be performed from memory. Please begin learning your music ASAP!

If you live in the Chicagoland area, please make plans to attend pre-conference rehearsals.

DOWNLOAD THE LOCAL REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Dancers – Items to Bring

Dancers should bring dance ministry garments, worship streamers, billow banners, worship/praise flags and dance accessories.       DANCER CONCERT UNIFORM:   White Base Dance Garment, Purple Overlay

Lunch

Lunch will be served on-site at the conference during the day.  Please select your lunch items on the registrant questionnaire, even if you haven’t purchased lunch in order to help our team prepare.

Praise Team Singers & Dancers

We are seeking singers and dancers to be the Praise Team for our conference events. If you are interested in singing or dancing during Praise & Worship at the Conference events, please sign up on the Registrant Questionnaire.

AME Artist Showcase

If you are an artist and interested in performing on the AME Artist Showcase, please email mcamame2012@gmail.com with the subject: AME Artist Showcase.

Complete the Registrant Questionnaire

We just need to know a few more things from you like your meal options, your t-shirt size and if you desire to participant in any of the special events we’ve got lined up. Please click the button below for the survey or find it at the end of this packet. We appreciate your PROMPT RESPONSE!

Schedule At-A-Glance

Check out some of the special events and services we have planned during the conference week! A full schedule of events will be available upon your arrival at the conference.

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