Is this event for me?
CIVA Conference attendees come from a variety of backgrounds. We welcome students, curators, collectors, professors, gallery owners, pastors, art lovers, social justice leaders and of course, artists. CIVA’s 2017 Biennial Conference is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in a great deal of art, find space for quiet contemplation, strengthen networks, and enjoy wide-ranging conversations with leaders in the Art and Faith movement.
May I attend even if I’m not a CIVA member?
Yes! While there is a discounted registration rate for CIVA members and their spouses, we encourage you to join us even if you are not a current member.
What are the lodging and meal options?
Lodging and meals are available onsite at the conference or you may commute or arrange your own housing and pay only for onsite meals. Conference attendees will be housed in Azusa Pacific University dormitories (linens provided). Please see the Conference Registration page for more details.
May I stay off campus?
Yes. Many conference participants will attend the event as commuters; others may choose to stay with friends in the area; still others will opt for a local hotel.
May I go off campus for meals?
Yes. However, past conference participants report that enjoying meals together on-site is one of the highlights of the entire event. Additionally, since the conference schedule precludes adequate time to leave campus, eat a meal, and return without missing content, we encourage that meals be eaten at APU. You may, of course, bring your own food with you, if dietary needs require it.
How do I ensure my preferred roommate?
Married couples: register separately, select “Married Housing” checkbox, and both delegates pay for the “Meals + Double Room” option during registration; you’ll be assigned to married housing accommodations when you arrive. To arrange housing with a preferred roommate, both should select the “Meals + Double Room” option when registering, and go through on-site registration together at the conference, requesting to share a room.
What are my transportation options?
If flying into the Los Angeles area, veteran travelers strongly recommend, for ease of navigation, car rentals, etc., using the Ontario Airport rather than LAX. For those unfamiliar with travel in the greater Los Angeles area, it is a sprawling metro area and crosstown commutes can be slow. Allow time for travel.