attending without a Group Leader,
can be linked with other individuals to
responsible for managing
a local or national YMCA
coming as part of a group
from a YMCA, must be registered
by a Group Leader
DELEGATE PASS AND HOSTEL ACCOMMODATION
Delegate with hostel accommodation, including four night stay, tickets for London’s public transport, and full event access for the duration, plus breakfast, lunch and dinner.
£465 (non-visa) / £325 (visa)
£180 (non visa) / £180 (visa)
*4 – 12 years old; 3 and under go free with no food or bed provided.
DELEGATE PASS ONLY
Delegate access, no accommodation**, including tickets for London’s public transport, and full event access for the duration, with just lunch and dinner.
£345 (non visa) / £205 (visa)
**This option has the ability to add on and book 3 or 4 star hotel accommodation through the registration system, all of which is within a 5-10 minute walk of ExCeL London, at a cost of between £100-£120 per night and is available to book here.
WHAT IS THE REGISTRATION PROCESS?
1.Individuals, families, volunteers & YMCA groups can register at ymca175.com
2.National Coordinators will asses registrations and confirm delegates
3.Payment will then be requested to secure ticket(s)
4.Once payment is made, a delegate’s ticket(s) are confirmed
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VISA AND NON-VISA?
To make the event equitable for all to attend and ensure YMCA175 delegates are representative of the global YMCA movement, subsidised places have been made available for those who require often costly visas to enter the United Kingdom. This is known as the ‘visa price’.
WHAT IS THE
DELEGATE VISA PROCESS
Once a delegate’s accommodation has been allocated and they have supplied YMCA175 with their passport information, we will provide a visa invitation letter. If a delegate requires a visa and are making their own accommodation arrangements, they will need to notify YMCA175 of their lodging details before YMCA England & Wales can issue a visa invitation letter.
RESERVING TICKETS WITHOUT ALLOCATED NAMES
As a Group Leader you are able to reserve YMCA175 tickets without knowing who they will be allocated to, and you can add delegate details for your group at a later date. Names of tickets can also be changed prior to YMCA175, subject to Terms & Conditions.
KEY DATES FOR THE DIARY
*Volunteers will be notified if they are successful within 4-6 weeks of their initial application.
Click here for checking our frequently asked questions on registration, delegates and tickets, to help find answers that we may already have answered.
What are the full prices? What do they include? Are there lower prices for countries requiring visas to enter the United Kingdom?
Yes, there are! We want to ensure that YMCA175’s delegates are from across the world, so we’ve worked to support those who are coming from countries requiring a visa. We have two delegate packages, Option One is with hostel accommodation included, and Option Two is without accommodation, but you can add on hotel accommodation as part of the registration process.
Option One: Delegate ticket with hostel accommodation, including four night stay, tickets for London’s public transport, and full event access for the duration, plus breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Early bird: £410 (non-visa) / £270 (visa) – offer valid until January 31st 2019
Standard rate: £465 (non-visa) / £325 (visa)
Option Two: Delegate access, no accommodation, including tickets for London’s public transport, and full event access for the duration, with just lunch and dinner.
Early bird: £290 (non-visa) / £150 (visa) – offer valid until January 31st 2019
Standard rate: £345 (non visa) / £205 (visa)
Option 2 has the ability to add on and book three or four star hotel accommodation through the registration system, all of which is within a five-minute walk of the venue for around £100 per night and will be available to book through the registration system.
Volunteers positions cost £180, subject to an application process and approval.
YMCA175 is a fully inclusive event that promotes equity and understanding in human diversity. There is a place for everyone, of every background. We embrace our vast cultural contexts, recognising the incredible diversity YMCA has around the world.
The programme will be targeted at 16 to 35 year old leaders within the YMCA Movement, but there will be programme content for senior leaders, staff, volunteers and retirees.
Registration for YMCA175 will close on Monday 1 July at 5pm UK time. This is also the cut-off date and time for submitting and allocating your group registration tickets.
Yes, our booking system – provided by LiveBuzz – allows for group leaders or National Coordinators to reserve and pay for large groups of delegate passes, and then allocate them to individuals at a later date.
This can be defined by National Movements, the primary audience for YMCA175 is young leaders aged 16-35. There is no upper age limit!
Alongside the young leaders, we will welcome individuals operating at every level of YMCA’s family. There will be streamed programmes of learning and sharing for young leaders, senior leaders and a childcare programme.
As a YMCA, by sending both your young leaders and senior leaders, you will be demonstrating your commitment to youth empowerment and recognising young people’s potential to change the future.
If you need to contact your National Coordinator, you can find out who they are by contacting your National Council/YMCA.
Children’s places are £180 for hostel accommodation, delegate access, London travel pass and food. You would need to book a delegate pass for a parent or carer to accompany any children. To book as a family, please choose the group booking option, you will be able to add children on to your booking this way.
At present there isn’t. We are working with partners to explore potential options for this. However, we encourage National Movements and local YMCAs to consider what fundraising opportunities and partnerships can be explored as well.