When does the event start and finish?

Delegates will need to pick up their event accreditation from ExCeL London between 12pm and 7pm on Sunday 4 August. During this time The Plaza will be open for delegates to connect with friends, meet event partners and exhibitors, explore heritage exhibitions and installations, buy merchandise, experience interactive spaces, and enjoy entertainment building up to the Opening Ceremony. 

YMCA175 will officially begin on Sunday 4 August with the Opening Ceremony, starting at 7:30pm. Delegates are advised to arrive a minimum of one hour before it starts to collect their event accreditation.

On Monday 5, Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 August, The Plaza will open at 9am, one hour before daily devotions.

The opening plenary each day runs from 11am – 12:30pm, followed by lunch, and an afternoon of breakout sessions, fun activities and workshops.

The Closing Ceremony, which marks the end of YMCA175, will take place on Wednesday 7 August, starting at 8pm and finishing late. Departures will take place from the morning of Thursday 8 August. Volunteers would arrive earlier and would depart from Wednesday 7 August from late afternoon onwards.