Information about the registration process, payment, refund/cancellation policies, and the Staff Development Track can be found on their respective pages. This section is intended to answer lingering questions you may have. You’ve heard the ABCs are a unique conference experience — what does that look like in practice?
We hope to continue to expand this page over time, so please reach out if there's something missing — we promise we don't bite!
Much like a traditional alternative break, the ABCs are an immersive experience — in short, the ABCs are intense. Our virtual experience will be as well. Our days will begin at 12pm ET (9am PT) and evening reflections can go until 7pm ET (4pm PT).
We believe the ABCs are an experience we create together (staff, participants, and community partners). And like many things, you get out of the ABCs what you put into them. For that reason, we strive to create an environment where people are participating fully and we recognize that may look different for everyone. We want participants to take time to meet their own needs and we’re eager to work with you to make that happen.
We encourage people to start by taking a look at the conference sample schedule. We’ve tried to outline the most frequently asked questions here but encourage you to reach out to discuss further. We won’t expect you to disclose or discuss a disability or other particulars unless you feel comfortable; we believe accommodations are a fundamental right.
As part of an alternative break experience, the ABCs includes an emphasis on service as an opportunity to support, learn from, and build relationships with the local community. Each team will have three opportunities for service, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the conference.