2017 GAiN


Wired for Mission

As Seventh-day Adventists, we believe our mission is to reach every human being on the face of the Earth. When we look at the world and contemplate the seemingly impossible task God has given us, it is easy to despair or ignore the mandate.

When confronted with this it is clear we must unite as a church to communicate our valuable message. This is only possible by effectively maneuvering within the digital landscape. Therefore, #GAIN17 has the singular purpose of inspiring every communicator, technician and administrator to see their mission extending way beyond their territory.

What is included:

Your registration for GAiN 2017 includes four days of amazing speakers, and on Thursday, a special visit to Novo Tempo (Hope Channel and AWR), the Brazilian Publishing House and the new technology center. (Breakfasts will be provided as part of your hotel registration.)

Meal Package: $50.00

Because Brazil Adventist University is far from restaurants, we have arranged a special meal package with university that provides lunch and dinner for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and only lunch for Sunday.

When you register, be sure to select the meal option.

Schedule

  • Membership Software (by invitation only): August 6, 2017
  • IT Meetings: August 7-8, 2017
  • GAiN: August 9-13, 2017
    • Wednesday: GAIN Presentations and Discussions
    • Thursday: Visitation to Novo Tempo, IATEC, and CPB
    • Friday: GAIN Presentations and Discussions
    • Sabbath: Special Worship Experience
    • Sunday: GAIN Presentations and Discussions until 12:00 pm.

Venue

This year's GAiN conference will be held at the Brazil Adventist University, Campus Engenheiro Coelho, in Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, Brazil.

Brazil Adventist University (UNASP)
Campus Engenheiro Coelho
13165-000 Engenheiro Coelho
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Hotels

Please don't book the hotels directly, but reserve them through the registration form below.

Plan to arrive at your hotel on Tuesday, August 8th. Registration will take place on Tuesday evening in the hotel lobby.

We will make your hotel reservation with your $150 non-refundable deposit. You will need to pay the rest of your accommodation expenses when you arrive at the Hotel.

Airports / Transportation

The 2017 GAiN location is at the Brazil Adventist University, and transportation from the following airports is included in the registration fee:

  • São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)
  • Viracopos International Airport (VCP)

Logistics

  • You will need to arrive at your hotel on Tuesday, August 8th. Registration will take place on Tuesday evening in the hotel lobby.
  • #GAIN17 starts at 9:00 am on Wednesday morning.

Register for GAiN 2017

Don’t miss out on these great speakers, engaging conversations, and being a part of the mission of the Adventist Church: Register TODAY!

register for $145.00

$50.00 for meals + $150.00 for hotel deposit.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Once you register, we will coordinate all your transport to and from the airport, hotels and UNASP, where #GAIN17 will take place. This service is only for those who register.

If you don’t register your family members, they will not be able to use the transport system.

Can I pay in cash for my hotel?

Yes—you can pay the hotel directly in cash.

Will there be Project Slams again?

YES!!! We will have Project Slams again. They will be given out on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis.

What is a Project Slam?

If you aren’t a presenter, but have a project you would like to present—we will give you 7 minutes to present your project to the group! For examples, see some of last year’s Project Slams.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email the organizers at [email protected], or join the GAiN Slack channel and contact us via the #gain-conf channel. Not a member yet? Join the GAiN Slack account for free by signing up here.

Will translation be provided during the event?

YES! Simultanious translation wili be provided during the event for presenters and project slams in the Portugese, Spanish, and English. If there is enough interest, we will be providng French as well. Speakers will be presenting in their native language and attendees wil be able to hear in their prefered language.

How do I get a letter of invitation for my VISA?

We expect a large crowd for this year’s GAiN in Brazil. Because space is limited, is important you register as soon as possible. During the registration process, we will collect the information needed for your letter of invitation. Once your registration is completed, we will work with the South American Divsion to get you letter issued. If you register and then are not able to get your VISA, you will be fully reimbursed.