20 For 7: Finding Our Voice
The 2019 GAiN conference, February 22 – March 1, 2019, in Amman, Jordan.
As Seventh-day Adventists, we believe it is vital to use the voice of our 20 million members to bring awareness to the issues impacting the more than 7 billion people around the world. We are only powerful when we speak together, with one voice. That is why this year, for #GAiN19 we chose the theme “20 for 7: Finding our voice.”
In partnership with The Adventist Development and Relief Agency, we will give Adventist Communicators the opportunity to use their talents and skills to participate in a global advocacy campaign for education. Participants will also be able to use the tools learned at this year’s GAiN and apply them to their own campaigns and work flow at home.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church believes in education for all. Education can bring freedom to those who are oppressed, healing to those who are searching for faith and hope for a brighter tomorrow.
Each year the News Summit will bring Adventist journalists and communicators together to discuss new software, global initiatives, and trends –all in the area of news. Our goal is to create a global network to make the Adventist Church the largest news agency in the world.
One Afternoon Workshop
Open to anyone interested in digital marketing. We will cover the design and implementation of a successful funnel for advocacy and our mission.
One Afternoon Workshop
As communicators, we are asked to tell stories – sometimes through the written word, a beautiful photograph or a well-made video. During this seminar we will hear from some of the top story tellers in the Adventist Church about how they tell stories in their respective fields.
One Afternoon Workshop
There are many different kinds of crises. What will you do when you encounter one in your field? Do you have a crises strategy? During this interactive seminar we will hear from crises experts and give our attendees the opportunity of hands-on crises training.
Equipment and Beyond
One Afternoon Workshop
Have you ever wondered what equipment you should purchase? You want to get involved in photography, video/photo editing or video production but don’t know where to start with all the products available? During this seminar we’ll hear about some of the products on the market, in different price points, from the people who actually use them.
Adventist World Radio
Open for anyone involved with Adventist Radio. AWR broadcasts the Advent hope in Christ to the people of the world in their own languages.
All Day, Friday February 22, 2019
Continuing the theme of GAiN Europe 2017 & 2018, participants from across Europe are encouraged to attend this special networking day, reviewing the ‘Fathers’ project and working on joint projects and initiatives for 2020.
Three Afternoon Sessions, February 26-28 2019
The IT Meetings will be open to GAiN attendees. Discussion participation will be limited to 3 attendees specified by each division.
- February 22: GAiN Europe
- February 22 – 24, 2019: Weekend Jordan Cultural Experience
- February 25 – March 1, 2019
- GAiN Meetings
- News Summit
- GAiN Workshops
- Adventist World Radio
- IT Meetings
- Membership Software Advisory Committee (By invitation only)
- Hope Channel Network Leadership Council (By invitation only)
- NLC19 will begin on Monday, February 25, 2019 and will end on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 12:00 NOON. On Monday-Thursday, Hope Channel meets in the afternoons, and Friday in the morning. GAIN will meet M-Th mornings.
- Friday afternoon is free. There will be a combined worship with GAiN on March 2, 2019; we depart Sunday, March 3, 2019.
Travel, Arrival, and Departure Information
Transport will be provided from Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) to the Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa and Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa on February 21, 22, & 24, 2019.
Arrival: You will need plan your travel to arrive on one of those dates. Registration will take place on Sunday evening, February 24, 2019 in the hotel lobby.
Departure: Transport will be provided from the Grand Hilton Hotel to the airport only on Friday, March 1 and Sunday March 3, 2019.
#GAIN19 starts at 8:30 am on Monday, February 25, 2019.
Visa on Arrival is available for nationals of the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, El Salvador, European Union, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America, Venezuela, or Zimbabwe.
For those that need a visa, we are working with an agency who can assist with that processes. During the registration, you will be offered the opportunity to request visa assistance.
Sabbath Tour: On Sabbath February 23, all attendees will visit Mount Nebo and Christ’s Baptisimal Site on the Jordan River at Bethany.
Special Tours: On Sunday, February 24, there will be three options of tours:
- Dead Sea FREE
- Jerusalem & Bethlehem $75
- Petra $150
Meetings will be held at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre in Sweimeh, Jordan. The center is located adjacent to the primary GAiN hotel, the Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa and a short walk from the overflow hotel, the Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa.
Hotel 1: Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa
The Hilton is your primary hotel, located on the Dead Sea and adjacent to the convention center, this hotel will host all our meals and meetings.
Hotel 2: Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa
The Crowne Plaza will host part of our group, and is a short walk from the Hilton and the convention center. Those staying in the Crowne Plaza will take only their breakfast in this hotel, with all other meals provided at the Hilton.
GAiN 2019 will be hosted in the Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa. Unfortunately, they will not be able to host everyone in one hotel. However, we have made arrangements with the Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort & Spa which is a short walk from the Hilton. Rooms in the Hilton will be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis.
The cost includes transport from the airport to the hotel, GAIN registration, hotel and meals.The currency is US Dollars.
- Full GAiN (February 22 – March 1, 2019): Main Ticket through October 31: $1,115.00
- GAiN Meetings (February 24 – March 1: 2019): $820.00
- Late Registration: All tickets purchased after October 31, 2018 will increase by $200 through November 15. Due to the visa processing times, registation closes November 15.
If you have more than 8 people coming from your field who are willing to share a twin room, we can charge your division directly Contact us directly to arrange this: [email protected]
Refunds will be issued if requested before November 15, 2018. Registration closes November 15, 2018.
NOTE: Registration closes November 15, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please send an email to [email protected].
Can I pay in cash for my hotel?
No. Your hotel cost will be paid when you register.
What if I’m sharing a room?
If you are sharing a room with family or a colleague, please indicate that during the registration process. You will also need to indicate the name of the person you will be rooming with. Your hotel price will adjust accordingly.
NOTE: The person you are rooming with will also need to register.
How can I register my spouse?
To register your spouse, GAiN’s cost this year is structured a little different then in past years. The hotel has given us a rate of $135 per night, all meals included. When you add a spouse or roommate, the cost is an additional $85 per night. When you select a non-single room, your price changes from $135 per night to $110 per night per person. The other costs of registering for GAiN, like the $145 fee and the tours are per person charges. The GAiN registration fee covers the airport pickup and return, and the Sabbath afternoon tours.
On the last step before payment, you will be given the option to add an additional registrant. Go through and add your spouse, using the same options you selected, but listing you as their roommate. Once completed, you will be able to pay for both of you together.
How about Family Registrations?
To register as a family, register like normal, but on the “Hotel and Accommodations” page, you need to select “Family Room” for the room type. Once you have done that, list your spouse name as roommate and select the age for your child/children. (Children 6 and under are free.) Your price will adjust from the accommodation and food rate of $135 per night, to the averaged rate of $110 per night ($135 for the first person, $85 for the second).
On the last step before payment, you will be given the option to add an additional registrant. Go through and add your spouse (who will register for a “Family Room”), and any additional children over the age of 7 (who will select a “Child” room), using the same options you selected, but listing you as their roommate, Once completed, you will be able to pay for all of you together.
If you have additional questions, please contact us: [email protected]
Is there Wifi in the Hotel?
Are the rooms non-smoking?