2019 National Catholic Youth Conference

Al Forsythe

November 21, 2019 – November 24, 2019 all-day
Lucas Oil Stadium and Convention Center
500 South Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46225
$735.00 Per Person
Your Deanery Coordinator

 Indianapolis Indiana – November 21-24, 2019

2019 NCYC Promotional Flyer


Remember All Participants should send a text to 40404 and in the body of the text type KnoxvilleYm.  This will insure that you periodically get text messages from Deacon AL Forsythe while on the NCYC Pilgrimage.  These updates will help insure you are updated on necessary information.


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Parish Leaders complete and return: Diocese Youth Protection Letter



NFCYM requires that every youth and adult participant complete the appropriate NFCYM/NCYC release form. These are two page forms with separate forms for adults and youth. All participants may download them directly from this website below. The forms DO NOT need to be notarized as it is NOT required by our diocese. These forms should be completed between now and September 6, 2019.
One completed copy of the form per person should be submitted to Diocese of Knoxville Youth Ministry Office with registration payment. You should retain two copies: one for your records and one to return to the participant on-site and which should be kept in his/her name badge holder.
These forms should be completed between July 1, 2019, and September 6, 2019.
The NFCYM/NCYC release forms are now available in English.

Adult Release Form, English (PDF format)

Youth Release Form, English (PDF format)

Spanish translations of the forms should be available by the end of next week. If you are not already aware, EACH member of your delegation must complete the appropriate form, which should be submitted with a copy of your registration invoice and fees. You should keep a copy of each form to return to participants onsite and which should be kept in the participants’ name badge holder during NCYC.

NOTE: The release form is NOT a registration form. It does not include all of the fields that are needed to complete registration. Also, you will need to provide youth participants a separate medical permission form as the NCYC release form does not address allergies, medical conditions, or medications.

NOTE: The waiver forms should not be used to collect registration data. The waiver does not ask all the information required for online registration. Delegation or group leaders should design a separate collection method.
Below are links to the codes of conduct referenced in the adult and youth release forms. The codes of conduct do not need to be signed as they are incorporated into the release forms by reference. If you wish to provide a hard copy of the text, the pages are in PDF format for easy printing.
In addition to the NFCYM/NCYC release form, The Diocese of Knoxville requires that each attendee (adults included) complete a medical release form that includes information about allergies, medications being taken, authorization to provide over-the-counter (OTC) medication, and medical insurance information, among other things.
The Diocese of Knoxville advises all Parish Coordinators to collect and retain a copy and to return a copy to the participant on-site to be kept in his/her name badge holder in the event of an emergency.

Registration Procedure

Participant Details

There are two ways to input your initial data: through an Excel template or one-by-one. You can use either method exclusively or do a combination of both methods. The choice is yours. The beauty of using the Excel template is that you can copy duplicate information for multiple records with fewer keystrokes.

Click here for Instructions for Parish and School GROUP leaders.

CLick Here for a listing of the needed fields to complete online registration.

Parish_Registration Template for the Excel spreadsheet. Once completed email to Deacon Al Forsythe -aforsythe@dioknox.org

If you don’t see a record that you believe you entered, contact the Trina at trina@pipsite.com or 281-802-0370.

Note: Beginning October 1, 2019, all editing capabilities will be locked. Corrections will have to be made in consultation with Progress In Planning (PIP). Substitutions will incur a $20 per person fee. Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing no later than November 1. Cancellation requests received after November 1 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Refunds for cancelled registrations will be processed in January 2020 minus a $40 cancellation fee per person.

REGISTERING VIA EXCEL METHOD: To import registrations, you must use the 2019 spreadsheet template (below). No other spreadsheet formats are supported. There are drop down options assigned to specific columns (fields). An initial selection must be made from the menu, which can then be pasted into subsequent cells.

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Safety and Security at NCYC
In light of recent events, you should have received an email this morning with information about security measures at NCYC. If you did not receive this email, a PDF copy of the text is available here.

As you begin to prepare your delegates for the pilgrimage to NCYC, please encourage them to bring a Bible. We will incorporating links to an online Bible into the 2019 NCYC app, but it’s not the same as holding a hard copy of Scripture in one’s hand.Invite Your Youth to Lead the Way at NCYC – Youth Ambassador Registration Now Open! 
The Youth Ambassador program allows for more participation in NCYC by young people from across the country. Each delegation is encouraged to send multiple teams from their diocese or delegation (a team consists of four youth and one adult liaison) . These youth leaders will provide a welcoming presence and prayerful introductions and assistance at workshops and mega sessions at NCYC. There is no limit to the number of teams a delegation may submit. Use the promo video and flyer on the Youth Participation page to begin promoting this opportunity now.  Already sold on youth leadership at NCYC? Register Here Today! Highlight Your Youth’s Talents at NCYC’s Top Talent 
NCYC’S Top Talent is a talent contest held during the 2019 NCYC. Contestants must be high school students in attendance at the 2019 NCYC in Indianapolis. Audition videos/demo recordings will be accepted until October 31. Contestants will be chosen to audition in person at NCYC on Friday, November 22, with the top ten finalists performing on Saturday, November 23, in front of a live audience and a panel of expert judges who will select a winner. Share the promo video and Top Talent website with your NCYC attendees so they can begin to prepare for their live auditions. Visit www.ncycstoptalent.org.
One completed copy of the form per person must be submitted to Diocesan Youth Ministry Office by October 15, 2019 ,
You should retain two copies: one for your records and one to return to the participant on-site
and which should be kept in his/her name badge holder.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

If you need more information please fill out the form below: