REC 2007 #6
RECongress Email Updates • Feb 12, 2007
Dates:
March 1, 2007 (Youth Day) &

March 2-4, 2007

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An early Happy Valentine's Day from RECongress!
 
Pass along this emailing of Congress deadlines and updates to friends who are attending! Only one more update until Congress. Be sure you get the latest information about Congress 2007. If you do not wish to receive future updates, you can find removal information at the bottom of this message.
 
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REGISTRATION
 
DATES 
  --   March 1, 2007 (Youth Day)  Youth Day registration closed Jan 12
  --   March 2 - 4, 2007 (Congress days)
 
FEE
The registration fee for Congress is $65 -- for the whole weekend.

LOCATION
Congress is held at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 West Katella Ave. in Anaheim, Calif. (just across from Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure).
 
IT'S NOT TOO LATE!
Haven't registered for Congress yet? You can still register by mail until February 19 or register online until February 22. (Beginning Februrary 19, tickets will no longer be mailed, but will be available at ticket pick-up at Congress.) If you haven't registered by February 19, hold your registration and bring it with you to register on-site on any of the three days of Congress. Find registration and updated information about RECongress at www.RECongress.org.
 
 
TICKETS
 
"WHERE ARE MY TICKETS? I haven't received them in the mail." You can find information about Congress and Youth Day ticket mailing dates along with Speaker Updates, Closed Workshops and Arena and Hall B speakers online at our Congress 2007 Updates Page.
 
Beginning Monday, February 19, we will process registrations received but will no longer mail them. They will be held in Will Call for ticket pick-up at Congress.  If you haven't mailed in your registration by February 19, please keep it and just register on site at Congress.
 
LAST DAY TO MAIL CONGRESS TICKETS
 
TO FOREIGN ADDRESSES:      February 14, 2007
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES:   February 20, 2007
WITHIN CALIFORNIA:                February 23, 2007
 
I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION...
 
"CAN I EXCHANGE MY TICKETS?" "Where can I pick up my tickets?" "Why don't you book more hotels?" -- These are some of the most asked questions we receive. You can find answers to the most commonly asked questions online on our Help Page.  
 
DISNEYLAND TICKETS
 
TODAY is the last day to pre-order specially priced one-day, multi-day and Twilight Convention (after 4 p.m. admission) tickets. You can find the link and information online for Convention Theme Park Tickets.
 
CARDINAL, A QUESTION...
HAVE A QUESTION you'd like to ask Cardinal Mahony? You may do just that for his 11th annual online chat session. On Friday, March 2, 2007 @ 11:30 a.m. PST join Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony in a live chat session from the main hall at the Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, California. 
 
Can't make it, but have a question for the Cardinal? Always had a question that you wished you could ask the Cardinal? Ask your question in advance for it to be submitted online on March 2, just click Ask the Cardinal a Question...

Check our web site for information about the chat, and check back after Congress to see the transcript from the sessions. You can find transcripts of past Cardinal Chats at www.RECongress.org/chat.htm.
PROGRAM BOOK ONLINE
WANT A SNEAK PEEK of what's happening at Congress? See the online version of the Program Book you receive when you attend Congress 2007. Get a little extra time to plan out your weekend by downloading the Program Book at www.RECongress.org/2007/guidebook.htm.
STATISTICS
WE'RE JUST 16 DAYS AWAY from Congress 2007 and it looks like we're going to have a record-setting event. These are numbers as of January 10:
 
REGISTRANTS
Guidebooks Mailed (2006 Attendees): 23,348
Youth Day Chaperones: 2,427
Youth Day Youth: 13,164
Youth Day Total: 15,591
Congress Pre-registered by mail: 13,109
Online Congress Pre-registration: 6,650
Total Congress Pre-registration: 19,759
Contributors to Endowment Fund: 598
Endowment Fund Contributions: $7,981

EXHIBITORS
Companies: 224
Representatives: 1,585

WORKSHOPS
Speakers: 196
Languages: 4
Youth Day Sessions: 24
Congress Sessions: 276
Volunteers: 385    

Congress Pre-registered Total: 37,516 
 
You can find updates and final statistics after Congress at www.RECongress.org/2007/stats.htm.
40 YEARS OF "CONGRESS"
THOUGH THIS YEAR MARKS our 40th Congress, the event really had its roots earlier. In 1956, the first Los Angeles CCD “Institute” was held at Mount Carmel High School on Hoover Street in Los Angeles. Some 500 teachers and catechists attended the two-day conference. The institutes grew in attendance each year and by 1967 it was apparent that local schools could no longer handle the crowds and a new site was needed.
 
So with the cooperation of the three dioceses of Los Angeles, Monterey- Fresno and San Diego, the agenda for the first three-day “Congress” was set and held on January 13-15, 1967 at the Los Angeles International Hotel, near LAX Airport. The purpose, as stated by officials: “The Southern California Confraternity Congress hopes to provide an atmosphere of Christian unity ... and learning, where all who attend may advance scholastically and spiritually for the benefit of each and the common good of all.”
 
You can find other Congress history and information on our Milestones of the Religious Education Congress Page.
 
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