October 11th-12th, 2024
Join us for year five
Where is the conference hosted?
The conference is hosted at Great Lakes Center for the Arts: 800 Bay Harbor Dr, Bay Harbor, MI 49770.
Bay Harbor is just outside Petoskey, Phy’s home town and a beautiful getaway destination just south of Mackinac Island on the shores of Lake Michigan. We can’t wait to welcome you here!
How do I get there?
There are several ways to get to Petoskey:
• It’s easiest to fly into TVC (Traverse City Airport) and drive a rental north to Petoskey. Uber is available from Traverse City to Petoskey, but it’s expensive.
• Fly into Grand Rapids and drive three hours north to Petoskey.
• Fly into DTW (Detroit) and drive four hours north to Petoskey.
Where do I stay?
Hotel is not covered in your ticket price. However, we do recommend these local hotels:
Marriott, Staffords, Hampton inn, Apple Tree Inn, Airbnb, and VRBO. If you are looking for proximity to the conference, these hotels are higher cost, but on the same property as the convention center: The Inn at Bay Harbor, Village Suites at Bay Harbor. Use the Hopper App. from our link and save $10 on your flight, hotel, and car rental.
Are meals included?
We don’t provide meals, but there are some amazing restaurants in the area that Phy enjoys! We recommend you try them out!
Roast and Toast: quirky cafe with breakfast and lunch options
Sam’s Graces: sit-down breakfast, usually busy so get there early
Filmore’s: local greasy spoon-style family diner
North Perk: just yummy coffee
Tillie’s Tafels: the best cinnamon rolls
Tap30: higher-end American-style food (and Phy’s fave totchos!)
Julienne Tomatoes: locally-sourced sandwiches and soup options
Symon’s General Store: sandwich bar in the back (quick and delicious!)
Backlot: food trucks with tacos, mediterranean, grilled cheese, philly cheese, and pizza options
Parkside Deli: classic small deli downtown off the park
Jose’s: small local authentic Mexican food
Duffy’s: classic pizza and burgers
Beards: creative pizza and some handheld hot sandwiches
Petoskey Brewing Company: great burgers
Side Door Saloon: small-town classic American food
Thai Orchid: Thai-inspired food cooked on 700-degree woks
Aamchi Mumbai: delicious Indian cuisine
City Park Grill: a victorian-era pub
Palette Bistro: double-decker cafe with bay views and gourmet-style Mediterranean fare
Pour: seasonal and locally-sourced food
Mitchell Street Pub: vintage-inspired grill filled with antiques and a retro jukebox
Southwoods: options for all three—breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Are nursing babies, kids, and teens welcome?
Yes, nursing babies are welcome! We have an area for nursing mothers in the building that can stream the conference or have a private conference view if nursing mothers need to leave the auditorium for any reason. However, we do not have childcare for walking babies and toddlers.
Due to open discussions of issues like sexuality and pornography, we recommend ages 13 and up. You can find youth tickets here.
Is this a woman's conference?
Although the majority of attendees will be women, we would like to extend an invitation to men to join us. Our event features both male speakers and worship leaders, and we warmly welcome men. Husbands are particularly encouraged to attend.
Do you offer a student discount?
For college students, we have a limited number of student tickets. Use code: “studentdiscount” for 20% off your ticket price.
What are the different types of online tickets?
How can my church become a satellite location?
Will Verity be streaming to my location?
Yes! You can stream Verity to any location that has internet access for single-person use! Just grab a streaming ticket.
Will Verity be recorded?
Yes! The recording will be available for purchase 2-3 weeks after the conference. Grab a streaming ticket here to watch live (includes lifetime access).