1. GENERAL INFORMATION

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  • To renew and rebuild the IVCF movement
  • To wait on the Lord and discern His direction for the IVCF movement
  • To listen to each other and learn from our diversity
  • To strengthen inter-generational connections
  • To welcome more ministry partners
  • To reshape the role of the movement in nation building
  • To mobilize IVCF people for greater involvement in world missions
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  • IVCF leaders – board members, regional council leaders, student-leaders, graduate leaders, pioneers
  • IVCF students, nurses, graduates, staff, ISCF counselors, faculty advisers, graduate volunteers
  • Ministry partners, church partners, and supporters
  • Members from fellow IFES movements
  • Anyone who shares our vision and mission
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The conference venue is the CCT Tagaytay Retreat & Training Center (CCT-TRTC) in Tagaytay City. Check out their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CCT-Tagaytay-Retreat-And-Training-Center-281317118584511/about/

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The Conference will begin at dinner time, 6pm on December 27 and end after lunch at 1pm on December 30. Participants may begin checking-in from 2pm onwards on December 27.

Participants arriving at the venue before the 2pm check-in may leave their luggage at a designated area while waiting for the 2pm check-in time. Early arrivals will have to secure their lunch outside the CCT venue. Early arrivals should inform the NC Registrars by sending an email to nc2017@ivcfphil.org with subject line: Early Arrival.

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  • A willing and teachable spirit
  • Bible
  • Comfortable shoes for walking
  • Indoor slippers because outdoor shoes are not allowed in the dorms (or buy a pair at the NC Shop)
  • Towel (or rent one from CCT at P80/towel)
  • Water bottle to avoid the use of paper cups (or buy one at the NC Shop)
  • A whistle for disaster-preparedness (or buy one at the NC Shop)
  • A light jacket/sweater for the chilly weather
  • A shirt in the color assigned to your region for the Opening Ceremony
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2. REGISTRATION

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All registration is done online at http://nc2017.ivcfphil.org/registration-form/. The last day for online registration is on December 1. After this date, you will have to register onsite on December 27.

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The registration fee depends on where you are currently based. All of these registration fees are already subsidized because we very much want our stakeholders to take part in this important milestone of our movement.

Click to here to register online. Those who registered before July 1, 2017 get a free NC2017 shirt.

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Region Graduates Students
Metro Manila/Southern Luzon P 6,000 P 5,000
Northern Luzon/Bicol P 5,000 P 4,000
Visayas/Mindanao P 4,000 P 3,000
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Region Children Rates
Luzon P 4,000
Visayas P 3,500
Mindanao P 2,900
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The registration fee covers lodgings, meals from dinner of Dec 27 to lunch of Dec 30, handbook, materials, and access to all Conference events. It does not include snacks in-between meals, conference shirt, and transportation to and from the venue. Snacks may be bought from the CCT-TRTC canteen. The conference shirt and other NC and IVCF memorabilia may be bought from the NC Shop.

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Please deposit your registration fee to any of the accounts below. Please email a screenshot or receipt of the transaction to nc2017@ivcfphil.org to inform IVCF of your payment. Expect an acknowledgment of your payment.

BPI Current Acct. # 0421-0008-83 (Commonwealth Ave. Branch)BPI Current Acct. # 0421-0751-31 (Commonwealth Ave. Branch) MetroBank Savings Account # 032-3-01600377-8 (Commonwealth Ave. Branch)

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No. Couples and families have to register individually using the same online form as mentioned above in 2.1 (click for online registration). The NC Registrar will be able to identify couples and families who have registered and will assign them to a couple’s room if there are still couple’s rooms available. Couples with children 12 years old and below will be prioritized when assigning couple’s rooms. If there are no more couple’s rooms available, couples will be roomed with single men or single women.

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3. Transportation

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You may find the venue on Google Maps:

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Via SLEX – Greenfield Exit (Exit 41):

  • From the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) take the Greenfields Exit.
  • Drive along Greenfield Pkway passing by Eton City, River Bend and Pramana
  • After Pramana, you will reach a fork in the road. Take the left road which is United Blvd.
  • Drive along United Blvd passing by Paseo de Sta. Rosa until you reach the Sta. Rosa – Tagaytay Road. The Rose and Grace Restaurant will be across it.
  • Turn left at the Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road and continue on until you reach the Tagytay-Calamba Road. The Tagaytay Public Market will be on the right side of the road.
  • Turn left on the Tagaytay-Calamba Road towards Picnic Grove.
  • Look out for the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) on the left side of the road and Picnic Grove on the right side.
  • Turn left on Kaykulot Road, a single lane road about 300 meters from DAP and just past the entrance to the Picnic Grove.
  • The Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center is 800 meters from this point.Estimated time of travel from Greenfields exit to CCT is between 1 – 1½ hours.

Via SLEX – Sta. Rosa Exit (Exit 38):

  • From the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) take the Sta. Rosa Exit. Expect heavier traffic here compared to the Greenfields Exit.
  • Drive along the main road until you reach Tagaytay–Calamba Road then turn left towards Picnic Grove. The Tagaytay Public Market will be on the right side of the road before you turn left.
  • Look out for the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) on the left side of the road and Picnic Grove on the right side.
  • Turn left on Kaykulot Road, a single lane road about 300 meters from DAP and.just past the entrance to the Picnic Grove
  • The Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center is 800 meters from this point.

Via Aguinaldo Highway:

  • Take Roxas Boulevard all the way to Baclaran.
  • Get onto the Coastal Road.
  • Get onto the Aguinaldo Highway passing by the Cavite cities of Bacoor, Imus, and Dasmarinas.
  • At the end of the Aguinaldo Highway is the Tagaytay Rotunda.
  • Turn left at the Rotunda and enter the Tagaytay–Calamba Road going to Picnic Grove.
  • Watch out for the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) on the left side of the road and Picnic Grove on the right side.
  • Turn left on Kaykulot Road, a single lane road just past the entrance to the Picnic Grove and about 300 meters from DAP.
  • The Tagaytay Retreat and Training Center is 800 meters from this point.Estimated time of travel from Roxas Boulevard to CCT is between 2 – 2½ hours.
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From any NAIA terminal:

  • Take the shuttle bus service to the Pasay-Taft Bus Terminal. Fare = P20.00.
  • Take an “Erjohn & Almark” bus to Tagaytay-Olivarez. Fare= P90.00.
  • Alight at the Tagaytay Rotunda.
  • Take a jeepney to Picnic Grove. Fare = P8.00.
  • Alight at Picnic Grove.
  • Take a tricycle to CCT. Fare = P30.00. Estimated time of travel from NAIA to CCT is between 2 – 2½ hours.
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Take the MRT or LRT or any public transport to the Pasay-Taft Bus Terminal which is located beside the MRT Taft Station and behind McDonalds.

If you take the MRT:

  • Alight at the Taft station and exit towards the south side (left side).
  • Exit the station and enter the narrow entrance leading to the Pasay-Taft Bus Terminal
  • Take an “Erjohn & Almark” bus to Tagaytay-Olivarez. Fare= P90.00.
  • Alight at the Tagaytay Rotunda.
  • Take a jeepney to Picnic Grove. Fare = P8.00.
  • Alight at Picnic Grove.
  • Take a tricycle to CCT. Fare = P30.00. Estimated time of travel from Pasay-Taft to CCT is between 2 – 2½ hours.

If you take the LRT1:

  • Alight at the Taft station.
  • Cross over to the Metropoint Mall and exit the station.
  • Follow the foot traffic heading to the MRT Station.
  • Pass through the MRT Station and go down the south side stairs.
  • Exit the station and enter the narrow entrance leading to the Pasay-Taft Bus Terminal
  • Take an “Erjohn & Almark” bus to Tagaytay-Olivarez. Fare= P90.00.
  • Alight at the Tagaytay Rotunda.
  • Take a jeepney to Picnic Grove. Fare = P8.00.
  • Alight at Picnic Grove.
  • Take a tricycle to CCT. Fare = P30.00. Estimated time of travel from Pasay-Taft to CCT is between 2 – 2½ hours.
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The National Conference will provide a chartered bus from NAIA Terminal 3 that will take participants straight to CCT-TRTC. The chartered bus will depart from the NAIA3 at 12:00pm. Please prepare P 120.00 for the bus fare. Seats are limited to the first 50 participants to request for a reservation. Please contact our Transportation Coordinator, Mr. Blair Aguil ,at blair.aguil@ivcfphil.org to reserve your seats.

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4. Venue

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The conference venue is the CCT Tagaytay Retreat & Training Center (CCT-TRTC) in Tagaytay City. It is a sprawling and serene hillside venue with a cool and unpolluted climate. CCT-TRTC has earned high ratings on Trip Advisor, Facebook, and Google reviewers, reaping raves especially for their food and staff service. For more information, visit their blog: http://ccttagaytay.blogspot.com/
CCT-TRTC is built on a sloping hill, not on flat ground. Therefore, please expect to be walking up and down some distances between the buildings. The National Conference will have exclusive use of the venue including its Assembly Hall, Dining Hall, five dormitories, five meeting rooms, a pavilion, canteen, children’s playground, outdoor obstacle course, amphitheater, two basketball courts, volleyball court and a mini-soccer field.

The nearest hospital, Tagaytay Medical Center, is a 15-minute drive away.

Tagaytay City’s climate is characterized by relatively low temperature (average of 22.7oC), low humidity and abundant rainfall. Situated approximately 600 meters above sea level, the city is misty and is relatively cooler during the months of December, January and February. (Source: http://www.tagaytay.gov.ph)

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CCT-TRTC offers laundry services but due to the cold December weather, it may take longer for clothes to dry. We recommend bringing clothes enough for four days.

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CCT-TRTC has wi-fi service in some of its buildings but it is recommended that you use your own internet service provider.

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5. Meals

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All meals will be served at the Dining Hall. Meals will be served buffet –style. CCT-TRTC observes the CLAYGO (clean-as-you go) practice which means guests are expected to tidy up their table after eating and bring their used plates and utensils to the designated area.

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6. Program

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Please share your ideas to us. All activities at the Conference have to go through the Program Directors to ensure that we are all working together towards meeting our Conference goals. Please contact our Program Directors, Di Fernandez (di.fernandez@ivcfphil.org) and Madel Cañon (madel.canon@ivcfphil.org) .

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Yes you may. Please coordinate with our Missions Exhibits Coordinator, Ms. Gretchen Guillas. Send her an email at gretchen.guillas@ivcfphil.org.

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It depends on what you are selling and why. Please coordinate with the NC Shop Coordinator, Ms. Cjane Layao. Send her an email at charliejane.layao@ivcfphil.org.

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Yes you may, as long as you schedule the meeting only during meal times or outside the planned Conference activities and sessions. Please save lunchtime of December 28 for the Convergence meetings. This is when people of similar vocations (ie. teachers, pastors, lawyers, etc.) will share lunch and stories together. If meeting over a meal, please coordinate with our Food Coordinator, Ms. Pearl Ovalles (pearl.ovalles@ivcfphil.org) if you want to reserve a table.

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7. Helping at the Conference

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Please do! We have two kinds of volunteers – fulltime volunteers and part-time volunteers. Full-time volunteers have considerable responsibilities and work alongside the IVCF staff from pre-conference to post-conference.

Part-time volunteers help by fulfilling specific tasks only during the Conference and only for a certain time block. These include:

  • small group facilitator
  • seminar session coordinator
  • seminar session photographer/documenter
  • hospitality volunteer (look after the needs of one speaker)
  • Childcare teacher (help the team during one program block)
  • Medical team (be one of the on-call physicians or nurses)
  • social media posters/tweeters
  • writers

Check the option for volunteering when you register. If you have already registered and was not able to check this option then, just email us at nc2017@ivcfphil.org that you want to volunteer. Indicate in the subject line: Volunteering to Help.

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Here are the other ways you can help:

  • Transportation: If you are bringing your own vehicle, consider taking a speaker or other participants with you. Contact our Transportation Coordinator, Mr. Blair Aguil at blair.aguil@ivcfphil.org  or at +63923-1983150 (Sun mobile).
  • Accommodation: If you live in Metro Manila, consider hosting IVCF staff from the provinces who will be here in Manila from December 19 onwards for pre-Conference work. Some participants from outside Metro Manila might also arrive a day earlier and will need a place to stay overnight. Contact our Accommodations Coordinator, Ms. Mitch Casiano at mitch.casiano@ivcfphil.org.
  • Sponsorship: Be one of our event sponsors. Advertise your company or organization. Please contact our Campaign Director, Ms. Arabelle Morales at arabelle.morales@ivcfphil.org.
  • Prayer: We need your prayers to do God’s work. Please contact our Prayer Coordinator, Mr. Sam Redelosa (sam.redelosa@ivcfphil.org) so that he can regularly send you our praise and prayer guide.

If you don’t see the answer to your question here, please email your query to nc2017@ivcfphil.org.

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