Q: CAN I GET A REFUND IF I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND?
A: If you need to cancel before October 31, 2018, please visit the registration page or contact us at [email protected] and you will receive a full refund. If you are canceling on or after October 31, 2018, no refunds will be provided.
Q: CAN CHILDREN ATTEND?
A: Children who are able to sit in a parent’s lap (under 2) do not require a ticket. Older children needing a seat do require a ticket. Realize that content is intended for an adult audience.
Q: I CANNOT ATTEND THE CONFERENCE. WILL YOU OFFER LIVE-STREAMING OF THE EVENT?
A: We are planning to live-stream some of the sessions and post video content after the event.
Q: CAN MY CHURCH SIMULCAST THE EVENT?
A: A simulcast of 2019 Evangelicals for Life will be available for free. A simulcast is a live internet broadcast of an event from a single venue into multiple venues – such as your own environment. Thus a simultaneous event occurs in both the origin venue and in many satellite locations — your church, home or laptop.
If you have further questions about technical requirements, download the hosting guide here.
Q: MY ORGANIZATION WOULD LIKE TO BE A SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR FOR THE EVENT. HOW DO WE GO ABOUT DOING THIS?
A: If your organization is interested in being a sponsor/exhibitor for EFL, you can email [email protected], and one of our team members will reach out to you with more information.
Q: I AM INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THE ERLC CONGRESSIONAL CONSTITUENT MEETINGS ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 18. HOW DO I FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION?
A: On Friday, January 18, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission will host a series of Congressional constituent meetings surrounding Evangelicals for Life and March for Life 2019.
If you are interested in participating in these meetings and a brief advocacy training, please fill out this form. One of our policy team members will be in touch to discuss your advocacy experience and interest.
Please note, no previous experience is required to participate in the day of advocacy. Issues may include pro-life, foster care and adoption, and a range of other policies related to human dignity.
Q: HOW SHOULD I PACK FOR THE MARCH?
A: Historically, winter has served up all kinds of Washington weather during the March for Life – sometimes sunshine and balmy temperatures, but more often cold and wind, rain and snow. In the inaugural year of Evangelicals for Life, the historic blizzard of 2016 bore down on Washington even as the March was underway. While that storm was record-breaking in scope, it is a reminder that any kind of weather is possible in late January in D.C.
So what to expect? The best advice: Pray for the best, but prepare for the worst.
With that in mind, here are some key items to pack for the March:
Q: HOW DO I GET FROM EVANGELICALS FOR LIFE TO THE MARCH FOR LIFE ON FRIDAY?
A: The March for Life will be held Friday, January 18, 2019, on the National Mall. All EFL attendees who are able to march are encouraged to do so.
More details on the March for Life are available here.
Because McLean Bible Church is located outside of D.C., travel arrangements will need to be made. There are a couple of options for traveling to the March for Life.
The first transportation option is to Uber to the March for Life. A price estimate for the trip can be found here:
Another option is the D.C. Metro subway. The closest Metro station to McLean Bible Church is the Spring Hill Metro Station in Tysons Corner. If you hop on the Silver Line towards Largo Town Center, you can ride into D.C. and get off on the Federal Triangle Station. This will take you straight to the National Mall. The entire trip one way takes approximately 40 minutes so be sure to plan accordingly to arrive at the March for Life on time. Trains stop at the Spring Hill Metro Station every 8-12 minutes. It is important to note that this station does not have any parking.
The March for Life ends at the Supreme Court. There are a couple of Metro stations near the Supreme Court. If you hop on the Metro at Union Station, you will need to board the Red Line towards Shady Grove. You will need to switch to the Silver Line at the Metro Center Station and ride it towards Wiehle Reston East to the Spring Hill Station. If you hope on the Metro at the Capitol South Station, you will need to board the Silver Line towards Wiehle Reston East to the Spring Hill Station.
Check out this page for tips on traveling on the Metro. You can also visit http://www.wmata.com to find out more information about the D.C. Metro as well as a trip planner that will give you all of the information you need for specific trips.
Q: I HAVE SOME SPARE TIME WHILE I’M IN WASHINGTON, D.C. WHAT ARE SOME SITES I SHOULD SEE?
A: White House and U.S. Capitol building tours can be scheduled through your U.S. representative. However, tours are generally booked well in advance, so it is it advisable to request a tour as far in advance as possible.
For a different view of the capital’s sites, consider taking a guided or self-guided walking tour of the National Mall. The Mall stretches about two miles from the Capitol building to the Lincoln Memorial. Packed in and around that lengthy stretch are numerous monuments of history and working government buildings. While the Capitol and National Park Police patrol these areas, visitors should remain alert and use common sense when walking at night.
Most sites and museums along the Mall are located within walking distance of Metro stations.