(next step classes)
These optional classes are held before the official main-stage conference. They were designed to give you specific tools & encouragement in a variety of niche topics. When you purchase any of our tickets, you will be able to sign up for these classes in September at no additional cost.
Where is ABOUND?
The Abound conference will be held just outside Nashville TN. For security purposes we will release the exact location in your confirmation email after you register. We can tell you it’s within 40 minutes of the Nashville BNA Airport.
Who should come?
YOU! Like we said before there is no criteria that you have to meet to attend. This is for the gal that desperately wants to follow God’s purpose for her life. To use the things she is uniquely crafted for to bring Him glory and make an impact in this world. This is for the dreamer, the mom, the college student, the recently divorced, the mom & daughter, the creative, the CEO, the homebody, and the world changer. This is for anyone desiring to take the next step in God’s plan for their lives, even if you don’t know what that is yet.
What does the schedule look like?
Registration opens on the afternoon of Oct 1st, and the doors open around 9 am Oct 2nd. The conference will officially end that evening followed by another fun event TBA.
What if I’ve never been to a conference before?
Well you’re gonna love it. This isn’t your typical conference, so shake that off right now. We aren’t about stuffy ballrooms, or running from break out to break out until you want to pass out. Our all-main-stage conference, in a gorgeous and unique wedding venue makes this a unique, fresh, relationally driven and creatively inspirational event. Trust us, you’re gonna love it. We can’t wait to meet you!
I’m a nursing mom, can I bring my baby?
Oh girl, we get that for sure. We’ve been there. While this event was designed for grown women, we make an exception when it comes to wee little babies who need their mamas. So please feel free to bring your little one with the understanding that if they are causing an interruption, we kindly expect that you’ll take them out of the main event area. Due to the type of venue we’ve booked, it’s really only a fitting environment for babies who are being held, or in their strollers. Please make other arrangements if your baby is over 8 months of age, or if they are mobile.
Can I sponsor the event or advertise my product there?
YES!!!! Our Market has always been one of the most popular parts of our past events, so we couldn’t NOT do it when we started planning this one. If you’re interested in setting up a table for your business, or sponsoring the event, please fill out the application on our site.
What is there to eat around here?
Oh you know I wouldn’t plan an event without thinking of food. We planned the venue specifically with food in mind. There are several places to eat within the same building as the event, and a plethora of yumminess just 2 miles away if you are feeling more adventurous.
Do you have any scholarships?
We do not have scholarships available. We specifically set out to make the tickets for this event doable for anyone and everyone. If you’re worried about the cost, make sure to get your ticket during Early Bird, and hit up one of our speakers for a coupon code.
Do I need a rental car?
If you’re flying, renting a car is a great option because there is just SO much to see in and around Nashville, and it would probably end up being more cost effective than ubering everywhere. Especially if you split a car with other attendees. So grab some girlfriends and make a weekend of it, or connect with others in our attendee only group.
Do you have reserved hotel blocks?
We did not reserve any hotel blocks, but have our favorite hotels listed on the INFO page. Feel free to room alone, or grab some friends and make a girls trip out of it!
Where should I fly in?
BNA (Nashville) is the closest airport. Depending on the time of day and traffic, it should take about 45 minutes to get from the airport to the venue.
Does my ticket include both days?
Yes, your ticket includes everything for both Monday & Tuesday.
Is my food included?
Food is not included, but that’s why we chose a venue that is so close to such incredible restaurants. There are several just steps outside the doors, and even more within a short drive.
Is there a cancellation or refund policy?
Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds for lost, stolen, damaged or unused tickets after purchase.
Is there a limit to the number of VIP tickets I can purchase?
Yes! There are only 100 VIP tickets available… so grab yours fast!
What should I wear?
Come as you are sister friend. This is your time. Your few days away. If you want to come in yoga pants, or a gorgeous dress and heels, you’re welcome to. Or do some of both. There will be all sorts of styles showing up from all over the country, so please just wear what feels best on your skin.
What if I don’t know anyone?
Girl I promise you’re not the only one who doesn’t know anyone. If you don’t have anyone to come with, please don’t let that stop you. It’s going to be SO incredible, and you should lean into that nudge that is tugging your heart to join us. We will have a dedicated area for people to hang out and meet each other if they came on their own, as well as a private FB group to get to know others before the event starts.
What should I bring?
Honestly, just yourself is perfect. We suggest bringing something to take notes in as you’ll be wishing you had one once you got there. You may also want to bring an empty suitcase, or at least leave some room in your luggage for all of the amazing things you’ll want to bring home from our Market.
Is there parking on site?
Yes, the venue is in a popular shopping area with plenty of free parking.
What if I want time in Nashville?
Girl, you should definitely want to take time in Nashville! There is so much to see and explore, you should grab some girlfriends, take the whole week off, and make it a vacay! Our team will be putting together a Nashville Adventure Guide with must see things to explore!
Is seating assigned?
There is no assigned seating. However, there are reserved sections depending on which level ticket you purchase.
Can I buy a ticket there?
No, all tickets must be purchased in advance, and none will be available at the door.
Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?
Yes! If you need to transfer your ticket (or if you bought a ticket for someone else) email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get it taken care of for you.
I won't be able to make the conference in person. Will you be releasing the sessions online for sale?
First of all... that is such a bummer. We wish you could make it in person because that is where the true magic happens. You can't experience the worship, or get a hug from a girlfriend, or have the late night game-changer conversations when you're at home. However, we understand that not everyone can make it to Nashville. We've had several people ask if we will be selling recordings of the sessions, and sadly that isn't in the plans. Due to our contracts with the speakers, we are restricted from recording most of them for distribution. So sadly we won't be able to share most of them online. We really hope you'll see if there is any way you can rework your schedule, and jump over the hurdles that might be keeping you from coming. Because goodness, we'd love to see you in person!
I have a teenager, or, I am a teenager, am I able to come?
YES, YES, YES! For the first time ever, we are able to allow girls from 13-18 to join us at our conferences! When we were doing Pursuit Conferences in Georgia, the retreat center had a strict 18 and older rule, and we weren't allowed to have teenagers attend.
This is one of the main reasons why we stopped using that retreat center and moved to Tennessee. Having a teenager myself, my husband and I felt strongly that we wanted to create atmospheres that welcomed them and enabled us to encourage the next generation. We do require that 13-17 year olds attend WITH a parent or legal guardian. So moms, register with your daughters. Daughters, grab 2 tickets and surprise your Mom! This will be an incredible experience with topics you both will love!
We felt a very specific call to make this event affordable for EVERY WOMAN. Our regular price tickets are a steal at only $325 to $499 for VIP admission.
BUT, IF YOU REGISTER DURING OUR EARLY BIRD PROMO,
TICKETS WILL BE JUST $175 for General Admission or $250 for VIP!
I KNOW! AMAZING RIGHT!?!?