DR18 Divine Renovation Conference

June 11-12, 2018, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in my registration fee?

Included in your conference fee is access to all the keynotes hosted at Saint Benedict Parish, access to the breakout sessions at the Scotiabank Theatre, bus shuttle service between the parish and the theatre (roughly 10 minute drive away), and coffee and light snacks at Saint Benedict Parish.

What days are the conference?

The conference is June 11th and June 12th. In addition to the conference there is an “optional” day on Wednesday, June 13.

What is this about an optional 3rd day?

The optional day is two separate events. The first is a Priest day intended only for pastors and priests. The second is an Alpha day, open to anyone who attended the conference.

Should I rent a vehicle?

Saint Benedict Parish is located in a suburban community. It’s very close to downtown Halifax. But as a suburban community having a vehicle will greatly improve your ability to get around town and to see sights. The conference is across two locations which are a short driving distance apart. There is a bus shuttle that will assist in getting from one location to another, however you may find renting a car to be more convenient.

Where are the best places to rent a vehicle from?

The most convenient place to rent a car is right at the Halifax Airport. Most major international car rental agencies are there.

Where should I stay while in Halifax?

Conference organizers have received a conference rate at several locations near Saint Benedict Parish.

Chateau Bedford Hotel  
Visit www.chateaubedford.ca, email reservation@chateaubedford.ca, or call 1-800-565-3086 or 1-902-445-1100 to book a room. Let them know you are with the Divine Renovation Conference. 

Rates
Starting at $109.00 + tax per night including breakfast, parking and wifi.

Future Inn
To book call at 1-800-565-0700 and mention DR18 to get the rate. Or go to halifax@futureinns.com 

Rates:
Starting at $119.00 + HST per room, $10.00 + tax per extra person. Max 4 per room. Price includes breakfast.

The Holiday Inn Express 
Call the hotel at 902-444-6700 or reservations at 844-768-7007.  Mention you are with Divine Renovation to get the discounted rate. 

Rates:
Starting at $129.00 HST per room for 2 people with breakfast included.

Mount Saint Vincent University (Residence)
To book, visit www.msvu.ca/stay, call (902) 457-6364, or for group bookings of 8 or more people, email reservations@msvu.ca.

Rates:
4 bedroom apartment (sleeps 4) - $115.00 CDN + taxes
Single dorm room (sleeps 1, shared baths) - $45.00 CDN + taxes
Budget Single dorm (sleeps 1, shared baths) - $40.00 CDN + taxes

Billeting 
Interested in staying with a family in the parish? To inquire about our limited spaces, send us an email with your details (i.e. number of spaces required).

What sites or locations should I consider visiting while in Nova Scotia?

Nova Scotia is a popular vacation spot in summer months with many sights worth visiting. Check out http://www.destinationhalifax.com and http://www.novascotia.com plan out your visit.

Can I attend mass at Saint Benedict Parish before or after the conference?

Absolutely! We know many DR18 attendees will want to check out a weekend service. Please feel welcome to join us! 

Where can I find regular mass times for Saint Benedict Parish?

Regular mass times are posted at: http://www.saintbenedict.ca. At Saint Benedict Parish the different mass times have different styles.  

Will translation into other languages be provided?

Sadly, no. In previous Divine Renovation events this service has been provided. But both the cost and demand from english-speaking attendees has meant that the organizing team has opted not to offer translation for Divine Renovation 2018.

What is the cancellation policy for the conference?

Tickets must be cancelled by March 1, 2018 to receive a refund. Contact us at conference@divinerenovation.net to make any changes.