FAQS


Wondering what kind of amenities the Galt House has to offer? In addition to Free Wifi for all Conference guests, there is a pool, a fitness center, and much more. See the link below for more information: Galt House Amenities

Guest Car Parking:

There is a parking garage adjacent to the hotel. When you check-in with the hotel, you may inform them that your vehicle is parked in the garage. There will be no parking fee for you. UBF will pay for the parking.

DATEBUS NUMBERFROMTODEPARTURE TIME(S)


PICK-UP LOCATIONHOSTS
August 8, WednesdayUBF Van Airport Shuttle ServiceLouisville Intl' Airport Galt House Hotel 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM (Round trip every 1 hr.)Lower Level (Arrivals) by the Information booth. Look for UBF sign"David Won. Email: david.won121@gmail.com. Phone: 773.241.1635. Kakao ID: davidwon121
Sean Cho. Email: ihcho1313@gmail.com. Phone: 847.744.3989. Kakao ID: heartful."
August 9, ThursdayQ1 Airport Shuttle ServiceLouisville Intl' Airport Galt House Hotel 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Round trip every 1 hr.)Lower Level (Arrivals) by the Information booth. Look for UBF sign"David Won. Email: david.won121@gmail.com. Phone: 773.241.1635. Kakao ID: davidwon121
Sean Cho. Email: ihcho1313@gmail.com. Phone: 847.744.3989. Kakao ID: heartful."
August 12, SundayR1 Airport Shuttle ServiceGalt House Hotel Louisville Intl' Airport 12:30 PM to 8:30 PM (Round trip every 1 hr.)Front of Hotel"Robert Moreno. Email:rbrtmoreno87@gmail.com Phone:312.618.8891
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August 12, SundayR2 Airport Shuttle ServiceGalt House Hotel Louisville Intl' Airport 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM (Round trip every 1 hr.)Front of HotelJonathan Lee. David Saethre Email: saethre.david@gmail.com        Phone: 708.890.1414
August 12, SundayE1Galt House Hotel Chicago O'hare Airport-Best Western Hotel-Chicago Center1:00 PMFront of HotelDavid Won, Sara Lee (Toronto)
August 12, SundayB1Galt House Hotel Best Western Hotel-Chicago Center2:30 PMFront of HotelBrooke Budzileni, Anna Sung
August 12, SundayB2Galt House Hotel Best Western Hotel-Chicago Center2:30 PMFront of HotelDennie Deliva, Esther Lazo
August 12, SundayB3Galt House Hotel Best Western Hotel-Chicago Center2:30 PMFront of HotelGrace Baik (Northwestern)
August 13, MondayT5 Airport Shuttle ServiceGalt House Hotel Louisville Intl' Airport 4:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Round trip every 1 hr.)Front of HotelDavid Saethre Email: saethre.david@gmail.com        Phone: 708.890.1414
August 15th, WednesdayD1Galt House Hotel Chicago O'hare Airport-Best Western Hotel-Chicago Center9:00 AMFront of HotelJoe Grady, Faith Grady
August 15th, WednesdayD2Galt House Hotel  Chicago Center-Best Western Hotel10:30 AMFront of HotelCharles Kim, Joann Ismail, Jonathan Lee

Bus Management Contacts:
*David Saethre / 708.890.1414 / saethre.david@gmail.com (English)
*Charles Kim / 773.822.6070 / cckim12@att.net (English, Korean)

  1. Have Your QR code ready


    You can get your QR code one of three ways:

    1. Your Confirmation Email
    2. Login back in to registration: Log Back In
    3. Ask your Group’s Primary to open it in their registration page.

    You can bring it to Check in two ways:

    1. Have it open on your phone/device, following instructions above.
    2. Print a hard copy. On the same screen with your “Profile,” go up and click the “Print Your Registration” in the “Actions” section. Remember to do this for every group member if necessary.
  2. Press “Start” on the iPad at the check in station
  3. Hold your QR code up to the camera  on the iPad
  4. You will be notified that your name tag is being printed
  5. A conference worker will hand you your name badge, a holder and a lanyard.
  6. You’re all checked in!

FOR USA/CANADA 

  • Cancellation of a reservation must be received 48 hours in advance of the arrival date or a one night penalty will be charged.  Ex) If your reservation is for Aug. 8, you have until Aug. 6 to cancel without charge.
  • How to cancel? – Find the confirmation email when you received from the Hotel after your reservation and click through the link, which will take you to the PASSKEY website which you can cancel your reservation.
  • * It is safer to cancel sooner than 48 hours before your reservation date.  Because hotel booking closes June 30, 2018 and we need to confirm our counts by then, if possible please cancel in advance of that date if necessary.

FOR INTERNATIONAL GUESTS (EXCEPT USA/CANADA)

REFUND POLICY FOR CONFERENCE REGISTRATION (This is only for Conference Registration Cancellation Policy, not for Hotel)

  • As of April 15, 2018, any refunds requested (due to cancellation, change of registration options or purchases) will incur a 10% fee of the requested amount. No refunds will be offered after June 30th, after which time changes to records will not be allowed. You will be able to continue to make payments against your balance until on site check in on August 9.

*NOTE: to avoid this fee, you may apply the credit to another’s registration by adding them to your group, or adding options to your registration.

*Please visit here to see visa interview tips & guidelines
*About visitor visa by TRAVEL.STATE.GOV – Click here

*For international delegates who want to attend ISBC 2018 and need an invitation letter* and the US senator’s letter of recommendation* to apply for US visa, please fill the following google form so that we can serve you better.

*GOOGLE FORM FOR INVITATION LETTER

*Pastor Mark Vucekovich will send you a UBF invitation letter and Dr. Henry Park can provide a letter of support for US visa applicants from a U.S Senator’s office.

 

  • For their convenience, international registrants will have their meals included in their registration fee.
  • For domestic registrants (US/Canada), children 5 and under are included in their parents’ meal plan. For 6-10 year olds, their meal plans are half-price. You will have the opportunity to choose a meal plan when you are registering your children for the conference.

* To register your child for childcare, specific information including age, gender, birthdate, emergency contact information (phone number that will work in US), special requirements, and consent will be required.

* On the first day of the conference (Thursday), childcare will open at 6pm for parents to check-in their children for the first time.
* Childcare will open 15 minutes before each adult program for drop off and children need to be picked up within 15 minutes of the end of each program to avoid late charges. *Parents are responsible for feeding their children for all meals.
* Please bring your children to the restroom before each childcare session.
* Parents will be given two identical designated cards to be used to pick up their children after each session. Providers will NOT release children without this card being shown.

We will enforce a sick policy so that sick children do not attend childcare while they are sick. Some providers are first aid and CPR certified. On call UBF physicians will also be available if needed. Equipment and furniture will be daily cleaned and sanitized. Children with any special needs (medical, food, behavioral, language, etc)  will be given a bracelet to wear for the entire conference. Childcare providers will accompany children to the restroom only in groups.

Yes, we will try to provide UBF volunteer translators for Spanish and Korean if needed.

Childcare will be in several designated large rooms in the Galt House hotel.

*Please note when registering your child, that a child should be registered according to the age he/she will be AT THE TIME OF THE CONFERENCE 2018, NOT at the time of registration.

*FOR CHILDREN FROM THE US/CANADA (Prices are in USD)

  1.     a) 1-3 years old (not potty-trained): $85
  2.     b) 3 years (potty-trained) – 5 years old: $70
  3.     c) 6-10 years old: $55

*FOR INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN

  1.   a) 1-10 years old: $50

These costs are for the entire conference (Thursday-Sunday) and include the cost for childcare providers, and activity and cleaning supplies. If your child needs snacks or equipment (stroller, pack ‘n play, etc), please bring them labeled with your child’s name.

Childcare will be provided for all adult conference programs, except Interest Group-I (Friday) and reflection writing time (Saturday). Parents should pick up their children for all meal times, feed them, and then drop them off at childcare at the next program time.
The Interest Group-I and reflection writing time breaks from childcare are to ensure that both children and childcare providers have the time to rest, so they can be energized for the long evening sessions.
Childcare will be provided for about 25 hours total.

*Childcare schedule/table here

THURSDAY (9)FRIDAY (10)SATURDAY (11)SUNDAY (12)
6:00-6:15pm check-in
7:45am-12:15pm childcare
7:45am-12:15pm childcare8:15am-12:35pm childcare
6:15-10:00pm childcare3:45-5:45pm childcare4:15-5:45pm childcare
7:15-9:45pm childcare
7:05-10:15pm childcare
  • Yes, all providers will undergo a background check and interview process before they are hired. They will also have sexual harrassment and youth leadership video training after being hired. Some providers are CPR/First Aid certified. In the Gap ministry (which is partnering with Noble Call), requires their providers to undergo a rigorous application process to gauge character and integrity as well.  

We are working with Noble Call Ministry, which we partnered with for the last Midwest and Chicago-area Easter conferences, as well as DuPage UBF (Illinois). Many of the providers will be college and high school aged Christian students from the Christian ministry “In the Gap,” which has a partnership with Noble Call Ministry.

* Noble Call Christian ministry partners with churches and Christian conferences to provide childcare so parents can attend adult conferences. They will take care of 1-5 year olds.

* DuPage UBF (Illinois) will partner with its own members and Wheaton College students to care for 6-10 years olds.

  • There will be three separate age groups for childcare and each group will have its own designated room(s): 1-3 years* (not potty-trained); 3 yrs (potty-trained)-5 years*; 6-10 years*. (* age at time of conference)
  • Grandparents or older siblings (11 years old or older) are welcome to accompany a young child who has separation anxiety to help the child get comfortable.”
  • No, children in this age range do not have to enroll in childcare; parents can make alternate, private babysitting arrangements. HOWEVER, children ages 1-10 will not be allowed into the adult conference.
  • Children who will be 1-10 years old (at time of conference) can register for childcare under one parent when the parent is registering for ISBC. Infants under the age of 1 at the time of conference should attend the conference (in the live video feed room) with their parents.
  • Childcare is NOT a separate conference for the children. However, childcare will do its best to provide Biblical, enriching programming for the children with the same “Kingdom” theme as the adult conference. The programs will be catered to each age group and will include Bible discussions, praise, physical activity, and crafts.
  • Childcare is a service provided to UBF parents to keep their children safe during the adult ISBC conference so their parents can attend the conference.

HBF will coordinate with International directors to accommodate language requests for GBS made through the registration website. Supplemental HBF programs may have some Korean subtitles and/or manuscripts available. If other languages are needed for supplemental HBF programs, let us know. If you want to contact us, please click here.

HBF members will be attending all of the main programs. However we will have the following supplemental programs:

1. Separate High School Bible Study groups (during GBS and Testimony writing/sharing times)
2. Thursday Night High School Social (After the main program on Thursday night)
3. United High School Worship  (During Interest Group Session #2)
4. Games/Activities/Sports (During testimony sharing time on Saturday)
  • For their convenience, international registrants will have their meals included in their registration fee.
  • For domestic registrants (US/Canada), children 5 and under are included in their parents’ meal plan. For 6-10 year olds, their meal plans are half-price. You will have the opportunity to choose a meal plan when you are registering your children for the conference.

For early arrivals before the standard check-in time (3pm), the hotel recommends that you call them (800) The-Galt or (855) 736-3527 on the day you are arriving to request early check-in.  Check-out is at 11am, so the earliest check-in time is 12pm.  If there are clean rooms available, the hotel will accommodate your request.

No, the adults do not have to stay in the same hotel room.  For USA and Canadian attendees hotel bookings are handled separately and independently.

* If you want to travel to the conference before August 9, you  should make your own arrangements for all travel, food and lodging at your own expense.
* If there is a hardship and unable to cover your expense, then International delegates may fly into Chicago the day before the conference and ride a bus to the conference site.
* If you must fly early into Chicago (O’Hare Airport), Elder David Saethre will coordinate your sleeping arrangements and schedule who will pick you up from the airport.  Please note that there are no guest houses available and all International delegates will stay at Chicago member’s homes as their guest. For more information, you can contact us by selecting “Early Arrivals” in the “Contact us” page.

  • Chicago area members that are willing to host international guests who arrive before August 9 are limited to pay their pre-arrival expenses. Therefore, those who are able to cover their own pre-arrival expenses, they should consider going directly to Louisville.

Early arrivals can take advantage of the UBF discounted room rates at the Galt House Hotel beginning on Monday August 6th, 2018 until August 14th, 2018.  You may book your own hotel rooms the following 2 ways:

(1) Use the following link to book your hotel: https://aws.passkey.com/go/ubf2018
(2) Call the hotel directly, and mention that you are reserving for the “2018 International Summer Bible Conference” to get the discounted rate.

It is not recommended to book directly on the hotel’s website because you will not receive the discounted rate.  Using the above options will guarantee that you receive the discounted rate.
Also, please be advised that your room assignment will be changed on Aug. 9 when the conference begins.
For any additional questions, you can contact us by selecting “Housing” in the “Contact us” page, or email housing@hiskingdom2018.org.

They will stay in the same room of the hotel. In addition, they will have free breakfast as well. But they should check out the next day.

The registration cost for 2013 and 2018 is about the same for the following reasons:
The hotel executive suites can easily accommodate 5 people per room (that’s $85/person for all 3 nights all Incl.).  The total estimated average meal cost for 9 meals if taken outside of the KICC catering (3 breakfast @ avg $8/meal; 3 lunches @ avg. $12/meal; 3 dinners @ $15/meal) is approx. $105.00.  The conference registration regular fee is $140.00. If the above option is taken, the total conference cost is $330.00.

The 2013 ISBC registration fee was $340.00.  With the above rates, the 2018 ISBC registration fee is slightly less than the 2013 fee.

Please note that the main difference in total conference cost from 2013 to 2018 is the cost of meals. If the attendees purchase the meal package at the KICC, the cost of the meals will be $175 (includes 3 breakfast; 3 lunches; 3 dinners).  This will increase the 2018 ISBC total cost up to $400.00.

 

“Transportation committee is continuing to explore more economical airport transportation options. More information will be posted soon.”

Disability Transportation Services Taxi7(502) 777-7777
Yellow Cab(502) 636-5511
Cabs Taxi7(502) 636-5511
Yellow Cab(502) 636-5511
CityScoot(502) 566-6384
Green Cab(502) 635-6400; (502) 797-6064
Ready Cab(502) 451-4114
Transportation Network Companies Lyft
Uber

Ground transportation information (Taxicabs, ridesharing services, rental cars) visit: http://www.flylouisville.com/ground-transportation/
For additional ground transportation information (taxi service, limousine, shuttle service) visit: http://www.galthouse.com/louisville/louisville-transportation/

Louisville International Airport.  600 Terminal Drive.  Louisville, KY 40209. (502) 367-4636.  http://www.flylouisville.com/

There is a parking garage adjacent to the hotel.  When you check-in with the hotel, you may inform them that you have a car parked in the garage.  There will be no parking fee for you.  UBF will pay for the parking.

Since 2013, there have been considerable changes in exchange rates between US dollar and the other countries’ currency. The changes are within 5% for Korea, China, Middle East, and most countries of Europe. For other countries, US dollar value has increased significantly–Canada by 20%, Australia by 20%, India/Japan/Philippines/Indonesia by 20-30%, Africa by 30-90%, Mexico by 45%, Russia by 75%. This increase added financial burdens for international delegates.  2018 ISBC fees are differentiated based on these factors.  Furthermore, in order to bring the registration fees low, significant portion of the registration fees are subsidized through donations, Sunday offerings, and UBF HQ support.

 

For the first time, we chose hotel/convention center (Galt House Hotel and Kentucky International Convention Center) at Louisville, Kentucky as an option for our ISBC conference.  The hotel/convention center offers many advantages: saving moving time for meetings, GBS in hotel rooms, comfortable spaces and environment for lodging/fellowship/meetings, and less UBF conference workers.

Details will be provided later.

We will be reaching out to chapter directors and fellowship leaders to recommend Group Bible Study leaders and groups.  We are first asking ministries to arrange their own Bible study groups, but we also need to know the arrangements so we can determine and share the Room Number of each group prior to the conference.

If we do not receive group Bible study arrangements by June (tentative), we will automatically assign groups.

“Group Bible studies will be held in the mornings after breakfast in meeting spaces at the Galt House and the KICC.”

For more details and to see a floor plan of the rooms, see the DETAILS > Group Bible Study section of this website.

For any additional questions, you can contact us by selecting “Group Bible Study” in the “Contact us” page, or email gbs@hiskingdom2018.org.

Passkey will only allow one credit card to be entered.  If you would like to split the cost across multiple credit cards, you will need call the hotel directly (502) 589-5200 after completing the reservation in Passkey, and they can help you set that up.

 

One credit card will be required to book the reservation in the Passkey site.  Per the Passkey and hotel policy, the card will not be charged until at least 48 hours before the arrival date.  If there is a cancellation within 48 hours of the arrival date, a one night penalty will be charged.

Once your reservation is made you will receive an email that will provide you with a link to modify any of your reservation details.  You can modify the names, arrival and departure dates of you or the other roommates, add or remove roommates, or you can modify the credit card being used, the room you want to stay in, and any special requests.

Executive suites: 5 people

Deluxe rooms: 4 people

*For more details on the above rooms or to see the floor plans, please click here.

*You can specify your roommates in the hotel booking (Passkey) site and their arrival and departure dates. Please enter their names as found on their driver’s license or government ID so they can check in to the hotel at a different time if necessary.

“The Passkey Hotel booking site is now closed.  For any room modifications or reservations, please call the Galt House Hotel directly  at 502-589-5200.”

International Attendees: If you are from outside the USA and Canada you do not need to book your hotel separately.  Sleeping rooms will be assigned to you by UBF.

USA/Canada Attendees: Must book your own room.  There are 2 options available:

  • A link to the hotel book site (“Passkey site”) after registration is complete – on the confirmation page or the opening page after you log in again.  You will also receive a link in a separate hotel confirmation email after you have booked your hotel room.
  • Calling the hotel directly, and using the Room Block Code described in the Lodging section of the “Travel and Lodging” part of the Registration Website.

It is not recommended to book directly on the hotel website because you will not receive the discounted rate.  Using the Passkey link will guarantee you receive the discounted rate.  We have negotiated these rates with the hotel and need to fill a minimum of these rooms, so we ask that you book at the Galt House using the Passkey link or room block code.  If you are booking outside the hotel, you will be charged an additional fee of $200 USD.

For any additional questions, you can contact us by selecting “Housing” in the “Contact us” page, or email housing@hiskingdom2018.org.

Here is where you can find the links on the registration web site:

On confirmation page:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or after logging in:

Important Note
* For international delegates who want to attend ISBC 2018 and need an invitation letter to apply for US visa, please contact P. Mark Vucekovich (lincolnparkubf@gmail.com).
* Additionally, Dr. Henry Park can provide a letter of support for US visa applicants from a Ohio State U.S Senator’s office. Those who need a letter of support, please contact Dr. Henry Park (henrypark120@gmail.com) with the following information:
1. Each applicant’s full name (Last name, Middle Name, First Name)
2. Date of birth (Month / Day / Year)
3. Passport number
4. The city in which the American embassy where you apply the visa is located.
* You may get the letter of recommendation from a Ohio State US Senator within a week by email. Please place this letter of recommendation on the top of your visa application.

At this time we have no plans to provide childcare for the MSC.

  • FOR DOMESTIC REGISTRANTS (USA/Canada): Parents should book hotel rooms for their families with the hotel directly (Instructions will be given after completing UBF site registration). They will also need to register and pay for childcare separately.
  • FOR INTERNATIONAL REGISTRANTS: For your convenience, hotel, food, and childcare for children ages 1-10 is included in each person’s conference registration fee when you register your child(ren) on the conference website.

We are working with Noble Call Ministry, which we partnered with for the last Midwest and Chicago-area Easter conferences, as well as DuPage UBF (Illinois). Many of the providers will be college and high school aged Christian students from the Christian ministry “In the Gap,” which has a partnership with Noble Call Ministry.

* Noble Call Christian ministry partners with churches and Christian conferences to provide childcare so parents can attend adult conferences. They will take care of 1-5 year olds.

* DuPage UBF (Illinois) will partner with its own members and Wheaton College students to care for 6-10 years olds.

We are currently praying about the best Biblical programming to complement the adult conference theme. Children will be grouped by age and the programs will be catered to each age group.

1-10 years of age at time of conference

* Children will be grouped by age in childcare: 1 yr- 3 yr (not potty-trained); 3 yr (potty-trained) – 5 yr; 6-10 yrs
* Infants under the age of 1 at the time of the conference must stay with a parent at all times; no childcare will be offered for children under 12 months old.
* Children ages 11 and up will have MBF and HBF programs.

* Childcare will open 15 minutes before each program and children need to be picked up within 15 minutes of the end of each program to avoid late charges.
* Parents will be given two identical designated number cards to be used to check-out their children each time. Children with any special medical, food, or other special requirements will be given a wristband to wear throughout the conference.

* To register your child, specific information, including age, gender, contact information, special requirements, and consent will be required.

  • During their own registration, parents will be given the opportunity to pay for childcare, up to four children per parent. We recommend having the mother add the children during the registration process. (ONLY one parent should register their children to avoid double paying.)