CPT Conference FAQ

 
 

WHO USUALLY COMES TO THE CPT CONFERENCE?
The CPT Conference is a unique gathering of people from various vocational contexts. It is a conference for anyone who loves theology and loves the church. Historically, over 50% of those in attendance are full-time pastors. We also welcome many students, para-church ministry leaders, academic theologians, lay leaders, and lay theologians.

WILL FOOD BE PROVIDED AT THE CONFERENCE VENUE?
Light refreshments, water, and coffee will be available at Calvary Memorial Church during the conference. No meals will be served at the conference venue.

ARE THERE RESTAURANTS NEARBY?
Yes. Calvary Memorial Church is located in the middle of historic downtown Oak Park. There are dozens of restaurant options within walking distance. Here’s a list of just a few.

IS PARKING AVAILABLE ON SITE?
There is limited free parking available at the church. Parking overflow is available at a public garage across the street for approximately $1/hour.

CAN I GET THERE USING PUBLIC TRANSIT?
Yes. Calvary Memorial Church is conveniently located near the Oak Park Ave. stop and Harlem Ave. stop on the Green Line of Chicago’s CTA ‘L’ train.

WHAT ARE OPTIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION FROM THE AIRPORT?
Taxi, Uber, and Lyft are the best options for transit from either O’Hare or Midway airport. These services usually cost $30–$40. The CTA ‘L’ train is an economical alternative, but requires a transfer in downtown Chicago. The cost to ride the train is $5 from O’Hare and $2.50 from Midway. Click here for the ‘L’ train route from O’Hare Airport. Click here for the ‘L’ train route from Midway Airport.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELATION POLICY?
If you are no longer able to attend the conference, you may request a refund by emailing zwagner@pastortheologians.com. Our policy is as follows:

Before July 1: 100% Refund
Before September 1: 75% Refund
Before October 10: 50% Refund
After October 10: No Refund

CAN I TRANSFER MY REGISTRATION?
Yes. You may transfer your registration free of charge by emailing zwagner@pastortheologians.com.

WILL THE CONFERENCE BE LIVE STREAMED?
No. There are currently no plans to live stream sessions from the 2019 CPT Conference.

WILL CONFERENCE SESSIONS BE RECORDED AND MADE AVAILABLE AFTER THE EVENT?
As with past conferences, the CPT will make recordings available for as many of the conference sessions as we are able. These recordings will be available free of charge on www.pastortheologians.com in the weeks and months following the conference. We cannot guarantee the online availability of every session from the conference due to technical constraints and non-release agreements.

CAN THE CPT PROVIDE INVITATION LETTERS FOR ASSISTANCE IN OBTAINING A VISA?
Yes. If you would like to obtain an invitation letter, please email zwagner@pastortheologians.com for assistance.

CAN I VOLUNTEER?
We welcome a limited number of student volunteers for the event. Volunteers assist with set up, tear down, and other logistics. Volunteers receive one complimentary registration. Contact zwagner@pastortheologians.com if you are interested in volunteering?

ARE EXHIBIT SPACE AND ADVERTISING AVAILABLE?
Yes. Visit our exhibitor information page for details.

CAN YOU ANSWER ANOTHER QUESTION?
Yes. If you have another question not answered on this page, please feel free to Contact Us.