Over the last few months, we have discussed the benefits of attending Nexus. If you missed out on our early bird discount and specials, you can still attend Nexus and save your parish money. Also, if you need help you justify the cost for your parish or diocese and overcome those pesky financial hurdles so you can attend this year’s users’ conference.

1. Register by September 15, 2017
Register for the users’ conference by September 15 for our discounted rate: $479 per registrant. This saves you $126 per registrant compared with our standard rate of $625.

2. Take advantage of our special offer
We have extended our specials until September 15! Register for Nexus and if you pay for three staff members from your organization, the fourth registrant is free! Or, parishes may register one priest for free with just one paid staff registration!

3. Drive instead of flying (if you can)
Is your parish or diocese within a few hours’ drive of Ann Arbor, Michigan? If so, consider driving instead of flying! Not only will you save your church a lot of money that would otherwise be spent on airfare, but also the time with your colleagues is an opportunity for fellowship and will undoubtedly result in bonding. Ask around in your diocese to see if you can carpool with others from nearby parishes or perhaps rent a vehicle and split the expense to cut down on transportation costs.

4. Research and book discounted flights (if you must fly)
If your parish or diocese is too far to drive, fear not. You too can save money on travel costs. Websites such as Cheapair.com and Expedia.com are good places to potentially save on your airfare costs.

5. Share a hotel room
A smart way to save money is to consider sharing your hotel room with others from your parish or diocese. Sharing a hotel room can reduce the cost of attending quite substantially. Plus, spending more time with your colleagues will be a fun way to get to know them better outside of work.

6. Review the online resources available for dioceses
Once you have determined how you want to save money, don’t forget to take a look at our resources for dioceses. These resources are useful even if you are a parish. For example, we have included a sample justification worksheet that you can use to educate decision makers as to why attending Nexus is quite simply a smart investment.

7. Make attending Nexus part of a vacation
With so much to do in the area before, during, and after Nexus, have you considering extending your stay? Take a look at our recommended list of things to before, during, and after Nexus.

We can’t wait to see you at Nexus this year! If you have any questions about Nexus, please contact us anytime – we are here to help!