Atlanta, Georgia


The Atlanta area is excited to welcome you this September for the 2022 Young Adult Leadership Weekend! This year we’ve moved up and out of the city, 50 miles northeast, to beautiful Lake Lanier and adjacent Gainesville, Georgia. Join us for a weekend filled with good food and good friends as we learn and work together in service to our church and community.

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Gainesville Civic Center
Sydney Lanier Room
830 Green St. NE
Gainesville, GA 30501


Overall Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 3

9 a.m. Doors open, light breakfast and coffee
9:50 a.m. Welcome and introduction
10 a.m. Keynote #1, followed by discussion
11:30 a.m. Break
12 noon Interactive Session
1:30 p.m. Lunch
2:30 p.m. Sabbath Services
4:30 p.m. Break
6 p.m. Dinner
8 p.m.  Quiplash Game
11 p.m. Good night

Sunday, Sept. 4

8:30 a.m. Doors open
9 a.m.  Local seminar, followed by discussion
10:30 a.m. Keynote #2, followed by discussion
12 noon Lunch
1 p.m.  Service project



Saturday night we’ll all pull out our phones to laugh, play and vote together in a giant group game of Quiplash. Perfect for introverts and extroverts alike, you can participate without being in the hot seat … unless you want to be!



Registration fee is $38 per person, which includes coffee service all day both days, light breakfast items, lunches both days, dinner Saturday night and an FOI/YALW T-shirt.

Pay Online

If you have a PayPal account (completely free to set up), you can pay quickly and easily by clicking on this link: paypal.me/atlantacogwa. Click “send” and enter $38 for a single registration, or $76 for a couple registration. The default “sending to a friend” setting will incur no fees to either you or us.

If you do not have a PayPal account and prefer to pay via credit card (with a small service charge), click on the Donate button below:



We have secured a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express, located just 3.2 miles from the Gainesville Civic Center. There are also a few other hotels and a number of motels in the vicinity with rooms at various price points, but please keep in mind that Lake Lanier is a very popular holiday weekend destination and that several weddings have already secured large blocks of rooms in the area, so book early.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Gainesville–Lake Lanier Area
1189 Dawsonville Hwy. NW
Gainesville, GA 30501

Nightly rate: $169+tax
Group rate code: YAL

Book Your Hotel Room

Booking deadline: Wednesday, Aug. 3, 5 p.m. Eastern time

As a courtesy, the hotel will extend the same rate to you one night before and after (Sept. 2 and 4), based on availability. Breakfast is included.



If you have any questions, need help finding roommates, need transportation to or from Atlanta’s Hartsfield–Jackson Airport, or have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please email us at [email protected], and we will do our best to accommodate. See you soon!