Each year, in addition to keynotes and breakout sessions, the Q Christian Conference has several special events and opportunities to choose from, including service projects, retreats, small group gatherings, and more!



Wednesday, Jan 9 | 7:30pm

We're not throwing away our shot!

...to see the Tony Award-winning sensation Hamilton. Q Christian has a limited block of tickets for the Wednesday showing at the CIBC Theatre. Join us for this special opportunity, and purchase your ticket (while supplies last) when registering for the conference.

Ticket purchases help support the Q Christian Conference Scholarship Fund.


Womenconnect women's retreat

thursday, jan 10 | 2:00pm - 6:30pm

The Q Christian WomenConnect Women’s Retreat offers a unique conference experience to any female-identified attendee on Thursday afternoon before the conference begins, with great speakers, awesome worship, and an amazing, all-female praise band. Come prepared to learn more about how you can grow with God and with your sisters in Christ. Dinner will be included.



thursday, jan 10 | throughout the day

Coming to the Q Christian Conference for the first time? Join us for a special session designed just for you. You’ll be able to meet other conference attendees, learn about the exciting opportunities offered during the conference, and how you can make the most of your experience in Chicago.


after hours Lounge

nightly | 10:00pm

The perfect way to relax after a long day! The After Hours Lounge offers attendees a space to socialize and recharge after the official schedule has concluded for the day, with different activities planned each night:

  • Thursday: Game Night
  • Friday: Karaoke Night
  • Saturday: Open Mic Night


community lunches

friday, jan 11 | 11:30Am

Share a meal with other attendees who share your interests and understand your background! Purchase a ticket for the meal or bring your own from one of the local restaurants around the hotel. There will be space designated for the following affinity groups: Ministry Leaders, People of Color, Side B, and Parents.


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age group DINNERS

saturday, jan 12 | 5:00pm

Looking to connect with others around your age during conference? This is the perfect opportunity! Meet in the ballroom lobby, find your age group sign, and meet up with your group for lunch.



Sunday, jan 13 | 7:00pm - 11:00pm

The fun continues even after the last session has finished. Join us Sunday night for an evening on the town, and enjoy food, refreshments, fellowship, and entertainment that only Chicago can provide. It’s a great opportunity to further develop the incredible friendships and connections you’ll make while at the Q Christian Conference. Details are still being finalized, but if you’re staying in town an extra night, you won’t want to miss out! Purchase your ticket during registration to reserve your spot for $35.