Join Us for the 2023 AYP Convention!

Join us in Texas for our annual 3-day leadership convention infused with inspiring stories, rich and practical ideas, and engagement with leadership experts. Super early bird registration is now open and gives you the best price available to attend! Invite a friend and sign up today!


Tickets are just $84.99 during our early bird special! Invite a friend and reserve your ticket at this incredible rate which is nearly half off the regular price!


This year’s housing option is the Hilton Garden Inn Dallas at the Hurst Conference Center. This hotel is connected to the Conference Center and is offering a special price for convention attendees. Book your room for just $109 per night (current weekend rate is $169) when using the code THRIVE. Note that breakfast is included in this rate. Limited discount rooms are available on a first come first served basis.


Sign up to have a booth or to be a sponsor at our 2023 convention. Engage with Seventh-day Adventist young professionals eager to get involved in spreading the gospel.

Event Information

The AYP Thrive Convention is coming to the Hurst Conference Center in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex on July 28 – 30, 2023. Stay tuned as more information about the convention becomes available.

Space is limited and is expected to sell out. Event passes include access to all sessions as well as lunch and supper on Sabbath. Breakfast is included with your hotel reservation when booking with the AYP event code. See below for information about ticket pricing. 

Super Early Bird

  • Price: $69.99
  • Date: July 31, 2022 – August 8, 2022

Early Bird

  • Price: $84.99
  • Date: August 8, 2022 – December 31, 2022


  • Price: $104.99
  • Date: January 1, 2023 – June 30, 2023


  • Price: $124.99
  • Date: July 1, 2023 – July 28, 2023


Want to save money on your ticket?

  1. Purchase your ticket early!
  2. Earn $10 off your ticket for every friend you invite. (Beginning August 8)
  3. Bring a group and receive 2 free tickets for every 10 tickets purchased. 
Note that group rates and $10 discounts are not combinable.

The schedule below is subject to change. Exhibit halls are open throughout the weekend with the exception of during the four general sessions.

1:00 – Pre-Convention Activity
5:00 – Dinner (On Your Own)
6:00 – Doors Open & Exhibit Hall
6:30 – Welcome Mixer
7:15 – Session 1

7:00 – Breakfast (Included with Hotel Reservation)
9:00 – Doors Open & Exhibit Hall
9:30 – Sabbath School
10:30 – Session 2
12:00 – Group Photo
12:15 – Lunch
2:00 – Workshops
5:30 – Supper
7:00 – Session 3
8:30 – Evening Activities

7:00 – Breakfast (Included with Hotel Reservation)
9:00 – Doors Open & Exhibit Hall
9:30 – Session 4
11:00 – Explore Dallas/Fort Worth with New AYP Friends 

The Thrive Convention will be hosted at the Hurst Conference Center located at 1601 Campus Dr, Hurst, TX 76054 and connected via complimentary shuttle to the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

With direct flights to 263 airports, the DFW International Airport is a global travel hub and the Hurst Conference Center is a short 10 minute ride away. Additionally those interested in exploring Dallas and Fort Worth during their time in Texas will just be minutes away from these world class cities!

  • 10 minutes from the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport
  • 15 minutes from downtown Fort Worth
  • 25 minutes from downtown Dallas and Love Field Airport

To care for our out of town guests, complimentary shuttle service is being provided within a five mile radius of the conference center. Please call the Hilton Garden Inn Hurst Conference Center at least 24 hours ahead of your stay to request a ride or to request an airport pickup. 

Convention registration fees are transferable but non-refundable.

Post on the AYP social wall to find other AYPers looking for a roommate or a ride. 

Due to limited space as well as the fact that meals are catered in the same space as programming, the Sabbath program will not be open to the public. Only those who have registered will be allowed to participate in the event. Individuals who are not registered and come on Sabbath will kindly be asked to leave. 

Please email Jazzmine Bankston, AYP Convention Director at with any questions or comments.

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