The Courage Conference is a non-denominational event that will offer a judgement-free place for survivors of abuse (and those who love them) to gather and hear inspiring stories from other survivors about moving forward in boldness and healing. The event will also educate pastors and church leaders on the topic of abuse and introduce them to safe practices and resources for their faith community. The Courage Conference offers a unique opportunity to hear from advocates and trained professionals through inspiring keynotes talks, Q&A sessions and workshops in addition to connecting attendees with local and national resources, so you don't have to do this alone. As a bonus, enjoy a healing music performance by Natalie Greenfield.
At The Courage Conference we realize abuse is not just a secular problem. It is an issue within the church as well. From abuse within the Christian realm to Church-based neglect and coverups, we recognize the damage caused to many survivors & strive to support these individuals as they seek justice and healing.
We have intentionally kept ticket prices at a low cost in order to allow as many as possible to participate in this healing event. Because of this the ticket sales are not enough to cover the expenses of the event in total. In order to bring this healing experience to life, a generous donor has graciously provided us with a matching donation. We need your help to unlock this dollar for dollar match to fully fund The Courage Conference and to allow for us to extend ticket scholarships to survivors and victims who could not otherwise afford the entrance fee.
1. Buy a ticket for yourself and consider donating an extra ticket for someone else in need. A donation option is available at the ticket checkout.
2. Donate through our easy to use GoFundMe button on the sidebar.
3. Click the "Donate Now" button for tax deductible giving (we are filed under a 501c3). To donate by check or to request a sponsor packet with giving perks, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
$50* Early Bird / $60* Regular Tickets Include:
7 Inspiring and Educational Speaker talks from survivors, advocates, and professionals.
The Courage Conference Workbook... with an extensive list of local and national resources
Q&A sessions with the full speaker panel
Multiple relevant workshop opportunities (topic list coming soon)
Free admittance to the Natalie Greenfield Healing Music Concert on Friday night.
Registration opens at 12noon EST on Friday the 20th. Friday event begins at 1pm and ends at 4:30pm. Concert from 6:30-7:30pm. Doors open at 8am Saturday the 21st with a light breakfast. Event ends at 5:00pm. Event held at Nash Hall venue space in Downtown Raleigh. Map below.
$20* LIVE Online Experience:
Access to a Live Stream of the 7 Inspiring and Educational Speaker talks and Q&As
Access to Replay Video After The Event
Ticket Scholarships: If you are unable to afford the cost of a ticket for the live or online event and would like to be considered for our scholarship program, please sign up here (limited availability).
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Courage Conference strives to be a safe space for those healing from abuse. The Courage Conference reserves the right to reject or eject online or in person attendees and revoke and refund the price of a ticket at anytime as we see fit in order to honor the emotional health of the survivors present. The Courage Conference is not responsible for any additional compensation above the price of the ticket.
Nash Hall: 136 E. Morgan St., Raleigh, NC.
*Stats for children/under-reporting in graphic above are based on sexual abuse stats. General stats were not available, indicating numbers may be higher.