May 17-19, 2024

Registration Deadline for Event Participation:

April 7, 2024 at Midnight (CST)

Hotel Reservation Deadline

May 3, 2024

IMPORTANT UPDATE: We are working on a new registration portal and hope to have it ready in time to use it for the 2024 convention. We open registration soon. You will be contacted with information on how to register as soon as it is finalized. It will be good to get everything together that you will need and be able to get started as soon as it opens. The deadlines will still be the same for registration and the hotel.

For 2024 only, the registration fee for Mid-Atlantic will be $45 regardless of when a person is registered.

For Mid-Atlantic ONLY, all online testing for Bible Bowl, Pearls, and Defender will be from April 9-21, 2024. Group leaders will receive login information for students who are registered to take at least one of the tests, so be sure to have all students wanting to participate in these events registered for them.



Blair County Convention Center

One Convention Center Blvd.
Altoona, PA 16602



Courtyard Marriott

2 Convention Center Dr
Altoona, PA 16602

Hotel Details

We will again have a block of rooms available at the Courtyard by Marriott hotel that is connected to the convention center. This will be beneficial for safety and in the case of inclement weather. Rooms will be $127 per night. This rate is good for May 17 and 18, 2024. To book, click the link below or call the hotel at 814-312-1800 and ask for the Lads to Leaders rate.

Click here to book rooms. The deadline to book at our group rate is May 3, 2024.

Area Restaurants:

Below is a listing of several restaurants within the area of the Convention Center/Hotel.  This list not exhaustive.


  • Outback

  • Plaza Aztecca

  • Kings

  • Eat-n-Park

  • Denny’s

  • Applebees

  • Cracker Barrel

  • Red Robin

  • Hoss’s

  • Longhorn Steak

  • Marzoni’s

Fast Food

  • Chick-fil-A

  • KFC

  • Taco Bell

  • Arby’s

  • Burger King


  • Dunkin Donuts

  • The Meadows Ice Cream

  • Starbucks

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