NCYC 2023 will be held at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.

About the location:

The Indiana Convention Center is a powerhouse destination for the largest events in the country. With its striking contemporary look and sense of openness, the Indiana Convention Center redefines the character of a trade show and meeting venue.

One of the largest convention centers in America, the center is connected by skywalks to more hotel rooms than any other city in the nation. Also linked to the center is a four-story urban shopping mall, surrounded by more than 200 restaurants and a 10-block state park that features top museums, green space and a convenient canal walk.

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You may request hotel rooms at the time of ticket request, regardless of the number of tickets purchased or rooms needed, or later. To qualify for the NCYC group rate, hotels generally require a three-night stay—Thursday to Sunday. (If you are considering departing Saturday night, remember you will need a plan to store your luggage.)

Using NCYC block hotel rooms helps underwrite the convention center rental cost.

View the 2023 Hotel List>>


NFCYM prefers that you request/reserve hotel rooms immediately following ticket purchase, but you may return to request rooms later if that is not possible. We anticipate having enough rooms in our block to accommodate all participant requests, but availability will become more limited the closer we get to November.


Create or log into your 2023 Ticket and Hotel Portal account. You will find separate buttons for requesting ten or fewer rooms and 11 or more rooms. View the 2023 Hotel List>>

If you need ten or fewer rooms, you will need a valid credit card number and expiration date. On/about October 15, your selected hotel(s) will be granted the authority (but not the requirement) to debit your card for one night’s room and tax per room as a deposit or as a no-show fee if you cancel 72-hours or less before your scheduled arrival. You may provide a different form of payment at check-in.

If you need 11 or more rooms, you will need to know:

  1. Number of one- and two-bedded rooms needed
  2. Your top 3-5 preferred hotels in the NCYC block
  3. Criteria to be used if none of your preferred hotels are available (i.e., location, rate, meeting space, breakfast, parking)

Every effort is made to place you in one of your top selections. If those hotels are no longer available or cannot accommodate your number, our team uses your specified criteria to suggest appropriate alternatives. Once assigned to a property, you will work directly with the hotel on a deposit and payment schedule.


If you reserve 10 or fewer rooms per night, you will receive an email confirmation shortly after submission.

If you request 11 or more rooms per night, you will immediately receive an email notification that your request has been received. Once your hotel placement is made, you will receive an email confirmation. This may take up to 15 business days

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The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) is a membership organization dedicated to advancing the field of pastoral ministry to young people.

Members enjoy:

  • Professional training, resourcing, and support
  • Full access to our resources and webinars,
  • Special rates to NFCYM events, and more.

You will now be directed to NFCYM.ORG to complete registration.

2023 Host

Mari Pablo

Mari Pablo is a proud Hispanic and cradle Catholic whose life was wrecked in the best possible way when she finally decided to stop fighting and surrender it all to Him. Mari has joyfully worked in youth ministry for over fifteen years, both as a youth minister and theology teacher, and as a presenter for Ascension Press. Mari has a deep love for food but an even greater love for Christ and is dedicated to helping others encounter Him.

2023 Host

Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN

Sister Josephine is a native Texan, raised baptist in Houston Texas. Jesus called her to religious life in 2011 and in 2020 Sister made her final vows as a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth. She ministers as a licensed mental health counselor, and also serves on the community vocations team and as a national speaker.