NCYC 2022 will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.

About the location:

Welcome to the “Center” of Southern California…the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, an urban waterfront destination perfectly positioned in the nation’s second largest metro market. Overlooking bustling Rainbow Harbor, Queensway Bay and miles of sandy Pacific Ocean beachfront, the Center sits in the middle of Long Beach’s downtown waterfront.

The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center is a modern and stylish facility located in the heart of Long Beach’s downtown waterfront. The Center features more than 400,000 square feet of flexible exhibit and meeting space, two theaters, four ballrooms, an arena and 34 multi-purpose meeting rooms. The glass-domed Promenade Atrium, with sweeping views of the scenic waterfront and downtown skyline is available for pre-functions, receptions and special events. Other pre-function and special event areas include the outdoor Promenade Plaza, Terrace Lobby & Plaza, Pacific Gallery & Patio, Pacific Room and the Top of the Lot. Our versatile and adaptable meeting spaces can be quickly and easily transformed into the perfect venue for any event.

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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.

List of Hotels and Rates


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 2022 Ticket and Hotel Portal account. You will find separate buttons for requesting ten or fewer rooms and 11 or more rooms. 

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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Give the Gift of NCYC

There’s still time to support the NCYC Scholarship fund! All donations (up to $250,000) are currently matched until June 30, 2022.


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.

2022 Emcee

Chika Anyanwu

Chika Anyanwu is a Catholic evangelist, youth & young adult minister, the author of “My Encounter: How I Met Jesus in Prayer,” and the Director of Formation and Events for Vagabond Missions. Chika is a part of a beautiful Nigerian family, loves her coffee black, and desires sainthood for herself and you! You can learn more about Chika, purchase her book, and leave a prayer request on her website:

2022 Emcee

Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR

Father Agustino Torres, CFR, is a priest with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal based in the Bronx, New York. He is the founder of Corazon Puro, an organization dedicated to forming youth. He hosts the EWTN television shows Icons and Clic con Corazon Puro in Spanish. Father Agustino was one of the friars who founded Catholic Underground, an apostolate of the Friars of the Renewal, and the  Casa Guadalupe (women) and JPII (men) houses of discernment. He is internationally sought to address topics such as the Church’s teachings about human sexuality, vocational discernment, and missionary discipleship.