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For Immediate Release

Young Adult League nationwide conference returning to Chicago in February 2020

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, November 20, 2019 – The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago and Young Adult League Chicago announced today that Chicago will be the host city for the Young Adult League nationwide conference (YAL). The conference will be held on President’s Day weekend, February 14-17, 2020, in Rosemont, Illinois. The theme of the conference is “Orthodox on Purpose” with speakers to be announced soon.

Geared toward Orthodox Christians between the ages of 18-35, the YAL conference will provide an opportunity for young adults from across the country gathering to worship as one Church, serve the local community, and bear witness to the light of Christ in each person. Attendees will explore, share, and live their faith in an immersive experience which will include workshops, keynote speakers, liturgical services, outreach projects, and social events.

“I’m delighted to see our young adults coming together under one roof in Chicago to connect with each other and with Christ,” said His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael. “Many parents have fond memories of these conferences and the impact that they had on their faith. Now, the next generation has the opportunity to be the change they want to see in the world as part of Christ’s Church.”

A nationwide ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, YAL has been experiencing a resugence of interest and involvement among Orthodox young adults. The YAL Chicago chapter is especially active with thousands of young adults participating in retreats, social gatherings, educational forums and service projects.

Registration for YAL Conference Chicago is now open at, with early bird registration closing November 30. For questions and more information, please email YAL Chicago at Please follow YAL Chicago Conference on Instagram and Facebook @YALChicagoConference.

About the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago

Tracing its roots back to 1923, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is the diocese of Greek Orthodox faithful in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, northern Indiana, and southeastern Missouri, consisting of 58 parishes and two monastic communities. The Metropolis is one of nine regions in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and is presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael. The general offices of the Metropolis are temporarily located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. For more information, visit To sign up for news from the Metropolis, visit:

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Chris Varones