Frequently Asked Questions


What is the cost?

Basic Housing:
4 per room:  $129 per person
3 per room:  $139 per person
2 per room:  $159 per person

Standard Housing:
4 per room:  $149 per person
3 per room:  $159 per person
2 per room:  $179 per person

Deluxe Housing:
4 per room:  $174 per person
3 per room:  $204 per person
2 per room:  $244 per person

Prices include two nights, three days lodging, the conference registration fee and all the conference attractions.  The prices do not include meals.  Most hotels offer a continental breakfast.

Commuter (no hotel)
$89 per person

Reserve your spot for $50 per person (non-refundable)!

Receive a $10 per person discount  when you are paid in full by October 14, 2020 (DEC) or October 26, 2020 (JAN).

Strength to Stand Student Bible Conference - December registrations postmarked on or before October 14, 2020 will receive a $10 per person discount. Any registrations postmarked after December 6, 2020 will incur a $5 per person late fee. All fees are transferable. Changes must be made known to Strength to Stand no later than 24 hours prior to arrival.

Strength to Stand Student Bible Conference - January registrations postmarked on or before October 26, 2020 will receive a $10 per person discount. Registrations postmarked after December 28, 2020 will incur a $5 late fee per person. All fees are transferable. Changes must be made known to Strength to Stand no later than 24 hours prior to arrival.

What are the alpha and omega sessions?

The Strength to Stand Conference in January will be divided into two groups, Alpha and Omega. We are using two individual schedules in order to maximize our meeting space. We will try and meet your request for a specific group; however, it is important to remember that everything we do is based on first come, first serve.

What about snow?

As you know, the conferences will be held in resort cities in the Smoky Mountain regions. As such, snow is not unusual for these areas. The conference will only be canceled in the unlikely event that the roads inside Pigeon Forge are closed for the entire three days of the conference. If an event is hosted as scheduled and your group cancels or reduces numbers due to weather conditions, all payments are non-refundable. If we are unable to host an event due to weather conditions, the $70 registration fee cannot be refunded. Refunds of final balance payments will be made only if properties and/or locations refund Strength to Stand for these costs. For your peace of mind, please know we have never had to cancel an event due to snow.

What is the refund policy?

90-365 days out

Strength to Stand will offer a full refund minus the non-refundable $50 deposit. No questions asked.

46-89 days out

Strength to Stand will offer a half refund minus the non-refundable $50 deposit.

45 days out

No refunds unless approved by Strength to Stand. The following are acceptable reasons for a refund: (1) A person is unable to attend due to medical conditions. A signed statement from a medical doctor advising the person not to attend the conference must be presented with a letter of request. The letter from the doctor must be written for the sole purpose of requesting the refund and/or the dates of the conference must be mentioned in the time period forbidding travel by the person registered for the conference. If the person is hospitalized on any day of the conference, a letter from the hospital showing the dates of hospitalization shall serve in place of a letter from a medical doctor. (2) Death of an immediate family member. The immediate family shall be defined as parents, step-parents, grandparents, children, step-children, grandchildren, sisters, step-sisters, brothers, step-brothers, aunts or uncles. This policy does not apply to cousins. A copy of the obituary showing the date must be attached to the refund request. In cases where the obituary does not show the family relationship, a letter from a pastor or funeral director handling the services must be attached to the refund request. (3) A person is married to an individual who meets the criteria of (1) or (2) above. (4) The requirement of a governing school body of a registered individual to attend classes. (5) Service on jury duty or active military duty by a registered individual. Documentation of proof of the above situations may be required before a refund will be issued. (6) A pastor or paid church staff member is required to participate in a funeral service during the conference. An obituary, or a letter from a funeral director of officiating minister stating the person's involvement in the funeral must be attached to the refund request. The refund will be minus a $40 per person administration fee.

  • Each refund date is counted back from the opening day of each conference.
  • The person making the original registration or the designated group leader must make all refund requests.
  • The refund check or certificate will be made payable to the party upon whom the original registration check was drawn. No refund can be issued until at least fifteen (15) days after the deposit of the original check.
  • All group accounts must be paid in full before refunds can be made to any person in the group. Such refunds shall be credited to the account of the group.
  • Rules and regulations are subject to change without notice.
  • The conference office must receive any required documentation before the end of thirty (30) days after the close of the conference.
  • All refunds will be paid within 30 days after the event.

All requests for refunds must be in writing and sent to:
Strength to Stand
PO BOX 59405
Birmingham, AL 35259
[email protected]

What is the National Disaster Cancellation Fee?

Since Strength to Stand began, we have always been committed to do everything in our power to follow through with hosting planned events. However, in these uncertain times post-9/11, a national disaster or act of terror could render us both unable to host a planned event and unable to return your deposits. We hire staff, purchase equipment, and rent non-refundable facilities based on your reservations. Please be advised that if a Strength to Stand event is cancelled due to such extraordinary circumstances, we cannot refund the $70 registration fee regardless of other published cancellation dates and deadlines.

How do I register?

Thank you for taking the first step in registering for the Strength to Stand Student Bible Conferences. Due to insurance and safety regulations, special identification badges will be given to all attendees. Fill out the summary sheet and group leader agreement for the entire group. Make sure that you include your groups rooming list with your check. The hotel will not recognize your group as registered guests without a completed rooming list. Send all forms, along with one check for your deposit or total amount payable to the Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association, Inc., to:

Strength to Stand
PO BOX 59405
Birmingham, AL 35259

We will receive confirmations until we reach our maximum capacity of meeting space. You may fax your reservation, including your American Express, Discover, Visa or MasterCard number, to 205.833.9138, or online at Any payments received within 30 days of the Conference are ONLY payable by church check, money order, cash, Discover/Visa/MasterCard or American Express..

What about meals?

After the conference fee is paid, the only expense your group will have is meals. You have three options for mealtime:


    • Many fine and fast food restaurants are located within a seven mile radius of the conference center. During designated times for meals, your church will be responsible for your group's transportation to and from the eating establishment.


    • There are many restaurants that deliver. Please remember there may be an additional charge for delivery.


    • Concessions - There are a variety of food options available at concession stands throughout the Convention Centers. Prices vary.


To see dining options for Pigeon Forge Visitor’s website at .
The Strength to Stand Conference has no involvement with any meal plan.