Hear the testimonies and Bible teaching of global voices and study the book of Acts in student-led small groups.
Encounter new ways to lead a life on mission through our guided conference paths.
Meet with missions experts and coaches to prayerfully discern what you were made for.
Happening every three years, Urbana is more than a conference; it’s a community where you’ll discover, discern, and decide to say yes to a lifetime of service in God’s global mission.
Urbana is a place for growing our vision for the world.
Experience rich community over dinner, in small groups, and lounges for people with similar backgrounds or interests — establishing connections you could only make at Urbana.
Hear gripping stories and testimonies from global missions experts of what is happening now and what’s ahead.
Discover ways to use your gifts in missions by following curated pathways throughout the conference, including 150-plus seminars organized by topic and interest.
Whether you’re a first-year or a grad student, every one of us has a part to play.
Dig deep into the book of Acts, witnessing how the Holy Spirit moved powerfully through the early church — and recognizing how he’s still at work today!
Meet 1:1 with prayer ministers and coaches who will help you take your new perspective and match it with a renewed purpose.
Grow your leadership through the World Changers Cohort, a catalytic spiritual formation and leadership development opportunity just for students. All students are welcome to apply!
God is calling you to say yes to something in your next semester, next summer — and beyond!
Answer the call to go — across campuses, communities, and countries, to reach friends, family, classmates, and strangers with the real hope of Jesus Christ.
Explore new possibilities in the Connections Hall, where you’ll meet with graduate schools, seminaries, and experts from missions organizations. Pray with them for wisdom as you consider what the next step in your story might look like.
Grad school, seminary, a corporate career, joining a ministry — the choices after graduation can feel overwhelming and endless.
But they don’t have to be. As we seek God’s leading, he promises to guide us. We can start seeking God’s guidance now, even before Urbana, through intentional prayer and receiving vocational coaching through inspiring authors. Check out >this list of recommended books on guidance, prayer, and calling to help you get started!
The Bible inspires and informs each Urbana, and we believe the call to global missions comes straight from God’s Word.
For decades, Urbana has been a milestone to hundreds of thousands of students just like you, mobilizing them into a lifetime of sharing God’s glory, mercy, and grace with the world.
Urbana is a sacred gathering space, where we set aside routines and distractions to take a deeper step into lifelong transformation that can only happen through saying yes to God’s calling.
Students Get a $100 Registration Discount
(and maybe more!)
How much do I need to register?
You can reserve your spot with just a $75 non-refundable deposit.
What is covered?
Your registration fee covers entry to the conference, access to leading global voices, onsite prayer, leadership training via our World Changers Cohort, and discernment support from experienced coaches.
What is not covered?
Your registration fee does not cover hotel, travel, and meals.
How can I get more of a discount?
- Bring a friend or two to share a hotel room as well as this awesome experience!
- Just like missionaries, you too can raise support to help cover your Urbana expenses.
To help support and equip you, we’ve created a promo and fundraising kit that you can download.
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