November 18-20, 2021

In a distinctly Catholic setting, the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) invites participants to encounter Christ, experience Church, and be empowered for discipleship.

Come to Indianapolis for 2021 NCYC to be set Ablaze • Enciende El Fuego

2021 Theme: Ablaze • Enciende El Fuego

The second chapter of the book of Acts tells about the coming of the Holy Spirit. At NCYC 2021, we will call upon the Holy Spirit to descend upon our young Church and set them Ablaze for the Lord!

El segundo capítulo del libro de los Hechos de los Apóstoles nos habla de la venida del Espíritu Santo. En NCYC 2021 pediremos que el Espíritu Santo descienda sobre nuestra Iglesia joven y ¡encienda en ella el fuego del Señor!

2021 NCYC Emcees


Sr. Miriam James Heidland is a former Division I athlete who had a radical conversion and joined the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT) in 1998. She holds a Master’s degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute and speaks extensively at conferences and retreats across the nation. She is the author of the book Loved As I Am and hosts a podcast titled Abiding Together.


Brian Greenfield was born and raised in Washington, D.C. He came to know Christ while studying at Seton Hall University. Following a year as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, he became a speaker with Hard as Nails Ministries and a campus minister. He now lives in Florida with his wife, Genevieve, and three children: Mieko, Michael, and Grace.

Tickets and Hotels

More information about registration and booking hotels will be shared in February. In the meantime, pricing details are listed below to help you plan accordingly.

Ticket Details

Tickets for the 2021 NCYC will go on sale in February, 2021. Pricing increases closer to the event as follows:

  • $265 per person (February – June 30, 2021)
  • $285 per person (July 1 – September 30, 2021)
  • $305 per person (October 1, 2020 to Onsite) 
Note: Discounts may be available for NFCYM affiliated dioceses
(view list here)

Hotel Details

Booking for hotels will open February 15, 2021.


Room rates range from $119 – $199 for up to 1 to 4 person occupancy rooms.


Note: If you book a hotel outside of the NCYC room blocks, there is an additional $75 fee per individual ticket*


Planning in a Pandemic

News reports about COVID-19 are everywhere. We at the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) join our prayers with yours for the development and deployment of improved treatment and prevention protocols and for the eventual eradication of this virus that has affected so many in very profound ways. Despite the period in which we currently find ourselves, NFCYM continues to move forward in a spirit of optimism with plans for an in-person National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) November 18-20, 2021, in Indianapolis.
Over the coming year, NFCYM will be working closely with officials of the city of Indianapolis and the Marion County, Indiana, health department to develop virus mitigation and response plans specifically for NCYC. Only with their approval will NFCYM open the doors to the 2021 NCYC. If you have previously participated, the 2021 NCYC will look and operate a little differently. What should be unmistakable in the experience is our commitment to the NCYC mission: to provide a distinctly Catholic environment in which participants are invited to encounter Christ, experience Church, and be empowered for discipleship.

To this end, the NCYC project team is currently reviewing every plan made to date to ensure it still resonates amid this pandemic and all the conflicting emotions and changed realities that have come along with it. We expect to share detailed program information in February when we open our system for NCYC housing requests and ticket sales.

Please direct specific questions to [email protected].

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*Be aware that all participants staying outside the NCYC Hotel Block are subject to a $75.00 per person Non-Use of Housing fee. This fee helps NFCYM recover lost income from commissions and rebates and helps guard against NFCYM being charged attrition.