Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
Important COVID Information
We are putting into place many procedures to ensure a safe, socially-distanced experience. Much of our event will take place outside as the weather allows. We will provide each participant with a wrist-band that is color-coded with one’s comfort level of interaction with others. This will remove stress and will alleviate tension. We want all of our participants to feel confident that we are taking every precaution necessary for a safe, productive event.
Unconditional Refund Policy
We understand that there is hesitation to commit to future events because of COVID and the potential risks/travel restrictions that may be in place this year, so we are offering an unconditional cancellation policy for the CEF 2021 event. Should we need to cancel this year’s event for any reason but particularly due to travel restrictions issued by the US government, group size restrictions, etc., all event fees will be fully refunded. Should you personally choose to cancel for any reason, your event fees will be fully refundable through April 1, 2021. We want to remove this risk for your decision matrix. Please note that membership fees are separate and are non-refundable.
We are delighted to report that registration has exceeded our expectations! The Park Hyatt is sold out of rooms at our negotiated price, but we have secured courtesy blocks at a few nearby hotels for your convenience (see details on the event information page after registration).
We are pleased to invite you to join us for the 2021 Global Event
in Beaver Creek, Colorado July 25-28, 2021!
The CEF Global Event is a special time where delegates can gather to
connect, inspire, and engage with one another. We set aside a few days
every year to hear from one another in a true forum setting. Unlike
other events, the content of CEF events is inspired by the work and
innovation of our own delegates. Rather than spending time in
lecture-style-only sessions, you will engage in panel discussions and
small-group forums where your questions and concerns will shape the
After a season of being apart, we look forward to being together again
to pursue solutions to the world’s greatest challenges and most
pressing needs, and we hope you’ll join us!
LEARN ABOOUT CEF
Our annual, global event is a platform for leaders to collaborate with one another and to introduce strategic ideas for the spread of God’s economic principles and solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
As we all know, there are global challenges reaching far beyond the UN Global Sustainability Goals and beyond what is addressed by the World Economic Forum. These challenges require God-inspired solutions.
At the CEF Global Event, many of these issues — such as privacy, freedom, human dignity, justice, peace, hunger, and many more — are addressed in collaborative groups through a biblical lens.
Who Participates in the CEF Global Event?
The CEF Global Event is a members-only event. Our global community of Christian leaders and experts come together to accelerate the impact of the specific callings that God has already placed in the hearts and minds of CEF members.
The event consists primarily of senior executives of for-profit companies. In addition, it includes some representatives of non-profit organizations as well as developing leaders. All of the participants are pursuing God-inspired, marketplace solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
The CEF member community is a highly-vetted network of industry leaders and experts. Each member must be strong in the faith, pursuing a kingdom impact, demonstrating humility, interested in collaboration, and active in marketplace- based solutions.
You can apply to become a member of CEF here.
How is the CEF Global Event Different?
Our global event is unique because it is a participant-driven experience. It is unlike other events because it is not one that you simply attend. It is an event in which you participate.
Each day, we will spend time in mini-forums and in panel-sessions. All participants are matched into carefully-designed mini-forums where ideas and issues are discussed amongst each group. The panel sessions involve topics that are presented in white papers. The ideas are discussed by members with the help of a moderator.
There are no outside speakers at the CEF Global Event. This is what makes our event so distinctive. All forums, sessions, and panels are solely driven by the participants themselves because our members are the world’s best problem solvers pursuing God-inspired solutions to the world’s greatest problems.
Each participant in the CEF Global Event will submit a white paper prior to the event. CEF white papers are an effort to apply biblical principles to the greatest challenges and opportunities facing our world and to learn from the collective wisdom of the CEF community. They also provide an effective way to learn about and to connect with others who have similar callings and interests. The content and panels of the CEF Global Event are derived from selected white papers and are shared within the CEF community before and after the event.
Please note: This is a sample schedule. More details will be provided prior to the event.
|Evening of arrival:||Welcome / Social Mixer / and Opening Session|
|Day 1:||Mini-forums / Panel Sessions / Planned Outing|
|Day 2:||Mini-forums/ Panel Sessions / Banquet Dinner|
|Optional Day 3:||Tours / Dinner
For Day 3, we are arranging several exciting tours of both natural attractions and local, Christian companies.
- If you are new to the CEF community and have not yet applied, please click below to start the application process.
- If you are not yet a CEF member, but have already completed an application for CEF, we would be happy to send you the registration link to sign up for membership and the 2021 event. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you are already a member, please login to your online dashboard and click “2021 Registration” in your menu to register.
You can apply to become a member of CEF here:
|Existing CEF Members||New CEF Members||Spouse|
|CEF Membership||$500 (existing subscription - no payment required at checkout)||$500 (new subscription begins at checkout)||N/A|
Before November 30, 2020
December 1, 2020 - February 15, 2021
|2021 Event Registration Fee|
February 16 2021 - April 1, 2021
|Access to All Event Sessions||Included||Included||Included|
|All Meals During Event||Included||Included||Included|
Note: Your event registration fee includes your meals, entertainment, and materials throughout the event. Once you complete your event registration, you’ll be directed to a page where you can book accommodations, transportation, and tour options separately.
If you are interested in applying for a scholarship to the Global Event, please click here. Please note that there are limited scholarships available for the 2021 Global Event.