The Academy is a Conference about gaming, nerd-culture, Jesus, and where they intersect.

Join as we discuss how to reach gaming culture with the love, hope, and acceptance of Jesus.

Register for West

The Details


October 20th - 22nd, 2017


Gamechurch HQ
(Ventura, CA)

Early Registration:

$100 (before Sept 20)

+ $15 gets you an academy t-shirt!

Late Registration:

$125 (after Sept 20)

+ $15 gets you an academy t-shirt!

Registration includes:

Lodging* (shared rooms) & Conference Fees

Closest Airports:

LAX - 1-2hr

Burbank (BUR) - 1-1.5hr

Santa Barbara (SBA) - 1hr

Airport Transportation:

Taxi, Uber, Lyft

Est. Lyft fare from: $71-100

Ventura Shuttle: $35

Metrolink Train Service Available from Burbank Airport: $25.50 RT
Make sure to book in advance at


Hotel Accommodations:
Four Points by Sheraton - Ventura Harbor

1050 Schooner Dr, Ventura, CA 93001

Session Location:
Gamechurch World HQ

1496 Tower Square. Ventura, CA 93003

*If you would prefer to book your own (private) room, please call the hotel at 805-658-1212 ext. 1290 and mention "Academy West". Must book by Sept 20. A $40 discount will be applied to your Academy registration fee.


Ryan Green

Founder - Numinous Games

Amy Green

Founder - Numinous Games

Mikee Bridges

Founder of Gamechurch

Chris Gwaltney

Director of Gamechurch

Brian Buffon

Gamechurch Director of Media

Bob Harper

Pastor - Ventura Vineyard Church

Cecilia Amo

Founder - Jesus Otaku

Alexander James

Youth Minister - First Missionary Baptist Church


Time What Who
3pm Check-in
7pm Session Alexander James & Chris Gwaltney
Time What Who
10:30am Session  Amy Green
12pm Lunch
3pm Session  Bob Harper
4:30pm Session  Mikee Bridges
5:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Session  Ryan Green
Time What Who
9am Session  Cecilia Amo
10:30am Session  Drew Dixon
12pm Adios!