Passion 2014At the end of Passion 2013, Louie Giglio announced that dates were still being finalized for Passion 2014. The 268 Generation team hit a slight roadblock when they were told the Georgia Dome would not be available during the usual first-of-the-year timeframe in 2014, during which Passion generally takes place, due to NFL playoff games. Today, it was announced that Passion 2014 will take place in a condensed two-day format in two different cities:

Atlanta, Ga. @ Phillips Arena, January 17-18, 2014

Houston, Texas @ Toyota Center, February 14-15, 2014

Registration opens June 17, 2013, with an early bird price of $129 available through September 10, 2013. Although artists, speakers and additional details have yet to be announced, a list of recommended hotels for both the Atlanta and Houston areas are on the official Passion website. Hotels fill up fast, so it’s advisable to book a room far in advance.

While it’s a bit surprising that the massive annual event, which saw 60,000 students gather at the Georgia Dome earlier this year, will downsize to the Phillips Arena (a smaller venue where it’s been held in the past), it’s likely attendance won’t be as high at next year’s Atlanta gathering, since there will be a separate event for the Western half of the country and both events will take place over a Friday/Saturday, instead of the tailend of students’ holiday breaks when it usually takes place. However, with two events in two major cities, hopefully students on both coasts won’t have to travel as far to get to Passion next year, allowing many the opportunity to experience Passion for the first time.

Watch for forthcoming details.

Are you planning on attending Passion 2014? If so, are you headed to Atlanta or Houston? Who would you like to see lead worship, perform or speak at Passion 2014?