FAQ November


What is Deeply Rooted?

Deeply Rooted: A Gathering is a faith and creativity gathering in Chicago for women, co-founded by Tammy Perlmutter and Joy Williams. Sponsored by Wilson Abbey, Jesus People USA, and The Mudroom.

When is Deeply Rooted?

Deeply Rooted is a biannual event that takes place the third Saturday in May and the second weekend in November. Our next event is Saturday, May 18, 2019.

What time does it start and end?

It begins Friday night at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 9:00 with a dessert reception following. Our Saturday festivities start at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m.

Where is the conference?

Deeply Rooted is held in the Jesus People USA Covenant Church auditorium at Wilson Abbey, 931 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL 60640.

What is included in ticket price?

The ticket price includes 4 speaker sessions, 2 workshops, and the dessert reception on Friday night. The catered lunch with speakers is $12, the deadline to purchase is Sunday, October 21st. Go to the registration page to purchase lunch.

How can I connect with other attendees?

You can use our Facebook page to connect with other attendees.

When should I arrive? What time will it end?

On Friday night doors open at 6:30 and we will start at 7:00, ending at 9:30. On Saturday doors open at 9:30 a.m. for mingling and coffee, worship begins at 10:00 a.m. and the event ends at 3:00 p.m.

Who is speaking?

Itohan Omoere is our spoken-word poet, Jazzy Johnson, Tracey Bianchi, and Chi Chi Okwu are speaking. Click here to read more about our speakers.

Where can I eat lunch? 

If you have not bought a ticket for the catered lunch, there are options for you in the neighborhood. Wilson Abbey is connected to Everybody’s Coffee, which has sandwiches, avocado toast, pastries, and more. Close by is Wabi Sabi rotary sushi which is a cool experience. A neighborhood legend, Uptown Pizza and BBQ is a block away. What it lacks in ambiance it makes up for with an amazing coffee shake. There’s a Japanese ramen restaurant, Futatsuki Ramen, within walking distance. A McDonald’s and Sonic are within walking distance. 3 blocks away is the new 3 Squares Diner, a modern twist on the classic American diner.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

 We will have gluten and dairy-free options at our dessert reception and our November catering chef is aware of your needs and will accommodate you.

Are children welcome?

 Nursing babies and girls 13 and up are welcome, but unfortunately we can’t have children attend since we record each speaker.

What should I wear?

It’s a very casual environment, so please dress comfortably. Dress in layers to accommodate temperature changes. We will be meeting in one building with an elevator so there is not much walking, unless you will be eating lunch offsite. Our local restaurants are within a few blocks’ walking distance.

Where do I park?

We’ve been having an unbelievable amount of construction on our block which is creating serious parking challenges. Metered street parking is limited and surrounding streets are permit only. If you need help parking, text Tammy at 773-617-7185 and someone will help you find a spot. There is a parking garage nearby at Weiss Hospital. Public parking rates for the parking garage are as follows:
2 – 3 hours:   $11
3 – 6 hours:   $13
6 – 24 hours:  $15
4650 N Clarendon Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Walking from parking garage:
Walk south on N Clarendon Ave toward W Eastwood Ave.
Turn right onto W Wilson Ave, walk two blocks, Wilson Abbey will be on the left.

Handicap accessibility

 Most sessions will be on the first floor, but two workshop tracks will be on the 3rd floor. There is an elevator.

How do I register?

Cancellation policy?

 Please use the contact form below to let us know you need to cancel your registration.

How can I donate?

Please use the contact form to donate.

Volunteer opportunities?

We’re always in need of volunteers! Fill out the contact form below and let us know how you would like to help and when you’re available.

 What do I do if I want to offer my gifts or services at Deeply Rooted?

Fill out the contact form below and let us know how you would like to be involved. We will consider all requests but cannot guarantee participation.

What is the seating arrangement?

Seating is general admission.

How can I connect with Deeply Rooted?

 You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Is WiFi available?

Yes, there is! We will give you the password on the program.