Diocesan Convention: November 18 and 19, Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
Registration : Registration for the 174 th Annual Convention will be online only using a digital form. All participants – clergy, delegates, general attendees – must register for convention. Note that certification of delegates is a separate procedure. Register for Diocesan Convention and sign up to volunteer, sing in the choir, or serve at the Eucharist here. Registration is $40 until September 30 and $65 after September 30.
Hotel Reservations : If you plan to stay overnight at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center hotel, you are responsible for making your own reservations. Please make your hotel reservations now by calling 630-719-8000. Mention Diocesan Convention to get the special convention rate of $129/night.
Delegate Certification : Certification of delegates is a separate procedure from registering for convention. Delegate certifications are due by September 30 to the Secretary of Convention, c/o Crystal Plummer, Registrar, St. James Commons, 65 E. Huron St. Chicago, IL 60611. Download the certification packet, with instructions and forms, here.
Nominations : Download the English profiles of nominees for Bishops and Trustees, Cathedral Chapter and Standing Committee here. Stay tuned for nominations in Spanish.
Volunteers: Come be a part of making Convention happen! Every year about 50 volunteers throughout our Diocese come together to support the the biggest event of the year. Volunteers assist throughout both days of convention, Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19, as greeters, registration assistants, plenary session assistants, convention office administrative assistants, learning opportunity assistants, worship participants and assistants (acolytes, eucharistic ministers, altar guild), and more. To volunteer for Convention, contact Brendon Hunter, 847-835-0458, ext. 10 or firstname.lastname@example.org or for worship contact Dent Davidson at 773-624-3185 or email@example.com.
Exhibits : Exhibit registration is closed–stay tuned for a list of exhibitors. If you have questions, please talk with Louisa Hallas at 312-751-4214 or via email.
Resolutions: The 174th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago will consider nine resolutions. Download the resolutions document in English here. Stay tuned for resolutions in Spanish.
Learning Opportunities : Stay tuned for the schedule of learning opportunities.
Gala Reception Only Registration: To register to attend just the Gala reception on Friday evening, 6-8 pm, use this link.
Convention Choir, Worship and Volunteer Only Registration: Use this form to volunteer if you are not planning to attend Convention. For more information about singing in the convention choir and assisting with Convention Eucharist, please email Dent Davidson. For more information about volunteering email Brendon Hunter.
Paperless Convention : Once again this year, our Diocesan Convention will be paperless. However, we will mail hard copies of convention materials to people who do not have access to email or the Internet. If you know people who need hard copies, please have them call the Diocese at 312-751-4200.