Convention FAQs

Convention will be held November 15-16 at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, OH. Important information you need to know to prepare for the convention:

Important dates/deadlines

October 1 (45 days prior)
  • Deadline for proposed resolutions
  • Nominations for office requested (link to nominate yourself or someone else at – please have nominee’s permission before submitting form.)
 October 8 (38 days prior)

Pre-convention hearing live streamed to four interactive viewing locations, 7 p.m.

October 31 (15 days prior)

Deadline for Commission/Committee/Task Force annual reports

November 1 (14 days prior)

Registration closes at 5 p.m.

November 12 (3 days prior)
  • Deadline for late nominations. No nominations will be accepted from the floor.
  • Necrology deadline

Exhibits open at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 15. Check-in and onsite registration will begin Friday at 9 a.m. A nominee forum and Morning Prayer will be held before the convention is called to order at 12 p.m. The business of the convention will be completed on Friday and a reception and banquet will be held at the Roberts Centre following the close of business Friday evening.

The convention Eucharist will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, followed by a keynote address by the Rev. Katie Nakamura Rengers. The remainder of the day will be filled with workshops and discussions around “Repairing the Breach,” one of the four quadrants of our journey toward Becoming Beloved Community. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the events on Saturday.


Limited childcare will be available for those who cannot make alternate arrangements, but registration is required. Please fill out and bring this waiver when you drop off your child(ren).


Meals will be available for attendees, but preregistration is required – meals cannot be guaranteed if registering at the door.  All meals will be served buffet style.  Choose any or all meals that meet your schedule! The cost breakdown is as follows:

  • Friday Lunch – $20
  • Friday Banquet – $35
  • Saturday Lunch – $20

All Vendor/Exhibitor tables have been reserved – no more are available. We are sorry for any inconvenience.