Attendee Resources - The General Convention of The Episcopal Church

Attendee Resources

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Exhibits

The exhibit area will run from June 21st to June 27th and will be designated as a marketplace and educational center for Deputies, Bishops, clergy and lay people from around our church and the world. Exhibiting at our convention provides a unique opportunity for your company or organization to reach out and be seen by this diverse community. Click here for more information including the rates, the floor plan, the registration form, and the rules and regulations.

Fern Exposition is our designated exhibit show management company with oversight of our Exhibit area.

  • The ONLY official information with regards to Exhibiting at the 81st General Convention will come from either Fern Exposition or The Executive Office of the General Convention
  • This Exhibit Contract is for the booth rental space allotted in the exhibition hall only. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fern at 502.268.7200 or by email at episcopalexhibits@fernexpo.com.

Housing

The Housing process for the 81st General Convention in Louisville, Kentucky has begun by accepting group block requests from all Dioceses. By the end of August, a mailing to affiliated groups will be sent.

If you require at least 10 or more rooms for the duration of the General Convention, June 22 to June 28th, 2024, please contact Patrick Haizel.

Our negotiated room rates run from $164 to $194 per night, plus applicable taxes.

Information on general Housing for individuals or groups under 10 rooms will be available on-line by the end of March 2024 and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Information on Exhibitor housing is available through the Exhibitor Service Manual, sent to all signed-up exhibitors.  Please note there is a minimum 5 nights stay to book these rooms.  Contract Fern Exposition for more information: episcopalexhibits@fernexpo.com

You may also download a pdf file with information here: Hotel and Registration Guide 2024 (pdf)

For any questions regarding Housing, please contact Patrick Haizel at phaizel@episcopalchurch.org.

Registration

Registration for the 81st General Convention in Louisville, Kentucky will begin February 20th 2024.

Registration fees have been set as follows:

  • Bishops/Deputies/Alternates: $675
  • ECW Delegates: $550
  • Visitors (Pre-registered): $150

Official deputations to Convention are registered through their Diocesan offices. Individual attendees may register at the below link between February 20th and May 15th, 2024.

https://registration.generalconvention.org

 

Other registration options available on site for the 81st General Convention:

The Registration area will open June 21, 2024 at 9:00am.

  • Visitors who register at the Convention Center: $180 (for entire convention)
  • Youth Visitors: 12-18 $50 (for entire convention)
  • Day Visitors: $50 (per day)
  • Access to visit the Exhibit Area only: $20 (per day)

Visitor Registration fees allow access to all areas of the General Convention, including the Visitor galleries in the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops, Legislative Committee rooms and hearings, the Exhibit Area and Worship.

Please note:

  • On-line registration for the General Convention will open February 20th, 2024.
  • All registrants are required to show a photo ID and sign agreement with the liability waiver and photo release at the time they pick up their badge at the registration area.
    The language of these “terms of service” can be found here: Terms of Service

If you are going to bring a group of 10 or more individuals to the General Convention at the same time, please contact Patrick Haizel at phaizel@episcopalchurch.org to discuss pre-registration options.

You may also download a pdf file with information here: Hotel and Registration Guide 2024 (pdf)

Liability Waiver and Photo Release

All registrants are required to show a photo ID and sign agreement with the liability waiver and photo release at the time they pick up their badge at the registration area.

LIABILITY WAIVER:

In consideration for being allowed to attend the 81st General Convention of The Episcopal Church, I hereby waive and release any and all claims, now known or hereafter known, against the General Convention, The Episcopal Church, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society and their officers, directors, manager(s), employees, agents, affiliates, successors, and assigns (collectively, “Releasees”), arising out of or attributable to my attendance at the 81st General Convention including bodily injury, personal injury, psychological injury, illness, pain, suffering, disability, death, property damage, property loss, and/or financial loss that may result from the activities, whether arising out of the actions, omissions, or ordinary negligence of any Releasees or otherwise. I covenant not to make or bring any such claim against any Releasee, and forever release and discharge all Releasees from liability under such claims.

PHOTO RELEASE:

I hereby give Releasees the right and permission to publish, without charge, photographs, videos and recordings of me taken during this event. These images may be used in publications, including electronic publications, or in audio-visual presentations, promotional literature, advertising, or in other similar ways. I hereby release the Releasees from any and all claims for damages, libel, slander, invasion of the right of privacy, or any other claim based on the use of these images.

Volunteers

We invite you to join us in the Jesus Movement by welcoming the gathering of the Episcopal Church to Louisville, Kentucky.

The meetings of The General Convention and The Episcopal Church Women need the support and dedication of volunteers to operate efficiently. Opportunities to volunteer offer an understanding of the governance of The Episcopal Church and is a wonderful way to meet people from the Diocese of Kentucky and others from all over The Episcopal Church. You may volunteer for as little as a half a day or for multiple shifts over many days. The 81st General Convention is scheduled for June 22nd – 28th, 2024 at the Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville, KY.

Volunteer Registration is now open! Please click here:

https://81stgenconvepiscopalchurch2024volunteers.my-trs.com

We appreciate your willingness to volunteer your valuable time to support The General Convention and the Triennial Meeting of the Episcopal Church Women.