2019 Diocesan Convention
182nd ANNUAL CONVENTION, NOVEMBER 22-23, 2019
The 182nd Annual Convention of the Diocese of Chicago will take place on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23 at the Westin Chicago Lombard at the Yorktown Center in Lombard.
Voting participants at convention include the clergy of the diocese and lay representatives elected from each congregation. The gathering also includes ex-officio members, who are entitled to seat and voice, and many visitors.
Download the preliminary convention schedule, which includes times for worship, business sessions, learning opportunities, and children's and youth programs.
The Westin Chicago Lombard holds a quantity of rooms at the diocesan convention rate ($121 per night, plus tax) that are available until October 31. Please use the convention registration link to book online or call 1.888.627.9031 and ask for the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago convention rate.
Reservations must be guaranteed by one night's deposit (room and tax) on a major credit card and may be modified or cancelled online.
Certification of Delegates
Please contact Louisa McKellaston with certification questions.
The Secretary of Convention requests that reports for commissions, committees and task forces be submitted by September 30. Reports should be submitted as a Word document to convention secretary, Elsie Saldana.
In 2018 reports were submitted by the Antiracism Commission, Archives and Records, Audit Review Committee, The Bishop and Trustees, Clergy Compensation Committee, Clergy Relief Society, Commission on Global Ministry, Commission on Ministry, Congregations Commission, Diocesan Council, Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs, Episcopal Charities, Episcopal Church Women, Hispanic Affairs Committee, Hunger Committee, Peace & Justice Committee, Standing Committee, and Trustees of the Endowment.
Volunteers are needed for on-site support throughout convention. Please use the online registration link and select "volunteer".
Workshop topics, times and locations will be listed as soon as they are available.