2018 Diocesan Convention
181st ANNUAL CONVENTION, NOVEMBER 16 - 17, 2018
The 181st Annual Convention of the Diocese of Chicago will be held Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard.
Journalist Ray Suarez will be the keynote speaker and will speak to the future of the church. As a broadcast journalist for Al Jazeera America, NPR and PBS NewsHour, Suarez is known for his reporting and expertise on issues including demographics, race, and religion. A critically-acclaimed author, his books include The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration: 1966-1999; The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America; and a companion volume to the documentary series for PBS,Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation.
* Note: there will not be a dinner reception on Friday night. Please have dinner on your own and join us from 7-9:30 for dessert and dancing.
Nominations & Resolutions
At convention, members of the Standing Committee, the Bishop and Trustees, and the Cathedral Chapter will be elected. View the nomination forms in English and Spanish. Nominations are due by September 30.
Resolutions to be considered at convention must be received by September 30 and must follow a prescribed format. Please view the Guidelines for Submitting Resolutions.
CERTIFICATION of Delegates
All delegates must be certified by their congregations, campus ministries, or the youth ministry office to have voice and vote at convention. Registering for convention does not constitute certification.