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Convention

152nd Diocesan Convention
will convene on Friday, November 16, 2018
Long Island Marriott Hotel, Uniondale, NY map-small-bl.png

Registration is closed.

Delegates to Convention may purchase a "Day Pass" at the Convention Help Desk on Friday, November 16 for $25.00. Please note Day Passes do not include lunch. 

Our celebrations and Convention will take place from Thursday, November 15 through Saturday, November 17 at the Uniondale Marriott Long Island. Our special guest this year will be the Most Rev. Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

The schedule is as follows:
Thursday, November 15 - Clergy Day
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Check in
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM Clergy Day with the Presiding Bishop. 
Starting with lunch. Click here to register. ALL CLERGY EXPECTED.

Friday, November 16 - Convention
7:30 AM - Check in
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Diocesan Convention 
7:00 PM - Evening Banquet 

Saturday, November 17 - Eucharist & Reception
10:30 AM - 150th Celebration Eucharist with the Presiding Bishop followed by a lunchtime reception.

Following are highlights of what you need to know.

Registration
Early-bird discounted registration for Convention runs until October 1st. The deadline to register for Convention, the Convention Banquet and Anniversary Celebration Eucharist is Tuesday, October 31. Please note there is no cost to attend Saturday's celebrations but registration is required.
Please register with the name as you would like it to appear on your name tag.

Non-voting clergy 
Canonically resident clergy who are in the diocese fewer than 3 months preceding Convention and non-canonically resident clergy are not eligible to vote and should register as "Clergy Guest."

Non-voting lay persons
Youth and lay persons not listed on the church's Delegate Certificate or serving as a Youth Chaperone should register as "Lay Guest." Convention youth activities are limited to youth delegates only as space is limited. All registered guests are invited to sit in the visitor's section of the ballroom. 

Hotel Room Reservations
Uniondale Marriott Hotel is SOLD OUT.
Room blocks have been reserved at a special rate for those attending Diocesan Convention. The rate is available on November 15, 16, and 17 to those who register through the room link provided:

- Courtyard Westbury Long Island.
The rate is $189.00/night. Reservations include a 10% off breakfast for each night staying at the hotel. Hotel reservations are open now using the link or calling 516-542-1001 and mentioning the block name "Episcopal Diocese of Long Island". This rate is available through November 7th.  For directions click here.

- Hampton Inn Garden City.
The rate is $159/night. Reservations include free breakfast. The group rate is available by entering the 3 letter code EDL in the "Group Code" box. You may also call the hotel 516-227-2720 and mention the group block name “Episcopal Diocese of Long Island”. The rate is available through November 7th. Click here for directions.

Childcare Services
Free onsite childcare services will be provided to Convention attendees. Services will be available from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Thursday and 8:30 am-9:00 pm on Friday. Parents of potty-trained 3-year-old toddlers through 5th graders are welcome to utilize this service for any amount of time on Friday. Lunch and snacks are also provided for free! Register for childcare here

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED OCTOBER 31, 2018 AT 11:59PM

For convention inquiries, contact:

Ivette Fernandez-Guzman 
Convention Coordinator
Office of Communication Ministry
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