Annual Conference Session Deadlines Are Fast Approaching

May 21, 2009

Deadlines to register for Annual Conference Session, get the preferred rate for housing, submit audio-visual materials, and get a preferred rate for childcare - are just days away!


Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day) is the deadline to make housing reservations and receive the special discounted rate. You may register on line or by mail - but in order to conform to the deadline, mail-in registration should be posted by Thursday, May 21 (possibly May 22 if being mailed from the Sacramento metro area). Reservations will not be accepted by phone.


Sunday, May 31 is the deadline to register to attend Annual Conference Session. Online clergy registration and laity registration will end at midnight on May 31. Seats are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.


Those who fail to meet the registration deadline must register on site. On-site registration will open at 8 a.m. on June 17 - and please remember that the Opening Plenary begins at 10 a.m.


All materials to be projected at Annual Conference Session must be received by JUNE 1, 2009. They must be in the form of a DVD video or a PowerPoint presentation. If using a PowerPoint Presentation with two (2) or more slides, you must provide a script and schedule a rehearsal time to take place at least six (6) hours prior to your presentation.


Send your materials to or or mail to Jane Horstman, United Methodist Center, 1276 Halyard Drive, West Sacramento, CA 95691.


Download Presentation Guidelines


In addition: 

  • a $20 late fee will be assessed for 3+ care sessions received after June 1, for the Youth and Childcare Program

  • Youth Delegation applications received after June 1 will be considered only on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability

All mealtime events were to be scheduled by May 1 and flyers submitted by May 15.