If you're clergy, or an elected lay member or alternate lay member to Annual Conference Session, you will not need to register to attend, this year!
Why the change? Since the information needed to assign seats and print name badges already is available to Conference staff, we realized that registration isn't necessary.
- All clergy are required to attend unless they are excused by the bishop, and clergy information is maintained in the Conference database.
- Information about all elected lay members and alternate lay members is uploaded to the Conference database annually, following church conferences, by the staff of the Districts Administration Center.
Therefore, we reasoned – why burden clergy and lay and alternate lay members with the process of registration?
So this year, if you're clergy, or an elected lay member or alternate lay member to Annual Conference Session, please bypass the registration process. In fact, we'll have your name badge printed and ready to go by the end of February! Simply pick up your packet as usual, when you arrive at the Sacramento Convention Center on June 20.
If you previously have requested special needs accommodation, we have that information on file and again will do our best to meet those needs. However, if this will be your first time attending ACS and you have special needs, please email that information to Jane Horstman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online registration for everyone else (all observers) will open in mid-March – along with registration for a special event, Thursday evening during ACS. Watch the Instant Connection for details of this special event, and for ongoing coverage of the march toward ACS!