Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Annual Conference registration and housing to open March 7.

The Annual Conference Office has announced that reservations for housing (hotel rooms) and registration for the 2008 Annual Conference in Richmond, Va., on July 12-16 will be available beginning March 7 through June 20.

Those planning to attend the Conference are encouraged to obtain housing before registering for the Conference. Conferencegoers are encouraged to use the online housing link at or to submit housing requests on the forms available in the Information Packet on CD being distributed to congregations through the March Source packet. The Annual Conference Office is asking church members to use the Conference hotel block both to save money and to hold down the cost of meeting space and Conference facilities.

Advance registration of nondelegates also will begin on March 7. Registrations can be made online or through forms in the Information Packet. Conferencegoers will be able to register themselves and family members, sign up for age group programs, purchase tickets for meal events, order Conference booklets and choir music, pre-order cash buffet meal plans, and sign up for service projects. Those registering in advance will realize a savings of more than 33 percent over onsite registration this year. The deadline for advanced registrations will be May 30.

Starting on March 7, to obtain housing for the Annual Conference go to, then click on HOUSING RESERVATION in the Richmond section of the Annual Conference homepage. To register for the Conference go to and click on REGISTRATION in the Richmond section. The Annual Conference Information Packet also will be available online in early March at, click on the INFO PACKET tab in the Richmond section. Paper copies of the Information Packet can be obtained by contacting the Annual Conference Office at 800-688-5186 or

Source: 2/15/2008 Newslines Extra

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