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Advancing to General Convention: Registration open for Young Adult Festival

February 15, 2018
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Registration is now open for the Episcopal Church Young Adult Festival, scheduled to run concurrently with the 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church.

The Young Adult Festival is designed for young adults 18-30 years old to meet peers from across the globe, pray and learn together, engage in the church’s legislative process, and help discern God’s call for the Episcopal Church. 

The 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be held Thursday, July 5 to Friday, July 13 at The Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas (Diocese of Texas).

The Young Adult Festival will be July 4-9 in Austin at General Convention.

“The Young Adult Festival will include a General Convention 101 session, worship, workshops, and networking opportunities for everyone – from first-time General Convention attendees to advocates and leaders who have attended for years,” noted the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Staff Officer for Campus and Young Adult Ministries. “We look forward to welcoming young adults from across the Episcopal Church to Austin.”

Registration is available here

The cost for the event ranges between $300 and $675 depending on the housing choices. Registration deadline for those traveling to Austin is May 1 and includes five nights of housing, a Sunday morning brunch, General Convention registration, and all Young Adult Festival programming. Registration deadline for commuters is May 31. Space is limited for each registration choice; registration will close registration when spaces are filled.

For more information, contact Kelly.

The Episcopal Church’s General Convention is held every three years to consider the legislative business of the church.  General Convention is the bicameral governing body of the Church, comprised of the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops, and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay deputies elected from the 109 dioceses and three regional areas of the Church, at more than 800 members. Between Conventions, the General Convention continues to work through its committees and commissions.  The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church carries out the programs and policies adopted by General Convention.