The 142nd annual convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio will be held at the Crowne Plaza Columbus North Nov. 11-12, 2016. The Crowne Plaza is located at 6000 Doubletree Ave.

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REGISTRATION

There is no cost to attend convention, but pre-registration is required for anyone planning to attend. Online registration remains open until midnight on Friday, Nov. 4. No online registration is available after the Nov. 4 deadline. Anyone not pre-registered may register at the door, but no meal availability is guaranteed.

CHECK-IN

Check-in and onsite registration opens at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11. At check-in, you will receive your name badge and tokens for any meal you have reserved. There are no convention packets. All resources needed for convention are available on the convention page of the website. No paper copies will be provided. If you do not have Internet access, please ask a member of your delegation to print materials for you.

CREDENTIALS

All voting clergy and certified lay delegates must sign in for their voting credentials. Sign-in sheets will be located next to the check-in desk. Visitors and guests do not need to sign in.

NOMINEE FORUM

Meet the individuals who have offered themselves for service to our diocese at the Nominee Forum, held at 10:45 a.m. Friday in the Buckeye Room.

MEALS

The cost for the meal package for convention is $63. This includes the Friday evening convention banquet and Saturday lunch. No meal availability is guaranteed for anyone not pre-registered.

SEATING

There will be no assigned seating at convention. You may sit together as a delegation, or spread out and connect with other delegates.

VOTING

Voting will be online, so voting clergy and certified delegates should plan to bring a laptop, tablet or smartphone. Links to our online voting site can be found on the convention page of the website. If you do not own a wireless device, please try to share with someone at your table. There will be a small number of tablets available for voting at the Connection Center.

EXHIBITS

A wide variety of exhibits will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and will reopen after Eucharist on Saturday morning. The exhibits will be located throughout Foyer 1 and in Salons B, C, D, E and F.

New to convention: THE CONNECTION CENTER

Look for our beautiful new Connection Center, located in the legislative space in the Grand Ballroom. The Center is designed to be a place to connect – literally! Come and meet your diocesan staff members, ask questions, or just put a face to a name. There will be charging stations for your wireless devices and a few voting stations for those who do not have a wireless device. Staff members will be available in the Center throughout convention – make sure to stop by and say hello!