The 145th annual convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio will be held at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington on November 15-16, 2019.

Parking

There is plenty of free parking at the Roberts Centre.

Check-in

To help streamline the check-in process, please verify with your church that registration and/or payment have been made on your behalf before arrival at the Roberts Centre.

For those who have pre-registered and paid, check-in will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 and again at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. Look for the check-in signs in Foyer A of the Roberts Centre. For those who still need to register and/or pay, you may register in person on Friday, Nov. 15 beginning at 9 a.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16 beginning at 8 a.m. Look for the registration/payment area in Foyer A.

Food

All meals will be served buffet style. Food will only be available for those who pre-registered, no extra meals will be available to those who register in person. Anyone who did not pre-register for a meal can either bring their own food or leave to go to a nearby restaurant.

Beverages

Coffee and beverages will be available throughout the day Friday and Saturday.

Seating

There is no assigned seating at convention. You may choose to sit together as a delegation or spread out and connect with other delegates.

Voting

Voting will be done electronically with smart devices. Be sure to bring your smart phone or tablet with you to convention. If everyone in your delegation does not have a phone or tablet, please make arrangements to share.

Childcare

Limited childcare will be offered for those who cannot make other arrangements. A signed childcare waiver is required when checking in.

Saturday Formation

Everyone is welcome to participate in the convention Eucharist and the formation activities scheduled on Saturday. If you did not pre-register, please make sure to arrive early enough to register in person on Saturday morning.

Liturgical Swap Meet

We’ll be holding our first-ever “Liturgical Swap Meet” during both days of convention. To donate surplus linens, robes, vestments and other small appointments, please fill out the form at dsoconvention.org and bring the items to the designated area in Ballroom B beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 15. Anyone can look for and claim items at the swap meet, even if you do not donate items. There will be several items from closed congregations available that would love a new home! The swap meet will close at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Congregations will be responsible for picking up any donated items that were not taken at that time.

Information

All resources needed for convention are available on our convention website, DSOConvention.org, or through the DSOConnection app. No paper copies will be provided. If a member of your delegation does not have access to the Internet, please print the materials out for them in advance.