Conference Schedule

 

For those arriving before the conference begins, the “Vacation in Philadelphia” page includes information regarding area activities. 

Tuesday, July 4

3:00 to 7:00 pm Registration Desk & Exhibits Open

As information regarding 4th of July fireworks and other activities becomes available, it will be added to this page.

 

Wednesday, July 5

8:00 to 10:00 am Registration Desk Open

10:00 am Welcome, Orientation, Plenary I

11:30 am Interest Group Lunches
         Lunch included with registration

Participants are invited to join presenters and fellow participants for lunch before the 1:00 workshops begin; this lunch is included with conference registration. In addition, these sessions will continue with a second session on Saturday morning, July 8, though attendees are not required to remain in the same session as they did on Wednesday.

1:00 pm Skills Workshops and Masterclasses

2:30 to 5:00 pm Registration Desk Open

3:00 pm Reading Session I

4:00 pm Reading Session II

5:00 pm Dinner on your own

7:30 pm Gathering Eucharist
Christ Church
20 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
        Walking distance from hotel: 1.2 miles [Map/directions]

9:30 pm Opening Reception

 

Thursday, July 6

8:00 to 10:00 am Registration Desk Open

9:15 am Morning Prayer
 Church of the Holy Trinity (Rittenhouse Square)
1904 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
        Walking distance from hotel: 5 blocks [Map/directions]

10:00 am Announcements, Plenary II

Noon Regional Lunches
         Lunch included with registration

1:30 pm Workshops 1

2:45 pm Workshops 2 (Workshops 1 offerings repeated – See above)

3:30 to 5:00 pm Registration Desk Open

6:00 pm Dinner with guided conversations
Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
23 S 38th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
        A shuttle service will be available from the conference hotel [Map/directions]
        Dinner included with registration

8:00 pm Choral Arts Concert

 

Friday, July 7

8:00 to 10:00 am Registration Desk Open

9:15 am Morning Worship with Omaldo Perez and friends

10:30 am Announcements, Plenary III

Noon Business Lunch
        Lunch included with registration

1:30 pm Workshops 3

2:45 pm Workshops 4 (Workshops 3 offerings repeated-see above)

3:30 to 5:00 pm Registration Desk Open

5:00 pm Dinner on your own

7:30 pm Festival of Hymns
Church of the Holy Trinity (Rittenhouse Square)
1904 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
        Walking distance from hotel: 5 blocks [Map]

 

Saturday, July 8

Saturday’s events will take place at:
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
1000 W Main St, Lansdale, PA 19446

11:00 am Sending Eucharist, including participants in the children’s choir camp led by Michael Burkhardt
        Sack lunches provided with registration
        Following the sending eucharist, shuttles will depart for:
Philadelphia International Airport [Map]
Conference Hotel
Post-Conference Event Options