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Conventions and Conference Planning

The Department of Conventions and Conference Planning has been given the responsibility of overseeing the planning and selection of all Archdiocese Conventions as well as all regional Parish Life Conferences. 

2017 Diocesan Parish Life Conferences

Diocese of Charleston/New York
St. George, Little Falls, NJ
July 5–9, 2017

Diocese of Los Angeles/Eagle River
St. Michael, Van Nuys, CA
July 5–9, 2017

Diocese of Miami
St. Stephen Church, Hiram, GA
June 15–17, 2017  (in Atlanta) 

Diocese of Ottawa
St. Elias Cathedral, Ottawa, Ontario
June 29–July 2, 2017

Diocese of Toledo
St. George, Cicero, IL
June 21–25, 2017

Diocese of Wichita
St. Anthony the Great, Spring, TX
June 7–10, 2017

Diocese of Worcester
St. George Cathedral, Worcester, MA

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All Parish Life Conferences and Archdiocese Conventions are required to use the Antiochian Events Registration System. The Department encourages all Parish Life Conferences and Archdiocese Conventions to charge a processing fee to all Teens, Adults and Clergy who do not purchase any event ticket(s), in order to offset administrative expenses. It is the policy of the Department that no event ticket have a price less than the price of the processing fee. 


Latest News and Updates 

Department of Conventions and Conference Planning is Accepting Bids for 2021 Archdiocese Convention Hosting

The Department of Conventions and Conference Planning (DCCP) would like to inform parishes that the deadline for submitting bids to host the  2021 Archdiocese Convention is February 1, 2017. Parishes interested in bidding or obtaining information about the bidding process can contact the DCCP Co-Chairs, Carol Jazzar or Raed O. Sweiss. The DCCP email is Please visit the Department website for contact and bid information.

It is recommended that no contact be made with the hotels until you contact the DCCP Co-Chairs. No contract or any form of commitment should be made without the approval of the DCCP.

Hotel Registration Opens for the 2017 Archdiocese Convention in Miami

Christ in our midst! He is and ever shall be!
The buzz continues with great excitement as the 2017 Archdiocese Convention is less than a year away!

Hotel Registration opens today, July 28, 2016: visit the Convention website.

Pre-registration began in Boston last summer. Space is filling up fast!

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Convention Facts:

Leadership of the Antiochian Archdiocese Convenes in Southern California

Woodland Hills, CA

Although they are called the "Fall Meetings," to those assembled therein, they are more than just meetings.

By the grace of God, His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph has inaugurated a full spiritual weekend for the bishops, clergy leaders, and lay leaders of the Antiochian Archdiocese at the annual Fall Meetings on October 23-25, 2015. The weekend is co-hosted by St. Michael Church of Van Nuys and St. Nicholas Cathedral of Los Angeles.

Joining Sayidna Joseph are his brother hierarchs: Their Graces, Bishop Basil of Wichita and Mid-America; Bishop Thomas of Charleston, Oakland and the Mid-Atlantic; Bishop John of Worcester and New England; Bishop Anthony of Toledo and the Midwest; and Bishop Nicholas of Brooklyn.


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