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. 

 

2014 Diocesan Parish Life Conferences, and Archdiocese Convention

Diocese

Dates

Host Parish

Diocese of Wichita

June 11-14, 2014

St. Ephraim Church; San Antonio, TX

www.plcsat2014.com

Diocese of Miami

June 11-15, 2014

St. George Church, Orlando, FL

www.parishlifeorlando.com

Diocese of Worcester

June 19-22, 2014

St. George Church; Boston, MA

www.stgeorgeofboston.org/plc2014

Diocese of Toledo

June 25-29, 2014

St. John Church, Ft. Wayne, IN
www.midwestplc2014.com

Dioceses of Los Angeles & Eagle River

July 2-6, 2014

St. Nicholas Church; San Francisco, CA
www.laplc.org

Dioceses of Charleston & New York

July 2-6, 2014

St. George Church; New Kensington, PA

www.saintgeorgeorthodox.o...

Diocese of Ottawa

July 3-6, 2014

St. Elias Church; Syracuse, NY
www.sainteliasny.com/plc

52nd Archdiocese Convention

July 19-26, 2015

St. Mary's Church; Cambridge, MA
www.acboston2015.com

 

Go to AntiochianEvents.org for easy online registration

Commencing 2013: 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. 

 

Update: Special Nominating Convention Hotel and Registration Information

The Department of Conventions and Conference Planning has released the following details regarding the Archdiocese Special Nominating Convention being held June 5th in Chicago, IL. (See here for introductory information on upcoming May and June leadership meetings and the convention.)

June 3 Update from Raed Sweiss, Department of Conventions and Conference Planning

Rev. Fathers, Members of the Archdiocese Board of Trustees and Delegates,

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago on Wednesday, June 4th and Thursday, June 5th, 2014 for the Special Convention. Below are a few items to note for your upcoming meeting:

1) Registration will be open from 6 pm – 9 pm on Wednesday, June 4th and from 7 am – 10 am on Thursday, June 5th. We encourage everyone to pick up their badges on Wednesday night to elevate any rush on Thursday morning.

2) A GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID is required to pick up your badge and needs to be shown whenever you enter the General Assembly along with your badge.

3) A continental breakfast will be provided on Thursday morning at 8 am as part of your registration.

Wishing you safe travels to Chicago!

2014 PLC Theme is Love the Lord - Love Your Neighbor

It's time to register for your diocese's regional Parish Life Conference (PLC)!

This year's conferences are spread out across five weekends in June and July. On June 11-15, the Diocese of Wichita and the Diocese of Miami will kick off the PLC season in San Antonio, TX and Orlando, FL. Shortly thereafter on June 19-22, the Diocese of Worcester will convene in Boston, MA. Fort Wayne, IN, will be the site for the final June conference with the Diocese of Toledo's PLC on June 25-29. Finally, the Dioceses of Los Angeles and Eagle River, Charleston and New York, and Ottawa, will all meet from July 2-6, combining Fourth of July celebrations with Parish Life Conferences.  

Visit the Conventions and Conference Planning page for full information.

As always, this year's theme, love for God and neighbor, will be the focus of the Creative Festivals, a highlight of the conferences. Youth and organizational meetings, spiritually edifying speakers and services, and social events for kids and adults alike, all make the PLCs one of the Archdiocese's most established and popular traditions.

To facilitate your parish participation in the Creative Arts, Bible Bowl and Oratorical Festivals, all resources are available in the Festivals 2014 section of Antiochian.org. Additionally, ads for the souvenir journals can be purchased and registrations can be submitted through the Department of Conventions and Conference Planning's Antiochian Events pages.

 

 

Archdiocesan Leadership Meetings and Special Nominating Convention

The Archdiocese communicated the following details regarding historic May and June meetings to all clergy and parishes on April 8, 2014:

The dates and location have been set for a special Archdiocesan Synod Meeting, Board of Trustees meeting and the Special Nominating Convention. The location will be Chicago, Illinois, in order to facilitate air travel from all parts of the Archdiocese. The specific hotel will be announced, and all meetings will take place at that hotel. (See here for hotel and registration updates from April 29.)

The new date and location for the Special Board of Trustees and Archdiocesan Synod meetings were motivated by the need to convene the Special Nominating Convention. This makes it necessary to cancel the meetings which were originally scheduled at the Antiochian Village for the weekend of May 29-31.

The schedule of meetings is as follows:

Tuesday May 13, 2014, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. – Special meeting of the Archdiocesan Synod.

Wednesday May 14, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. – Special Board of Trustees Meeting.

Wednesday June 4, 2014, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. – Meetings of the Archdiocesan Synod and/or Archdiocesan Board of Trustees (as needed)

Thursday June 5, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Special Assembly to nominate candidates for the office of Metropolitan

 

Dept. of Conventions and Conference Planning News Archive 

Dept. of Conventions and Conference Planning

Dept. of Conventions and Conference Planning Contact:

Carol Jazzar and Raed Sweiss, Co-Chairs

dccp@antiochian.org

 
 
A website dedicated to assisting parishes in planning and executing Parish Life Conferences and Archdiocese Conventions.