Diocesan convention 2018

OCTOBER 26-27, 2018

Niagara Falls Convention Center

Niagara Falls, NY


Hotel Information

As some of you know, the block at the Sheraton for convention filled up. Rooms can now be reserved at the Hyatt Place Niagara Falls following the booking information below.  We apologize for any trouble or confusion this has caused. If you have any questions, contact Vanessa


Hyatt Place Niagara Falls (310 Rainbow Boulevard South) 

Click here: https://niagarafalls.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Type in the dates desired. 

Under the "Special Rates" dropdown pick "Corporate or Group Code"

The Group Code is "G-EWNY" (OCT 25th-26th)


The Sheraton Niagara Falls (300 3rd St., directly across from the convention center)


*Please note the differing schedule from most years to decide which nights you need a room for. 


Pre-Conventions

There will be two pre-convention meetings prior to the convention:

Tuesday, October 2 - 6:00 PM at St. John's, Kane

Thursday, October 4 - 7:00 PM at Christ Church, Meadville


Call for Volunteers

Will you be attending diocesan convention as a guest? Ever wondered what it would be like to serve as a registrar or a teller? This is your year!  We are looking for 8 people to serve at the registration table on Friday, October 26, from 10:00-12:45. We would ask that you be there by 9:30 to get instruction. (By the way, delegates and alternates could serve as registration volunteers this year too!) We are also looking for 8 people to serve as tellers on Saturday, October 27. We would ask that you be there by 9:00 AM for instruction and you would be finished by 11:30.


If you are interested, please contact Vanessa at vbutler@dionwpa.org or at 814.456.4203.


Convention Registration Open

Convention registration is now open [http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=mhvo5kcab&oeidk=a07efh3a6uwf94a29f0]. The cost of registration is $50.00 per person, with an optional Friday lunch for an additional $25.  The deadline for registration is October 15.


Convention Schedule

Friday, October 26

10:00 AM:                    Registration opens at Niagara Falls Convention Center (101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls NY) (Will remain open until 12:45)

11:00 AM:                     Diocese of Western New York’s budget hearing

12:00 PM:                    Optional Lunch (additional cost associated)

1:00 PM:                      Joint Session (including election for Bishop Provisional)

4:00 PM:                     Recess

5:15 PM:                      Gather at Convention Center to walk to St. Peter’s

5:30 PM:                      Eucharist at St. Peter’s

6:45 PM:                      Dinner at Niagara Falls Convention Center

Saturday, October 27

9:30 AM:                     Conventions convene separately at Niagara Falls Convention Center – Continental breakfast provided beginning at 9:00 AM

11:30 AM:                    Lunch

12:30 PM:                    Reconvene jointly

2:00 PM:                     Adjournment


Printable Convention Schedule (.pdf)