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Annual Conference


What if I still need to register?

There are limited opportunities for meals, workshops and special events remaining. If you did not get registered you can register on site in Bismarck. You will be charged a late fee.

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Can I watch everything on the Livestream and not register?
The worship services and plenary sessions will be available to the general public via Livestream on the conference website. These are times of broadcast:

  • June 6, 2024, 8:30 a.m., CDT, Opeing worship with Bishop Lanette Plambeck delivering the episcopal address,
  • June 6, 2024, 10:30 a.m., CDT, Plenary Session I with Opening, the Missional Report, Laity Report, Budget Overview
  • June 6, 2024,  1:30 p.m., CDT, Plenary Session II followed by speakers
  • June 7, 2023,  8 a.m. CDT,  Worship with the Miracle Offering.
  • June 7, 2023, 10:15 a.m., CDT, Speaker Michael Beck followed by Plenary Session III
  • June 7, 2023, 2:15 p.m. , CDT, Plenary Sessions  IV
  • June 8 , 2023, 10 a.m., CDT, Celebration of Life in Ministry Service

What is the Pre-Conference Gathering, and why should I attend?
There will be three Pre-Conference Gathering sessions held virtually via Zoom webinar. These sessions will inform delegates about the 2025 budget proposal, the nominations report, the consent calendar, and any other items in the Conference Workbook. This will be an opportunity to discuss the legislation happening during the conference. There will be little time during the actual session for discussion about these issues. Participants must take this time to get their questions answered. Connection information will be sent via e-mail to each registered participant in advance of your session. 

Please register for one of the Pre-Conference Gatherings when you register for Annual Conference:

  • Tuesday, May 23, at 7p.m. CDT, 6 p.m. MDT
  • Thursday, May 25, at 7 p.m. CDT, 6 p.m. MDT
  • Wednesday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m. CDT, 6:30 p.m. MDT
  • Sunday, June 2, at 7:00 p.m. CDT, 6 p.m. MDT

Is there a conference hotel?

If you are attending the annual conference in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, there are several designated hotels. Conference participants are responsible for their own housing. The main hotel that is designated for this event is the Sheraton (Event Hotel). Get the details on the Sheraton and other hotels.  

Do you have questions we have not answered?
You may still have some questions that we have not answered please feel free to reach out to one of us. Here is a list of people and the role that they play for annual conference. 
Legislation, agenda and schedule: Rebecca Trefz | e-mail 
Worship: Lou Whitmer | e-mail
Registration, Lay Equalization: Susan Punt | e-mail
Event logistics, hotel reservations: Al Roll| e-mail 
Technology and production: Doreen Gosmire | e-mail 


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