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Dakotas Annual Conference 2020 set for October 9-10

The 26th session of the Dakotas Annual Conference will take place on October 9-10, 2020, at Legacy United Methodist Church in Bismarck, North Dakota.

The cancelation of the joint Dakotas-Minnesota Annual Conference, scheduled for June 10-12, 2020 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was announced earlier this week. Read the details here.

The plan is to meet for 24 hours, beginning at noon on Friday, October 9, 2020, and concluding at noon on Saturday, October 10. The shortened timeframe will require an abbreviated agenda for the annual conference session, covering only the necessary items on the agenda.

The session committee will continue planning and will announce details—registration, hotels, and schedule as soon as possible. 

A clergy session will be held virtually on June 11, 2020. 

“As we continue to deal with COVID-19, I am grateful to the members of the sessions committee and to Dakotas Conference staff for investigating and wrestling with options. As we were deliberating, it was clear the safest option is not to meet in June but in the fall,” says Kay Braun, chair of the Dakotas Session Committee. “We look forward to meeting in Bismarck in October of 2020 and Sioux Falls in June of 2021.”

The 2021 site for the annual conference will be the Sioux Falls Convention Center.  The Dakotas Cabinets and Sessions Committee identified the Sioux Falls Convention Center as the venue for 2021 and the Bismarck Civic Center in 2022 based on negotiations of current contracts that are in place. 


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