General Convention Deputation

General Convention Deputation

The 79th General Convention will be in Austin Texas, July 5th – 13th, 2018.

What is the General Convention?

The General Convention of The Episcopal Church is the bicameral (two-house) governing body of the Church, held once every three years. It is comprised of the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops, and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay representatives elected from the 110 dioceses of the Church, at more than 800 members. Several interim bodies also carry on work in between conventions.

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) triennial meeting convenes in the same location July 5 – 11. The General Convention website has attendee information, calendars and schedules.

How does General Convention work?

For that, friends, we will send you to our deputation blog. Learn how convention works, how to get connected to more information, and subscribe to receive updates from our deputies. We’ve loaded the deputation blog with convention details and we will be rolling out updates. Go to the blog now. 

How General Convention works

What's on the schedule? How do I find out what's going on?
For that, friends, we will send you to our deputation blog. Learn how to get connected, track legislation, watch online, and subscribe to receive updates from our deputies. We’ve loaded the deputation blog with convention details and we will be rolling out updates. Go to the blog now.

Get connected!

How can I volunteer?

The 2018 General Convention will be hosted by the Diocese of Texas, so it’s quite close. The host diocese welcomes volunteers in a variety of areas. Fill out this form to let the hosts know you’d like to help.

Register as a volunteer and select the times and type of help you’d like to offer. This volunteer guide includes descriptions of some of the roles available.

Visit the Diocese of Texas’ facebook page for General Convention volunteers.

Where can I stay?

View the Hotel Registration Guide for more information. Some locations listed in the guide will book up quickly, so you can also check other hotels in the area around the Austin Convention Center. More information is in the Convention app or at eventmobi.com/79gc/.

Meet the 2018 General Convention Deputation from the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth:

Alternate Deputies:

Resources for Deputies

View an email to the House of Deputies with links to a variety of resources.

Previous General Convention (2015)

View a slideshow and report from the 2015 Deputation and read their blog.