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Advancing to General Convention 2018: exhibitor, vendor applications available

December 7, 2017

Exhibitor applications are now available for organizations and vendors interested in exhibiting at the Episcopal Church 79th General Convention, Thursday, July 5 to Friday, July 13, 2018 at The Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas (Diocese of Texas).

The exhibit area serves as a marketplace and educational arena for attendees.  General Convention Manager Lori Ionnitiu said that General Convention attracts thousands of people of all ages for more than one week, which provides a desirable venue for exhibitors. 

New to General Convention 2018 is an option for vendors to participate in the event either for nine or four days.

In addition, discounts are available to groups affiliated with the Episcopal Church.

Exhibit information and details are here

For information, contact Ionnitiu at or  

The Episcopal Church’s General Convention is held every three years to consider the legislative business of the church.  General Convention is the bicameral governing body of the Church, comprised of the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops, and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay deputies elected from the 109 dioceses and three regional areas of the Church, at more than 800 members. Between Conventions, the General Convention continues to work through its committees and commissions.  The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church carries out the programs and policies adopted by General Convention.



Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer