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Media advisory: media credentials applications now available for Episcopal Church General Convention 2018

Webinar planned for May
January 9, 2018

The 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be held Thursday, July 5 to Friday, July 13, 2018 at The Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas (Diocese of Texas).

Applications for credentials for media representatives planning to cover the General Convention 2018 of the Episcopal Church are available here.

Media kit is here.

Three types of media credentials are available:

  • Onsite, for those who will be attending;
  • Offsite, designed to provide virtual access to media representatives unable to attend General Convention 2018;
  • A combination of Onsite and Offsite for those who are able to attend for a defined time.

A webinar for all media will be held in May; date and details will be announced later.

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.

During its triennial meeting, deputies and bishops consider a wide range of important matters facing the Church. Among the actions of the 2018 General Convention will be a review and approval of the church’s triennial budget.

Media policies and procedures for General Convention 2018 are here.

Deputies/alternates and vendors/exhibitors to General Convention 2018 are not eligible for media credentials.

Credentials will be available beginning at noon on Tuesday, July 3 in the Austin Convention Center.

For more information contact Neva Rae Fox, Episcopal Church Public Affairs Officer,, 212-716-6080.



Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer