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Friday Night Dinner

Join us for a delightful evening of delicious food and live music on Friday, November 15. There will be a complimentary hospitality reception after the conclusion of business on Friday evening followed by a dinner served in the Meeting Hall. As seating for dinner will be assigned, please make your reservation as a group so that your entire party may be seated together.

Food Policy

The Riverside Convention Center’s food policy prohibits bringing in outside food, except in the case of medical or dietary concern. Meals, snacks, and beverages will be available for sale during Diocesan Convention. If you require accommodation or need further assistance, please contact the Secretary of Convention or Convention Coordinator.

How do I prepare? 

One of the best ways to prepare for Convention is to attend the Pre-convention Deanery Assembly in your area. Usually one of the Bishops, a member of the Diocesan staff, and the Deanery Officers will be there. The proposed Mission Share Fund Budget will be available, and discussion of the proposed resolutions and changes to the Constitution and Canons will occur. (The proposed budget will be made available as soon as it is approved by Diocesan Council. The Reports of the Committees on Resolutions and Constitution & Canons will be online in October.)


Child Care

Childcare programs for the Diocesan Convention are in a room opposite the meeting room. Registration required.



Seating will be assigned for all delegates. Seating for Visitors & Alternates will also be available for those not participating in the business of Convention. Like other legislative bodies, only credentialed delegates and authorized staff are allowed on the floor of Convention at any time. 


The Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles has many great sponsorship, advertising and exhibitor opportunities. With an expected attendance of over 900, the Diocesan Convention in Riverside November 15-16, 2019 can provide your company, institution or ministry with fantastic exposure to leading church parishioners, clergy throughout the diocese, and visitors from over 129 church communities.



Wireless internet will be available during the business hours of convention, but please download all your materials before convention.



There are lots of opportunities for youth and young adults to be involved at Convention!

  • Camp Stevens will be hosting “Camp Convention” for kids 8-13.

  • High schoolers and young adults are welcome and encouraged to serve as volunteers, acting as ushers, assisting with registration, and more.

  • Each deanery of the Diocese is also entitled to 1 youth lay delegate.





Robert's Rules of order

Robert’s Rules of Order, is the most widely-used manual of parliamentary procedure in the United States. It governs the meetings of a diverse range of organizations—including church groups, county commissions, homeowners associations, nonprofit associations, professional societies, school boards, and trade unions—that have adopted it as their parliamentary authority.


Constitutions and Canons

There are two parallel systems of canon law within the church operating on a national level, governed by the General Convention, and on a diocesan level, with each Diocesan Convention empowered to create constitutions and canons. Diocesan constitutions do not require the approval of the General Convention.


history of diocesan resolutions 2006-2018

The History of Diocesan Resolutions provides a comprehensive timeline of the resolutions passed by Diocesan Convention between the years 2006-2018.