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  • Child Care For Volunteers

    • A program for children age 0 through fifth grade is offered by The Episcopal Church, for volunteers only. Cost is $50 a day. Register here. A schedule and more information are located here.

  • Convention Worship

    • All worship services are at the Austin Convention Center, except for Saturday night, July 7, at the Palmer Events Center. Experience the amazing diversity of The Episcopal Church in worship!

      All worship dates are free and open to the public.

      Thursday, July 5                   Opening Eucharist              9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

      Friday, July 6                        Daily Eucharist                    5:45 - 7 p.m.

      Saturday, July 7                   Episcopal Revival                5:30 - 7 p.m. (Palmer Center)

      Sunday, July 8                     Simple Eucharist                 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

      Sunday, July 8                     Worship in Local Churches

      Monday, July 9                    Daily Eucharist                    5:15 - 6:30 p.m.

      Tuesday, July 10                  Daily Eucharist                    5:15 - 6:30 p.m.

      Wednesday, July 11            Daily Eucharist                    5:15 - 6:30 p.m.

      Thursday, July 12                Closing Eucharist                7:30 - 9 p.m.

  • To Visit General Convention

    • Of course, the best way to visit General Convention is to volunteer, because then you get to serve and your admission pass is free.

      Yet for those who just want to stop by for the day or a few days, you can purchase a visitor pass:

       Visitor One Day                                           $50

      Visitor One Day (Exhibit Hall only)                 $15

      Visitor Multiple Days                                    $140

       REGISTER AS A VISITOR

  • EDOT Booth #301

    • Meet our Bishops
      Tuesday, July 3 
      Hector Monterroso 12 - 2 p.m.
      Jeff Fisher 2 - 4 p.m.
      Andy Doyle 4 - 5 p.m.

      Join us 2 - 3 p.m. in Spanish and 3 - 4 p.m. in English, each day features a different gift (until they are gone).

      Reconciliation
      Wednesday, July 4 Sharing reconciliation stories
      Thursday, July 5 Diversity and Inclusion

      Creation Care
      Friday, July 6 Harvey Recovery
      Saturday, July 7 Camp Allen & El Buen

      Evangelism
      Sunday, July 8 Church Planting
      Monday, July 9 Missional Communities
      Tuesday, July 10 Youth Sharing Faith 

      Diocesan Staff available for conversation or story sharing on these days from 1 - 2 p.m.

      Wednesday, July 4 The Rev. Francene Young, Transition Minister Working in the EDOT as clergy
      Thursday, July 5 The Rev. Canon Joann Saylors, Canon for Mission Amplification What is a congregational engagement strategy?
      Friday, July 6 The Rev. Canon Kai Ryan, Chief Operating Officer Strategic Organization of Diocesan Staff
      Saturday, July 7 Linda Mitchell, Chief Financial Officer Finance as a Resource
      Sunday, July 8 The Right Rev Bishop Payne Reclaiming Christianity

  • TEC Conversations

    • The Episcopal Church Conversations (TEConversations) will be three innovative and inspirational sessions open to visitors and volunteers. Offered in Joint Session with both the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops, each presentation will focus on three elements of the Jesus Movement, utilizing brief talks, videos, and engaging interludes.

       Friday, July 6                        10:30 a.m. - Noon                    Racial Reconciliation

      Saturday, July 7                     2:30 - 4 p.m.                            Evangelism

      Tuesday, July 10                   10:30 a.m. - Noon                    Care of Creation

      These TEConversations will be available live on the General Convention live feed, as well as posted later for viewing on demand.

  • Lodging

    • Numerous hotels are offering lodging in downtown Austin near the Convention Center.

      The Holiday Inn Austin Midtown is a recommended hotel for volunteers and is offering a special General Convention rate. It is located on the light rail line that connects directly to the Austin Convention Center.

      For more information from the General Convention Office of the Episcopal Church click here.

  • Well Talks

    • A wellness collaboration of The Episcopal Diocese of Texas, Episcopal Health Foundation, Living Compass and Seminary of the Southwest.

      Booth 1011

      Thursday, July 5

      11 a.m. EDOT               “Two Way Prayer” w. The Rev. Bill Wigmore

      1 p.m. SSW                   “Practices for Living Well” w. The Rev. Jane Patterson & Steven Tomlinson, Ph.D.

      2:30 p.m. EDOT             “Yoga Mass” w. The Rev. Gena Davis

      4 p.m. LC                       Starting a Teen Wellness Initiative” w. Holly Hughes Stoner

      Friday, July 6

      11a.m. EHF                  “The making of: Traces of the Trade” w. Dain & Constance Perry

      1 p.m. EDOT                 “Food Ministries” w. The Rev. Sean Steel, The Rev. Travis Smith & The Rev. Brin Bon

      4 p.m. SSW                   “Practices for Living Well” w. The Rev. Jane Patterson & Steven Tomlinson, Ph.D.

      Saturday, July 7

      11a.m. SSW               “Practices for Living Well” w. The Rev. Jane Patterson & Steven Tomlinson, Ph.D.

      1p LC                         “Congregation Based Wellness Ministries” w. The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner

      2 p.m. EHF                 “Community Organizing Impacts on Parish and Community” w. The Rev. Pedro Lopez

      Sunday, July 8

      1 p.m.  EHF                 Film Screening and Discussion @ St. David’s, Austin - Sumner Hall

                                          “Traces of the Trade” w. Eric Moen

      Monday, July 9

      10 a.m.  EDOT              “Active Faith” w. The Rev. Brin Bon & The Rev. Christian Hawley

      1 p.m. SSW                  “Practices for Living Well” w. The Rev. Jane Patterson & Steven Tomlinson, Ph.D.

      3 p.m. LC                      “It Takes a Village to Support a Parent” w. Holly Hughes Stoner

      Tuesday, July 10

      10 a.m. LC                    “Living Well, Leading Well” w. The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner

      1 p.m. EHF                    “Holy Currencies” w. The Rev. Dr. Eric Law

      3 p.m. EDOT                 “Community Connections” w. The Rev. Trawin Malone & The Rev. Christian Hawley

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