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141st Annual Convention
of the Diocese of Southern Ohio

Nov. 13-14, 2015
Dayton Convention Center 

Sept 14: Registration opens
Sept 14: Deadline for Constitution or Canonical changes
Sept 29: Deadline for nominations, resolutions, annual reports
Oct 14: Deadline for hotel accomodations
Oct 28: East area Pre-convention hearing
Dates and deadlines
Nov 1: Necrology due
Nov 2: Early Registration closed; late fees apply
Nov 3: Cincinnati area Pre-convention hearing (also live-stream)
Nov 5: Columbus area Pre-convention hearing
Nov 8: Dayton area Pre-convention hearing
Nov 9: Online registration closes
Ohio's beautiful Gem City, Dayton, will play host to the 141st Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio. 

Where the Rivers Meet

A map of Dayton with restaurants and attractions can be found here: http://www.daytoncvb.com/mapexplorer/.

Certifying lay delegates to convention

Congregations are canonically required (Canon III, Section 5) to submit a Certificate of Election of Lay Delegates as soon as possible after they have been chosen at your annual meeting. Lay delegates must be certified to receive credentials for voting at the convention.

If your congregation has not yet reported your election (check here), you can access the certification form here, or on the diocesan website in the convention section. It is important to submit the certification before registering delegates for convention.

If your lay delegates have changed since a certification form was submitted, you must complete a Change of Delegate form. A link to the form can also be found on the diocesan website in the convention section. Completed forms can be mailed, faxed or emailed to the diocesan office by Oct. 31. 

Please direct any questions to Julie Murray at jmurray@diosohio.org or at 800.582.1712 ext. 110.
Online registration

Online registration for the 141st annual convention will open Monday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m.

Answers to some FAQs 
  • You may register individually or as a group
  • Payment may be made online by credit card or by mailing a check
  • There is no cost to register for convention through Nov. 1
  • Meal plans are available for $80. The meal plan includes a Friday evening banquet and Saturday lunch 
  • Early registration will close on Sunday, Nov. 1 at midnight. Starting Nov. 2, late online registration will incur an additional cost of $20 per person and will close on Sunday, Nov. 8 at midnight
  • Registration at the door for those who miss the deadlines will incur an additional $40 per person. Meal availability at the door is limited and not guaranteed

Hotel accommodations

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Dayton, located at 33 E. 5th Street, adjacent to the Dayton Convention center. 

A special convention rate of $102 per night is guaranteed for reservations made prior to Oct. 14. To make reservations, call the Crowne Plaza at 937.229.9835 Monday - Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Our group code is EPI. Make sure to bring along the appropriate tax exempt forms from your church to have sales tax removed from your bill.

Any questions or problems with hotel reservations should be directed to convention manager Mike Miller at 937.458.3003 or

Exhibitor information

Consider sharing the ministry of your commission, organization or congregation in an exhibit at convention. 

The cost for an exhibit is $25 per table and an additional $25 if your exhibit requires electricity. Plan to bring your own power strips and extension cords, as there are additional upcharges for these items.

Exhibitors will register using the same registration form as other attendees. Meal plans are also available.

For further questions about exhibits, contact the Rev. Bill Bales at wbales@roadrunner.com

Quick Links
Nomination form
Lay Delegate Certification Form
Find all the latest convention information at 

Diocese of Southern Ohio | 800.582.1712 | http://www.diosohio.org
412 Sycamore St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202