2018 AZ-CA District Convention

2018 AZ-CA District Convention

You may wish to review the 2016 AZ-CA District Convention.

The 33nd Biennial Convention of the Arizona-California District of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod will meet June 11-13, 2018, at The Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. This is the same venue as our 2016 District Convention. Dr. Mark Paustian (Professor at Martin Luther College | New Ulm, MN) will deliver the keynote address titled Communicating Christ in the 21st Century. Click here for a working draft of the convention Flow Chart.

Please register for the District Convention no later than May 10, 2018.

All excuses for the convention must be submitted in writing via email to Pastor Steven Gabb, AZ-CA District Secretary. Please include the reason why the delegate is unable to attend.

Important Dates and Times
The convention begins on Monday, June 11, at 10:00am, with the Opening Service at Grace Lutheran Church in Glendale, AZ. The afternoon session will begin promptly at 1:00pm. Delegates will be on their own for lunch before the afternoon session begins. The convention is scheduled to conclude on Wednesday, June 13, at 12:00pm.

Elections information will be available closer to the date of the convention.

Reports, Memorials, etc.
If you plan to submit a report, memorial, or any other material for the convention, please follow these formatting guidelines. All materials must be emailed to the district secretary, Pastor Steven Gabb, AZ-CA District Secretary, no later than May 10, 2018. Hard copy binders will not be distributed at the convention. The district experienced significant cost savings in recent years by operating a 'paperless' event. We will continue this practice in 2018. All convention materials and resources will be distributed via the online file sharing service Dropbox. Reports and convention information will be updated regularly on this website. They can also be found in the 2018 AZ-CA District Convention Dropbox Folder. You can download the files from either place.

Travel Arrangements

The 2018 AZ-CA District Convention will be held at:
Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort
5001 N Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(800) 362-2779

Hotel accommodations are available onsite at a rate of $104 per night for single or double occupancy. Triple occupancy is $119 per night. These rates are effective three days before and three days after the convention, if you would like to arrive earlier or stay longer. The check-in time is 3:00 p.m. The check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

Online reservations can be made by clicking here.

Any reservations after May 10, 2018 will be accepted at the discretion of the Embassy Suites based on availability.