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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    2017 AC Event Guidelines

    Parking will be in the OnCenter Garage, accessible from both Harrison and State Streets.   The parking attendants will have a separate color ticket for those that want to purchase a day ticket at $2.50 versus a week ticket at $5.00. If you purchase a week ticket, you will be asked to hold onto it and leave it on your dash. When you return, the attendants will know to waive you through.

    In addition, there are free shuttles from the “city” hotels as noted on the hotel registration form.  A shuttle schedule – in coordination with the Conference agenda -- will be posted at a later date.  The shuttles will drop passengers at the entrance doors to the OnCenter and may be a better option for those with mobility issues. 

    There will be a Hospitality Team to assist attendees in exiting the shuttle and getting into the sessions room.  Wheelchairs will be available. 

    REGISTRATION:  Name tags and packets will be distributed in Gallagher Hall of the OnCenter starting at 7:30am on Thursday, June 1. 

    ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Starts at 9:30am with Opening Worship in Exhibit Hall A of the OnCenter with Bishop Mark Webb preaching. Lunch will be served following worship and prior to the Clergy/Laity Sessions.

    CLERGY/LAITY SESSIONS: These sessions will be held in the afternoon on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the OnCenter with both sessions beginning at 1:00 p.m. 

    MEALS: Meals provided with your registration will be served in the room adjacent to the main meeting room. Meals included in your registration fee are as follows:

    • Thursday Lunch
    • Thursday Dinner
    • Friday Lunch
    • Friday Dinner
    • Saturday Lunch

    We are well aware of the varied and critical dietary needs of our participants.  The menus are available here and we will make every effort to be sensitive to allergies and other restrictions.  To accommodate our menus, most meals will be served buffet style and there will be assistance for those who need it.

    Child Care will be offered on the lower level during all official Conference Sessions.  (See registration form)  Families MUST pre-register for this service on the registration form and provide information about their children so that appropriate numbers of child care providers can be secured, and appropriate equipment provided.  Space for children will be on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge for child care, but your Annual Conference registration must be submitted and paid to complete your registration for child care.

    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 867 local churches and 65 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."