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General Conference 2008: Getting Around


2008 General Conference Visitor's Guide

This guide will be a key resource for your time at General Conference. It includes a wealth of important information, including the agenda for the assembly, details on the legislative process and summaries of key issues. You will also find information on the denomination's history and structure as well as membership and financial statistics. Download the Guide (PDF).

Schedule of Events

Each day of General Conference is scheduled is by the Committee on Agenda. While the details of the daily agenda are usually not set until the day before, the overall structure of General Conference is the same each day. Special events, such as the Laity and Episcopal Address, are scheduled well in advance.
View today's schedule.
Download the basic agenda for the entire conference (PDF).

Daily Shuttle Overview

A listing of available shuttle services and scheduling information for daily transportation from your hotel to the convention center.
View shuttle information (PDF).

Plenary Floor Plan

This map shows a diagram of the plenary floor. See the seating assignments document below to locate where your delegation will be seated. View map (PDF).

Plenary Seating Assignments

This document provides a listing of seating assignments on the plenary floor for delegations. View assignments (PDF).

Convention Center Locations and Room Assignments

Locate important areas such as committee meeting rooms, snack areas, the banquet area, the First Aid station, exhibits, the Cokesbury Bookstore, etc. View locations (PDF).

Interpretation and Aids for the Hearing Impaired

Two American Sign Language Interpreters will be available the first week of General Conference to perform sign language interpretation in the Legislative Committee rooms as needed (upon request), with priority given to delegates. American Sign Language will be offered in Seating Section 207 of the Arena for plenary sessions. There will also be earphones available for delegates in the plenary session. A limited number will be available for those in the audience if they deposit a valid drivers license in exchange for the earphones.

Hospitality Team

The Central Texas Annual Conference and The Southeastern Jurisdiction welcomes The United Methodist Church to Fort Worth, Texas. As delegates and visitors from around the world prepare for the 2008 General Conference of The United Methodist Church, the people of the Central Texas Annual Conference, the General Commission on General Conference and the general agencies of the church have worked to prepare the way. Learn more about the hospitality the CTC is providing in Fort Worth.