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General Conference 2016

Take a video tour of the site of the 2016 General Conference.

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Meet the former pastor in charge of making sure the event comes together.

Commission member from Norway talks about his hopes for the 2016 gathering.

The new logo for General Conference 2016, which will be held in Portland, Ore., provides

Courtesy of the Commission on General Conference

The new logo for General Conference 2016, which will be held in Portland, Ore., provides "an action-themed logo that ties to the roots of The United Methodist Church, a denomination striving to fulfill the Great Commission."

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2016 Pre-Conference Briefings
  • Jan. 20–22: Portland, Oregon
  • Feb. 5–7:  Manila Philippines
  • Feb 12–15:  Either Africa University near Mutare or Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Feb. 19–22: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Feb. 26–29: Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
  • March 6–9: Samara, Russia

The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body will meet at the Oregon Convention Center, the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, on May 10-20, 2016.

General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church which meets once every four years.

The conference can revise church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for church-wide programs.


For Delegates

  • Housing for General Conference
    On Tues., Oct. 27, 2015 at 12 p.m. EST, housing for U.S. delegates and first reserves will open. A link to the official housing reservations site will be sent via email that morning. If you do not receive it, please contact us by email or phone: (800) 262-9974.
  • Legislative Committee assignments:
    English | French | Portuguese

Legislation and Rulings



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