July 14-16, 2020 (Convention, voting members)
July 16-19, 2020 (Gathering, open to all) 

In 2020, the Eleventh Triennial Convention and Gathering of Women of the ELCA will be held in Phoenix, Arizona. The triennial convention is the highest legislative authority within the organization.

All women are invited to join us at the Women of the ELCA Gathering in July 2020.  Be prepared to experience a life-changing event with other bold women of faith.  

Early-bird registration ($325) opens September 30, 2019, and continues through January 6, 2020. After that, registration increases to $375. If you are unable to attend for the entire gathering, there is a daily registration option available for $200/day.  

What is the difference between the Triennial Convention and Triennial Gathering?

The convention and the gathering are two distinct events.  The convention will precede the gathering and conducts the business of the organization. Triennial Voting Members were elected at Fall Gathering 2018. They are Denise Beumer, Gayle Backiel, Debra Lantz, Diane Spicer, and Lisa Klima. The gathering open to all women is an event that consists of worship, Bible studies, workshops and so much more. 

What is a Voting Member?

Voting members will conduct the business of the Churchwide Organization including elections on the National Board and Officers. Each Synodical Women’s Organization is able to send a set number of voting members (determined by the Churchwide Organization) to the Convention. The Florida-Bahamas Synodical SWO has 5 voting members.

For more information about the nominating process, click here

What does it cost to attend the Triennial Gathering?

Triennial Gathering is open to all women. Expenses for the gathering include:

  • Registration fee ($325 for early bird registration; $375 for regular registration). 

  • Travel expenses, round-trip to Phoenix

  • Hotel 

  • Food

  • Discretionary expenses, including site-seeing trips prior to or following the gathering 

  • Mad money

Start saving now for this wonderful experience.