2017 Annual Conference Session

The 2017 United Methodist Annual Conference Session will take place June 7-10 located at the Heartland Event Center in Grand Island, Nebraska (700 E Stolley Park Rd.).

It is encouraged that lodging arrangements are made as soon as you know you are able to attend. While we do have many hotel rooms set aside for this event there are other events going on in Grand Island at the same time. We are communicating the lodging list early so you can make reservations early.

The annual conference session planning team has announced that this year’s session will be shortened slightly, with the event still running June 7-10 in Grand Island, Nebraska, but with the event not starting until approximately 7 p.m. Wednesday instead of the usual morning sessions for clergy and laity.

The announcement came after the group’s first meeting with Bishop Ruben Saenz Jr. on Nov. 7 in Manhattan, Kansas, and in response to surveys filled out by attendees to previous annual conferences expressing the desire to shorten the duration of the session.

The opening worship service likely will begin at approximately 7 p.m. June 7 at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island, with the clergy and laity sessions taking place June 8. Adjournment is anticipated by noon Saturday, June 10.

To view a listing of hotels click the "Lodging" tab found on the left side of this webpage. Be sure to say you are with the “United Methodist Conference” to receive the rate when calling to make reservations.

For those interested there are also on site full-service pads available for RV camping for a price of $30 per night. Advance reservations and payment are required at the Heartland Events Center. To make RV camping reservations call the General Office at 308-382-4515. Camping is also available at Hall County Park and at Mormon Island State Recreation Area on a first come, first served basis.