See Accommodations for information on hotels and other accommodations.
See Locations for addresses and maps of various conference venues.
See Registration for details on fees and how to register.
See Children for details about child care.
The conference begins Friday, April 23, at 7:00 PM, but there are a number of pre-conference activities earlier on Friday. The Conference concludes Sunday, April 25, at 10:30 AM. See Schedule for the times of all activities.
All registrations include the following meals:
Optional Pre-Conference Meal and Entertainment
A festive Mexican dinner will be available on Friday for an additional fee.
At breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, you will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with others interested in whatever issue of congregational life most challenges or intrigues you. If there is a topic you want to discuss, please include it in the appropriate spot on your registration form. Then, at conference breakfasts, look for the topic “tents” on the tables to find a group congenial to your interests.
The registration form contains space to indicate any special assistance you may need while at the conference. This would include:
The conference venues all have elevators and are located within two blocks of each other. All are connected by skywalk and are also accessible from street level.
Please be very specific about your needs, so that we can be of the greatest help to you. Please contact Barb Robinson at 563.381.3561, email@example.com or LaDonna Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
See Carpools to coordinate a carpool to the conference with other attendees from your area. If you are driving with empty seats or need a ride, sign up.
See Transportation for driving directions, local transportation options, transportation to off-site conference events, and parking.
Shuttles are available from the airport to the hotels and between the hotels. See Transportation for more details.
We invite you to join the Conference Choir. Experienced singers of any age, including young people, are welcome! Music Director, Ken Hill, tells us that the rhythm of the music is a little complicated for total beginners, but experienced choir members or musicians will enjoy the challenge of it.
On the registration form, please indicate both your interest in singing and the part you normally sing. If you are registered on or before April 8th, we will mail your music to you.
A scholarship fund has been created by the Prairie Star District Board to subsidize attendance at Annual Conferences for those who could not otherwise attend.
Your voluntary contributions to this fund are much appreciated. Every dollar you contribute, even one dollar, will help another UU attend next year’s conference. You can contribute by adding a gift when you register for the conference or to contribute without registering go to Annual Conference A La Carte.
Thanks to individual contributions from members of congregations all over the District, we are able to give a limited number of scholarships to help offset the cost of attending the PSD Annual Conference. For information on applying to receive a scholarship see Scholarships.
Exhibits will be available to view from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, on the Lower Concourse, RiverCenter South.
Information for Exhibitors:
Prairie Star District reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to dismiss, prohibit, or evict any exhibit or exhibitor that does not conform to the dignity and general business character of the Prairie Star District Annual Conference or to the stated principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Remember to bring your church banner!
By registering for the conference you are agreeing to be photographed. Videos and photos may be used on our web site and in District print publications. If you have serious concerns about your picture being used, please call Barb Robinson at 563-381-3561 prior to the conference. You will need to let us know some way to identify you (perhaps a distinctive jacket or hat) during the conference so that we will know not to use your picture.
Friday Evening Reception
The Unitarian Church, Davenport, invites conference attendees to join them Friday evening April 23, at 8:30 pm, to celebrate the ministry of their new Minister Emeritus, Rev. Alan Egly. This reception will take place in the Radisson Atrium at the conclusion of the Annual Conference Welcoming Celebration in the adjoining ballroom.
As many of you know, Rev. Egly has been not only the minister of the Davenport Church (1979 to 1987) but also a leader and friend to many ministers and lay persons in Prairie Star District. Join them in congratulating Alan. Shake his hand. Reminisce. There will be a cash bar and popular Davenport pianist, UU Margaret Skinner, at the keyboard. This will be a great time to connect with UUs from throughout the Midwest and celebrate Alan’s new status as well, whether you have worked with him in the past or not! The Davenport congregation hopes to see you then.
For more information on registration,
For general information on the conference schedule or activities,