Conference Registration


Please note that EpisComm20 has been postponed until August 3 - 6, 2020.

Conference hotel: 
The Desoto, Savannah
15 E Liberty Street

The Desoto is a historic landmark hotel located in the heart of Savannah. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and gorgeous southern homes, the hotel is located in Savannah's historic shopping and dining district, and is a short walk to the river front and city market. 

Conference rates:

Episcopal Communicator member $425
Non-member rate $500
Pre-conference intensive $125
Tuesday only $100
Tuesday & Wednesday only $300
Wednesday only $200
Wednesday & Thursday $375
Thursday only $175

Cancellation policy: Conference fee will be refunded in full if cancelling prior to July 19. There will be no refunds after July 20.

Hotel conference rate: $189 per night

Reservation link for new dates is forthcoming.

Membership Information:

Membership dues for 2020 are $75. Join Episcopal Communicators today! 


Registration

    • Monday, August 03, 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • Thursday, August 06, 2020
    • 9:00 PM
    • Savannah Georgia
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    Conference hotel:
    The Desoto, Savannah
    15 E Liberty Street

    The Desoto is a historic landmark hotel located in the heart of Savannah. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and gorgeous southern homes, the hotel is located in Savannah's historic shopping and dining district, and is a short walk to the river front and city market.

    Hotel conference rate: $189 per night. Room link for new dates is forthcoming.

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    A special Wednesday dinner roulette option: Episcopal Communicators has partnered with Tales of the South to provide conference attendees a true taste of Savannah and the South.

    NOTE: This is a special Wednesday optional dinner roulette option and is in addition to your conference registration fee. In order to attend you must register and pay by credit card, with no refunds after July 9, 2020.

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020

    WELCOME DINNER MRS. WIKES (this is a special dinner roulette option): $70 per person, includes transportation and guide for the evening
    5:30 Early dinner at the famed first lady of Savannah cooking, Ms. Sema Wilkes’ Boarding House. Ms. Wilkes is a Savannah institution and landmark. Her southern cooking is renown world-wide, from dignitaries and U.S Presidents, to movie stars and tourist alike. Come see what the fuss is all about and make sure to bring your appetite.

    Must register by July 9, 2020
    No refunds or tour changes after July 9, 2020
    Payment by credit card only

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    Episcopal Communicators has partnered with Tales of the South and Underground Tours of Savannah to provide conference attendees a true taste of Savannah.

    NOTE: These activities are optional and are in addition to your conference registration fee. All must be paid by credit card, with no refunds after July 9, 2020.

    Thursday, August 6, afternoon free time activity options:


    Option 1: $65 per person/30 person minimum
    TROLLEY TOUR OF HISTORIC SAVANNAH
    The afternoon begins with a riding tour of the historic district with an entrance to Poetter Hall, the first headquarters for the Savannah College of Art and Design. We conclude with a very special visit, the private home of Ms. Marcia Thompson, the granddaughter of Mrs. Sema Wilkes, the first lady of southern cooking. Frosty cold mint juleps await as you socialize with new and old friends all the while learning of the indelible mark the Thompson Family has left on the city of Savannah.

    Option 2: $80 per person/30 person minimum
    LOWCOUNTRY TOUR
    Gather in the lobby of hotel to 
    depart for historic Pinpoint and the Lowcountry! This will be a day of play as we discover the lowcountry, the islands, and the beaches of Savannah's playground! See where “The Elite Eat in their Bare Feet!” Experience the truly unique and exquisite allure of the low country, which so many tourists miss when visiting Savannah. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Georgia's marshes and waterways as we head to our first destination of the morning Pinpoint Heritage Museum, located in the old A.S. Varn & Son Oyster and Crab Factory, is your chance to experience the Gullah/Geechee culture first-hand. For nearly 100 years, the community of Pinpoint was quietly isolated on the banks of the Moon River just south of Savannah. Now, you can explore the refurbished museum complex and experience multimedia presentations, exciting exhibits and unparalleled views of the marsh! We are then off to Bonaventure, this iconic cemetery would inspire the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Though not Savannah’s oldest cemetery, Bonaventure is certainly its most famous and hauntingly beautiful. Quintessentially Southern Gothic, it has captured the imaginations of writers, poets, naturalists, photographers and filmmakers for more than 150 years. Part natural cathedral, part sculptural garden, Bonaventure transcends time.

    Underground Tours of Savannah:

    Option 3: $25 person/50 person minimum
    AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE WALKING TOUR
    Walking tour with Underground Tours of Savannah, a cultural heritage organization who celebrate the African American journey from slavery to freedom in Savannah, Georgia through walking tours focused on education, preservation, healing, and reconciliation. This homage tour will be led by Owner and Master Storyteller Patt Gunn, a 2019 'TEDx TALK presenter known for inspiring stories of African American journeys and emphasizing the importance of truth-speaking, healing, reconciliation and repair. The tour “Slaves in the City” will journey through the sacred places and spaces of the Enslaved Africans who dwelled on the coast of Georgia during the Antebellum era (circa 1748-1864) in Savannah, Georgia—the 3rd largest 'Port of Entry' city for Slavery in the United States. The tour includes entrance to the Savannah Gallery on Slavery & Healing, which houses a historical photographic exhibit entitled Gone So Long - The Journey from Slavery to Freedom in Savannah.

    Must register by July 9, 2020
    No refunds or tour changes after July 9, 2020
    Payment by credit card only

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