Welcome to your source for 2020 Convention Information.

At a Quick glance:

  • April 24-26, 2020
  • RIT Inn & Conference Center, Rochester, NY
  • Save the Date poster
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  • Registration forms to submit by mail or online registration are available below.

2020 Convention Times

The 2020 Convention Times is now available! Download your copy now to start perusing the workshops and speakers that we will be blessed to sharing our time with April 24-26, 2020 at the RIT Inn & Conference Center.

Notes from Convention Co-Chairs Cindy & Joyce about Convention – 1/12/2020

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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions – last updated 1/31/2020

Remember the Opportunity Fund is available if you need some assistance to make it to convention. Read more about the fund and get your application in by March 1st.


There are two options for registration this year. We have the traditional postal mail option, and this year we have online registration and online payment available. So yes that means a credit card can be used to pay through the PayPal link. You do not need to have a PayPal account.

Regular (Postal Mail) Registration

You can preview the Convention Times on your computer and print only the Registration form (3 pages).

  • There is only one registration form that handles both the costs for convention and hotel.
  • This needs to be postmarked and mailed to the Registrar by March 27, 2020.
  • Checks mailed need to be made out to ABWM of NYS.
  • Get an Early Bird discount by registering before March 1st!

Online Registration

This year is our first time trying to provide online registrations for our convention. We are excited and at the same time, honestly a little nervous about how things will go. So please be patient in this process.

ABC-NYS is helping us with the payment portion. So please do not be concerned when it shows American Baptist Churches of New York State as the entity being paid the amount for your convention costs.

Registration online needs to be submitted by March 27, 2020.

Your Steps for Online Registration

… Please submit and pay for only one registration at a time.

  1. Using the Convention Times figure out what you want to register for.
  2. Click the form link (this is using google forms) and fill out the form in its entirety. It should open in a new window.
    **Each person registering online must fill this out individually.**
  3. As you go, total the cost where indicated by the $ (dollar) signs. You will need that TOTAL to pay at the link below.
  4. Submit the online registration form.
  5. NEXT (see below), you will pay by credit card (you do not need to have Paypal)
    Enter the name for the registration being paid for.
  6. PayPal will show a description of ABW Convention 2020, and a quantity of 1. You just have to put in the total of your registration costs.
  7. Complete the process through PayPal.
  8. You should receive an email for your online registration (check your spam folder) and PayPal should send you an email with a confirmation of payment as well.

Step 5 above… Pay HERE

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Only one registration and payment can be submitted at a time.

ABWM Conference Payment For:
type YOUR FULL NAME in the box for this registration payment being made
… now hit your ENTER key