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Guide to Planning Annual Conference

Updated: Jan 11

New Year, New Approach to Annual Conference Planning.

As the New Year unfolds, so do the opportunities to bring your conference together in a powerful way. Hosting an annual conference is not just an event; it's a chance to connect, collaborate, and cultivate a vision for the future. To ensure your annual conference is a resounding success, UMC Support’s Travel and Meeting Planning team is here to guide you through the entire process. If you’re ready to elevate your annual conference planning this year, look no further.

A Quick Guide to Planning Your Annual Conference with UMC Support:
  • Step 1: Define Your Objectives and Budget: Articulate the purpose of your annual conference and establish a realistic budget. Our team can assist in crafting a strategic plan that aligns with your goals but also maximizes financial efficiency.

  • Step 2: Choose the Right Format: Decide whether an in-person, virtual, or hybrid event best suits your conference’s needs. We'll help you navigate the pros and cons of each format to create a memorable experience.

  • Step 3: Selecting the Perfect Venue: With an extensive network of venues and hotels, our team will assist you in finding the ideal space that accommodates your conference’s size, logistical considerations, and budget constraints. UMC Support’s certified, faith-based planners and attorneys can expertly review and negotiate contracts on your behalf to save you a fortune!

  • Step 4: Streamlined Registration Process: Ensure a seamless experience for everyone involved, from organizers to participants. Utilize our advanced event management software to effortlessly handle registrations, track attendance, and communicate with attendees.

Seize the opportunity to plan an unforgettable annual conference this New Year! Let UMC Support's expert Travel and Meeting Planning department handle logistics from start to finish so you can focus on the spiritual growth and connection that your annual conference deserves.

Get Started Today! Ready to bring your vision to life with precision and purpose? Contact UMC Support to begin planning an annual conference that transcends the ordinary at

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