AC 2020 Pre-Conference Information

Kentucky Annual Conference

December 8 - 9, 2020  

Northern Kentucky Convention Center
One West RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011


Attached you will find the agenda for Annual Conference which will be held December 8-9.  Once again we will be at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, KY. 
General information about the conference (including mailings to members, hotel information, the Pre-conference report book, etc.) can be found at:

Please help us tell the story of your ministry by sending us your report for the Pre-Conference Report Book.  According to the Standing Rules of Kentucky Annual Conference, all reports to be included in the Pre-Conference Report Book for 2020 shall be in the Kentucky Conference office by March 15, 2020.  This includes reports for 2019-2020 (since the last Pre-Conference Report book) and proposals for 2020-2021. 
Please submit your report by March 15th; this enables us to place it in the Pre-Conference Report Book which is the most cost effective way to provide these. 

If you are unable to submit your report by March 15th you will need to: 

  • Send it to us electronically as soon as it is available, and we will post it on our website.
  • The written copy will be distributed in the packet that members receive at Annual Conference.  You will need to provide 1,200 copies of your report and come to the conference office in Crestwood on May 30th help collate the packets.

Please follow the format that is on the sample. It has been formatted with selected specifications for the margins, font and layout. 
All reports are limited to ONE PAGE unless they contain policies or action items that require approval.  Please speak with your related staff contact if you have any questions.  We are asking that you include the email address for the person completing the report.   We reserve the right to edit the reports for clarity and length.
Cindy Young will serve as the editor of the Pre-Conference Report Book this year.  Please send your report by email as an attachment in Word to her at   As Cindy receives your report, she will send you a confirmation email, if you do not receive an email from her within 5 days, please resubmit your report. 
A reminder that most reports will go directly to the consent calendar. 

            Rule 10. Legislative Process. To expedite the business of the Annual Conference session, the Primary Task Executive Team, in conjunction with the Conference Secretary, will present in the pre-conference report book a list of reports and items known as the consent calendar. The consent calendar shall be presented during the organizational session and items on the consent calendar shall be considered as adopted by consent of the Annual Conference session, unless they are removed at this time. Individual items may be removed from the consent calendar to be placed on the regular agenda by a motion to remove supported by a second from two voting members of the Annual Conference. When an item has been removed from the consent calendar, it shall be placed on the regular agenda at an appropriate time as determined by the Conference Secretary.

The agenda for our 2020 Annual Conference is very full as we will be attending to conference action items , and sharing ministry stories.  If you want to request that your team/ministry be given floor time, please send the request to Tami Coleman at no later than March 15th.   Also, if you have any AV (video, slides, etc) for your floor report, these need to be sent to Cathy Bruce at no later than April 25th.

Please follow the guidelines for any submitted videos.  All AV material MUST be to Cathy Bruce, Associate Director of Connectional Ministries for Communication, no later than April 25.  We must have this material in time to make sure it will work with the systems being used. 

If you are a conference institution, please submit your board nominations by April 1 to Tami Coleman at  In order for the nominating committee to make sure institutions are in compliance with the Book of Discipline ¶2552, please submit your entire voting board and clearly mark which board members are United Methodist members.  We realize that the April deadline is not possible for some institutions, but please be in touch so we will know when to expect the nominations.

If you would like to host a meal at Annual Conference, please contact Dawn Sparks Fairley, AC Logistics Coordinator, at  for more information. Meal rooms at the Convention Center are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  A list of special meals will be posted on our website as meals are finalized and information is shared with Dawn. 
Information about display space can be found here. Lin Thomas at the Conference Office will be coordinating this ministry. You can reach her at

You can also place information in the packet distributed to members at the site of conference.  Please have 1,200 copies to our office no later than May 15th, and it would be very helpful if you could provide a volunteer to help assemble the packets. Please contact Lin Thomas at for more information. 

The office set up at conference will receive screen announcements and prepare them each day. Prior to conference please send these to Cathy Bruce at You can also bring them to the office in Ballroom E while on site at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center. 

At the 2011 Annual Conference a new Standing Rule was adopted which states: The Director of Connectional Ministries must post the pre-Conference reports online no later than thirty (30) days prior to start of Annual Conference.  A reminder that we no longer mail printed Pre-Conference report books to members; please see below for instructions on accessing the reports. 

When the book is ready you can get your Pre-Conference Report Book in the following ways:

  • Download from our website and save on your electronic device (iPad, computer, etc.)
  • Download from our website and print a copy.
  • Order a paper copy
  • Pricing information will be available on the website no later than mid-April.  For persons without internet access, you can order a copy through the conference office.  The price is $30 per copy (includes basic shipping).  Please make checks payable to Kentucky Conference Treasurer and mail by May 15th to: 
                         Kentucky Annual Conference
                         Attn: Linda Thomas
                         7400 Floydsburg Road
                         Crestwood, KY 40014

We anticipate that the report book will be available online and therefore available for shipping (if ordered by one of the methods above) by mid-April. 


  • March 15        Pre-conference Report Due
  •                          Floor Report Request Due
  • April 1             Nominations Due
  • April 25           AV for Floor Reports/Breaks Due
  • May 15            Deadline to Order Pre-Conference Report Book from Conference                            Office  (online orders can continue to be made)
  • May 16            Items for Packet Distributed at AC Due
  • May 30            Collate Packets at Conference Office (if report not received 
                              by March 15th)