The Hymn SocietyAnnual Conference

Next year’s Annual Conference will take place at Emory University in Atlanta, GA from July 12-16.

Already sure you’re coming? RSVP to let us know you’ll be joining us in Atlanta!

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2020 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

2:00 pmCheck-In Opens
4:00 pmOrgan Recital - Charlie Frost
5:30 pmDinner
7:30 pmOpening Hymn Festival - Tom Trenney
9:15 pmFirst Timers' Reception

Sunday's Special Event

First Timers' Reception

Join members of The Hymn Society’s Executive Committee and staff at a welcome reception. A brief introduction to the conference and The Hymn Society will be given so you can easily navigate the conference and quickly jump into enjoying The Hymn Society family.

7:00 amBreakfast
8:30 amMorning Prayer
8:50 amWelcome & Announcements
9:15 amEmily Swan Perkins Plenary - Miriam Therese Winter MMS
10:30 amRefreshment Break
10:45 amFeatured Session I - Tom Trenney "And May God Give Us Faith to Sing Always"
Featured Session II - Emerging Scholars Forum
12:00 pmLunch
Lovelace Scholars Luncheon
1:30 pmSectionals I (8 Breakout Sessions)
2:45 pmRefreshment Break
3:00 pmTBA
5:00 pmLast bus departs for dinner
5:30 pmDinner
7:30 pmHymn Festival - Kim Harris: "Song of Faith, Songs Of Freedom: African American Freedom Traditions"

Monday's Special Event

Lovelace Scholars Luncheon

All current and former Lovelace Scholars are invited to a private lunch held in their honor. Details on the location of the lunch will be included in the acceptance e-mail for the scholarship. Joining you will be leaders of The Hymn Society as well as all Fellows of The Hymn Society in attendance at this year’s conference.

 

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7:00 amBreakfast
8:30 amMorning Prayer
8:50 amAnnouncements
9:00 amPlenary II - Donald Schell
10:15 amRefreshment Break
10:30 amAnnual Business Meeting
12:00 pmLunch
Past President's Lunch
1:30 pmSectionals II (8 Breakout Sessions)
2:45 pmRefreshment Break
3:00 pmSectionals III (8 Breakout Sessions)
4:30 pmBreak
5:30 pmDinner
7:30 pmHymn Festival - Saya Ojiri: "Known By God: New Expressions of Faith in Asia"

Tuesday's Special Event

Past President’s Lunch

If you are a past-president or former Executive Director of The Hymn Society, look for your reserved table. This is an important time for the current leadership to glean wisdom from this esteemed group.

7:00 amBreakfast
8:30 amMorning Prayer
8:50 amAnnouncements
9:00 amPlenary III - Alisha Lola Jones
10:30 amRefreshment Break
10:45 amFeatured Session III - Monique Ingalls "Singing the Congregation"
Featured Session IV - DJ Bulls "A Cappella Sunday: Resources and Ideas"
Featured Session V - TBA
12:00 pmLunch
1:30 pmSectionals IV (8 Breakout Sessions)
2:45 pmRefreshment Break
3:00 pmSectionals V (8 Breakout Sessions)
4:30 pmBreak
5:30 pmDinner
7:30 pmFinal Hymn Festival - Diana Sanchez-Bushong

OPTIONAL ADD-ON DAY
7:00 amBreakfast
9:00 amCoffee & Hymn Study
10:00 amService Options TBA

2020 CONFERENCE LOGISTICS

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Emory University can be accessed by various means of transportation.

Air

ATL, Atlanta’s airport, is the busiest in the world. It is the primary hub for Delta Airlines and has many flight options, wherever your point of origin. Once you arrive at the airport, you can get a shuttle, taxi, ride share (~$20-50), use public transportation, or rent a car to get to the campus.

If you wish to use public transportation, you have several options. First, take either the Red or Gold metro line Northbound from the airport. From there, you can:

  • Get off at the Lindbergh station and then take bus line 6 to Emory
  • Get off at the Midtown station and then take bus line 36 to Emory
  • Get off at the Five Points station and then take bus line 816 to Emory

All three options take slightly over an hour to get from the airport to campus.

Driving directions to Emory from ATL are as follows:

The airport is located in the southwest section of the city, approximately 25 minutes (without traffic) from the Emory University campus. Visitors driving from the airport should take I-85 North.

To Emory from Interstate 85 North, take exit 248-C, the Freedom Parkway exit. Cross Boulevard; continue on Freedom Parkway; veer left at split; continue until it ends at Ponce de Leon Avenue; then turn right. Off Ponce, turn left on Briarcliff Road. Go approximately 2 miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur Road one mile to the Oxford Road roundabout intersection at Emory Village. Enter campus through the Haygood-Hopkins Memorial Gateway.

 

Rail

Atlanta lies along Amtrak’s Crescent line, connecting New York to New Orleans. If you live along that corridor, you have a direct connection to the city! Other points of origin can also work with connections in other cities, but are longer trips. Book trips here. From Atlanta’s train station you can get a taxi, ride share (~$10-30), or take public transportation to get to campus.

For public transportation, after arriving at the station, walk to the 110 bus stop. Ride the 110 to Arts Center metro station. From there you have two options:

  • Take the Red or Gold line Northbound to the Lindbergh station and then take bus line 6 to Emory
  • Take the Red or Gold line Southbound to the Five Points station and then take bus line 816 to Emory

Each should take about 45-60 min to get to campus.

 

Car

You can also drive to Emory if you wish.

From Nashville: about 4-5 hours via 24 East and 75 South.

From Charlotte: about 4 hours via 85 South.

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Early Bird Rates (register by March 15)

Member: $380

Non-Member (includes 1-year membership): $470

Student: $250

Participating Spouse: $270

Single Day: $160 each

Sponsorships are available for various types of sessions at this year’s conference.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Lovelace Scholarship

The Lovelace Scholarship pays for current and recent students to attend the Annual Conference. For more information about the scholarship and to download the application, see the Lovelace Scholarship resource page.

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Emerging Scholars Forum

The Emerging Scholars Forum is a chance for three students to present their papers during a breakout session at our Annual Conference. The winning paper will be considered for publication. Emerging Scholars receive complimentary registration to the conference.

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