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Marriott Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel - Reno NV
1 South Lake Street
Reno, NV 89501-1556

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Steve Sims
Episcopal Diocese of Nevada

Welcome to the Registration Site (event and hotel) for the 2017 Province VIII Deacons' Conference!

2017 Province VIII Deacon's Conference

To Set the Captive Free

Marriott Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel * 1 South Lake Street * Reno, NV 


Keynote Speaker:   Karen McCreary, Executive Director Emerita, Utah ACLU


Additional speakers and facilitators include:

The Rev Charles Wynder: TEC Missioner for Social Justice and Advocacy - Conference topic: Mass Incarceration

Anna Thomas:  Strategic Communications Manager, ACLU of Utah - Conference topic: School-to-Prison Pipeline

Andrea James is a formerly incarcerated woman who is the founder and executive director of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women & Girls - Conference topic: Mass Incarceration

Eddie Ellis is a formerly incarcerated man who was sentenced at 16 years old as an adult to a secure federal prison.  He returned to home after serving 15 years of a 22-year sentence with a commitment to contributing to his community and reconnecting with his family - Conference topic: (Community) Re-Entry

Madeline McClenney-Sadler is a prison abolitionist and an ordained Baptist minister with over twenty-five years of experience serving the church.  In 1999, she founded ExodusFoundation.org, developed the Red Sea Crossings Mentoring and Scholarship Program, and served as a sentencing specialist for ReEntry Inc. in Raleigh, North Carolina - Conference topic: School-to-Prison Pipeline


Host Hotel:  Marriott Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel

The 2017 Province VIII Deacon's Conference will be held at the Marriott Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel, located on the river in downtown Reno. We have secured room rates of $123 standard and $143 deluxe for each night of the conference (not including taxes and resort fee). Please book by 10/19/2017


  • Reservations 1-775-682-3900.
  • Simply mention that you are with the Province VIII Deacons' Conference
  • Last day to receive the group rate (“Cut Off Date”) is FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2017. 


Province VIII Deacons

Start date: 11/9/17
End date: 11/11/17
Last day to book: 10/19/17

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate

Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel for $123.00 USD - $143.00 USD per night

Book your group rate for Province VIII Deacons


For those flying from Las Vegas to Reno, the hotel offers Shuttle Service from the Airport to the hotel. There will be a shuttle waiting for you upon your arrival.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Early Registration at Trinity Cathedral

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Reception at Trinity Cathedral

Dinner on your own


Friday, November 10, 2017

8:00 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast and Registration

9:00 am – 9:30 am Morning Prayer

9:30 am – 9:45 am Welcome – Bishop Dan

9:45 am – 10:00 am Break

10:00 am – 10:45 am Check-in at Tables

10:45 am – 11:30 pm Keynote Address – Karen McCreary

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Table Discussion of Keynote

12:00 pm -- 1:30 pm Luncheon

1:30 pm -- 3:00 pm Workshops: Round 1

3:00 pm -- 3:15 pm Break

3:15 pm -- 4:45 pm Workshops: Round 2

4:45 pm – 5:15 pm Plenary Reaction Session

5:15 pm – 6:00 pm Evening Prayer

6:00 pm Dinner on your own


Saturday, November 11, 2017

8:00 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m –10:00 am Morning Prayer with Bible Study

10:00 am – 10:30 am Workshops: Round 3

10:30 am – 10:45 am Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm Mass Incarceration Panel Discussion

12:00 pm -- 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 pm -- 2:00 pm A Modest Proposal for Process

2:00 pm -- 2:45 pm Brainstorming at Tables

3:00 pm -- 4:30 pm Closing Eucharist at Trinity Cathedral



For all attendees, the registration fee is $219.00.