Convocation Member Incentive

Convocation Member Incentive

Bring along a guest!

Convocation registration is open and we want you to bring along a guest!

This year’s keynote presentations, liturgies, and conversations are important for everyone to experience together. We recognize that vocation ministry needs more than one person per community, so the NRVC is offering an incentive to all its members to bring along a guest to walk humbly together. Convocation begins with an opening reception and ritual on Thursday evening, October 31, and ends after the awards banquet on Sunday night, November 3, 2024.  At Convocation, expect to:

  1. Create lifelong memories around timely topics.
  2. Learn more about cultivating what’s possible in vocation ministry.
  3. Dialogue with inspiring keynote presenters.
  4. Exchange ideas and encouragement throughout the event.
  5. Pray with a motivated community through vibrant prayer and Mass.
  6. Experience the NRVC culture of collaboration, joy, and hope.
  7. Belong to a professional space that values an intercultural approach to ministry.
  8. Celebrate the charism of each religious institute on All Saints and All Souls Day.

How it works

Every NRVC member can invite a non-member of their choice. Guests can be from leadership teams, formators, communicators, newer entrants, families, or anyone supporting vocation ministry. In other words, the guest is not a current member. When a member brings along a guest who pays the non-member rate, the member will receive $300 toward their 2025 membership renewal! For each license member who brings a non-member, $300 will be applied to your 2025 license membership renewal. This means potentially if all five license members each bring a guest at the non-member rate, your community receives $1,500 towards your 2025 license renewal!

Register for Convocation

  1. Register to attend Convocation for $600. If you are bringing a non-member guest, at the checkout, indicate the full name of your guest in the comments box.
  2. Register your guest to attend Convocation at the non-member price of $900. At the checkout, write your full name indicating this person is your guest in the comments box.
  3. Shortly after Convocation, $300 will be applied to your 2025 membership renewal.

Register for Convocation here.

Make hotel reservations

The Doubletree Hotel at 1500 Park Place Blvd, Minneapolis, MN, is in Saint Louis Park, across from The Shops at West End. There's free car parking, free Wi-Fi, an indoor swimming pool, and a fitness center. There are several restaurants within walking distance from the hotel. The NRVC has contracted a block of rooms for three days prior and 3 days after Convocation for a reduced rate of $129 per night plus 10.525% taxes. Check-in is after 3:00 pm and check-out is before 10:00 am. 

Please do your part to help defray the NRVC's meeting expenses by reserving your hotel room through our link with Nix Conference and Meeting Management. While it may be cheaper for reservations elsewhere, the NRVC depends upon your reservations to keep the overall rate of the conference affordable.  Please use this link for your hotel reservation.

Register Now

The Early Bird Convocation registration rate of $600 for members and $900 for non-members ends on October 1. After October 1, registration is $700 for members and $1,000 for non-members.

October 31st Pre-Convocation workshop information can be found here.
Details about the November 4th Bus Pilgrimage after Convocation can be found here. All Convocation questions can be directed to Sister Debbie Borneman, SS.C.M. at

Download a Convocation draft schedule here.

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