General Assembly—June 24-28, 2020, Providence, RI

In a time of great challenge and heartbreak in our world, what does our faith ask of us?

At this year’s fully virtual General Assembly (GA), we will explore the power, possibility, purpose, struggle, and joy of finding the path forward together as Unitarian Universalists. During this time of rapid change, the collective practice of our faith evolves and adapts to follow that path. Whether you're a first-time delegate or a long-time attendee, please join us at a pre-GA webinar to learn about some of these changes. Members of the Board of Trustees will provide an overview of some of the changes, along with information for delegates regarding the business sessions.

A 75-minute webinar is offered at different eight times between June 5 and June 18. Register for whichever one is most convenient for you.  We look forward to talking with you!

General Assembly

General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Participants worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Anyone may attend; congregations must certify annually to have voting delegates.

The UUA Board of Trustees has passed a resolution to make the 2020 General Assembly a 100% virtual event. For many years we have offered virtual attendance as an option and, this year, we will scale and enhance our technology so that we can accommodate a wider, ideally more global, audience. Across the country, UU congregations have embraced virtual meetings and Sunday services and we know that the number of screens that log in has grown each week. We are excited for what lies ahead!

Registration

All GA registrants have access to the GA Virtual Participation Portal, which combines multiple modes of participant engagement that include chat, Q&A, and polling. Registrants are able to watch and ask questions in live sessions including workshops and business sessions. ​Delegates are also be able to propose amendments in the live business sessions, participate in debates, and vote in general sessions.

Virtual GA Registration is $150.

Programming

A variety of workshops and special events will provide registrants with tools to live into our mission and continue the work of our faith—both within UU congregations and in the greater world.

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Delegate Credentials

The UUA has emailed access links to all congregations, which can be used to distribute member delegate credentials for General Assembly. Credentials for religious professionals who are eligible to serve as delegates are emailed directly to individuals.

Rooted, Inspired, & Ready!

Rooted, Inspired, & Ready! is the theme for General Assembly in June 2020. We are in touch with our theological roots, we are engaged in transforming our faith, and we are fired up to take action in the wider world.

Accessibility and Inclusivity

The General Assembly Planning Committee is committed to addressing the inclusion of all people, whatever their abilities might be, in all GA activities.

Future General Assembly Dates

June 24 - 28, 2020 Virtual GA
June 23 - 27, 2021 in Milwaukee, WI
June 22 - 26, 2022 in Portland, OR
June 21 - 25, 2023 in Pittsburgh, PA

Contact Us

General Assembly & Conference Services professional staff coordinate logistics such as registration, housing, the exhibit hall, services to our attendees prior to General Assembly, and the GA Program. 

The GA Planning Committee selects the site for each General Assembly, sets the daily schedule, oversees the annual Ware Lecture, Opening and Closing Events, music, ambiance, and evening activities.

For more information contact generalassembly@uua.org.

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