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Helping a big crowd register in an easy way is the goal for the Annual Meeting

Registration opens at 2pm on June 11 for the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting in New Orleans. More than 12,000 messengers are expected for the event. (Baptist Press/Brandon Porter)

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Don Currence hopes messengers will have “no hiccups” when they register for the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting. Registration opens at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, in Hall B of the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center.

Pre-registration is sitting at more than 12,000 messengers, according to the SBC Executive Committee. Both messengers and guests will need to register for the meeting.

Hannah Currence helps prepare the registration booth for messengers and guests at the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting in New Orleans. (Baptist Press/Brandon Porter)

Currence, SBC registration secretary, says one new thing this year is that “everybody’s pre-registration email is coming to them again. So, it will be at the top of their email list.”

The email should arrive on Sunday, June 11. It contains a QR code that will help the registration process move quickly and smoothly. Those who pre-registered can also print their email and bring the hard copy with them.

If you don’t have either, messengers and guests, can “tell them your name, your church and they can look you up. That takes longer. Yes. But it’s no issue.”

If you haven’t pre-registered, the registration committee “will take of them as well,” Currence told BP.

He stressed that all messengers and guests must be registered in person.

“The bylaws require that we hand it to each person individually,” he said.

The registration team will accommodate those with disabilities or physical limitations, but they must be on-site at the convention center.

Registration is open:

  • Sunday, June 11, beginning at 2 p.m.
  • Monday, June 12, beginning at 8 a.m.
  • Tuesday, June 13, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 14, beginning at 8 a.m.

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  • Brandon Porter

    Brandon Porter serves as Associate Vice President for Convention News at the SBC Executive Committee

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