Baltimore, Maryland has been selected as the location for Big Tent 2019. The event will be held August 1-3 at the adjacent downtown Radisson and Lord Baltimore Hotels.
Announced today by Diane Moffett, Executive Director of Presbyterian Mission Agency, and J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), organizers say that by meeting in the city where the 224th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will be held the following year (2020), the educational and missional gathering will continue the tradition established in 2017 of introducing Presbyterians to the host city.
Big Tent began in 2009 as a way to join several distinct Presbyterian conferences into one event. It has met variously at hotel and convention centers, and most recently on the college campuses of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (2015) and Washington University in St. Louis (2017).
The downtown Baltimore location offers “the most affordable and comfortable accommodations for individuals and families who want to attend the event,” according to Tom Hay, Associate Stated Clerk, Director of Assembly Operations.
Additional event details will be published as they become available.