Congress XIII (2023)
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July 20-23, 2023 | National Harbor, MD

Adult Agenda

Preliminary Schedule of Events*

*Schedule is tentative and subject to change. Final schedule to be confirmed by late February 2023.

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All Times EDT

THURSDAY, JULY 20
1:00 PM - 7:30 PM Registration Desk Open
4:00 PM Hotel Check-In Begins
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Optional Workshops
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Opening Praise & Prayer
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Opening Reception
FRIDAY, JULY 21
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Desk Open
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Morning Praise & Prayer
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Roll Call/Opening Plenary Session
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Breakout Sessions 1
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Buffet Lunch
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Breakout Sessions 2
3:30 PM - 11:00 PM Opening Eucharistic Liturgy at the National Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, followed by a private reception at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Transportation provided.
SATURDAY, JULY 22
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Desk Open
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Morning Prayer and Praise
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Morning Plenary Session
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Breakout Sessions 3
12:00 PM -1:00 PM Eucharistic Liturgy
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Buffet Lunch
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Plenary Session 3
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Breakout Sessions 4
SUNDAY, JULY 23
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Closing Eucharistic Liturgy
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Farewell Brunch Reception / Congress Closes