Annual Conference going paperless in 2020


SPRINGFIELD -- The Annual Conference Sessions Committee is envisioning a paperless Annual Conference and will be cutting back on printed copies of materials.

Beginning in 2020, all materials will be provided online at: for download and for persons who wish to print the materials. Persons may also view the Pre-Conference Workbook, the Supplemental legislation and worship bulletins through the Sched app which has been used for the past two years.

“Every year, the number of persons using the Sched app are doubling,” explained Paul Black, IGRC Director of Communication Ministries. “Printed materials come at great cost and there is always a great amount of paper thrown away at the end of Annual Conference. So in an effort to be more economical and help with the environment, we are going to try this.”

Persons can still request the paper materials and can pick up those packets at the Conference office when they arrive. In order to know how many copies will need to be printed, requests for paper copies must be received by March 27. Otherwise, the default position will be paperless.  Please contact Laura Steinway at or call her directly at 217-529-2395.