SBC 2019 hotel registration available

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Online hotel registration for the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting will open Oct. 12 instead of Oct. 1 as in previous years, the SBC Executive (EC) Committee has announced.

Changes in hotel room availability near the meeting site, the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC), necessitated the delay, the EC said. 

Additional hotel rooms and a shuttle service and parking options are being studied to enhance attendees’ convenience, Bill Townes, SBC EC vice president for convention finance, said.

Birmingham, a central southern hub, remains an optimal location for Southern Baptist participation, Townes said. The 2019 meeting marks the first time the SBC will convene in Birmingham since 1941.  

Registration and a list of available hotels will be accessible at 8 a.m. Central time Oct. 12 at sbcannualmeeting.net. (BP)