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2016 CLSA Convention

10/10/2016 to 10/13/2016
When: 10/10/2016
Where: Houston Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark Drive
Houston, Texas  77042
United States
Contact: 202-832-2350

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 The 78th Annual Convention will be hosted at the Houston Marriott Westchase in Houston, Texas. The convention will be held Monday, October 10 through Thursday, October 13, 2016 and will be preceded by Pre-Convention workshops on Sunday, October 9 and Monday morning, October 10. (Please note that workshops are held concurrently; registrants must make a choice between the two offerings.)

The theme for the 2016 convention is Collegiality and Synodality.


Download the 2016 Convention Brochure (.pdf) now!

EDITOR'S CORRECTION: The mailed copies of the 2016 Convention brochure erroneously listed the term of Sister Nancy Reynolds, Candidate for Office, as "Treasurer, Sisters of Providence, 2001-2003." The electronic brochure features the correct term, 2001-2013, as noted on page 13.

Prefer to register by mail? Download a printable registration form.



The General Convention will begin promptly at 4:00pm on Monday, October 10, with Opening Prayer and Welcome Remarks by Most Reverend Joseph A. Fiorenza, Archbishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston. (Registration and exhibits will open at 1:00pm.)

The convention will conclude on Thursday morning, October 13, following the scheduled Major Address and Closing Remarks.


For a complete list of convention speakers and topics, please click here. Seminar designations and times may be found in the 2016 Convention Brochure. 


Registrant Type
Early Bird Special Before 9/8
Regular Fees After 9/8
Active/Associate Member
$400 $450
Student Member
$325 $375
Non-CLSA Member
$450 $500
Pre-Convention Registrant
$275 $325



Registration fees include access to convention materials as well as entrance to all presentations; the cocktail reception on Monday; the continental breakfast Tuesday through Thursday; the buffet lunch Tuesday; and a banquet dinner Wednesday night. Early Bird Registration ends September 8, 2016.




The 2016 Convention will be held at the Houston Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Drive, Houston, Texas 77042. The room rate for attendees is $155.00/night for double, triple, or quadruple occupancy, and the rate is available from October 5 through October 15, 2016. Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes. Guests may check-in at 3:00pm, and check-out is at 12:00pm.

To reserve hotel rooms, please phone (800) 452-5110 and mention the CLSA Convention, or make an online booking here. Attendees are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible to ensure choice of room.


The Houston Marriott Westchase is located 32 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and 28 miles from William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). Due to the hotel’s distance from local airports, we encourage ride sharing between attendees. To avoid steep surcharges, traveling at non-peak hours is also recommended, as the highway systems in Houston experience significant traffic congestion during morning and evening rush hours.

Taxis and Uber are available from both airports, and Hertz, Enterprise, and National Car Rental offer vehicle rentals in the area. Prior to booking travel, we encourage convention participants to use fare calculators to estimate probable travel costs. SuperShuttle also offers shared rides from IAH and from HOU for approximately $30/passenger, one way.

Hotel management can arrange a car service, for a flat fee, for small groups upon request. Please contact Romy Botello, Event Services Manager, at (713) 735-2776. The hotel will need a name, date, and flight information to provide pricing.


Complimentary on-site parking is available at the Houston Marriott Westchase, up to 1,000 spaces on the ground level. Valet parking is also available for $20.00/day.

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