Planning ahead: EYE 2020 host diocese applications now accepted

Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs
Posted Dec 7, 2017

The well-attended and ever-popular Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) is looking for a host diocese for 2020.

The Office of Youth Ministries of the Episcopal Church is now accepting applications from dioceses interested in hosting the 2020 Episcopal Youth Event (EYE20). For a variety of scheduling factors, EYE20 is tentatively scheduled for either the week of July 6 or the week of July 13, 2020.

EYE occurs every three years in accordance with General Convention Resolution #1982-D079 and is geared for youth in grades 9-12 during the academic year and their adult leaders. The most recent, EYE17 in Oklahoma City, OK (Diocese of OK) marked the thirteenth EYE and welcomed more than 1400 participants, youth leaders, presenters, volunteers and staff.

“While EYE20 is a wider Episcopal Church event planned and primarily implemented by Presiding Bishop’s staff and designated Planning Team participants, the host diocese plays a critical role in the success of the event,” explained Wendy Johnson, EYE20 Event Coordinator.  “In the past, host dioceses have provided a Planning Team Liaison, who is available to meet and act as a bridge between event staff, the Planning Team, and the host diocese.”

In addition, support provided by a host diocese typically includes:
• Discernment of availability of a university or college campus with capacity to sleep 1500 in dorm-style lodging, sufficient large meeting and dining space, and located within 30 minutes of a major U.S. airport.
• Supporting the event both in preparation and execution.
• Providing ongoing local advice and guidance.
• Recruiting significant numbers of local volunteers for on-site support, staffing an airport welcome team and a send-off team.
• Financially and logistically sponsoring a local pilgrimage day.

Details, requirements, and additional information are available here. Deadline to apply to host EYE20 is Friday, January 19, 2018.

For more info, contact Johnson at or 347-880-6512.

Province IX event
Thanks to an Episcopal Church Constable Fund Grant, the Office of Formation currently is working with the bishops and their representatives from each of the seven dioceses of Province IX to plan a Spanish language Province IX Youth and Young Adult Event for 2019. Follow the event planning here. 

For more info, contact Johnson at or 347-880-6512.