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Dear Deacons & Deacon Wives,

We are proud to announce our 27th Annual SWIDS Conference, to be held in Austin on August 17-18, 2018 at the Holiday Inn Midtown.

We are excited to bring back Rev. Matthew Kinney as this year's speaker.


Letter regarding this year's conference & registration form!

Read Letter.

Location and Hotel Information

Our conference site is the HOLIDAY INN MIDTOWN which is located in North Austin at 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, one block west of the intersection of IH-35 and US-290E.  This location is beneficial to everyone given that it is adjacent to a large shopping center and there are numerous dining facilities within walking distance of the hotel. This year’s conference dates are August 17-18, 2018. (view directions)

Rooms will be available at the Holiday Inn Midtown for our attendees at a rate of ($87.00) per night, irrespective of the number of people in the room.  We have contracted for a block of rooms. SWIDS will be responsible for paying the difference between the actual and guaranteed numbers, so we would greatly appreciate your staying at the hotel during the conference.  It is most important that you reserve your hotel room as soon as possible. 

To register for the hotel, call, toll free

1-800-HOLIDAY (1-800-465-4329) or

locally at (512) 451-5757

and ask for the SWIDS room rates. Again, make your reservations ASAP, but definitely no later than August 1, 2018 to insure the reduced rate.