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Stage Party Instructions for Convocation 2022

For receipients of Mastership, national awards, Honorary Fellowship, Special Representatives, members of the Board of Regents, Officers Emeriti, EVPs Emeriti, and ACP Senior Leadership Team

Convocation is a ceremony that recognizes outstanding contributors to internal medicine, held yearly at ACP’s annual meeting. New Fellows are inducted, visiting dignitaries (“Special Representatives”) from internal medicine associations abroad are introduced, and recipients of Masterships, Honorary Fellowships, and awards are presented.


Beginning at 4:30 p.m., please pick up your stole in the Stage Party Pick Up Area, in Hall F1 of the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL. Coat check will be provided in front of Hall F1. Please be in the Stage Party Assembly Area in Hall F1 by 5:15 p.m. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served in the Stage Party Assembly Area.


4:30 p.m.         Stoles pick up and assembly begins

5:00 p.m.         Doors open to ceremonial Hall F1 for guests

5:30 p.m.         Stage Party Assembly in Hall F1: Please be prepared for a wait.

6:00 p.m.         Convocation Ceremony begins

During the Ceremony

The Board of Regents will be seated on stage. All other participants will have reserved seating in the ceremonial hall. You will be led by groups to your reserved seating area in advance of the beginning of the procession. Recipients of Honorary Fellowship, Mastership, national awards, and Special Representatives will be announced during the ceremony and each group will be invited to stand to be recognized. Please be mindful that this event is being recorded. The Convocation Program will be available digitally.

Guest Seating

Please note that no reserved seating tickets are necessary for guests, as all guest seating in Hall F1 is open. There will be ample seating available. However, guests should arrive early to ensure good seats and should be seated before 5:50 p.m., as no one will be seated during the processional.

If you have any questions, cannot attend Convocation, or require special arrangements/assistance, please contact Meghann Williams, Manager, Board of Regents and Governance Activities (; 215-351-2714).