May 2018 Update

  1. The invitation to serve as a 2018 CEA Chairperson is open! The role of the chairperson has changed slightly. We will no longer be asking you to introduce the speaker or to hand out evaluations. We will still need you to pick up the session envelope, help the speaker if necessary and record the attendance. The CEA Executive Board will like to offer all of our CEA Chairpersons a $5.00 appreciation gift for your involvement in the CEA. Please sign up to be a 2018 CEA Chairperson.
  2. We are thrilled to welcome back River City Improv on Thursday night. Come with your staff for a night of laughs. The show will be held in the main hall, where the Opening Worship is held. The admission is free!
  3. Great news! Due to popular demand we have opened up a 2nd PBL Workshop. If you were on the waiting list, you can plan on having a spot. If you are interested in joining this great opportunity please email to reserve your spot. Also, if you are a participant in the PBL Workshop, your lunch will be provided for you.
  4. The 2018 CEA Housing information is below.
  5. The dues for the 2018 CEA convention will be $90.00 per person.

We look forward to seeing YOU on October 25 and 26 at the Century Center in South Bend, IN.



This important housing/lodging information is being sent to you in preparation for our fall 2018 CEA Convention to be held in South Bend, Indiana on October 25 and 26.  (More convention information and a request for dues will be sent to you in the fall.)    EACH CEA MEMBER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING HIS/HER OWN HOUSING/LODGING RESERVATIONS.

  • You must tell the hotels that you are with CEA to receive these rates.
  • Remember to reserve the correct dates.  The actual CEA Convention is Thursday and Friday, October 25 and 26, 2018.  You will most likely need lodging for Wednesday, October 24 and/or Thursday, October 25. 
  • You will need a credit card number to make a reservation.
  • You will be dealing directly with the hotel/motel for ALL arrangements and will receive a confirmation directly from that hotel/motel.


Southbend DoubleTree Hotel

123 North St. Joseph Street, South Bend, IN 46601

Connected to the Century Center via a skywalk

Parking $10.00 per day.

Reservation Number: 574-234-2000

Rooms: $134.00


SpringHill Suites

5225 Edison Lakes Parkway,  Mishawaka, IN 46545

5.2 miles East of the Century Center

Complimentary Hot Breakfast Buffet

Reservation Number: 574-271-0832

Rooms: $99.00


Courtyard by Marriott

121 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, South Bend, IN 46601

Across the street from the Century Center

Newly built

Free wifi

In and Out valet parking, $15.00 per day.

Reservation Number: 574-237-7777

Rooms: $129.00


Comfort Suites

60971 US 31 South, South Bend, IN 46614

5 miles South of the Century Center

Complementary Hot Breakfast

Reservation Number: 574-291-3100

Rooms: $90.00