Join with Brothers, Companions, and Sir Knights in your Region/Department for an unparalleled experience in fraternity:


  • Meet the international officers of the York Rite.
  • Get some new information to bring home:
    • Programs and updates from General Grand Chapter, General Grand Council and Grand Encampment.
    • Learn what is going on in your neighboring jurisdictions.
    • Attend the York Rite Leadership Program.
  • Family Friendly Fellowship with counterparts and members from across the country/globe.


Frequently Asked Questions

Triennial literally means “three years.” The term is usually applied to the triennial assembly of the General Grand Council. The Triennial is the Grand Session of the General Grand Council, which brings together companions from all over the world into one great gathering. It is held once every three years. The time and place shall be determined by the General Grand Master.


The term is sometimes applied to the three year period between triennial gatherings, although when so used, the word should be “triennium.” The General Grand Council was formed in 1881 and has held triennial meetings since that date, with the exception of the year 1945 when none was held; this was adjusted by holding the meeting in 1946 and again in 1948. 


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Fill out the registration form from the organizer of the Conference you want to attend. Mail/E-mail the registration form and your check/online payment for the Conference & Meals (No meals will be sold during the Conference) before the due date. The name and address for mailing is on the registration form.

The Conference organizer will provide the hotel information for that conference. To get the conference group rate, reservations must be made in advance with the conference hotel by the due date.

You are encouraged to bring potential or developing leaders to participate in the Emerging Leaders program, jointly sponsored by General Grand Chapter, General Grand Council and Grand Encampment. Participants receive the leadership workshop, materials and ideas at no cost beyond travel, lodging, meals and registration fees. To register, please email:



The York Rite Conferences are held throughout the year.  Each department holds a conference in one of their respective states. The state the department chooses rotates year over year.

Attire for the conference is a sports coat and tie. This is an educational event and not a business event.

Each conference offers different meal choices on the registration form. You’re free to eat somewhere on your own if you prefer.

Each conference organizer will provide a different schedule.


Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio



Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia



Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia



Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin



Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont



Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming



Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas



Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee



Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah




Asia Pacific




Latin America


South America

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