147th Imperial Session
Plan to attend the 2021 Imperial Session
Mark your calendars now for the 2020 Imperial Session in Houston, Texas, July 4–8. Find session updates on Facebook and Twitter, and the official Imperial Session website.
About the Imperial Session
Imperial Session is the annual business meeting of Shriners International. Delegates from each Temple meet to discuss and vote on a variety of business matters pertaining to the fraternity and Shriners Hospitals for Children. During each Imperial Session, a new Imperial Potentate is elected.
Host cities are many times in or near the hometown, or close to the hometown, of the incoming Imperial Potentate, with the local Temple representatives acting as event organizers.
While business meetings are closed sessions, there are many events that are open to the public. Unit competitions are popular family events for the public and for visiting fraternity members and their families. The marketing and communications report is also open to the public and is where Shriners Hospitals for Children’s patient ambassadors for the year are introduced. The annual Shriners Parade is held as a thank-you to the host city and its residents, and features bands, floats, motorized units, clowns and more.
Mark your calendars for our upcoming Imperial Session!