Biennial Session 2023

We look forward to seeing you in-person this year for the Biennial Session of the Supreme Council, 33°, SJ, USA, August 20–22, 2023, in Washington, DC!

Register Now for the 2023 Session

Registration Information

  • Member Registration – $375 Includes Sunday's reception, Monday's lunch, INCLUDES TUESDAY'S HONORS BANQUET
  • Spouse Registration – $300 Includes Sunday's reception, Monday's lunch, Tuesday's Ladies Lunch, and INCLUDES TUESDAY'S HONORS BANQUET
  • Tuesday Honors Banquet ONLY – $175/person (member or spouse)
*A 15% cancellation fee will apply from May 1 to August 8, 2023. Please note that no refunds will be issued after Tuesday, August 8, 2023.

Hotel Information

  • Hotel accommodations must be booked directly with the host hotel, the Washington Hilton.
  • A limited number of rooms at special Biennial Session rates are available.
  • For questions specific to accommodations, contact the Washington Hilton directly.


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2023 Biennial Session Main Events Schedule Preview*

Saturday, August 19
12:00 p.m. Registration Opens
Sunday, August 20
1:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
3:30 p.m. Albert Pike Memorial Service
5:00–7:00 p.m. House of the Temple Open for Tours
Monday, August 21
9:00 a.m. Public Session
1:00 p.m. Session Luncheon
2:00 p.m. Q and A with Masonic Scholars Arturo de Hoyos, 33°, GC, and S. Brent Morris, 33°, GC, Moderated by Br. Maynard Edwards, 32°, KCCH
2:00–4:30 p.m. House of the Temple Open for Tours
Tuesday, August 22
10:30 a.m. Conferral of the 33°, Inspector General Honorary at the Valley of Washington, D.C., Scottish Rite Temple
10:30 a.m. Ladies Brunch and Fashion Show
12 noon–4:00 p.m. House of the Temple Open for Tours
1:00 p.m. Scottish Rite Research Society Luncheon and Lecture
3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Special Exhibit & Discussion at the House of the Temple—Tomes Before Freemasonry: Books in the Temple Collection Written Prior to the Formation of the Grand Lodge of England—We will present a selection of 10 volumes of note that were printed from the 1400s–1600s and discuss their importance. Specially selected by Grand Archivist and Historian Arturo de Hoyos, 33°, Grand Cross, these works will be of special interest to all who enjoy history and literature. (Limited to 150 attendees). Transportation—Shuttle buses will start loading at the host hotel around 2:30 p.m. These shuttles will return attendees to the hotel by 5:30 p.m

7:00 p.m. Honors Banquet

* These times and events are subject to change.

† This event will be streamed live online via

‡ There is an additional charge to attend this event.

Graphic: Official 33° Scottish Rite, SJ, Double-headed Eagle

Biennial Session 2023