Regional Conferences

There is one upcoming regional conferences at Georgetown College.

Georgetown College:

Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY, will host a Regional Conference with the theme, “Discerning Academic Vocation in a Contested Religious Tradition,” January 28-29, 2016.  Plenary Speakers include Nadia Bolz-Weber, David Gushee, Caroline Simon, and Patricia O’Connell Killen. Conference costs are discounted for Lilly Fellows Network members and Fellows.

 This conference addresses the challenges and highlight opportunities related to the complex and fluctuating relationships between institutions of higher learning and their sponsoring institutions, key constituencies, or historical institutional connections. Some questions include:

  • How will academic vocation, grounded in the tradition of the academy and religious frameworks, continue creative and responsive teaching and research?
  • What does it mean that American higher education continues to represent itself in terms of religious tradition, or denominational loyalty, as traditions continue to be challenged from within and without?
  • How do we invite and challenge students to follow paths into various vocations related to the future and well-being of religious traditions?
  • Should we engage students, educators, and communities in discovering religious fidelity as a path to principled pluralism, and if so, how?

For more information, please see the Conference Website here.


Description and Guidelines for Regional Conferences

Regional Conferences or Workshops represent a flexible category of programs that encourage examination of topics of special significance to faculty, administrators, and students at a particular institution or group of institutions, or matters of special intellectual concern to faculty and others in Christian higher education. The focus, character, and constituency of the conference may vary to suit the needs of the applicant, within the general guidelines listed above. Previous successful conferences and workshops have focused on issues facing schools in a particular region, topics of current debate among faculty at a particular school, student life issues, graduate student matters, various theological or denominational traditions in higher education, an array of topics in liberal and professional education, and issues of civic and public concern to the Christian intellectual community.

Funding is available for up to two Regional Conferences or Workshops taking place in the 2015-2016 academic year at $12,500 each. It is expected that in many cases the host institution or group of institutions may also contribute to funding the conference. Institutions that have already received a grant in this category will not be eligible in the same category again for three years after the original grant was awarded.  Although Regional Conferences or Workshops represent a flexible category of programs, priority is given to applications for programs that connect representatives from campuses within a particular geographical region.

Application deadline: September 15, 2016 for a program planned for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Application to host a Regional Conference

Learn more about past Regional Conferences here.

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Georgetown College Regional Conference

The Lilly Fellows Program is sponsoring a Regional Conference at Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY, on "Discerning Academic Vocation in a Contested Religious Tradition," will be held on January 28-29, 2016. For more information, visit the conference website here.

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