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Iliff School of Theology
2323 East Iliff Avenue
Denver, CO 80210

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The Alumni Office
Iliff School of Theology
303-765-3176

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Monday, February 4 at 8:00am to Wednesday, February 6 at 1:00pm

Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of Iliff will gather to discuss, rest, and heal from issues facing our region, nation, and world. We will engage important topics, learn about new possibilities, eat great food, experience moving worship, hear about exciting new initiatives, and celebrate the highlights along the way.

For common questions, click any of the information boxes below. 

Registration Fees

Note: Student and alumni discounts apply. If you need a discount code, contact the .

Regular rates – through February 3rd at 3:00 pm (online registration closes)

Full Registration $205
Monday Only $95
Tuesday Only $95
Wednesday Only (no afternoon events) $50

 

I Need Parking Information
Paid visitor parking is available in the B lot. For detailed information, please click here. Note that there is limited on-street parking in the area as well. There is no free public parking in the Iliff lots.

 

I Have a Discount Code -or- I am Having Trouble Registering
 

Discount Codes:

  1. When you click the registration button, you’ll be taken to Eventbrite, where you can complete your registration.
  2. Click on the green button labeled “Tickets” on that page.
  3. If you have a discount code, click “Enter Promotional Code” on the pop-up, and you can enter your code on the next screen. Once you’ve done that, the discounted rates are displayed.

If you don’t have a discount code and think that you should, email  for assistance.

Registration Problems:

Email  for assistance. It is helpful if you can provide a phone number, and let us know one or more good times to call you. We’ll be happy to assist with registration over the phone.

I have Dietary Restrictions
If you plan to join us for meals and have special requirements, please let us know about your needs, and indicate which meals you plan to attend. We will do our best to accomodate you. We always include gluten-free options for each meal, but it is helpful to know how many of our guests will require that. 
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Monday, February 4th

Doors open at 8:00am. Registration and an informal reception with light breakfast food runs from 8:00am – 9:00am.

Dr. Andrea Smith

Associate Professor of Media & Cultural Studies
University of California Riverside
Scholar-Activist in Native American Issues

Monday Morning Plenary Speaker
9:00am – 10:40am

With a welcome from Dr. Tom Wolfe,
and an introduction by Dr. Tink Tinker

Rev. Dr. Tom Wolfe

President & Chief Executive Officer, Iliff
Bishop Henry White Warren Professor of Leadership and Ministry Praxis

Monday Chapel
11:00am – 12:00pm

Monday Lunch

Conference lunch sponsored by SIFR and ReSource

Lunch
12:00pm – 1:15pm

Kristal Parks, MA

Activist, contemplative, elephant conservationist, biologist, author, visionary and Iliff alumna.

Workshop: 
Heart-Centered Sacred Activism: Weaving a Tapestry of Justice from Various Shades, Hues and Textures of Interconnected Liberation Movements

Monday Afternoon Side-by-Side Option
1:15pm – 2:45pm

Artificial Intelligence & Diversity (tentative title)

Panel:
Artificial Intelligence

Participants: Being confirmed

Monday Afternoon Side-by-Side Option
1:15pm – 2:45pm

Dr. Katherine Turpin

Director of the Master of Divinity Program
Associate Professor of Religious Education

Workshop: 
Teaching in a Time of Diversity & Division

Monday Afternoon Side-by-Side Option
3:15pm – 4:45pm

 

Technology in Ministry

Panel: Technology in Ministry

Additional participants being confirmed

Monday Afternoon Side-by-Side Option
3:15pm – 4:45pm

Zach Bechtold (current student)

Pastor, Brady, Choteau, and Dutton UMCs, Montana

Panelist: Technology in Ministry

Monday Afternoon Side-by-Side Option
3:15pm – 4:45pm

Rev. Brad Laurvick (MDiv '07)

Pastor, Highlands United Methodist Church, Denver

Panelist: Technology in Ministry

Monday Afternoon Side-by-Side Option
3:15pm – 4:45pm

Evening Reception

Scholars’ Book Fair
Heavy Refreshments

Monday Evening
5:00pm – 7:00pm

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Tuesday, February 5th

Doors open at 8:00am.

Dr. Ted Vial

Harvey Potthoff Professor of Theology and Modern Western Religious Thought
Scholar of Gender, Race, and Religion in the Modern World

Tuesday Morning Faculty Plenary Speaker
9:00am – 10:40am

Rev. Dr. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi

Tuesday Lunch

Conference lunch sponsored by
Iliff’s Office of Professional Formation

Lunch
12:00pm – 1:15pm

Rev. Traci Blackmon

Executive Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries, The United Church of Christ
National and International Faith Leader for Social Justice, including the Black Lives Matter movement

Tuesday Afternoon Plenary Speaker
1:15pm – 3:15pm

Students Bring It!

Three current Iliff students will share their ideas.

Participants: Being confirmed

Tuesday Afternoon
3:30pm – 5:00pm

Heather Jarvis, JD

Student Loan Expert

Heather will also be available for one-on-one consultations Tuesday and Wednesday. Email to inquire about appointment space.

Tuesday Evening
Informal Pizza Dinner
5:00pm(ish) – 7:00pm

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Wednesday, February 6th (Morning & Jameson Jones Chapel Service)

Doors open at 8:00am. 

Alumni Breakfast

Wednesday Morning Alumni Breakfast
8:30am – 9:40am

Rev. Dr. Tom Wolfe

President & Chief Executive Officer, Iliff
Bishop Henry White Warren Professor of Leadership and Ministry Praxis
Presenter

Wednesday Morning Alumni Breakfast
8:30am – 9:40am

Rev. Vince Tango

Associate Dean of Admissions & Student Services
Presenter

Wednesday Morning Alumni Breakfast
8:30am – 9:40am

Rev. Dr. Jennifer Leath

Assistant Professor of Religion and Social Justice
Director of the MASJE Degree Program

Wednesday Morning Alumni Conversation
9:40am – 10:40am

Rev. Dr. Rubén Arjona

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care

Wednesday Morning Alumni Conversation
9:40am – 10:40am

Rev. Traci Blackmon

Executive Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries for The United Church of Christ

Wednesday, Jameson Jones Chapel Service
11:00am – 12:00pm

Iliff Scholars Book Fair & Opening Reception (Monday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm)

Connect with each other during our Opening Reception, and take time to chat with these Iliff folks regarding their recent publications!
Alumni are welcome to participate, with a focus on new publications in the last two years (presenters, panelists, and workshop leaders are exempt from the two-year guideline). Requests for table space must be made by 5:00pm on Tuesday, January 29th. Request a table by emailing alumni@iliff.edu.

Dr. Amy Balogh (PhD '16)

Moses among the Idols: Mediators of the Divine in the Ancient Near East (Lexington Books, 2018)

Dr. Eunjoo Kim

Christian Preaching and Worship in Multicultural Contexts: A Practical Theological Approach (Pueblo Books, 2017)

Rev. Kerry Greenhill

Contributor to We Pray with Her: Encouragement for All Women Who Lead (Abingdon Press, 2018)

Kristal Parks

Re-Enchanting the World: A Call to Mystical Activism

Rev. Dr. Eric Smith (PhD '13)

Jewish Glass and Christian Stone: A Materialist Mapping of the “Parting of the Ways” (Routledge, 2017)

Dr. Terrence Tice

Schleiermacher: The Psychology of Christian Faith and Life (Mapping the Tradition) (Fortress, 2018)

The Bearded Theologians Podcast 

The Bearded Theologians will be with us once again, starting late morning and continuing into the evening on Monday and Tuesday. They are gathering alumni stories, reactions to the Renewal events, and conversations that might be helpful to others. They will be recording their podcast on campus during the event, and sharing the results later through www.beardedtheologians.com. Look for their base of operations on the main floor of the Library.

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