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Here and Now: Transforming Ourselves, Transforming Our World
10/05/2018 01:00 PM - 10/07/2018 01:00 PM CST
Fall Conference and Annual Meeting 2018
Friday, Oct 5 - Sunday, Oct 7 in New Orleans, Louisiana
First Grace United Methodist Church
3401 Canal Street, New Orleans
(Check out their amazing history here!)
There are many housing options in New Orleans, including numerous AirBnBs (participants are having the most luck with these!), and a limited number of homestays. Housing is filling quickly for October, so book your lodging now. Find friends to share a room or ride with!
You can make a hotel reservation at the TownePlace Suites New Orleans Downtown/Canal Street at this special ASA link. It's a 30 minute walk or four minute drive. Reservation rate available until 9/13.
Other hotels and hostels can be found online. A few that are near the conference include:
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$250 Early Bird (until September 5th), $275 Standard
$375 Sponsorship (supports financial assistance)
Includes Friday light reception, snacks, beverages, and Sunday light brunch!
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Thursday, October 4
9:00-3:30 First Grace Methodist Church
Living in the Branches: National Branch and Group Gathering
National Youth Conference (Details coming!)
4:00-9:00 Central Region Gathering
Friday, October 5
7:45-9:30 am - Bayou St. John Songtrail: meet under the McDonough Oak.
10:00-12:00 - Class Lesson and Conversation with Joan Sleigh
1:00 pm Opening
1:30-2:30 Keynote Conversation with Orland Bishop
2:30-2:45 Trio Sharing
2:45-3:30 Here and Now with the General Council
4:00-5:15 Concurrent Sessions (Choose on site)
Cain and Abel: Building a bridge between the Two Streams, with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
Exploring Transformation Through Our Own Biography, with Janey Newton
5:30-6:15 Central Region Interactive Panel
8:00 Momento Mori Ritual (Stay tuned for details!)
Saturday, October 6
8:00-8:45 Singing or Speech
9:00-10:00 Keynote Discussion with Joan Sleigh
10:00-10:15 Trio Sharing
10:45-12:00 Concurrent Workshops (Choose on site)
Initation of the Heart: The Fifth Gospel, with Patrick Kennedy
General Council Annual Update Session
Transforming Community - Creating the Future: Young People Discovering Their Purpose and Place, with Bart Eddy
12:00-1:30 Lunch (Table Topic Discussions)
1:30-2:30 Youth-Led Panel
3:00-4:15 Participant Research and Initiative Sharing Sessions
(Click here to submit your research/initiative sharing proposal.)
3:00-4:15 Pageant Participant Preparation with Marianne Fieber-Dhara (Details at the conference!)
4:30-6:15 Concurrent Sessions (Choose on site)
Orland Bishop: The Seventh Shrine
House of Hope, with Thea Lavin
Anthroposophical Contemplative Practices in Everyday Life
8:00-9:30 Confluence of Karma: A Pageant Of Dedicated Service
Sunday, October 7
8:00-8:30 Group Speech
8:30-8:45 Trio Sharing
8:45-10:00 Now and Next (Art, Reflection, Closing Plenum, Singing)
11:00-12:30 First Grace Church Service, or Tour of Raphael Village [link]
Lunch on your own!
Post Sessions (Included in Conference Fee)
2:00-4:00 Lisa Romero: Contemplative Practices
2:00-4:00 John Bloom and Laura Scappaticci: "So That Good May Become"--Working with the Foundation Stone
Schedule subject to minor changes.
Limited Financial Assistance Available.
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