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A gathering for wanderers, wonderers, and spiritual refugees to help you discover...

You are not alone.

 
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You are sorting through your faith, trying to figure out what you believe now

You are in the wilderness, unable to find your way forward spiritually

Your safe and tidy answers have been upended by life

You feel like you don't belong in your church or tradition anymore

 

You want to better reimagine the role of scripture and theology

You are searching for answers at the intersection of faith and sexuality, justice, scripture, church

You are at a loss as to how to act justly and love mercy in this world

You want to begin to reimagine, rebuild, and resurrect a faith worth living

 
 
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SPEAKER BIOS HERE

 
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Sarah Bessey

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Jeff Chu

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Rachel Held Evans

 

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Please visit our sponsoring partners by clicking on their logo below:

 
 
 
 
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Amena Brown

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Barbara Brown Taylor

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Bishop Minerva Carcaño

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B.T. Harman

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Cece Jones-Davis

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Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes

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Danielle Shroyer

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Dr. Eric Barreto

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Jen Hatmaker

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Jeff Chu

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Jennifer Knapp

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Kaitlin Curtice

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Lisa Sharon Harper

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Dr. Pete Enns

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Dr. Renita J. Weems

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Sarah Bessey

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Tanya Marlow

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Grace Yia-Hei Kao

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William Matthews

 

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Alicia Crosby

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Austen Hartke

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Micky ScottBey Jones

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Traci Smith

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Pantsuit Politics:

Beth Silvers &
Sarah Stewart Holland

 

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This year’s event will be held in Magness Arena in the Ritchie Center on the beautiful campus of the University of Denver. The center offers easy access to parking, hotels, food, and public transportation, and downtown Denver is just a 15-minute drive away. Denver's thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and natural beauty combine to make it a spectacular urban playground.

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This schedule will be filled with more detail as plans develop. It is subject to change without notice.

 

FRIDAY
October 4
 

7:00 AM | Registration opens
8:45 AM | Music
9:00 AM | OPENING
9:15 AM | SESSION I
10:20 AM | SESSION 2
11:20 AM | Break
11:40 AM | SESSION 3
12:40 PM | LUNCH
2:30 PM | Music
2:40 PM | SESSION 3
4:00 PM | Break 
4:20 PM | SESSION 4
5:30 PM | Dinner
7:30 PM | POSSIBLE EVENING EVENTS (TBD)

SATURDAY
October 5

8:30 AM | BREAKOUT SESSION #1 (up to 5 options)
10:00 AM | Break 
10:30 AM | BREAKOUT SESSION #1 (up to 5 options)
12:00 PM | LUNCH
1:50 PM | Music
2:00 PM | SESSION 5
3:20 AM | Break
4:00 PM | COMMUNION
5:00 PM | Conference Ends

 
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DOES REGISTRATION INCLUDE HOUSING?

 

No, your registration only covers the conference itself. We suggest that you go to a hotel or home-rental website. We would also highly recommend you team up with other registrants and share a home or room rental. 

ARE ANY HOTELS OFFERING DISCOUNTS FOR EVOLVING FAITH REGISTRANTS?

Yes! The Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek and the Residence Inn Denver Cherry Creek are offering discounted rates to our registrants. Their information is below:

Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek
1475 South Colorado Blvd., Denver

(A 7-minute/2-mile drive from the conference venue)

Discounted rate:
US $139 per night

This rate is available between Thursday, October 3, 2019 and Sunday, October 6, 2019. Last day to book: Friday, August 30, 2019

Book your group rate for Evolving Faith Conference

Residence Inn Denver Cherry Creek
670 South Colorado Blvd., Denver

(An 8-minute/3-mile drive from the conference venue)

Discounted rate:
US $179 per night

This rate is available between Thursday, October 3, 2019 and Sunday, October 6, 2019. Last day to book: Friday, August 30, 2019

Book your group rate for Evolving Faith Conference

You can also call into the reservations lines—Courtyard by Marriott at 888-238-1753 or Residence Inn at 877-699-1496—and mention that you are with the "Evolving Faith Conference" to secure the group rate for these hotels.

 

WHAT TIME WILL THE CONFERENCE BEGIN AND END?

 

Our gathering will begin with registration at 7:00 AM on Friday, October 4, 2019, and will conclude by 5:30 PM on Saturday, October 5, 2019. These times are subject to change. Registrants will receive a more complete schedule three weeks prior to the event.

HOW DO I FIND INFORMATION ABOUT BECOMING A SPONSOR?

 

To apply to be a sponsor of this event, please click on the Sponsorship tab on the website or click here. All the information is there for you!

ARE THERE GROUP DISCOUNTS?

 

Discounts for groups of over 15 registrants are available. Please contact Kiley@chaffeemanagement.com.

WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE STUDENT DISCOUNT?

 

You must be a full-time student to qualify for a student discount. You will be required to present your current student I.D. when you register.

IS THIS AN INCLUSIVE SPACE for LGBTQ+ PEOPLE?

 

Yes. We are committed to a supportive, affirming space for both attendees and speakers. While we realize that not everyone attending our gathering will share our convictions on faith, gender, and sexuality, the leadership of Evolving Faith believes that the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ people is a matter of justice. 

WHERE CAN I CONNECT WITH OTHER ATTENDEES BEFORE THE CONFERENCE?

 

You can connect with other attendees through social media. We are on Twitter , Instagram, and Facebook. Our official conference hashtag is #EvolvingFaith19.

You are also welcome to join our exclusive Facebook Community Group  just for this year's attendees. It is the official place to connect, figure out housing or ride-sharing or meals together, etc.

IS EVOLVING FAITH A "CHRISTIAN" CONFERENCE?

 

Short answer: yes.

Longer answer: All of the organizers at Evolving Faith are rooted within the Christian tradition and almost all of the speakers are as well. We are focused on the evolution of faith for people who follow Jesus. However, even though this event is focused on those within the Christian tradition, we recognize and honor that not everyone who attends can or will claim the same label or affiliation or connection. Everyone is welcome. We also recognize that some may experience trauma or post-traumatic stress in distinctly Christian environments, too, so please be prepared for some traditional Christian practices, such as communion, worship, and prayer, as part of the Evolving Faith experience (though they may look and feel different than how you may have experienced them before). Everyone is welcome to participate as fully or as little as they like, according to their own preference.

IF I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND, CAN I GET A REFUND?

 

Unfortunately, no. Tickets are non-refundable.

IF I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND, CAN I GIVE MY TICKET AWAY OR SELL IT TO SOMEONE ELSE?

 

Yes. In order to do this, you must forward all of your ticket information to the person to whom you are giving or selling the ticket. They must have the barcode for your ticket in order to register. If you discover you cannot attend, the Evolving Faith Facebook page is a good place to let people know you have an available ticket.

IS THERE CHILDCARE AVAILABLE?

 

TBD

IS THERE PARKING AVAILABLE ON THE CAMPUS OF UNIVERSITY OF DENVER?

 

Yes, when you register on the Eventbrite site you can also purchase parking for $35 for two days, which will give you access to parking close to the Ritchie Center where the event is being held.

WHAT LOCAL TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE IN DENVER?

 

Most rental-car companies and rideshare services are available in Denver. Both Denver International Airport and the University of Denver are served by the city's excellent light-rail system. Magness Arena is just 0.4 miles (an eight- to ten-minute walk) from the University of Denver light-rail station. For information, cost, and schedules on the light-rail system click HERE

WILL THERE BE A LIVE WEBCAST?

 

At this time, there is no plan for a live webcast.

WHERE CAN I BUY LAST YEAR'S TALKS?

 

We are working on a plan to make those talks available. Make sure you're following us on social media so that you don't miss that announcement.

ARE THERE SCHOLARSHIPS?

 

We are excited to announce our 2019 scholarship program for underrepresented minorities. Click HERE for more information on how to apply for a scholarship. If you would like to personally contribute to this scholarship fund please click HERE.

WILL THERE BE INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING?

 

Yes, please make sure and register under the Deaf/Hard of Hearing category. This will allow us to know who you are and how we can communicate with you directly.

IS THE EVENT ACCESSIBLE FOR THE DISABLED?

 

Yes! More specifics are available by contacting the Ritchie Center directly at 303.871.3845.