Bookings are now open for the 2023 Annual Conference for Theological Educators. See below for how to book your place.
The theme of the conference is ‘Theological Education and the Environmental Crisis.’
We will be exploring the roles that theological education can play in enabling churches and wider society to face the multiple overlapping crises, including the climate crisis, that form the environmental crisis. We will explore
Speakers will include:
Norman Wirzba, author of This Sacred Life
Ruth Valerio, author of Saying Yes to Life
Martin Hodson, co-author of A Christian Guide to Environmental Issues
and Anupama Ranawana, author of Liberation for the Earth
We held a preparatory symposium on this theme back in 2022, and brief videos from that event are available here.
Having experimented with a hybrid conference last year, we have decided this year to hold the conference onsite only, but then to run a series of webinars over the following academic year covering similar material, and where possible with the same speakers. The conference sessions themselves will not be recorded.
The conference is for staff; the webinars will be for staff and students.
The provisional conference timetable is available here: Provisional Conference Timetable 2023.
Please note it may be subject to change, but the start and end times are fixed.
Conference booking is open until 9th June 2023. The booking form may close early if we receive the maximum number of bookings; in this event we will open a reserve list.
Before registering to attend the conference, please read our Privacy Notice (you will need to confirm that you have read this when completing the registration form).
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We have created some FAQs to hopefully answer some questions you may have about the conference and the venue. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to contact us on email@example.com
The conference will be held at High Leigh Conference Centre, Lord Street, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire EN11 8SG. This is located just north of London, and the location benefits from excellent travel links by road, rail and air.
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High Leigh is seven miles from the M25
The local railway station is Broxbourne. There is a regular service from London Liverpool Street, which also connects with the Underground Victoria Line at Seven Sisters or Tottenham Hale. The station is two miles from the Centre, but there are plenty of taxis at reasonable rates (typically £6).
Stansted Airport is 40 minutes away by road or a 35 minute train journey from Broxbourne.
High Leigh offers ample complimentary car parking spaces, including designated disabled bays.
Electric car charging facilities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The chargers can be found at the end of the accommodation block near the Chapel Barn.
Guests can check-in from 3pm. Luggage storage will be available until then.
Bedrooms must be vacated by 9.30am on the day of departure.
The conference centre is accessible for delegates with disabilities and features hearing aid loops.
There are a number of accessible bedrooms available; please let us know your requirements on the booking form.
No, all of the conference facilities are close by one another.
Yes, if you are local to the area you can attend as a day guest if you prefer. Please select this option on the booking form.
Sessions will not be recorded, but we plan to run a series of webinars over the following academic year covering similar material, and where possible with the same speakers.
Please let us know by 16th June otherwise we may not be able to fill your place, which comes at a considerable cost to the University. We usually have a waiting list of delegates who would love to take your place, but need to provide them with enough notice.