30 July to 2 August
Registration is now open!
Dear Friends and Readers of The Urantia Book,
Time is running out! Register now for Urantia Association’s International Conference in Quebec Canada.
This event is focused on spiritual education at many levels, starting in the family as a child and on to a mature adult. There is strong emphasis in The Urantia Book regarding the importance of education; without learning there is no spiritual, social or intellectual progress in the individual and/or society. We all want to play a significant and meaningful part in our own evolution and of the world. This conference could help you do that.
Why should you attend this conference? Because international conferences are unique experiences that foster personal spiritual growth and brotherhood while tremendously enhancing your perception and appreciation of The Urantia Book and its teachings. International conferences have been life-changing experiences for students, triggering insights into our deep potential – the present and profound meaning of God’s plan for us, and the eternal value we may claim in universe service.
The present is where we live and can act, the future is not open to our mind – this is why you should register now. Time is running out to have the best prices!
Click here for the Conference Schedule
We are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible at this event—many readers are coming from around the world and our financial aid committee is working hard to collect funds and manage requests from readers who need your help to attend this conference. If you feel generous, please give to our Scholarship Fund by clicking here.
Children under the age of 13 are free! A special “Children’s Program” will be provided. Details of this program will be provided in the coming weeks.
The 2015 Urantia Association International Conference will be held at Bishop’s University in the city of Sherbrooke, Quebec Province in Canada. Sherbrooke is a city of just over 152,000 people, making it the 6th largest city in Quebec. Sherbrooke rests at the confluence of the Saint-François and the Magog Rivers. There are eight educational institutions serving over 40,000 students. The area has numerous parks and historical sites to visit and Montreal is only two hours away.
And discover the spirit and essence of Bishop’s University in this short film.
- Single room with semi-private bathroom
- Double occupancy with two single beds and shared bathroom
- Suite – four bedrooms (3 single, one double), two baths, living room and kitchenette.
Meals are included with the lodging or with commuter registration and will be furnished by the campus cafeteria and will provide for a variety of dietary needs. The university will not provide toiletries.
For lodging options near the venue, click here: Local Lodging Options
Travel and Transportation
The nearest international airport is Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport which is two hours from the venue. There are several ground transportation options to choose from. Please use this link for more detailed information – Ground Transportation.
Need Financial Aid?
The deadline has now passed for requests for financial aid to the conference.
Request for Conference Workshops Facilitators
For those of you who are coming or planning to come to this conference a detailed program is available for those who may be interested in facilitating a workshop. This can be downloaded as a PDF file by clicking here (for English) or here (for French).
The program includes the plenaries as well as the workshops and some instructions on what is expected from the facilitators. Workshops are 90 minutes long, plenaries 30 minutes; experienced presenters have already been selected for the plenaries.
Some workshops are already assigned but many more are still available in different languages such as English, French, and Spanish. In total there are 60 workshops that will be made available to conference participants, enough to satisfy everyone’s interest across many subjects. These workshops will be offered for two full days, 30 workshops each day, with 15 in the morning and 15 in the afternoon. Each workshop curriculum was designed to be relevant to the plenaries preceding them.
When you peruse the program to choose a workshop that you would like to facilitate, notice that some already have names assigned to them. Many of the plenary speakers are facilitating workshops keyed to their presentation, and this offers them an opportunity to practice their teaching skills while participants get the benefits of a personal experience with the presenter and other students.
If you would like to give a workshop that is not offered, it will be considered if it is relevant to the program, or reflects the teachings of The Urantia Book. You may submit your idea and each application will be reviewed to ensure that it reflects the goal of the conference.
Workshops are a great way to participate and grow during a conference; for those who facilitate them, they offer a rare opportunity to share, learn, and teach new ideas and concepts that can enhance spiritual living. So, be enthusiastic in your desire to share your concepts of the teachings and learn—choose a workshop of your liking, you will never regret or forget your experience!
Your choice is required by June 1, with the information required on page 6 of the program. Please allow a few days to respond to your request. We will also provide you with an informative document on how to facilitate a workshop; we will do all we can to make your contribution a unique experience.
Bishop’s University has a new observatory with the latest telescopes. On Friday night July 31st, there will be a special 45 minute presentation of “A Brief Tour of the Universe” followed by telescope viewing on the ASH Observatory deck. The group will then go inside the dome to see the skies through the new PlaneWave 17″ (f/6.8) Dall-Kirkham corrected optical design telescope. Tickets can be purchased with your registration.
for more information go to: http://physics.ubishops.ca/observatory/
We hope you plan your summer vacation to this beautiful part of Quebec, but more importantly, pleas join your brothers and sisters for this special international event .
For questions, email Gaetan Charland or Line St. Pierre at: [email protected]