2:00pm — Pre-conference tour of “Tolkien: Maker of Middle Earth” Exhibit at the Morgan Library (email to sign up)
5:15pm — Registration opens
5:30pm — Pre-conference live taping of The Mockingcast
7:00pm — Opening Devotion and Evening Talk: Ethan Richardson — “Isle of Snobs”
8:00pm — Dinner (View menu here. All meals catered by The Pixie and the Scout.)


8:00am — Coffee and Registration
9:00am — Devotion and Morning Talks

  • Carrie Willard — “It Could Be Worse: The False Gospel of Optimism (and Pessimism)”
  • Jeff Mallinson — “The Unforgivables: Is there Hope Even for Those Consigned to a Secular Hell”

10:30 — Coffee Break
10:45 — Breakouts A

12:00pm — Lunch (view menu here)
1:15pm — Afternoon Talk: Alfie Kohn — “Without Strings Attached: An Exploration of (Un)conditionality”
2:00pm — Breakouts B

3:00pm — Breakouts C

  • “Why Me Lord: A Brief Look at the Scoundrels, Buffoons, and Ne’er Do Well’s Whom God Pursues in the Parables” — Erick Sorensen
  • “Be Your Worst Self” — Stephanie Phillips
  • “Orange is the New Blessing” — Debbie Griffith
  • “At Ego’s End: Where Grace Intersects Us” — Josh Retterer
  • “Sleeping in Church: A Short Story About a Sign from God” — CJ Green

5:30pm — Drinks with PZ
6:30pm — Seculosity launches! David Zahl speaks and signs books
7:30pm — Dinner (view menu here)
9:30pm — Boogie down at The EpiscoDisco with DJ JAZ!


8:15am — Coffee
9:00am — Devotion and Morning Talks

  • Leslie Jamison — “Lack and Lush: On Divinity, Maternity, and Sobriety”
  • Sarah Condon — “I Feel Personally Attacked RN”
  • Nick Lannon — “Life, Love, and Other Impossibilities: Your Savior is Not You”

12:15pm — Book table closes

6pm — StoryMakers Launch Party (Post-Conference)

SUNDAY, APRIL 28th (Post-Conference)

11:00am — Worship at Calvary Episcopal Church