2018 CUC Conference: An Invitation to Love and Justice

May 18 to 21, 2018, at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario

Call for Proposals

“As Canadian Unitarian Universalists, we envision a world in which our interdependence calls us to love and justice.” This vision of our national faith community asks us to live this out through actions of love and justice. We are called to work together from a place of love to bring justice to all beings.

Registration for the conference will open in January 2018.

The 2018 National Conference Theme is “An Invitation to Love and Justice and the Conference Program Planning Committee is issuing a call for proposals for streams and workshops.

Call for Proposals – fill out the form here

Are you a dynamic and engaging facilitator who is committed to love and justice?

At every CUC Conference, we organize Saturday Streams (approximately four hours over the morning and afternoon) and Sunday afternoon Multigenerational Workshops (approximately two hours) on topics related to the Conference Theme.

Saturday Streams are cohesive, participatory/interactive, and designed to appeal to participants from diverse backgrounds and with different goals. The streams should present new and compelling ideas about who we are and what we do together, and have an impact on personal or spiritual practices, congregational health and leadership, community vitality, and/or lifespan learning. We are particularly interested in streams which combine the contributions of two or more experienced facilitators.

Sunday Multigenerational Workshops are designed for multi-age groups, including youth, young adults and adults (i.e. aged 14 and up), and, if possible, younger participants. We are particularly interested in workshops facilitated or co-facilitated by youth and young adults and religious educators.

Have a great idea for another type of activity? We invite proposals for other opportunities to learn and share together, such as a guided visit to an off-campus site, a social justice action, a short early-morning spiritual practice, or an identity group or networking meeting.

The Conference Program Planning Committee will receive and evaluate all proposals, and expects to receive more proposals than can be accommodated in the Conference program. The PPC will work with the Facilitators to ensure that the Conference meets the needs and wishes of diverse peoples attending. As part of our commitment to diversity, please let us know if you identify as part of an underrepresented group and how your personal experience informs your topic. We are very appreciative of facilitators’ contributions, and offer a discounted registration for facilitators.

Send us information about your idea by using the proposal form here.

The deadline for proposals has been extended to November 15, 2017.

Got questions about the conference? Email conference@cuc.ca.