2020 National Annual General Meeting and Conference

The CUC’s National Conference in 2020 will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia from May 15 – 17, 2020. Hosted by the Universalist Unitarian Church of Halifax, the conference promises to have a unique Atlantic flavour.

Theme

The theme for Conference 2020 is Making Waves! Building on the imagery of The Ripple Effect, the CUC’s campaign on water and its related environmental issues, this theme encourages and challenges UUs to make waves that practice radical inclusion, challenge the status quo, and push us to remain relevant into the future.
Our interdependence calls us to love and justice, to be a more intentionally inclusive community of belonging with adaptive skills and responses to face the challenges of a changing world. The waves we make should be far-reaching, have impact beyond UU communities, and affect diverse areas of social justice and equity: racial justice; truth, healing and conciliation; refugee sponsorship and migrant justice; environmental concerns; assisted dying; radical inclusion of LGBTQ2+ people; disability justice; under-served communities; economic and social inequalities; multi-generational engagement, and more. How do we make waves that will  challenge the status quo, and have implications for our relevance into the future?   

In the meantime, consider volunteering for the conference (because it takes a team to make it happen) and fill in your information here.  Questions about the conference? Email conference@cuc.ca.

Call for Proposals

The call for proposals invites you to submit your ideas for programming. Please read all the details carefully before clicking”submit” in the form. All programming will focus on the “Making Waves” theme, including streams and workshops. Only those proposals that closely adhere to the theme will be considered. 

Submit your proposals by November 15, 2019. The Program Planning Committee will be in contact with proposers during November.

2020 National Conference Site

The University of King’s College‘s small campus is home to just over 1,000 students and its intimate atmosphere makes it easy to get around, with only a few minutes between buildings.

Other campus locations and hotels in Halifax were also considered, and after site visits and consultations with the Host Team co-chairs, the University of King’s College location was picked. One of the main reasons for this is cost. Meals and accommodations at hotels are priced at much higher levels, and the planning team felt that a hotel location would make it financially prohibitive for attendees. King’s small campus and competitive pricing make it a realistic choice, with the accommodations costing much less.

King’s campus is wheelchair-friendly, and accessible accommodations are located in Dalhousie University, just a few minutes from King’s. As with previous conferences, CUC will arrange for motorized scooters and wheelchairs to be available. The conference registration form will have a section on accessibility, and the Accessibility Team will be in touch with those who fill in this section.

We hope to see you in Halifax, and that you’ll extend your stay to enjoy all that the city has to offer. Registration will open in early 2020.

A Welcome from the Halifax Host Team

We hope to see you in Halifax, and that you’ll extend your stay to enjoy all that the city has to offer. Registration will open in early 2020.

The Halifax folks wrote a little ditty (based on a song by songwriter, Jim Bennet) to welcome Unitarian Universalists to their city in 2020; the second verse goes like this:

Halifax song lyrics for the 2020 conference

The rest of the slides are here:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fcR706txbAZJrOkKpVr7iEcTlK_0HouJYEYQgmCwdLk/edit#slide=id.p4