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Upcoming Events

Sep 11 to Sep 12

By invitation only; The forum is intended for recipients of the Educational Models Innovation Grants. Each grant recipient school is invited to bring up to two persons to attend the forum, normally the academic dean and/or project director(s). The purpose of the forum is to gather information and insights to inform other participating schools and for the benefit of the broader membership.


Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 13 to Sep 14

By invitation; Offered by the staff of the ATS Commission on Accrediting, this workshop is for ATS member schools with comprehensive evaluation visits scheduled in the fall 2020 semester. It provides contexts and opportunities for participants to engage with one another and with the staff to obtain experience and tools for constructing appropriate, adequate, and effective institutional self-studies in preparation for comprehensive and initial evaluation visits. Registration is free of charge, but schools will be responsible for payment of travel and housing expenses for their representatives.

Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 1 to Oct 3

By invitation; The Women in Leadership gatherings for emerging women are designed for professional development, including attention to the distinctive skills needed by women to function effectively in theological schools. This event—with the theme Mentoring: Emboldening Women for Leadership—will bring together both mentors and mentees from the February 2018 mentoring program. Participants will gather for a time of mentoring and vocational support with senior academic leaders and engage in collegial sharing with other women in varied roles in theological education.

Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 11

By registration; Immediately following the SpiceWorld 2018 Technical Conference, this one-day mini event will provide an opportunity for technology professionals who serve at ATS schools to have peer conversation regarding topics such as perimeter and endpoint security; cloud challenges, success, and questions; open floor or small group discussions about challenges faced in your IT environment, and best products of presentations seen at SpiceWorld.


Austin, Texas
Oct 12 to Oct 14

By nomination of academic dean; ATS will host its 18th annual Roundtable Seminar for Newly Appointed Faculty in Theological Education for faculty members who are completing their first or second year in their institutions. ATS sees the exploration of vocation as the event’s overarching theme. Accordingly, two academic deans, two assistant professors, and two associate professors will share their own expectations and experiences regarding how an individual faculty member might not only survive, but hopefully thrive, within the shared vocation of a theological school. We also plan to address changes in faculty culture, faculty responsibilities, and issues of assessment of student learning and accreditation. Perhaps the most important aspect of this gathering is being able to talk with peers about common issues.


Chicago, IL
Nov 2 to Nov 3

By invitation; The class of 2017–18 Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology will meet to present summaries of their research and to engage in an interdisciplinary discussion of their projects with conversation facilitators and invited guests.

Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 7 to Nov 9

By registration; limited to the first 100 participants (from ATS member schools). Plenaries, workshops, and peer learning will provide tools and opportunities to enhance the financial officer’s skills.


Newport Beach, CA
Dec 10 to Dec 12

By application; Designed for academic deans in their first year or two of service, the school will provide new deans with important information and nurture the development of the skills that will make their work more effective and fulfilling. It will acquaint new deans with the resources available to theological schools through ATS, facilitate connections between academic deans serving within the distinctive world of theological education, and continue the process of formation into the vocation of the academic deanship.

Pittsburgh, PA
Jan 7 to Jan 8

By invitation. An annual conference to provide African American presidents, deans, and chief academic officers of ATS member schools the opportunity to discuss areas of common interest and concern.

Atlanta, GA
Feb 19 to Feb 21

By registration; The 37th annual conference will offer workshops on topics related to annual giving, planned gifts, personnel management, internal and external collaboration, and communications, with opportunities for professional development and peer interaction in a distinctly theological context.


Newport Beach, CA
Mar 13 to Mar 15

By registration; This conference is structured around serving administrators from multiple areas of student services including admissions/recruitment, career services, enrollment management, financial aid, housing and student life, and registration. Persons like deans of students and directors who have broad oversight of other staff members working in these areas will also benefit from the practical how-to workshops and discipline-specific presentations and plenary gatherings.

Newport Beach, CA
Apr 11 to Apr 13

By registration; Conferences are scheduled each year to provide educational and professional development opportunities, a collegial network, and a context for nurturing the vocation of the academic officer and envisioning its future development. This year's conference will immediately follow the 2019 Women in Leadership Deans' Consultation.

Newport Beach, CA
Apr 11

By registration; This consultation—immediately preceding the 2019 Academic Officers' Conference—is designed to give women deans in theological education the opportunity to gain peer support as they work to enhance their leadership.

Newport Beach, CA