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Upcoming Events

Jun 18

By invitation; The forum—scheduled to take place in conjunction with the 2018 Academic Officers' Conference and the ATS/COA Centennial Biennial Meeting—is intended for recipients of the Educational Models Faculty Development Grants to gather information and insights to inform other participating schools and for the benefit of the broader membership. Each grant recipient school is invited to bring up to two people to attend (typically, the academic dean and a faculty member, one of whom should be the project director). The forum will begin at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and will end at 4 p.m. The 2018 Academic Officers' Conference will follow on Tuesday, June 19, and the  ATS/COA Centennial Biennial Meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 20 and Thursday, June 21.


Denver, CO
Jun 19

By registration; A preconference for deans is scheduled to take place in conjunction with the 2018 ATS/COA Centennial Biennial Meeting and will offer professional development opportunities, a collegial network, and a context for nurturing the vocation of academic officers and visioning its future development. Focusing on the theme, The Academic Dean: Theological School Leadership in Challenging Times, the gathering will begin with breakfast at 8 a.m. and will conclude at 5 p.m. The 2018 ATS/COA Centennial Biennial Meeting will follow on June 20.


Denver, CO
Jun 20 to Jun 21

By registration; The Centennial Biennial Meeting—with the theme of Legacy and Innovation—will include the usual business and education elements with a festive overlay of celebration. A highlight of the meeting will be the Innovation Expo, which will showcase educational models, practices, and resources that represent the leading edge of theological education. The event will culminate in the centennial banquet on the final evening. The 2018 ATS Academic Officers' Conference will immediately precede this event.


Denver, CO
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 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
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