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Planning meeting for Brisbane Theology conference in 2018

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Brisbane has been asked to consider hosting the National Australian and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools Confence in week 1 of July 2018.

A Brisbane ANZATS business meeting is planned for Monday 13 March in a few weeks time from 1.30 to 3.00 pm.

We are putting together ideas for the planned 2018 conference in the first week of July 2018.

I would love to hear further ideas you have about the conference and ways you and your college could be involved.

Afternoon tea will be available for those who are able to stay from 3 to 3.30. We plan to meet at Citipointe Ministry College, Lecture Room 1 underneath the Citipointe Church at 322 Wecker Road.

The main topic of discussion is the planned 2018 national ANZATS conference in Brisbane which is planned for Brisbane from Sunday 1st July and Monday 2nd July to Wednesday 4 July 2018.

It is planned to hold the conference at Emmanuel College, on the UQ campus. Transport is readily available from the city. Accommodation is available at Emmanuel College close to the venue for about $100 a night. The college is able to organize morning and afternoon teas and lunch for about $30 per person per day. They are also able to organize the Dinner for about $75. Venue hire is about $500 per room or a pair of seminar rooms. We will use about three to four rooms.

Andrew McGowan (formerly Australia, now Yale) has accepted the invitation to be a keynote speaker.
Andrew has written a number of books on early church practices in worship from social, historical and theological perspectives.

We are open to suggestions of other key note speakers who may be available at this time.
Let me know ideas you have on keynote speaker/s like Andrew and potential themes.

A suggested theme that is linked to the work Andrew has done is
Worship and Theology,
Or Theology as Worship.

Let me know if you have ideas for a conference theme and topics that relate to Andrew’s work, eg theology and worship, theology as worship or studying and teaching theology from biblical and theological perspectives, or other themes that you think could be relevant.

Various streams can be considered.
We could include a stream on women and theology or something similar
if you are interested in being part of organizing this, or we could link to
work you are doing at your college in various ways.

I would love to see you there if you can make it, or a representative from each of the colleges if you can pass this invitation on to them.

If you cannot make it, please email or phone suggestions for the upcoming 2018 ANZATS conference. Your suggestions will be appreciated.

Further details can be obtained from Sam Hey,

ph 3347 5833, or email

Kind regards

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