ALC’s Festival of Learning will be back in February 2023 as an exclusively online event, allowing attendees to participate from anywhere. Registrations for the three-day event will open on 17 January 2023 and close at noon (ACST) on 20 February. With the theme ‘Holy and dearly loved – called and clothed’, Festival of Learning 2023 will be held from 21 to 23 February.
The festival recognises that the LCANZ has a rich history of gathering in community to learn together. ALC and its prior incarnations have always been an integral part of this learning culture, and this festival offers an annual opportunity to celebrate and learn together.
Keynote speakers for the event, which includes the ALC Opening Lecture for 2023, will be LCANZ Bishop Rev Paul Smith; Uniting College for Leadership and Theology Principal Rev Professor Vicky Balabanski; and ALC Principal Rev James Winderlich. Elective presenters will include Professor Peter Sherlock University of Divinity Vice-Chancellor; Western Sydney University Senior Lecturer Dr Alison Short; Flinders University’s Professor Sarah Wendt; and ALC Visiting Scholar Rev Jo Bertil Vaernesbranden from MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society in Oslo. Leaders from festival partners LCA Local Mission and Lutheran Archives
Both full and four-elective pass registration packages will be available for the festival. Access to general sessions, including keynote presentations, chapel and conversation hours, is included in both registration options, while the number of elective sessions participants have access to depends on their package. Full registration will cost $150.00 (concession fee $100), while a four-elective pass will cost $80.
Registrations will be available from 17 January at https://alc.edu.au/festival-of-learning, with a late registration fee of $10 after 14 February. Email ALC at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require further information about the Festival of Learning – staff will be back after the Christmas break from 10 January 2023.
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