"Transition and Transcendence: Transforming Aging Through Spirituality," will be taking place June 4-7, 2017 at Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, IL.
Registration for the conference is now open.
The conference will be hosted by Concordia University Chicago (CUC) in River Forest, Illinois. Past International Conferences have attracted both those with academic interests and expertise in this discipline, as well as those with more practical experience through involvement in the aging service industry, in congregations, or as informal care partners. The Conferences include a mixture of keynote speakers, workshops and papers of interest to those coming from a faith-based approach and to those approaching spirituality from a secular viewpoint. We plan to continue the tradition of including voices from many parts of the world, voices from the domains of the academic and the aging services, voices from various
faith traditions and voices representing the "spiritual, but not religious." With the theme of "Transition and Transcendence: Transforming Aging Through Spirituality," the conference will address issues how aging presents us with opportunities to navigate transitions over the life course. Additionally, we will explore how we transcend the mundane and connect with something greater than ourselves while being transformed in the process.