All 5 of the conference theme focused Conversation Forums that followed our opening plenary session. Each of these were designed to create space for us to hear from small, diverse panels of presenters on the theme of the gathering and its relevance for the unique cultural moment of the North American Church. Each forum provided an opportunity for those gathered to share why they came, bringing a greater sense of awareness and opportunities for networking around shared challenges, interests, and questions.
Forum 1: David Fitch, Meghan Good, Mandy Smith, and Amos Yong
Forum 2: Bruxy Cavey, Lisa Sharon Harper, Brian Zahnd, and Nikki Toyama-Szeto
Forum 3: Leroy Barber, Deb Hirsch, Carolyn Custis James, and Ben Witherington
Forum 4: Jacky Gatliff, Jonny Grant, Roger Olson, and Efrem Smith
Forum 5: Keith Matthews, Jo Anne Lyon, Cherith Nordling, and Howard-John Wesley