This 4-day conference is FILLED with speakers, workshops, activities and celebrations to cause you to want to stay in San Diego longer. From the Sunday Experience filled with a Bridge for Peace Ceremony, City Proclamations for Interfaith Awareness Week, incredible food, an interfaith choir and being serenaded by Karl Anthony you will go to bed very happy.
Our Monday morning Keynote is Speaker, Author Azim Khamisa whose story “From Murder to Forgiveness” will teach us about true Compassion & Harmony. Meet the NAIN Youth Scholars afterwards and then, after lunch, participate in a 3-hr. Intergenerational dialogue which will bridge together young and not as young interfaith people.
Monday afternoon, keynote Monsignor Dennis Mikulanis will show us how Christianity began in California at the San Diego de Acala Mission and then you will be whisked away to Old Town to explore the historic and entertaining district of San Diego as it first was: Wells Fargo Wagon, Mariachi bands, Old Candy Store, Souvenir Shops and much more.
Tuesday morning will be filled with at least 12 faith workshops and from 1 to 9pm you will hear from Mormon Speakers at their historic cathedral, New Thought, Jewish and Sikh keynotes including attending a Sikh dinner and cultural performance.
After 6 more workshops Wednesday morning, lunch will include a program with keynote Imam Taha Hassane called: “Evangelicals, Islam & Interfaith: Learn how and why Evangelicals and Muslims build bridges of love through dialogue” which will give you a deeper hope for peace between faiths. A celebration will happen afterwards at Balboa Park which will include, touring historic sites, eating, singing, laughing and dancing into the night and also getting a chance to hear a choir perform several songs from INTERFAITH: The Musical, created by Ruth Broyde Sharone.
Thursday morning has at least 6 more workshops and as many as 4 surprise keynotes as well as other special presentation. You will want to stay into Thursday afternoon so you do not miss any of the activities.
We have extended the deadline for proposals to April 14th. After April 14th, our sub-committee will begin examining them and choosing those presenters who will be offered a slot to present at the conference. Any proposal arriving from April 15th or after, will not be considered. Registration will be extended to May 31st at the $349.00 rate for the 4-days of the conference. From June 1st until July 31st, registration for the 4-days will be raised to $399.00 and stay into effect until the conference begins. Due to the timing of ordering items such as: bags, pens, special gifts, etc., those registering after June 25th may or may not receive those conference gifts or other items. And, if anyone shows up unregistered at the Sunday dinner on August 6th, he or she will not have a food choice for dinner.
SEE YOU IN AUGUST!