Schedule

Seeking Connection educational events
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
20–28 April 2017


Pre-Conference Institutes


Thursday, 20 April 2017

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. Leadership Institute
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. Men’s Institute
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. Spirituality and Health Care Institute
5:00 p.m. Exhibitor space open to public

 

 

 




Seeking Connection Conference


Thursday, 20 April 2017

7:00 p.m. Conference begins: Opening plenary session (This session is open to the public at no charge.)


Friday, 21 April 2017

7:00–7:45 a.m. Morning contemplative practice (optional)
8:30–10:30 a.m. Plenary session with the Interfaith Amigos, "Awakening to One"
10:30–11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m.­–12:30 p.m. Friday Workshop I (F1)
12:30–1:30 p.m. Midday meal (included in registration fee)
1:30–2:00 p.m. Conference spiritual direction with Ramelia Williams
2:30–4:00 p.m. Friday Workshop II (F2)
4:30–5:30 p.m. Plenary session with the New Contemplatives
5:30–6:30 p.m. Community supper (included in registration fee)
7:00–8:30 p.m. Two’s Company—Spiritual Accompaniment Conversations in Dyads (optional)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                          

Saturday, 22 April 2017

7:00–7:45 a.m. Morning contemplative practice (optional)
8:30–10:30 a.m. Plenary session with the Interfaith Amigos, "Embracing the Other"
10:30–11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m.­–12:30 p.m. Saturday Workshop I (S1)
12:30–1:30 p.m. Midday meal (included in registration fee)
1:30–2:00 p.m. Conference spiritual direction with Ramelia Williams
2:30–4:00 p.m. Saturday Workshop II (S2)
4:00–7:30 p.m. Meal break (on your own)
4:30–6:00 p.m.  Two’s Company—Spiritual Accompaniment Conversations in Dyads (optional)
7:30–8:30 p.m. Contemplative Concert (This session is open to the public at no charge.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

               
                              

Sunday, 23 April 2017

7:00–7:45 a.m. Morning contemplative practice (optional)
8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Plenary session with Interfaith Amigos, "Cultivating a Loving Connection to Creation" (break from 10:00–10:30 a.m.)
12:00 p.m. Conference adjourns


Post-Conference Offerings


Sunday, 23 April 2017

2:00–5:30 p.m. Writers Institute, “Spiritual Direction and the Writing Game”

Monday, 24 April 2017
Multi-faith Pilgrimage
8:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. TBD

Tuesday–Friday, 25–28 April 2017
Contemplative Retreat: Responding to Creation’s Love for Us
Ignatius Jesuit Centre—Loyola Retreat House
25–28 April 2017
 

Scheduling


The full schedule provides many opportunities for learning and engagement. Please make sure you take care of yourself. If you need more quiet time, select fewer options. If you seek stimulation, take advantage of all the options.

Select a schedule that works best for you. Give yourself permission to make space for your contemplative needs. A meditation space will be available during the conference.