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A Contemplation of Worlds

The 2022 CiRCE National Conference

July 13
- July 16, 2022

Francis Marion Hotel

Why This Theme?

In Genesis 1 God creates the world and calls it good. In John 3, we learn that God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son.

Yet in John 1 we are admonished, “Love not the world,” and in Romans, “Do not be conformed to the World.”

It would seem the Bible presents two very different things that we give the name “Worlds.” Greek gives two main words for the world: Cosmos and Aion. In Latin, these are Mundus and Saecula.

What, then, is the World? Or rather, what are the Worlds and how should we live in and relate to them? Does the Christian Classical tradition offer insight on this question? Does it help us live wisely in this present World? We think so. Come contemplate worlds with us!

Didn’t manage to get a seat? Join the waitlist! There will be cancelations throughout the year.

Refunds and Cancellations

 

Cancellations and refund requests must be made by email to matthew@circeinstitute.org. Refund requests received between January 1st and April 1st, 2022 will receive a 50-percent refund, minus the cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after May 1st unless your seat can be replaced by someone on the waiting list, in which case we will refund 50% of the registration.  Please note that seats pre-ordered at the 2021 conference do NOT qualify for refunds. Please allow 30 days for a refund to be processed, to allow us to find someone on the waitlist to take the seat.

Confirmed Speakers

Dr. Carolyn Weber

Renee Mathis

Gulf Coast Apprenticeship Head Mentor

Andrew Pudewa

Christine Perrin

Justin Jackson

Professor of English, Director of Writing Center at Hillsdale College

Danielle Bennette Dukes

Dr. Anika T. Prather

Emily Maeda

Jessica Hooten Wilson

Francis Marion Hotel

The historic Francis Marion Hotel, named for the Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox,” has a long tradition of gracious service, elegant accommodations, and hosting splendid banquets and events dating back to its opening in 1924. Built by local investors at a cost of $1.5 million from plans by noted New York architect W.L. Stoddard, the Francis Marion was the largest and grandest hotel in the Carolinas. The 1920s was the Golden Age of railroads, radio and grand hotels, and the Charleston Renaissance was in full bloom and the Francis Marion Hotel was “the place to be”.

Please click here to book your hotel room on our block at the discounted rate! Use code CIRCE2022.

Please click here to book your hotel room on our block at the discounted rate! Use code CIRCE2022.

Schedule

July 13
Wednesday

9 am - 4 pm: Pre-conference. With Andrew Kern and Matthew Bianco.

7 - 9 pm: Conference Registration & Welcome Reception

July 14
Thursday

8:30 am: Plenary A

10:00 am: Plenary B

11:45 am: Breakout Session A

12:45 pm: Lunch

2:15 pm: Breakout Session B

3:45 pm: Panel Discussion

July 15
Friday

8:30 am: Plenary Session C

10:15 am: Plenary Session D

12:00 pm: Breakout Session C

1:00 pm: Lunch

2:30 pm: Breakout Session D

4:00 pm: Breakout Session E

7:00 pm: 2020 Paideia Prize Banquet

July 16
Saturday

8:30 am: Plenary Session E

10:00 am: Q&A Panel

11:30 am: Plenary Session F

12:30 pm: Closing Remarks (Andrew Kern)

A Contemplation of Worlds

The 2022 CiRCE National Conference

July 13
- July 16, 2022