Sheffield will host the sixth global conference for chaplaincy in higher education 13th - 17th June 2022. A 24-hour pre-conference event will also be held the day before the official five-day conference begins.

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Draft pre-conference

The pre-conference will take place the day before the official conference begins, to provide an opportunity to explore a number of topics in depth prior to the main conference events.

Sessions will be led by chaplaincy practitioners and we anticipate several of our conference keynotes will contribute to this programme, including Kristin AuneHarvey BelovskiJana Bennett and Pádraig Ó Tuama.

Different 'tracks' will run concurrently and participants can stay entirely within one track or choose to shift between tracks.

Take a look at our pre-conference programme details for further information.

Provisional main conference schedule

The following is a proposed schedule for the main conference:

Day 1

The main conference will begin at The Edge at the University of Sheffield on a Monday. Events will start in the afternoon with a keynote speaker followed by dinner.

Event Time
Registration and arrivals 15:00
Opening ceremony and keynote 17:00
Civic reception and dinner 19:00

Day 2

The following day will include two keynote speakers, plus participant presentations, workshops and seminars. The day will end with visits to local faith communities, followed by dinner and evening entertainment.

Event Time
Keynote, presentations and workshops 09:00
Lunch 13:00
Seminars, presentations and keynote 14:00
Local faith communities visits 17:00
Cultural entertainment 20:00

Day 3

Wednesday will feature a keynote speaker and afternoon tours. A round table discussion panel will happen prior to dinner and there will be an evening networking marketplace. 

Event Time
Keynote and groups 09:00
Tours 11:00
Roundtable/panel discussion 17:00
Dinner 19:00
Networking marketplace 20:00

Day 4

Thursday will include a series of keynotes speakers, along with workshops and presentations focused on religion and belief in the university. A celebratory dinner will be held in the evening.

Event Time
Keynotes and seminars 09:00
Lunch 13:00
Keynotes and seminars 14:00
Celebratory dinner 18:00

Day 5

The conference closes on Friday after a keynote reflection and closing events.

Event Time
Keynote 09:00
Closing events 10:00
Departures 11:00

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