5 February 2020

Pre-conference programme details

A 24-hour pre-conference offers a thought-provoking programme centred around four different 'tracks'.

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The pre-conference begins Sunday 12 June 2022 from 4pm and concludes in time for the main conference start at 4pm on Monday 13 June 2022.

This is an opportunity to explore a number of key topics in depth. Sessions will be led by chaplaincy practitioners and we anticipate several of our conference keynotes will contribute to this programme including:

Participants can stay entirely within one track or choose to shift between tracks. Sectional tickets are available for those who cannot attend the whole pre-conference.


Available tracks


Chaplaincy and Empowerment

Through workshops and seminars this track explores:

  • How groups can be empowered through the work of chaplaincies, with a particular focus on women and minority groups
  • How chaplaincies can be empowering workplaces allowing diverse religion or belief practitioners to collaborate on an equal footing

Chaplaincy and Extremism

Through workshops and seminars this track explores:

  • The challenges chaplaincy staff face in addressing issues of extremism within the university community
  • The vital part chaplaincy has in opposing hate speech and reacting to hate incidents including of Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

Chaplaincy and Research

Through workshops and seminars this track explores:

  • Research that has taken place into Chaplaincy practice and the way chaplaincies are changing their contribution to higher education
  • Broadens topics of research undertaken by chaplaincy practitioners that is of interest to other professionals in the same field

Chaplaincy and Spirituality

Through workshops and seminars this track explores:

  • How chaplaincy practitioners can foster and enrich their own personal, belief and spiritual development through practical sessions
  • How chaplaincy practitioners are innovating their practice to encourage the personal, belief and spiritual development of students and staff in higher education

Sectional tickets are available for those who cannot attend the whole pre-conference.

It is possible to book onto the pre-conference when booking for the main conference. You can also go straight to 'optional extras' at the Online Store to add pre-conference tickets to an existing booking.


It is possible to book onto the pre-conference when booking for the main conference. You can also go straight to 'optional extras' at the Online Store to add pre-conference tickets to an existing booking.


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