About

Welcoming Faculty, Families, Singles and Couples

Faculty of all ages and life stages are invited to join us. As a “family friendly” conference, our content is designed to connect with all faculty, whether single or married while including families for those who enjoy that option. Spouses and “plus one’s” are invited to attend all programming and Christ-centered childcare/children and youth programming will be provided during the morning and evening sessions for newborns to 12th grade. We understand that faculty families need encouragement in their corporate calling, but we are not an exclusively family conference.

Check out the facebook video below and check back in the new year to register and join us!

Invite Others

Please invite your colleagues who may be interested in attending the InterVarsity West Coast Faculty Conference. Your personal invitation is one of the most effective ways to grow the network of faculty who hear and attend. Please share the link to this conference homepage with your friends and colleagues via email, social media, or in person. Thank you for helping us get the word out!

FAQ

Where will the conference be held?

The conference and our overnight accommodations are located at Westmont College at 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara, CA  93108 in the Global Leadership Center. Click here for a campus map PDF.

What do I pack?

Are you wondering what to bring to the conference? Check back in the spring for a suggested packing list for a list of recommended items to pack and a few things we suggest leaving behind. Linens are available for $25 per person for the week at registration if you cannot bring your own.

What is there to do at Westmont College?

The Westmont College campus offers opportunities for hiking, a swimming pool available for daily use, as well as other athletic facilities. There are also tranquil gardens and an art museum to explore.

What is there to do in Santa Barbara?

Santa Barbara and the surrounding area have plentiful recreation opportunities. The list below is not comprehensive, but intended to help get you started as you explore what the area offers for rest and relaxation or an active lifestyle vacation. You can also download a copy of the list compiled by Larissa Heatley.

On Thursday, July 30, we have a conference sabbath day, ending with a dinner banquet. On this day, you will have plenty of opportunity to explore Santa Barbara on your own, with a group, or to attend our group beach outing.

Who do I contact with questions?

Please send any questions to westcoastfacultyconference@intervarsity.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

History

InterVarsity’s West Coast Faculty Conference began in 2008 when a handful of faculty and their families came together at Campus By the Sea on Catalina Island alongside an InterVarsity Alumni Camp. Faculty in attendance stood up and presented talks to one another and a vision for an annual conference was born. In our 10th year we moved locations to Westmont College in Santa Barbara in order to accommodate more families and our growing needs. In the last five years, the conference has involved 134 faculty from 72 different campuses and institutions.