NorCal Faculty/Staff Conference

Fourth Annual Northern California Christian Academic Faculty and Staff Conference

Join us in Moraga on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 for the fourth annual NorCal Christian Faculty and Staff Conference. This one-day conference is designed to explore the intersection of faith and academia. The event is sponsored by InterVarsity and organized and run by local faculty and staff.  The conference aims to be a source of lasting relationships that will not only provide support and fellowship, but will also spur us on towards greater involvement in the work of God’s Kingdom in the academic world.  We would love to have you join us!

Our featured speaker this year will be Dr. Timothy Muehlhoff, Professor of Communication Studies at Biola University. For more details on Dr. Muehlhoff, please see the Guest Speaker page.

In addition to our keynote, the day will feature two separate opportunities to take part in smaller break-out groups to discuss a variety of topics, such as:

  • Academics Partnering with Undergraduate and Local Church Ministries
  • Faith and Work: Navigating the Academic World
  • Navigating As a Person of Faith in a Secular, Anti-Colonialist Academic Settings
  • How to start and sustain a missional faculty/staff group
  • Tools for having difficult conversations and practicing incarnational listening
  • Leadership from a Biblical worldview in higher education

For more details on the morning and afternoon Breakout Sessions, click here. This year's conference will be held in Moraga, CA. Please see the Logistics page for more information on the location and a tentative schedule. Please email Shari Gonzales with questions or sign up for future conference updates.


Registration is open!

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Please do not let financial need stop you from attending. Scholarships are available. If you would like to give so that many more faculty, staff, postdocs and grad students can be encouraged by this conference, please donate today.

Past Conference Photos