Dear Registrants of the West Coast Faculty Conference,

Due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19 and all of the ripple effects, our 2020 conference occurred virtually. Our intention for 2021 is to return to Westmont College for an in-person conference on the same theme, with more opportunity for in-depth personal connection. In the coming months, we will be closely following state and local protocols related to hosting an in-person conference. We plan to open the registration for the conference no later than May 2.

The West Coast Faculty Conference Planning Team

Christian Hope & Disappointment on the Academic Journey

August 2-6, 2021

The reality of life includes gains and losses; joy and sadness; health and sickness; advancement and disappointment; as well as invigorating connection and painful loneliness. But is there a better way to face these events as Christ-followers?  Are there questions we can ask; disciplines we can develop, or steps we can take, that help us face these experiences with truth and grace?  Can we flourish in our academic journey even as we swallow the bitter pills of life?  Will hope rise within us even in the tsunami of challenges that a global pandemic brings?

Join us as we wrestle together with these questions and hear from God and people God has shaped through disappointment and hope.  By God’s grace and the careful handling of the COVID 19 virus by many people, we will hold the West Coast Faculty Conference at Westmont College from August 2-6, 2021. Come enjoy connecting with God and each other in a very beautiful setting at a rather relaxed pace through Bible study, plenary sessions, small groups, table conversations, seminars, creative art expressions, family activities, hikes, beach walks, and more.