Connected.

Dwelling in God's Love In Academia, Our Communities, Our Lives

In academia, we hold to the ideal of communal learning; yet we experience increasing loneliness and fragmentation. At West Coast Faculty Conference this year, we will explore Connectedness. We will learn about connection, but our hope and prayer is that we will also experience connection - first with God, and flowing out of this communion, with each other, with our campuses and with the world. Here is just a taste of what we’re preparing:

  • Together, we will worship and be guided in various practices of prayer
  • Sign up for an individual meeting with a spiritual director
  • At any time, take time and space to be alone with God on Westmont’s beautiful Santa Barbara campus
  • Commune together with old and new friends, our families, and colleagues around meal tables, art stations, the Westmont College swimming pool, and the beautiful Santa Barbara beaches

Come join us this summer!

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The West Coast Faculty Conference 2019 will take place on July 28 - August 2, 2019 on the tranquil campus of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.

Welcoming Faculty, Families, Singles and Couples

Faculty of all ages and life stages are invited to join us for what promises to be an encouraging and thought-provoking week! As a “family friendly” conference, our content is designed to connect with faculty, spouses, singles, and couples. Spouses and “plus one’s” are invited to attend all programming and Christ-centered childcare/children's programming will be provided during the morning and evening sessions. It is our prayer that everyone will leave the week refreshed and empowered by the Holy Spirit, and ready to faithfully navigate a new academic year!

Meet our 2019 Keynote speakers Prof Felicia Wu Song and Prof Lina Sanchez-Herrera on our Program Page.

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 and the West Coast Faculty Conference digital postcard with your friends and colleagues via email, social media, or in person. Thank you for helping us get the word out!