Dwelling in God’s Love in Academia, Our Communities, Our Lives

As university faculty and staff, you contribute to God’s kingdom in unique ways. But our experience as Christians in the academy can be a lonely one. The InterVarsity West Coast Faculty Conference provides an opportunity to:

  • Rest from the demands of academic life
  • Meet and fellowship with Christian faculty and staff from various universities and disciplines
  • Be refreshed in your sense of vocational calling
  • Engage in conversations of importance to your university work and our Christian lives

For our 2019 Conference we will explore themes of connectedness – as we grow in intimacy with the Triune God, he grows us in our love for himself, each other and the world. We are delighted to confirm our keynote speakers, Professor Felicia Wu Song of Westmont College and Lina Sanchez-Herrera of InterVarsity. To find out more, please see our Program Page.

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Who and Where

We’ll gather in Santa Barbara, California, July 28 - August 2, 2019 on the tranquil campus of Westmont College, enjoying their new conference center and lodgings. Ample free time is built into the daily schedule so that we can also enjoy nearby beaches and other attractions. All university faculty and staff are welcome at the conference. Whether you’re single, married, and/or have kids, the conference will have something for you! Spouses are invited to attend all programming and childcare/children's programming will be provided during the morning and evening sessions.

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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!