International Council of Unitarians and Universalists

ICUU 2016 Conference Workshop Proposals Invited

ICUU invites proposals for workshops to be included in the program of the ICUU Conference in Elspeet, The Netherlands from July 17 to 21, 2016.

The workshops are planned for Wednesday July 20, 2014 and will be an hour in length. There will be two afternoon slots and two evening slots, giving each participant an opportunity to attend up to four workshops or focus meetings.

Workshops related to the theme of the Council Meeting and/or the Conference are encouraged and further details of the themes are below. It is not required that all workshops relate to one of the themes, but preference may be given to proposals that do connect to one of the themes.

The Conference organizers will advise applicants if their proposal has been accepted as soon as possible after the closing date for applications. Submission of a proposal is no guarantee or promise of selection.

There is no honorarium or discount for workshop leaders and they will need to be registered participants at the Conference. Preference for inclusion will be given to ICUU Member and Emerging Groups and to other organizations formally connected with ICUU.

All proposals for workshops need to be sponsored by an ICUU member group, recognized emerging group or other organization with a relationship to ICUU and not from an individual.  Please ensure sponsorship before submitting a proposal.

Proposals should be sent to to be received no later than April 1, 2016.

Proposals should include:
a. Title and Subject of Workshop
b. Name and Contact Details of Workshop Presenter(s)
c. background and Relevant Experience/Expertise of Workshop Presenter(s)
d. Name and Contact Details of Sponsoring Organization
e. Description of Workshop (detail is helpful)
f. Statement as to how Workshop Relates to Conference Theme
g. Special Considerations – such as is audio-visual equipment needed, minimum or maximum number of people, room needs, etc.

The theme of the Council Meeting will be “Essex 2.0”: twenty-one years on from its founding, how does ICUU need to change or stay the same to respond effectively to the global Unitarian and Unitarian Universalist community of the century ahead.

The theme of the Conference is “WINDS OF CHANGE: Global Connection and Climate Change”: What should be our faithful response to the threatened physical environment we know as our home.? What spiritual responsibilities do we have to each other as part of our interdependent web of all existence? Does our religion have a special role to play in rebuilding our Blue Boat Home?

Please contact Steve Dick at with any questions regarding submitting proposals for workshops.

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