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SPRING CONFERENCE IN NYC: Final Schedule

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Tomorrow, Mockingbird is hosting its 7th Annual Conference in New York City! The event has come together beautifully, and the full schedule is below. While we always welcome last minute walk-ins, we ask that if you plan to dine with us, you pre-register on the conference website by Monday, 3/31.

Thursday April 3rd

2:00pm **  Pre-Conference Tour of the MoMA with Dan Siedell (email us at info@mbird.com to sign up)
5:00pm Registration Opens!
6:30pm “Can You See The Real Me?” – David Zahl
7:30pm Dinner (click here for the jaw-dropping menu)

Friday April 4th

8:15am   Coffee and Registration
9:00am   Morning Talks (30 minutes each)

10:15am Coffee Break and Book Signing with Sally
10:45am Morning Breakouts

12:00pm  ** Lunch
1:15pm Afternoon Talks (30 minutes each)

2:30pm Afternoon Breakouts

3:45pm Book Signing with Tim
5:30pm Cocktail Reception in the St. George’s Chapel celebrating the release of Comfortable Words: Essays in Honor of Paul F.M. Zahl and PZ’s Panopticon (including Book Signing with Paul Zahl)
7:00pm “Can You Say the Creed (And Still Call Your Soul Your Own)?” – Francis Spufford
7:40pm Q&A and Book Signing with Francis
8:00pm Dinner

Saturday April 5th

8:45am Coffee
9:30am “The Rationalist Delusion and the Perils of Certainty” – Jonathan Haidt
10:15am “On Not Being C.S. Lewis” – Francis Spufford
10:45am   ** Q&A with Francis
11:30am Conference Ends
12:30pm Book Table closes

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER TODAY!
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NYC Conference: Talk Titles and PZ Reception!

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Hard to believe we are less than four weeks away from our annual conference in New York City (4/3-5)! High time we announced the titles of the main talks, eh? Be sure to note the special reception taking place on the evening of the 4th:

Thursday April 3rd

6:30PM  “Can You See the Real Me? Lonely Ambition and the Roots of Freedom” – David Zahl

Friday April 4th

9:00AM  Morning Talks

  • “The Chimera of Identity in an Anxious World” – Paul Walker
  • “Communicating Grace Through Story” – Sally Lloyd-Jones*

2:30PM  Afternoon Talks

  • “Nietzsche & Me” – Tim Kreider
  • “Thomas Cranmer’s Gospel of Divine Allurement” – Ashley Null

5:30PM   Cocktail Reception in the St. George’s Chapel celebrating the release of Comfortable Words: Essays in Honor of Paul F.M. Zahl and PZ’s Panopticon (including Book Signing with Paul Zahl)

7:00PM   “Can You Say the Creed (And Still Call Your Soul Your Own)?” – Francis Spufford

Saturday April 5th

9:30AM   “The Rationalist Delusion and the Perils of Certainty” – Jonathan Haidt

10:15AM   “On Not Being C.S. Lewis” – Francis Spufford

*Sally’s session will not be recorded or taped.

BONUS TRACK: Check out the amazing menu that the caterers have prepared for us by clicking here. As you’ll see, we’ve upped the ante this year. There’s even word that Brooklyn Brewery may be sponsoring the event (say a prayer).

PRE-REGISTER TODAY!

2014 SPRING CONFERENCE IN NYC: Pre-Register Today!

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We are beyond thrilled to announce the line-up of speakers at our 2014 Spring Conference, which takes place in New York City on April 3-5th. For a sense of why we’re so excited, click on the names below and peruse our coverage of their work. We’ve also provided a couple of individual highlights for your reading pleasure. Needless to say, this should be interesting:

Francis Spufford (Author and Professor)

Jonathan Haidt (Moral Psychologist)

Sally Lloyd-Jones (Children’s Book Author)

Tim Kreider (Essayist, Humorist, Cartoonist)

Ashley Null (Reformation Historian and Theologian)

Plus, David Zahl and various members of the Mockingbird Team. We hope to announce more details, including breakouts and themes, in early December.

Pre-register today!

P.S. While we’re at it, we can officially confirm that our 2014 Fall Conference will take place at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Houston, TX on October 17-18. Save the date!