Chicago Oak Brook Marriott, April 28-30
In spite of our small numbers in the national religious scene, Unitarian Universalists have been at the forefront of every significant social change in our nation's history. Now, more than ever, we need to work with partners to have an impact in our cities, states and country.
Our Keynote Speaker on Saturday morning will be Rev. Dr. Lee Barker, President and Professor of Ministry at Meadville-Lombard Theological School! Rev. Dr. Barker's topic will be:
To Multi-faith: A Verb
Unitarian Universalism is perfectly situated to promote constructive multi-faith engagement for increased understanding and enhanced harmony. Success will depend on a new understanding of what it means to “be engaged.”
We asked Lee, “Why are you passionate about the subject of multi-faith partnerships – what excites you about it?”
Being more deeply engaged in authentic multifaith partnerships and alliances allows for growth in ways we cannot even imagine. And by growth I don’t mean only the expansion of inclusiveness and justice—as true and important as that is. I mean growth in one’s theological, philosophical and ethical life. I have experienced it myself and I have seen it among my students, many of whom have long multifaith “credentials.” They find that when they get even deeper, they can’t ignore core differences. When they confront that reality, they have arrived at a new place of possibility and hope.
As our congregations are experiencing greater attendance and members’ activism in our communities, it is more important than ever before that we work with other faith communities to bring our values to the forefront. When we partner, our impact grows exponentially.
We'll also have a Friday night forum with the UUA Presidential candidates.
- Find ways for your congregation to put its faith in action.
- Ways to join with other faith communities or community groups to improve something in your locality.
- Share what you have learned about working with partners.
Early bird registration until April 5
Children must be registered before the Early bird date
Scholarship requests must be in by the Early bird date
Conference discounted rate for a room at the hotel will be available until April 12
Final registration deadline Friday, April 21
Registration will be possible at the door at the regular price -- with no meals. The hotel restaurant and coffee shop will be available.
Regional Assembly Registration Fees:
|Age group||Earlybird||Regular||At the door (no meals)|
|Children (age 3-12)
with child care *
|2 and under (no child care)||0||0||0|
|Volunteers (work 2 hours)||145||n/a||n/a|
* There will be a family maximum rate for childcare.
What is included in the registration fee?
- The adult, young adult and youth registration fees include all programming and four meals.
- The children's registration fee includes childcare and the same four meals.
- The four meals are breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.
We'll be at the Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
1401 West 22nd Street, Oak Brook IL 60523
You may call 1-800-228-9290 for central reservations. Mention "Unitarian Universalist Meeting" to get the group rate of $99 per night. If you use the BOOK NOW link above, it will automatically take you to the correct page. BOOK BY APRIL 12.
The Chicago Oak Brook Marriott includes: Fitness Center, Pool, and Restaurants on Site
Check in: 4:00 PM - Check out: 12:00 PM
Complimentary on-site parking * This hotel does not provide shuttle service
15 miles from Chicago O'Hare International Airport - ORD
20 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport - MDW
At Regional Assembly this year we'll again have a "virtual" Banner Parade. Last year we gathered photos of each congregation represented, and displayed them on the big screens during the Opening Celebration.
If you didn't send us photos last year, we invite you to send us up to three (3) good high-resolution photos of your banner, your building, and/or your people, such as those in the attached samples. Sending us clean crisp high-resolution photos means they will show up well when projected. If at all possible, take pictures in Landscape (wider than tall) format. We do reserve the privilege of cropping photos to fit the presentation format.
Submit your photos here BY APRIL 1st. NO PHOTOS WILL BE ACCEPTED IN ANY FORM AFTER APRIL 1.