2023 ACSLHE Conference Schedule

This schedule will be updated regularly as details become available.

(Updated 1.30.23)


3:00-6:00 Check In (Hotel Lobby)

4:00p New Member Reception

6:00p Open Plenary with meal:  Joy as Resistance


10:00a Morning Plenary: Karen Walrond

Lessons from The Lightmaker’s Manifesto

A New Joyful, Kind, Self- Compassionate Way to Change the World

12:00p Lunch provided

1:30-2:30 Workshop Session 1

  • Exploring Interfaith Through the Arts (Harmeet Kaur Kamboj)

  • Fellowship v. Community:  The importance of play in building communities of faith (Alexandra Miller-Knaack)

  • Nurturing, Supporting, Honoring:  Insights from Military Chaplaincy for Spiritual Leaders in Higher Education (Barry R. Baron)

  • Making Mindfulness a Sought After Practice (Rev. Dr. Gail Cantor)

  • Stories that Heal not Stories that Harm:  How Storytellers Shape New Futures (Abdul-Rehman Malik)

2:30-3:00 Break

3:00-4:00 Workshop Session 2

  • Developing Buy-In from Part-Time Chaplains (Director Yasin Ahmed)

  • Finding Joy and Wonder in Religiously-Unaffiliated Students (Brittany Longsdorf and Raymond Clothier)

  • Holding Breathing Space (Linda Morgan-Clement and Asher McMullen)

  • Humanist Art of Living:  Possibilities in a Changing World (Anthony Cruz Pantojas)

  • Working with Off-Campus Religious Organizations - A Collaborative Discussion (The Rev. Dr. Colleen Hallagan Preuninger, Rev. Maeba Jonas, Rev. Elyse Nelson Winger)

4:15 Affinity Groups 

Evening on your own (no evening meal provided): See Excursions List below for ideas


9:30a ACSLHE Business Meeting

10:45a Workshop Session 3

  • Contemplative Practices and the Question of Self-Care (Rev. Dr. Gail Stearns, Shaykh Jibreel Speight, and Dr. Andrea Seigel)

  • The Role of the University Chaplain and Retention (Rev. Herbert A. Brisbon, III)

  • Using Circle Process & Restorative Practices in Spiritual Life (Kate Smanik)

  • W{holy} Queer:  Fostering Integration, Community & Joy with LGBTQ Students (Rev. Jenny Peek)

  • Who Gets Approved?  (Dr. Nisa Muhammad and Nathan Albert)

12:00p Plenary with Keynote and Lunch:  Miriam Udel

Yiddish Children’s Literature as a Site of Joyful Resistance

2:00p  Explorations of Joy

Afternoon to explore Atlanta: View Full List of Recommendations

6:30p:  Closing Celebration with Dinner:  Joy as Resistance


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