Calendario

Registrations are now closed.

Renaissance 2021 Attendees:
If you are trying to access the conference, please check your e-mail for the link and access instructions, or click the "Chat" button in the lower-right corner for assistance.

Our daily schedule is displayed here in a simplified, easy-to-read format. (For specific details about Institutes & Intensives, Talleres, and Morning Contemplative Practices, please refer to those pages.)

A 2-page printable PDF is also available to download by clicking the button below.

Tuesday, April 20

Act I: in-depth learning and optional “Institute” full and half-day sessions

08:15 - 08:45

Intro & Welcome

09:00 - 16:00

Full-Day Institutes & Intensives

10:00 - 11:30

Half-Day Institute

13:00 - 16:00

Half-Day Institute

08:15 - 16:00

Coffee Shop

All times listed are in PDT. To convert to your own timezone, refer to this timezone converter.

Our Coffee Shop is a virtual informal gathering place where anyone can drop by at any time throughout each of the conference days to relax or chat with the SDI Community.

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
(April 21-24)

Act II: the heart of the Renaissance experience – 4 days of keynotes, workshops and commmunity!

06:00 - 07:00

Contemplative Practices

08:00 - 10:00

Plenary

11:00 - 13:00

Morning Workshops

13:00 - 15:00

Special Interest Group Gatherings

15:00 - 17:00

Afternoon Workshops

06:00 - 16:30

Coffee Shop

Plenary Speaker Schedule

Wednesday, April 21: Lucy Abbott Tucker, Roshi Joan Halifax
Thursday, April 22: Sister Joan Chittister, Gillian Gonda
Friday, April 23: Father Richard Rohr, Dr. Barbara Holmes
Saturday, April 24: Mirabai Starr, Adam Bucko

Special Interest Group Gatherings

Wednesday, April 21: Formation Program
Thursday, April 22: Spiritual Companions of Color
Friday, April 23: New Contemplatives Presentation
Saturday, April 24: LGBTQIA+ Spiritual Companions

All times listed are in PDT. To convert to your own timezone, refer to this timezone converter.

Our Coffee Shop is a virtual informal gathering place where anyone can drop by at any time throughout each of the conference days to relax or chat with the SDI Community.

Sunday, April 25

Act III: this final session focuses contemplative practice with our amazing speakers, led by Rev. Seifu Anil Singh-Molares.

09:00 - 09:45

State of the SDI World Report

09:45 - 10:30

SDI Council Comments

10:30 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 12:00

Closing Ceremony

All times listed are in PDT. To convert to your own timezone, refer to this timezone converter.

Conference Structure

The SDI Conference Comes in 3 Acts

Act I: April 20 begins with in-depth learning and optional “Institute” full and half-day sessions

Act II: April 21-24 This is the heart of the Renaissance experience – 4 days of keynotes, workshops and commmunity! 

Act III: April 25 – This final session focuses contemplative practice with our amazing speakers, led by Rev. Seifu Anil Singh-Molares.

Recorded Conference/ Relaxed Conference

All keynote sessions – and most workshops – will be recorded and made available as educational resources for 3 months after the end of the conference. This changes everything. The rush to do everything disappears. Imagine being able to relax as you enjoy the conference, knowing that if you miss a session you can always catch up later. (Imagine not having to rush from place to place in a big hotel because you’ll be in the comfort of your own home!)

 

Community

The recordings give each participant new freedom and flexibility to connect with other participants. Our conference app, Whova, is easy to use and works on home computers and cellphones, allowing participants to connect via text and video. The virtual “Coffee Shop” allows you to find and link up with others at the conference. And there will be additional gatherings, offering a chance to meet our SDI New Contemplatives, to convene around the topic of formation programs, and for Spiritual Companions of Color to come together.

Spiritual Companionship

Spiritual companionship will be available throughout the conference:

  1. with SDI Coordinating Council members who’ll be offering group sessions 
  2. with seasoned spiritual companions who have volunteered to offer 1-on-1 sessions through our Whova conference app and
  3. by using our conference platform to receive or offer companionship.

Registrations are now closed.

Renaissance 2021 Attendees:
If you are trying to access the conference, please check your e-mail for the link and access instructions, or click the "Chat" button in the lower-right corner for assistance.