Schedule

Join us for the new season of growth for spiritual companionship.

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.

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

09:00 - 12:00

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 - 08:00

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

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.

08:00 - 08:30

Contemplative Practices

09:00 - 12:00

Plenary

08:00 - 12:00

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.