Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference

The 22nd Annual Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference

Preparing Global Leaders for a Religiously Diverse Society 

June 8 – 10, 2016

Augsburg College
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Each year, members of Lutheran colleges gather to explore the distinctive roles we play in higher education. The 2016 conference will explore:

  1. The connection between the Lutheran intellectual tradition and a commitment to interfaith understanding.
  2. Why and how to prepare students from multiple religious and non-religious background/perspectives for leadership and service in a religiously diverse world.
  3. Affirming/developing a vision for interfaith cooperation as a priority on ELCA college and university campuses, and considering tactics to implement this vision.

The Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) is a partner in this year’s conference. Presenters at the conference will include Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Eboo Patel, Presiding Bishop Emeritus Mark Hanson, Prof Martha Stortz (Augsburg) and Prof Darrell Jodock (retired, Gustavus Adolphus).


Note: Registration for faculty, staff, and students from ELCA Colleges and Universities closed in April. 

Questions may be directed to 612-330-1403 or voalc@augsburg.edu.

Travel Reimbursement for ELCA Colleges

Due to the theme, this year ELCA colleges and universities are invited to send delegations of up to six persons instead of five at the subsidized rate of $150 per person.  Schools are encouraged to send a mix of the three categories (faculty, administrators, students) of persons, with no category comprising more than three participants. Schools may send more than six persons, but not at the subsidized registration rate. Please contact Melinda Valverde at melinda.valverde@elca.org for more information if your college or university wants to send a seventh person or more to the conference. The ELCA will reimburse travel expenses for up to six participants per ELCA college that register by April 20, 2016.

The Vocation of a Lutheran College conference is supported through the ELCA’s Congregational and Synodical Mission Unit.

View a social media re-cap of the 2015 conference.