Sustaining the Theological Exploration of Vocation

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) is pleased to invite teams of campus leaders to the third national conference of the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE), which will be held March 26−28, 2015, at the Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. Building on the momentum of the first two national conferences, the 2015 NetVUE Conference will address the theme, “Sustaining the Theological Exploration of Vocation.” NetVUE is a nationwide campus-supported network that fosters the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among college and university students.

The 2015 NetVUE Conference will explore important issues in developing, leading, and sustaining vocational exploration programs. An array of distinguished speakers will address such topics as the value of spiritual capital in vocational development; aligning mission, culture, and resources for vocational education; seeking vocation and meaning in an uncivil age; and exploring the vocational call to social justice. The conference also will draw on lessons from noted experts and experienced campus leaders and provide an opportunity to network with colleagues in similar roles at other institutions.

Each NetVUE member college and university is invited to designate a campus team, led by the president, chief academic officer, or another officer at the vice-presidential level. The team should include others who play key roles in helping undergraduates consider their vocations in relation to personal development, educational plans, and postgraduate choices. Campus leaders may include faculty members, student affairs professionals, chaplains, vocation program directors, and career services advisors.

Thanks to the generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc., the per person registration fee of $725, which covers the cost of accommodations, meals, and materials, will be waived for up to three team members of NetVUE institutions. Up to two additional team members may register at the institution’s expense on a space-available basis. Participating institutions are expected to pay travel expenses for all team members. Please note that space at the NetVUE Conference is limited by hotel capacity.

While all NetVUE members are invited to participate, early registration is encouraged. Conference registrations received after December 3, 2014, will be accommodated only on a space-available basis.