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    • 19 Aug 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 21 Aug 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Youthworks College, Sydney

    Save the Date: 19-21 August, 2021

    Conference regestration will open April 20th.

    The next Australia-New Zealand Regional conference of the IASYM will be hosted by Youthworks College, Sydney, from 19-21 August, 2021.

    The conference gatherers anyone involved in children’s, youth and emerging/young adult ministry as teachers, lecturers, researchers or thoughtful practitioners across Australia and New Zealand.

    The conference is an opportunity to engage with the latest scholarship and research related to Christian ministry among young people as well as a forum for building stronger networks.

    Read more about the conference including program and registration at the conference page.

    • 2 Sep 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 3 Sep 2021
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Online

    The African 2020 conference was cancelled due to the covid-19 pandemic. The new date is September 2nd - 3rd, 2021 and it will be an online conference.

    The theme is:

    “Developing Youth Ministry in Africa – Challenges and Opportunities”

    The Call for Papers has been published on the conference page.

    Registration hasn't opened yet.

    • 6 Jan 2022
    • (EST)
    • 9 Jan 2022
    • (EST)
    • Emory University - Candler School of Theology

    Engaging With the Prophetic Voices of Young People

    The bi-annual international IASYM 2022 conference will gather at Emory University in the city of Atlanta, the heartland of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement – a spiritual movement seeking justice, guided in dialogue with the black Church and the visions of young people. 

    The Call for Papers is online and can be found on the dedicated conference page.

    Questions to the organizing committee can be send to Helen Blier at  

    Questions to the academic committee can be send to Christian Noval at

    • 12 Apr 2023
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 15 Apr 2023
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Denmark

    The European regional conference for 2023 will be held in Denmark. It will be held just after Easter, but the exact dates and location are still not set.

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