The bi-annual international IASYM conference
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
July 11th - 14th, 2022
Engaging With the Prophetic Voices of Young People
In Acts 2, Jesus’ friends are emboldened by the Spirit to leave their locked room and engage the market place. There they find a wildly diverse community gathered – and the sudden, miraculous ability to speak different languages. Peter quotes Joel’s prophecy:
…I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh,
and your sons and daughters shall prophesy,
and your young shall see visions,
and your elders shall dream dreams.
The IASYM 2022 conference will gather 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. This conference meets as the world emerges from the pandemic and, as after the Pentecost, we know there is no way we can go back to life as it was before.
Today, we find ourselves surrounded by the voices of young people, calling us all to attend to the injustices of the world. From student-led actions in support of democracy and human rights to their call to world leaders for climate action … our sons and daughters are prophesying, and our young see visions – often outside the context of traditional religious structures and faith-informed contexts.
When the voices of young are raised in the public square, many questions are relevant for youth ministry. How can youth ministry research contribute by creating opportunities for the voices of young people to be in dialogue with the wider Christian community and faith tradition? How should we engage with young people's search for justice and change in the context of God’s mission in the world? How can we bring together the prophetic voices of the young and the dreams of the elders? Taking a cue from the inspiration of Pentecost and the legacy held by our host city, this conference will offer presentations that interact with this and other themes.
Please check the conference page for more information.
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The price of the conference registration depends on whether you stay at the hotel or the dorm or without.
The full residential hotel price is for single occupancy. If you want to stay two in the same room. Then the second person should only register for a non-residential price. Both need to indicate the name of the other person they want to share the hotel room with. Shared stay is only possible in the hotel.
If you want to stay a day or two more in the hotel or the dorm, please make your ordinary registration. Then e-mail Elizabeth Corrie to get a code with which you can book the extra days.
Those who want to register for on location conference participation but without hotel or dorm stay should register as non-residential.
Technical question in regard to the registration can be directed to Christian Noval by e-mail. Other questions can be directed to Elizabeth Corrie by e-mail.
Corona precautions (as per March 1st, 2022)
The current pandemic still affects both the planning and execution of an international conference. At the moment we have the following restrictions due to the policies of Emory University and IASYM:
The precautions will be updated if the situation changes. You can learn current Emory University Visitor Policy here.
- On-location participation requires full covid-19 vaccination.
- Masks will be required in common spaces inside buildings.
- Groups meals will be eaten outside (tents)
- It's possible to cancel your registration until June 10th and receive a refund according to Cancellation Policy mentioned below.
The global pandemic has before drastically changed many travels. In the event of new last minute travel restrictions, the Host Committee will consider alternative options for the conference. Therefore we recommend you have a travel insurance to cover your flight in case of on location cancellation. IASYM isn't responsible for travel expenses in case of cancellation.
In case you have to cancel your registration the following refunds are possible:
- Cancellations of on-location registrations before June 10th: full refund minus 45 EUR which is converted into an online participation.
- No refunds for online registrations.
No other refunds are possible.
Current travel restrictions
We hope there will be no travel restrictions in July. But please keep updated on the current regulations through one of these sites and be sure to check with your local US embassy concerning travel protocols and visa requirements.