International Orthodox Theological Association: Exciting News

Conference Planning | Publication Plans |Announcements
CONFERENCE PLANNING. IOTA plans to hold its mega-conferences
every four years: 2023, 2027, 2031, and so on. Unless there are compelling reasons to make an alternative arrangement, each mega-conference will
take place in January, starting no earlier than the 8th and ending no later than the 15th of the month. Plan accordingly.

In order to prepare each mega-conference, IOTA’s group chairs will hold an international symposium two years before each mega-conference on the model of the Jerusalem Symposium of January 2018. We are happy to note that we have the blessing of the Patriarchate of Alexandria to hold
the next Chairs’ Symposium in January 2021 in Egypt. In addition, IOTA
has a standing invitation of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to organize its subsequent Chairs’ Symposium in Turkey. 
PUBLICATION PLANS. IOTA plans to launch its publications in 2020 with the Flagship Volume, which will include public addresses, group vision
statements, and institutional statements. IOTA Group Chairs will constitute an Advisory Committee to IOTA Publications. Individual conference
presentations have already been made available online on IOTA’s 
YouTube Channel (as videos, over 27, 000 views and 430 subscribers to
date) and on the Ancient Faith Ministries website (as podcasts).
ANNOUNCEMENTS. IOTA’s co-laborer organization, Orthodox
Theological Society in America invites papers on the topic of “Orthodox
Unity” for its annual meeting in Glenview (suburban Chicago), Illinois, on November 7-9, 2019. The deadline for the submission of the paper
proposals is September 1. Orthodox scholars residing outside of North
America are encouraged to attend as observers. For more information,
visit this page. The OTSA meeting is being held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine,
Psychology, and Religion (OCAMPR).
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