EPTA Hybrid Conference 2022
Pentecostal Theology: Mainstream and Extremes
4-6 July 2022
At the College of Theology and Social Sciences in Warsaw, Poland, and online for those who are not able to attend in-person
WELCOME TO THE EPTA HYBRID CONFERENCE 2022
EPTA conferences combine academic papers and discussion with times of worship, fellowship and prayer for those who wish—and this year’s will be no exception. The formal programme leaves plenty of free time for personal interaction between delegates. In particular, there is a free afternoon for outings, including a tour of Warsaw Old Town. Provision is also made for online delegates to engage with as many conference activities as possible.
All members of EPTA are encouraged to attend. As ever, others interested in the work of EPTA are warmly welcome, especially research students. Those living in or near Warsaw are welcome as day visitors. Pastors and others involved in church life on a day-to-day basis will find much of interest in the conference. (Please note that the conference will be conducted in the English language, and no simultaneous translation will be provided.) There are day rates for local visitors (see below).
In-person conference places are only available for EU passport holders or those who have permission or a visa to enter the EU. Apologies to all others as EPTA cannot facilitate visa entries. Visas are obviously not needed for those attending the conference online.
The theme of the conference is ‘Pentecostal Theology: Mainstream and Extremes’. The conference explores the nature, purpose, and focus of Pentecostal theology in the late modern world. It seeks to analyse and discuss what may be identified as the ‘mainstream’ and the ‘extremes’ in Pentecostal theology and practice worldwide. The theme invites reflection on the diversity of Pentecostal theological methods, themes, doctrines, and practices. EPTA encourages research on Pentecostal and Charismatic movements in Europe and further afield, and it welcomes theological, biblical, historical, and interdisciplinary presentations. Academic papers are presented and discussions are held on various aspects of this topic.
Registration is through Google Forms: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSrBlzY4s9DAEpbVwsKZLAlD20J8NFnO4Fo8yS9kvv7iwsKA/viewform?usp=sf_link
A separate form must be filled out for each person attending.
Once you’ve registered, you will receive an invoice for payment from the EPTA treasurer, Dr Bob Welch (for costs please see below).
By giving your name and institution on the online registration form, you thereby permit these details to be shared with other conference delegates. Other personal details, such as your email address, will not be shared with them.
The 2022 venue is the College of Theology and Social Sciences, Wyborna 20 Street, Warsaw, Poland (Wyzsza Szkola Teologiczno-Spoleczna).
The sessions will also be live-streamed for those who are not able to attend the conference in-person. Presentations can also be delivered online.
The conference registration fee is the same for in-person and online delegates.
Meals provided by CTSS can include vegetarian and gluten-free. Sadly, vegan diets or other dietary intolerances cannot be catered for. Please indicate any special requirements at online registration.
There is no accommodation available at CTSS, so delegates will need to reserve accommodation at a local hotel.
The Arkadia Hotel is particularly recommended, Radzymińska 182, 03-671 Warszawa, PL (https://www.hotelarkadia.pl/en/), which is close to CTSS (8 minute walk). Please make a direct reservation with your chosen hotel. At the Arkadia, you can claim a 15% discount if you say you are a delegate of the EPTA conference at the CTSS at Wyborna 20 Street (Wyzsza Szkola Teologiczno-Spoleczna). As of January 2022, the price of Double Standard Room after discount is about 50-55 € per night (breakfast included).
Other recommended hotels in the area are Hotel Mansor (https://www.mansor.pl/) and Hotel Mistral (https://hotelmistral.pl/). CTSS does not have a discount arrangement with these hotels. Also, you cannot walk from these hotels to the college, but there is public transport, and CTSS can organize transport for people in these hotels in private cars (if necessary).
Total fees. Please pay once you receive your personalised invoice which will be sent to you after your online registration. All registration payments must be in Euros. Note, however, that Polish currency is Zloty, not Euros, in case you wish to bring cash for small expenses.
Registration fee. All delegates, both in-person and online, pay this. It is set by EPTA and covers general EPTA costs such as running the conference. This charge is non-refundable.
- Registration fee (whole conference): 30 €.
- Registration fee (day rate, per day): 15 €.
- The total cost for lunches, evening meals and refreshments at CTSS is 75 €.
- For visitors attending only one or two days, the cost of lunch, evening meal and refreshments is 25 € per day.
As usual, an informal bookstall will run throughout the conference. Any delegate wishing to bring items for sale is invited to do so. The stall will be unstaffed, operating on a trust basis.
Information on travel to the campus from Warsaw Chopin and Modlin Airports, and from the main train station, will be provided to delegates approximately one month in advance of the conference, because timetables may change in the intervening months.