2012 Convention at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
Dates: June 7-10, 2012
Theme: "Sacrament/s and the Global Church" - Program (pdf to be posted)
Bruce Morrill, S.J., Vanderbilt University
Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator, S.J., Kenya
Teresa Berger, Yale University
John E. Thiel, Fairfield University
Topic Sessions are dedicated to exploring specific areas of theological content and function as convention rubrics within which the CTSA membership may offer paper proposals. Paper proposals submitted in each area are evaluated by an administrative team, which determines the convention program for each Topic Session. Topic Sessions are relatively permanent parts of the CTSA convention structure. Periodically, the Board conducts a review to determine if the current listing of Topic Sessions best serves the interests of the membership.
Consultations are relatively permanent convention program units defined by a specific theological theme or focus. The subject matter of a Consultation is of interest to a significant number of CTSA members and/or has been deemed an area of special value to the Society. Each Consultation establishes its own procedures for setting its convention program.
Interest Groups are temporary convention program units. CTSA members who are engaged in a focused, scholarly project or who would like to learn about a new theological area may apply to the Board for recognition as an Interest Group, and, once approved, the Interest Group is provided a three-year term on the convention program. Each Interest Group establishes its own procedures for setting its convention program. For information on “Proposing a New Interest Group,” please see this link under the homepage link “Convention Structure.”
Selected Sessions are "one time" program units offered at a particular convention. The CTSA membership is invited to make proposals for the six to nine slots available for Selected Sessions, and these proposals are evaluated by the Program Committee of the Board.