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February 15-17, 2023

Claremont, California

3-days of dialogue featuring a new generation of process scholars on wide range of cutting edge issues

Join us in Claremont, CA February 15-17, 2023. Co-sponsored by The Cobb Institute, The Institute for Ecological Civilization, and the Institute for the Postmodern Development of China, the “50th Anniversary Conference of the Center for Process Studies” celebrates the 50-year legacy of CPS and its creative transformation in the context of a new generation of process thinkers.

UPDATE | VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE OPTIONS

Our 50th Anniversary Conference is going to be hybrid! If you are interested in attending, but are unable to travel to Claremont in February, you now have the option to register for virtual attendance. The details for virtual attendance are still being solidified, but registration will be the same for both virtual and in-person participants, so you can go ahead and sign up via Eventbrite for virtual attendance.

DAY 1

REENCHANTING RELIGION:
PROCESS THEOLOGIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

  1. Divinity Reimagined
  2. Religious Experience and Religious Belonging
  3. Panpsychism and Religious Naturalism
  4. Beyond Dialogue and Deep Religious Pluralism

DAY 2

SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY:
NATURE AND THE NATURE OF REALITY

  1. Facts, Values and Possibilities
  2. New Materialism, Poststructuralism, and Process Philosophy
  3. Brains, Souls and Self
  4. Art, Beauty and Creativity

DAY 3

PROCESS IN PRACTICE:
SOCIETY, SUSTAINABILITY, AND ECOLOGICAL CIVILIZATION

  1. Economies and Communities for the Common Good
  2. Power, Peace and Politics
  3. Process Philosophy and Education
  4. Environmental Ethics and Ecological Civilization

DAY 1

REENCHANTING RELIGION:
PROCESS THEOLOGIES IN THE 21ST CENTURY

  1. Divinity Reimagined
  2. Religious Experience and Religious Belonging
  3. Panpsychism and Religious Naturalism
  4. Beyond Dialogue and Deep Religious Pluralism

DAY 2

SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY:
NATURE AND THE NATURE OF REALITY

  1. Facts, Values and Possibilities
  2. New Materialism, Poststructuralism, and Process Philosophy
  3. Brains, Souls and Self
  4. Art, Beauty and Creativity

DAY 3

PROCESS IN PRACTICE:
SOCIETY, SUSTAINABILITY, AND ECOLOGICAL CIVILIZATION

  1. Economies and Communities for the Common Good
  2. Power, Peace and Politics
  3. Process Philosophy and Education
  4. Environmental Ethics and Ecological Civilization

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PRE- & POST- EVENTS

The 50th Anniversary Conference is positioned in the middle of a full week of celebratory opportunities, including . . .

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13

John Cobb's 98th B-Day Party

Come celebrate Dr. Cobb's 98th birthday with friends from the process community! Claremont United Church of Christ has graciously opened up their space for this celebration. We'll be in the Roberts Room from 4pm - 6pm on Monday, February 13th.

*RSVP is required for attendance*

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Homebrewed Christianity Process Theology Workshop

Homebrewed Christianity Process Theology Workshop February 14 2023 Center for Process Studies 50th Anniversary

Join Tripp Fuller of Homebrewed Christianity for an exciting process theology workshop the morning and afternoon of Tuesday the 14th! The workshop will take place at the Kingman’s Chapel of Claremont United Church of Christ from 9am - 3pm.

Homebrewed Christianity Process Theology Workshop February 14 2023 Center for Process Studies 50th Anniversary
Community Brainstorming for the Future of the Process Movement at Claremont United Church of Christ February 14

Community Brainstorming on the Future of the Process Movement

Community Brainstorming for the Future of the Process Movement at Claremont United Church of Christ February 14

In 2023 the Center for Process Studies is celebrating it's 50th anniversary. We hope to continue promoting process-relational ways of thinking and being for a long time to come and would love your input for what the future could look like. Join us 4pm - 6pm at the Claremont UCC Roberts Room.

David Ray Griffin: A Memorial

Back in November of 2022, our dear friend and teacher, Dr. David Ray Griffin, passed away in his home at age of 83. Gathering for our 50th anniversary celebration presents an opportunity to come together to remember and honor David. A memorial service will be held in the Claremont UCC sanctuary from 6pm - 8pm. 

Live Homebrewed Christianity Podcast with Tripp Fuller Claremont United Church of Christ February 14

Live Homebrewed Christianity Podcast

Live Homebrewed Christianity Podcast with Tripp Fuller Claremont United Church of Christ February 14

Homebrewed Christianity is hosting a LIVE podcast recording the evening of Tuesday, February 14th, 8pm - 10pm, to wrap up a day of exciting and rich events. Hosted at Last Name Brewing Company!

FEBRUARY 17-20

Common Good Film Festival

The Common Good Film Festival is the culmination of our 50th Anniversary week, taking place Friday, Feb. 17 - Monday, Feb. 20 at the Claremont Laemmle movie theater!

Tickets are now available, and the full lineup of films has just been announced! Click the button below to head to the CGFF website to learn more and purchase tickets!

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS

Venue, Hotels, and Airports

All three days of our 50th Anniversary Conference and many of the events leading up to the conference will be hosted at the wonderful Claremont United Church of Christ. The address of the Church is 233 Harrison Ave in Claremont, California.

There are a number of hotels located close to Claremont UCC that you can choose from. Here's a few convenient options:

DoubleTree Claremont

Casa 425

Claremont Lodge

Knights Inn Claremont

In terms of airports, one has the choice between Ontario (ONT) Airport which is 9.5 miles away (~15 minute drive from Claremont) and Los Angeles (LAX) International Airport—50 miles away (depending on traffic, 1-3 hours drive from Claremont).