PWR | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | 7th International Convening Toronto | CLOSE 1 April 2018

[Edited extract from public address]

The Parliament of the World's Religions is calling for persons of faith and conscience across the globe to submit program proposals for its 7th international convening taking place in Toronto, Ontario, 1- 7 November 2018. 

Some updates from the team and materials to help plan your PoWR experience.

Submissions of proposals to present sessions at the 2018 PoWR will now be accepted through April 2018. 

During this month-long extension, the Parliament is looking for program ideas that will inspire, inform, energize, connect and move attendees of the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions to advance our collective mission of a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. While you continue forward to learn about the expanded request for proposals, please take note of the following informational updates:
  • Early bird rates will continue to save you $100 or more on PoWR registration throughout the month of March, closing on April 1. Student and group registration unlocks deeper discounts!
  • More than 500 discrete programs will be featured over seven days
  • Final decisions on program review will be communicated by 15 May 2018 
  • Presenters and applicants will receive access to reduced-rate registration tiers
  • Exhibitor, Sponsor, & Advertiser Opportunities are available here: Did you know that registration fees only cover about half the cost of producing the Parliament? Low registration fees let more people attend but we need the support of sponsors, grantmakers, and donors. We invite individuals, groups, organizations and corporations aligned to (or interested in supporting) faith, interfaith, civic life, and critical issues and more to take a look at these opportunities to engage with our active and informed participants. 
  • Early bird incentives are also extended for exhibition space bookings in March! Book by April 1 to save $300!

Announcing Subthemes of the Assembly & Program Initiatives of the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions

In planning for the 2018 Parliament, Task Forces of the Parliament of the World's Religions have expanded membership to include Trustees of the Parliament Board, leaders and officers of PoWR 2018 programmatic partner organizations, and key representatives of communities across our 2018 home nation of Canada in each of six major task force areas.

An expanded Request for Proposals to guide applications relating to each of six critical issue and constituency tracks. Please share these 2018 PoWR RFPs far and wide!

In the coming weeks, you will also learn more from each task force about the design and vision of the Assembly and Program Initiative developing in each area, including schedules, major speakers, and the news of exciting interfaith projects open to both attendees and the general public!

To assist you in planning a best possible proposal, the Parliament invites you to read, consider and respond to the primary Requests for Proposals on the conference theme, The Promise of Inclusion, the Power of Love: Pursuing Global Understanding, Reconciliation, and Change.  and/or an RFP in the context of our critical issues and constituencies informing the sub-themes of the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions, which include:

Women's Dignity Across the World's Wisdom Traditions & Society
Organized by the Women's Task Force

Interfaith Has No Age • Youth Voices for Change
Organized by the Next Generation Task Force

The Spiritual Evolution of Humanity & Healing Our Mother Earth
Organized by the Indigenous Peoples' Task Force & Working Group

Peace and Love: Not War, Hate & Violence 
Organized by the Task Force on Countering War, Hate & Violence

Care for Our Earth, Responsibility for Our Future
Organized by the Climate Action Task Force

Advancing Concrete Change Toward a Just, Peaceful, and Sustainable World
Organized by the Justice Task Force

The Promise of Inclusion, The Power of Love: Pursuing Global Understanding, Reconciliation & Change
The Primary Call for Programs for the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions for submissions on the interfaith movement, Parliament mission & landmark document, Toward a Global Ethic, and other issues. 

Downloadable Request for Proposal PDFs

Each includes the primary request for proposals and the submission guidelines for the specific track and program. Download Program Track PDFs below.
To review all program track RFPs, please click here to begin downloading.

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