Concurrent Session proposals should outline a 90-minute interactive workshop, roundtable discussion, or presentation that will help attendees deepen their understanding of an inclusive church that embraces the LGBTQ+ person. Proposals can be on topics of theological understanding, spiritual practice, pastoral ministry strategies/best practices, social justice, art, music, community building, leadership, etc. We welcome ecumenical or interfaith topics as well. Proposals can be submitted by an individual or group.

Liturgical Prayer Experience proposals should outline a 30-minute morning or evening prayer experience that draws on our theme of Imago Dei and inclusion. We welcome proposals from those with experience in liturgy or pastoral music to share your talents and gifts with conference attendees.

Proposals are due by December 31, 2023! Click below for more information on the theme, what we are looking for, and the form to submit: 

Call for Proposals

  • Keynote Speaker: To be announced
  • Time: 5:00 PM Saturday

The Future of LGBTQ+ Ministry in the US Plenary Session

  • Panelists: To be announced
  • Time: 10:00 AM Saturday

Ministry with Transgender Persons Plenary Panel

  • Keynote Speaker: Fr. James Martin, SJ
  • Time: 10:00 AM Friday

Plenary Session and Q&A

  • Panelists:  Sr. Jeanine Gramick, SL, Bill Baird, and Brian McNaught - Moderated by Jason Steidl
  • Time: 7:30 PM Thursday

Celebrating 50 Years of LGBTQ+ Ministry Opening Plenary Panel 

Below are the four Plenary Sessions that Imago Dei will feature: 

Plenary Sessions 

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Keynote Speakers and pleanry panelist bios will be updated below as each is confirmed: 

Keynote Speakers

FAther James Martin, SJ

Father James Martin, S.J, is a Jesuit priest, editor-at-large of America magazine and editor of Outreach, an LGBTQ Catholic resource. He is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers Jesus A Pilgrimage and The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything. He is the subject of the documentary Building a Bridge, produced by Martin Scorsese. In 2017, Pope Francis appointed him to be a consultor for the Vatican's Secretariat for Communications. He was later appointed by the pope as a U.S. delegate to the Synod on Synodality. Father Martin, a frequent guest on major radio and television networks, has appeared on NPR's Fresh Air, PBS NewsHour, and The Late Show.

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