Montreal to Host 40th Annual Association for Bahá’í Studies Conference

Montreal to Host 40th Annual Association for Bahá’í Studies Conference

Dr. Farzam Arbab will deliver the Balyuzi Lecture
Montreal, Quebec, 30 June 2016 (CBNS)

The 40th Association for Bahá’í Studies conference will take place in Montreal, QC from August 11-14.

The annual conference is a space where participants can critically reflect on their professions and fields of interest in relation to Bahá’í thought and teachings.

The conference will “develop [the] capacity to examine the ideas, concepts, and theories operating within the scholarly and professional disciplines, and to contribute to the development of a growing body of knowledge associated with Bahá’í thought,” this year’s conference statement said.

Plenary talks are woven into the program to complement breakout sessions and workshops. This year, Dr. Farzam Arbab will deliver the Hasan M. Balyuzi Lecture the Friday evening of the conference. Dr. Arbab is the founder of FUNDAEC, a foundation that works for educational development in Columbia and the Americas.

To further frame this learning, plenary panels will be held on prevalent topics such as social justice and education, health and the social body, citizenship and participation, technologies and values and art, beauty and the human spirit.

The conference was last held in Montreal in 2012. This year, an estimated 1200 participants are expected.

Registration and more information on the upcoming conference can be found here.