So far, the Wilmette Institute has scheduled eight of its eleven Web Talks for 2016:
- May 8, Stephen Phelps— “I Am the Mystic Fane: The Nature of the Manifestation in the Baha’i Writings.”
- June 5, Trip Barthel—“Creative Consultation.”
- July: No Web Talk.
- September: B. Todd Lawson—“The Story of Joseph”
- October 16, Roshan Danesh—“Imagining Baha’i Law.”
- Nov. 6: Jena Khodadad—“The Hand of the Cause of God Zikrullah Khadem and the Ministry of the Custodians.”
The January (Bahá’u’lláh’s first revelation in the Síyáh-Chál), February (consultation and governance), and March (gender equality) talks have already been given and now are on the Wilmette Institute’s YouTube
channel where you and your friends and seekers can enjoy them at any time. The talks for August and December will be added to the list as details become available. For those who are new to the Wilmette Institute’s Web Talks, they are free and open to the public, but they require you to sign up in advance (check “Web Talks/Webinars” in this issue; or watch for flyers and announcements; or keep checking http://wilmetteinstitute.org
and then clicking on “Web Talks”). The Web Talks use a system that transmits audio and video of presenters, together with PowerPoint slides being used. Audience members can comment on the live talks and ask questions by typing them into a “chat” box. The remaining talks will be held on Sundays
at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. CT; 12 noon MT; 11 a.m. PT; 7 p.m. in the UK.; 8 p.m. in Western Europe). After a live Web Talk is given, it is generally posted on the Wilmette Institute’s YouTube
channel, usually within 24 hours, where you can access most of the talks from 2015 and 2016.