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2015

August 6–9, 2015
Association for Bahá’í Studies Annual Conference.
Theme: Advancing the Life of the Mind.
Begins Thursday morning, August 6, and runs through Sunday, August 9, mid-day.
Conference registration: http://bahai-studies.ca/upcoming-conference/.
Hotel information: http://bahai-studies.ca/upcoming-conference/.
To book hotel: Book directly with Hyatt Regency Orange County, 11999 Harbor Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 92840, USA, by calling Reservation Department, 888-421-1442, and referring to group name “Association for Baha’i Studies”; also book online at https://aws.passkey.com/g/40214120.
To reach hotel: Take airport shuttle to hotel from LAX, Los Angeles International Airport.

August 14–16, 2015
Fourth Annual Arab American Conference, Skokie, Illinois.
Theme: Towards a United and Prosperous Society.
Language: Arabic only.
Purpose of conference: To strengthen bonds of friendship, contribute to cultural discourse, and celebrate the Arab World’s vibrant and distinctive contributions to society. The forum is not designed for the purpose of teaching the Bahá’í Faith.
Open to: Peoples, worldwide, of all religious backgrounds and beliefs.
Program for children: Special program for children 2–9 years old.
Registration: Adults, 18+, $80 US; children and youth, 6–17, $30; children 5 years and younger, no fee; friends of Bahá’ís, no fee. Register at http://www.cvent.com/events/arab-american-conference-2015/event-summary-6c66c54e67d84369afa929a0e56e4790.aspx.
Registration covers: Lunch and dinner on Saturday (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, sugar- free options), light refreshments, and transportation to the Bahá’í House of Worship.
Hotel reservations: DoubleTree Chicago North Shore Hotel, 9599 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, Illinois, 60077, USA.
Sponsored by: National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States.
For further information: arabamericanconference@gmail.com; +1-708-320-8098.

August 30, 2015
Wilmette Institute’s 20th Anniversary Free Web Talks Series.
Presenter: Susanne M. Alexander.
Topic: Healthy, Unified Marriages as a Service to Humanity.
Time: 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. Pacific; 7 p.m. GMT U.K.; 8 p.m. Western Europe).
Watch for e-mail flyers to register for the talk.

September 6, 2015
Wilmette Institute’s 20th Anniversary Free Web Talks Series.
Presenter: Arthur Lyon Dahl.
Topic: Navigating the Storm: The Transition to Sustainability.
Time: 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. Pacific; 7 p.m. GMT U.K.; 8 p.m. Western Europe).
Watch for e-mail flyers to register for the talk.

September 24–27, 2015
BNASAA (Bahá’í Network on AIDS, Sexuality, Addictions, and Abuse) Conference 2015, Bosch Bahá’í School, Conference, and Retreat Center, Santa Cruz, California, USA.
Topic: Constructive Resilience in the Path of Justice.
Attendees: This program is for adults 18+.
Registration: Not yet open.

September 28, 2015
Wilmette Institute’s 20th Anniversary Free Web Talks Series.
Presenter: Dr. Baharieh Rouhani Maani.
Topic: The Leaves of the Twin Divine Trees.
Time: 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. Pacific; 7 p.m. GMT U.K.; 8 p.m. Western Europe).
Watch for e-mail flyers to register for the talk.

October 1–4, 2015
ebbf 25th Annual Learning Event, Part of the “Make It Meaningful” Series, Barcelona, Spain.
Topic: Unity and Collaboration to Create Meaningful and Purposeful Organizations Ready for the 21st Century.
Format: Over 20 sessions, keynotes, learnshops, and many meaningful conversations.
For accommodations: Gran Hotel Rey Don Jaime, Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain.
Registration: Check the website www.ebbf.org for early-bird rates ending June 7 and July 31.

October 7–9, 2015
Bahá’í Chair for World Peace.
International Conference: Global Transformations: Context and Analytics for a Durable Peace.
Format: 11 speakers.
Time: Begins Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 7 p.m.; ends Friday, October 9, 2015, 1 p.m.
Registration and accommodations: http://www.bahaichair.org/.

October 8–11, 2015
`Irfán Colloquium, Louhelen Bahá’í School, Davison, Michigan, USA.
Languages: English, Persian.
For information and program details: www.irfancolloquium.org.
For accommodations: E-mail: louhelen@usbnc.org; Telephone: 810-653-5033.
Sessions begin in the evening on the first day and end after lunch on the final day.

October 15–19, 2015
2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
Where: Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City Utah, USA.
Registration: Special rates for students. Registration open through October 19.

October 18, 2015
Wilmette Institute’s 20th Anniversary Free Web Talks Series.
Presenter: Dr. Sovaida Maani Ewing.
Topic: Building a World Federation: The Key to Solving Our Global Crises
Time: 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. Pacific; 7 p.m. GMT U.K.; 8 p.m. Western Europe).
Watch for e-mail flyers to register for the talk.

November 15, 2015
Wilmette Institute’s 20th Anniversary Free Web Talks Series.
Presenter: Dr. Steven Friberg.
Topic: Science and Religion.
Time: 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. Pacific; 7 p.m. U.K.; 8 p.m. Western Europe).
Watch for e-mail flyers to register for the talk.

November 16, 2015
Bahá’í Chair for World Peace.
Series: Frontiers of Globalization and Governance.
Speaker: Dr. John Braithwaite, Distinguished Professor, Founder of RegNet (Regulatory Institutions Network), Australian National University.
Topic: Forthcoming.
Time: Monday, November 16, 3 p.m. EST.
Location: McKeldin Library, Special Events Room #6137, University of Maryland College Park, MD, USA.
Registration form: http://bahaichair.umd.edu/events/Braithwaite.

November 21–24, 2015
American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Registration and Housing: Now open. https://www.aarweb.org/annual-meeting/2015-annual-meeting-nov-21-24.

December 6, 2015
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Wilmette Institute’s 20th Anniversary Free Web Talks Series.
Presenter: Dr. Michael Penn.
Topic: The Nature of the Human Mind: A Bahá’í Perspective.
Time: 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. Pacific; 7 p.m. GMT U.K.; 8 p.m. Western Europe).
Watch for e-mail flyers to register for the talk.

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