The Sonburst Faculty Conference is a “mini-conference” embedded in the larger Sonburst student conference, connecting to the Metanoia theme while creating space for faculty to engage with other faculty on campuses around Florida. Through this experience, you will encounter:
- unique content on the topic of Faith and Work in the Academy
- testimonies from people with a long history and involvement in higher education
- engaging discussions around questions, situations, and topics that impact you
- networking and collaboration with other Christian Faculty in Florida
The Sonburst Faculty Conference will be held on Saturday, October 15th, in the morning and early afternoon, with the option to join a student seminar on Saturday afternoon and attend the conference plenary on Saturday night. Recognizing that some faculty advisors are required by their schools to attend the entire conference with students, we invite you to a welcome reception on Friday evening where you can network with other faculty attending Sonburst. We will also have an optional Faculty Small Group following the Friday evening plenary session.
Faculty Experience Schedule
Friday, October 14th (Optional)
Friday nights schedule is being offered as an additional opportunity for faculty who plan to attend the entire student conference.
6:30pm Faculty Conference Welcome Reception (optional)
7:30pm Sonburst Plenary (optional)
9:30pm Faculty Small Group (optional)
Saturday, October 15th
The Main Event
8:00am Faculty Conference Continental Breakfast & Welcome for Saturday Arrivals
8:45am Sonburst Opening Worship
9:30am Faculty Conference Session 1: Faith and Work in the Academy
11:00am Coffee Break & Networking
11:30am Faculty Conference Session 2: Roundtable Wisdom
12:30pm Lunch (on your own)
Other additional opportunities:
1:30pm Sonburst Student Seminar
7:30pm Sonburst Plenary
Sunday, October 16th
Sunday mornings schedule is being offered as an additional opportunity for faculty who plan to attend the entire student conference.
8:30am Sonburst Opening Worship
9:00am Sonburst Seminar
10:45am Sonburst Campus Groups
12:00pm Sonburst Closing Worship
Cost, Location & Housing
The Sonburst Faculty Conference will be held at the Underground Network (1925 E 2nd Ave Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33605) in Tampa, Florida. For directions, click here.
Parking will be available streetside.
There are housing options available through the Sonburst registration site at the Hampton Inn in Ybor City, which is a 15-minute walk from the conference location. You are also welcome to secure your own housing and use the link below to register for the Faculty Conference (Saturday only) or the entire Sonburst Conference weekend.
Full Weekend with Housing at the Hampton Inn – $145 per person
Full Weekend, No Housing – $30 per person
Faculty Conference – Saturday Only, Free.
If you would like to join us, you can register below. Please select the Faculty Conference option and you will be led through the Registration process, allowing you to select attendance options for the Sonburst Faculty Conference (Saturday only) or the entire Sonburst student conference.