Douglas Adams, Professor of Art and Religion, Graduate Theological Union
Paul D. Ashby, Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California
Robert Beltz, former Special Assistant to the Chairman, Anschutz Corporation
Francis S. Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health; author, The Language of God
Dinesh D’Souza, author, What’s So Great about Christianity
Edward B. Davis, Professor of the History of Science, Messiah College
James A. Donahue, President, Graduate Theological Union
Dana Gioia, award-winning poet and former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts
Laurence Harwood, OBE, godson of C.S. Lewis; author, C.S. Lewis, My Godfather: Letters, Photos, and Recollections
Stewart Heller, Director, Christian Institute for the Study of Media
John C. Lennox, Professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford; Fellow in Mathematics and Philosophy of Science, Templeton College
Max McLean, Founder and Artistic Director, Fellowship for the Performing Arts
David J. Randolph, Professor of Media Worship and Communications, Center for the Arts, Religion and Education, Graduate Theological Union
Michael Rhodes, award-winning filmmaker; President, Film Clips
Ken Wales, award-winning producer, Amazing Grace and other films
Michael Ward, Chaplain of St. Peters College, Oxford University; author, Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis
N. T. Wright, Chair in New Testament and Early Christianity, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
June 25-27, 2009: International Colloquium on Perelandra with Second Premiere of Perelandra: The Opera. Sponsored by the Oxford C.S. Lewis Society
March 26-28, 2009: “Inklings: Dinosaurs or Contemporaries?” Sponsored by the C.S. Lewis and Inklings Society. Keynotes: Peter Schakel, Cook Professor of English, Hope College; Devin Brown, Professor of English, Asbury College
December 7, 2008: “What’s So Great About Christianity,” with Dinesh D’Souza, sponsored by Grace Cathedral of San Francisco, co-sponsored by C.S. Lewis Society of California. Speakers: Dinesh D’Souza, author of the bestselling book What’s So Great About Christianity; Alan W. Jones, Dean, Grace Cathedral
October 16, 2008: “A Good God? A Dialogue About the Problems of Suffering and Evil” Debate/Discussion with N.T. Wright and Bart Ehrman, sponsored by Socrates in San Francisco
July 4-6, 2008: “Charles Williams and His Contemporaries,” sponsored by the Charles Williams Society. The conference aims at setting the life and work of Charles Williams (1886-1945) in its context. Of particular interest, of course, will be papers (4,000-6,000 words) on Williams himself and papers which deal with the lives and work of those who knew him in London and/or Oxford, and arguably influenced him or were influenced by him (e.g. Coventry Patmore, A. E. Waite, Alice Meynell, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Dorothy L, Sayers, Evelyn Underhill, T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden, Robert Graves, John Heath-Stubbs). However, papers need not be confined to these areas and submissions on a variety of aspects of the period will be welcomed. They may cover literary, theological, historical, or biographical ground.
June 20-22, 2008: LionCon: A Narnian Convention, sponsored by Narniaweb.com, Narniafans.com, and TheLionsCall.com
May 29-June 1, 2008: Sixth Frances Ewbank Colloquium on C.S. Lewis & Friends, sponsored by Taylor University
May 22, 2008: “The Role of Art in Human Community,” sponsored by Socrates in San Francisco and co-sponsored by the C.S. Lewis Society of California. Speaker: Dana Gioia, Chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts, Recipient of the American Book Award, Recipient of the Poet’s Prize, Finalist for the National Book Critics Award
March 12, 2008: “God, Nature, and Modern Science,” sponsored by the C.S. Lewis Society of California. Featuring two top scholars, this very timely program examined the relationship between science and faith and offer thoughtful insights and discussion of such issues as origins, design, free will, evolution, materialism, transcendence, and more. Speakers: Paul D. Ashby, Staff Scientist, Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Former Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry), Harvard University; Edward B. Davis, Professor of the History of Science, Messiah College, Director, Central Pennsylvania Forum for Religion and Science, Ph.D (History and Philosophy of Science), Indiana University
January 25-27, 2008: “C.S. Lewis Conference,” sponsored by Hope Lutheran Church
October 5-6, 2007: “The Crisis of the University: Freedom, Tolerance and the Pursuit of Truth,” sponsored by the C.S. Lewis Foundation
August 3-6, 2007: The 38th Annual Mythopoeic Conference (Mythcon XXXVIII), “Becoming Adept: The Journey to Mastery,” sponsored by the Mythopoeic Society
June 28-July 1, 2007: C.S. Lewis Summer Conference: “Finding the Way: C.S. Lewis as Pilgrim Guide in an Age of Pluralism,” sponsored by the C.S. Lewis Foundation.
June 16, 2007: “Opposition Is True Friendship: Love, Friendship and Philosophy in C.S. Lewis’s World,” sponsored by the Southern California C.S. Lewis Society
June 14-16, 2007: The 26th Annual Chesterton Conference: “The Man Who Was Today,” sponsored by the American Chesterton Society
June 13-17, 2007: Dorothy L. Sayers Society Annual Convention, sponsored by the Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton College. The Dorothy Sayers Society (DLS) will hold its second Wheaton convention, ten years after the first. The program will include numerous speaker. the annual DLS/Barbara Reynolds birthday with a banquet on the first night, performance of Gaudy Night, and more.
May 5, 2007: Southeast Regional C.S. Lewis Conference: “Faith Set Free: C.S. Lewis and the Quest for Joy,” sponsored by the C.S. Lewis Foundation
March 23-24, 2007: “The Inklings and the Spiritual Journey,” sponsored by the C.S. Lewis & Inklings Society
November 16-18, 2006: Apologetics Conference — “Loving God With All Your Mind,” sponsored by the C.S. Lewis Institute
August 21-25, 2006: The Oxford Tolkien Conference: The Lord of the Rings: Sources of Inspiration
July 24-28, 2006: “Baptized Imaginations, Transformed Minds, Surrendered Hearts: The Philosophy and Theology of The Chronicles of Narnia”
May 17, 2006: C.S. Lewis Communicator of the Year Award Presentation and Reception Honoring Philip F. Anschutz
August 7-9, 2009: “All Things Considered”. Sponsored by the New York C.S. Lewis Society, Commemorating its 40th Anniversary
May 5, 2009: Science and Faith: The Vantage Point of One Neuroscientist. Sponsored by the Veritas Forum
March 17 – April 19, 2009: “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”
William Newsome, Chairman and Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University. Sponsored by Antic Disposition, London England
January 9, 2008: “An Evening with Dr. Francis Collins,” sponsored by Socrates in the City (San Francisco) and the C.S. Lewis Society of California
May 21, 2007: “Evangelicals and Roman Catholics: Christian Unity via C.S. Lewis?”, sponsored by the C. S. Lewis Society of Frederick (MD). Speaker: Kevin Offner, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Ph.D. candidate at The Catholic University of America
July 15, 2006: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Envisioning Christian Concepts from the Novel (in the 2005 Film Version): Sponsored by New College Berkeley. Speaker: Margaret McBride Horwitz, Visiting Professor of Christianity and Literature, New College Berkeley.
October 1 and 3, 2009: The Screwtape Letters, with a Post-show Conversation with Actor Max McLean and Director Jeffrey Fiske. Sponsored by the Fellowship for the Performing Arts in Association with the C.S. Lewis Society of California
May 17, 2008: Lunch and Private Screening of the New Film Based on C. S. Lewis’s Beloved Book, Prince Caspian, sponsored by the C. S. Lewis Society of California.
Presentation by Dr. Michael Ward, Chaplain of Peterhouse, University of Cambridge. Author of the widely acclaimed book, Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis (Oxford University Press, 2008).
Private screening of the film, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media)
Lunch with Dr. Michael Ward
February 9, 2007: “An Evening With G.K. Chesterton,” dinner and performance sponsored by the St. Anthony of Padua Institute. The Historian-Actor and Fulbright Lecturer Dr. John Chuck Chalberg performs as G.K. Chesterton in journeying all the way from England to offer his own unique views on everything from the virtues of things small, whether they be families or pubs, to the evils of things large, whether they be imperialist schemes or socialist states. A man of paradox and humor, he will surprise you, confound you, and provoke you. This is the Englishman who so profoundly influenced the thinking and beliefs of his fellow countryman C.S. Lewis. What might he have in store for you?
January 17 – February 11, 2007: “C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce,” sponsored by Eastern Gate Entertainment and Magis Theatre Company. Lewis’s great novel, The Great Divorce, is adapted and brought to the stage by director/writer George Drance. This 1946 novel takes us to an unfamiliar world where conscience is magnified and faults personified: A whispering lizard torments his keeper. A talking waterfall reaches out to a misguided opportunist. A melodramatic giant steals the voice of a husband reunited with his wife. A magical stallion appears just when all seems lost. With original music by critically-acclaimed composer Elizabeth Swados and puppets by the renowned master Ralph Lee, Magis will take you on a wild ride from Hell to Heaven that will change your view of life on Earth.
January 13 – February 4, 2007: “Shadowlands,” sponsored by LifeHouse Theater. The acclaimed William Nicholson drama based on the life of Narnia author C.S. Lewis appears for the first time on the LifeHouse Theater stage. This riveting story of Lewis’s personal life chronicles his discovery of true love and the testing of his faith when tragedy strikes. The basis of the hit movie starring Anthony Hopkins, Shadowlands, is an award-winning drama that inspires audiences.
January 15, 2007: “Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Dorothy Sayers,” sponsored by Dorothy Sayers Society
December 17, 2007: “Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Death of Dorothy Sayers,” sponsored by Dorothy Sayers Society
October 26-27, 2007: “C.S. Lewis: Man and His Work: A 21st Century Legacy,”sponsored by L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture