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2015

March 1, 2015
Wilmette Institute’s 20th Anniversary Free Web Talks Series.
Presenter: Dr. Anne Perry.
Topic: Where Spirit Intersects Art.
Time: 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. Pacific; 7 p.m. U.K.; 8 p.m. Western Europe).
To register for the talk: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3914074842634376962

March 25, 2015
Association for Bahá’í Studies Webinar.
Presenter: Dr. Robert H. Stockman.
Topic: ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s Visit to North America: What It Teaches Us.
ABS members: Receive automatic e-mail reminders and registration information.
Non-ABS Members: Check the ABS website or ABS Facebook page one month before the Webinar for the registration link. See http://www.bahai-studies.ca/UpcomingWebinars.

March 25, 2015
The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace.
Speaker: Farzaneh Milani, Raymond J. Nelson Professor of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures Studies in Women and Gender, University of Virginia.
Lecture Topic: Iranian Women Writers: A Moderating and Modernizing Force.
Time and Venue: 3 p.m. EST, Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 USA.
RSVP for free event required. http://www.bahaichair.umd.edu/events/milani2015.

April 12, 2015
Wilmette Institute’s 20th Anniversary Free Web Talks Series.
Presenter: Dr. Moojan Momen.
Topic: T­­­­­­­­­­­­­he Re-Creation and Utilization of a Community’s Memories: Shoghi Effendi and Bahá’í History.
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.

April 29, 2015
The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace.
Series: Frontiers of Globalization and Governance.
Speakers: Dr. Amitav Acharya, UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance, Professor of International Relations, School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C., and Dr. Virginia Haufler, Associate Professor, Government and Politics, Director of Global Communities, University of Maryland, College Park.
Lecture Topics: (1) International Institutions in a Multiplex World and (2) Private Authority in Global Governance.
Time and Venue: 2 p.m. EST, McKeldin Library, Special Events Room #6137, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 USA.
RSVP for free event required: http://bahaipeacechair.umd.edu/events/apr.29-2015.

May 3, 2015
Wilmette Institute’s 20th Anniversary Free Web Talks Series.
Presenter: Dr. Christopher Buck.
Topic: God and Apple Pie: Religious Myths and Visions of America.
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.

May 21–24, 2015  Only 12 beds left!
Third Annual Challis, Idaho, Bahá’í Women’s Retreat, Living Waters Ranch, Four Miles West of Challis, Idaho, USA.
Theme: The Bahá’í Perspective on Social Issues Prevalent in Today’s Society.
Guest speaker: Erica Toussaint-Brock, member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States.
Registration fee: $185 US (check or cash), double occupancy, 3 nights, 6 meals, all taxes, guest facilities.
Registration deposit: $50 US, check or cash.
To register: Send deposit to Jacquie Richards, 1421 W. Piedmont Court, Meridian, ID, USA 83642.
For information and to inquire about travel arrangements from Boise, ID, to Challis: Helen Thorpe, E-mail: hithorpe9@yahoo.com; Telephone: 208-629-0831. Or Jacquie Richards, E-mail: jacquierichards@hotmail.com; Telephone: 208-895-0175.

May 22–25, 2015
`Irfán Colloquium, Bosch Bahá’í School, Santa Cruz, California, USA.
Languages: English, Persian.
For information and program details: www.irfancolloquium.org.
For accommodations: E-mail: bosch@usbnc.org; Telephone: 831-423-3387.
Sessions begin in the evening on the first day and end after lunch on the final day.

May 28–31, 2015
ebbf International Event, Part of the “Make it Meaningful” Series, Lisbon, Portugal.
Topic: Interconnected Business: How Organizations Can Improve People and How People Can Improve Organizations.
Pre-event, May 28–29: By application.
Open international ebbf learning event: May 29, evening through May 31, 2 p.m.
Format: Over 20 sessions and learnshops.
For accommodations: Hotel Dolce Camporeal, Rua do Campo, 2565-770, Turcifal, Portugal.
To receive registration materials, e-mail your interest in attending to: ebbfconsultation@ebbf.org.

June 7, 2015
Wilmette Institute’s 20th Anniversary Free Web Talks Series.
Presenter: Dr. Sandra Lynn Hutchison.
Topic: What Every Reader of the Bahá’í Writings Needs to Know.
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.

June 26–July 1, 2015
`Irfán Colloquium, Center for Bahá’í Studies, Acuto, Italy.
Language: Persian.
For information and program details: www.irfancolloquium.org.
For accommodations: E-mail: lapanoramicahotel@gmail.com; Telephone: 39-0775-56061.
Sessions begin in the evening on the first day and end after dinner on the final day.
Optional group tour: June 28, 2015.

July 2–5, 2015
`Irfán Colloquium, Center for Bahá’í Studies, Acuto, Italy.
Language: English.
For information and program details: www.irfancolloquium.org.
For accommodations: E-mail: lapanoramicahotel@gmail.com; Telephone: 39-0775-56061.
Sessions begin in the evening on the first day and end after dinner on the final day.

July 3–14, 2015
Institute for Studies in Global Prosperity, University Graduate Seminar.
Theme: Discourse and Social Transformation: Achieving Coherence.
Louhelen Bahá’í Center, Davison, Michigan, USA.

July 23–26, 2015
`Irfán Colloquium, Tambach Seminar Center, Tambach, Germany.
Language: German.
For information and program details: www.irfancolloquium.org.
For accommodations: E-mail: info@grossman-institut.de; Telephone: 59-36252-4633-5.
Sessions begin in the evening on the first day and end after lunch on the final day.

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.
Call for presentations: Deadline April 1, 2015; submit online at http://bahai-studies.ca/upcoming-conference-abs-conference-submission-form/.
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 30, 2015
Wilmette Institute’s 20th Anniversary Free Web Talks Series.
Presenter: Dr. Susanne Alexander.
Topic: Healthy, Unified Marriages as a Service to Humanity.
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.

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. U.K.; 8 p.m. Western Europe).
Watch for e-mail flyers to register for the talk.

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. 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: Not yet open; keep checking the website www.ebbf.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 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. 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 21–24, 2015
American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Registration and Housing: Opens in March 2015.
https://www.aarweb.org/annual-meeting/2015-annual-meeting-nov-21-14

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. U.K.; 8 p.m. Western Europe).
Watch for e-mail flyers to register for the talk.

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