The 2020 e3 Conference will take place online from 7 pm on October 22 to noon on October 24. We are very excited by the new capabilities that our online conference will provide. Register now in order to login and watch keynote speakers, receive conference materials, and participate in online engagement activities.
Equipped, encouraged, & empowered to create conversation about faith and sexuality within the Body of Christ.
Together: About this Year's Conference
The question of how to respond to the LGBTQ+ community is tearing our churches apart. Tensions are high, and the stakes are real. So how do we stay together when we don't agree? That's what we're exploring at the 2020 e3 Conference.
Through group speaking engagements and online breakout sessions, you'll be equipped, encouraged, and empowered to take this conversation back to your home congregation, family, and community. You'll hear a range of speakers, from academic scholars of biblical text who have devoted their lives to studying scripture and its application in the 21st century, to parents who just want to love their LGBTQ+ children well. At every session, we will emphasize the need to approach this topic with grace and compassion, with a goal of staying together in community.
Is this conference for me?
If you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community and looking for a place to belong, come to e3 and you’ll find it. If you’re a parent or family member of someone who identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, please join us at e3. Are you a friend or ally? Come and get involved with CenterPeace!
And if you’re a pastor, elder or other church leader, there’s no better place for you to learn from trusted teachers how to examine scripture, extend hospitality, and embrace those in your reach who long for spiritual community.
Online conference FAQ
How do I get access to the livestream?
Before the conference, everyone who is registered will receive an email with the livestream password instructions to create an account for the forums. You'll be able to view the livestream, join breakout sessions, participate in community forums, request prayer, and chat with mental health professionals all from this website!
How will breakout sessions work?
The entire conference will run on schedule, just as if we were in person. When it’s time for breakout sessions, you’ll be able to choose what session you want to attend on the breakout rooms page. From there, you’ll be taken to a virtual classroom. Presenters will provide opportunities for questions and discussion through the chat.
Will there be help available for technical problems?
Yes! If you have any problems or questions, email to receive prompt and friendly assistance!
What if I have to miss a session?
Attending a conference from home can come with distractions and we understand that not everyone will be able to catch the whole conference live. Registering for the conference gives you free access to the session recordings, so you don't have to miss out on any of our great speakers!
I ordered a ticket for the banquet. Will that event be online?
Unfortunately, we haven’t found a way to serve food digitally yet! All banquet tickets have been refunded. If you have not received a refund confirmation from Eventbrite, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I bought my ticket before you announced new pricing. Can I get a refund?
Yes! Your ticket has automatically been partially refunded to reflect the new pricing. If you have not received a refund confirmation from Eventbrite, or if you would like to cancel your registration for a complete refund, please email email@example.com.