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Annual Meeting

The Society for Pentecostal Studies invites you to participate in its 46th Annual Meeting, March 9-11, 2017. The program will feature plenary sessions exploring different aspects of the conference theme, parallel sessions that relate to the SPS Interest Groups, and much more.


Registration Form

On-site registration will have your materials ready to pick up the first day of the conference.

Exhibitor & Sponsor Options (Available through February 17, 2017)

Young Scholars' Award

The SPS Young Scholars' Award provides scholarship funds to the winner of each year’s “Best Student Research Paper.”

Find out more (pdf)

Ithiel Conrad Clemmons Student Travel Award

The Diversity Committee invites students belonging to a racial/ethnic minority group (defined here on the basis of the majority of current SPS membership) and women to apply for the Ithiel Conrad Clemmons Student Travel Award. Students at all stages of their academic careers are encouraged to apply. The committee will grant awards based on scholarship funds available.

Conference Theme:

"Pentecostalism and Culture"

The 2017 SPS program concerns the relationship between Pentecostals and the broader culture(s) they have inhabited. Under this broad theme, the conference will explore Pentecostal interactions with — and contributions to — culture, a Pentecostal understanding of culture, and the broader theological relationship between Christianity and the cultures it inhabits and has created.

For expectations regarding presentations, including format, please see the SPS Presentation Instructions (PDF)

and also the SPS Paper Format Example (MS Word)

Meeting Overview

The meeting will begin with a combined plenary session and worship service on Thursday evening at 7:00 and end with a banquet on Saturday night.

The opening plenary will feature Charles Taylor, of McGill University. This year’s keynote address will be delivered Friday evening by Néstor Medina, University of Toronto.

Along with plenary, Symposia, and Interest Group sessions, the conference includes a Thursday evening reception, working-lunch meetings, a Society business meeting, a women’s breakfast, a students’ breakfast, and a banquet. During the conference, attendees will have many opportunities to socialize, become acquainted with other SPS participants, and share their scholarly interests and current work. Attendees will also enjoy discounted prices on a variety of books and other products exhibited by vendors and ministries.

Attendees are encouraged to join the Society for Pentecostal Studies before or during the meeting, but membership is not necessary to register for the meeting. Presenters for SPS sessions (other than specially invited guests), however, are required to be members of SPS.

Online Proposal Form is Now Closed

Note: The Online Proposal Deadline was June 30, 2016.

Society Officers and Meeting Personnel

See Society Officers and Meeting Personnel.

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