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Virginia Theological Seminary

3737 Seminary Road

Alexandria, VA 22304

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What: eFormation is a learning community and an ecumenical conference on ministry in a digital world

Who: Leaders invested in the future of the church

  • Pastors
  • Congregational leaders, especially those involved in faith formation and communications ministries
  • Seminary/university professors and students
  • Chaplains and campus ministers
  • Religious schools leadership (K–12)
  • Publishers of digital faith formation content
  • Regional leaders in faith formation: district, synod, diocese
  • National denominational leaders
  • Denominational media organizations

Flagship Gathering Dates: Saturday, January 13th, 2018 - All-Day Conference, with Leadership Summit and Mind/Brain Education Masterclass on Friday, January 12th, 2018.

Location: Virginia Theological Seminary


Friday, January 12th

Leadership Summit

9:00am Gathering

9:15-10:30am Imagining the Future of e-Formation in the Church, John Roberto

11:00am-12:15pm Digital Literacy and/as Religious Leadership, Kyle Matthew Oliver

12:15pm Lunch

1:15- 2:30pm 21st Century Changes in Congregations Alex Dyer, Jason Chesnut, Jenn DiFrancesco

3:00-4:15pm Run and Do Not Grow Weary: Acknowledging and Managing Digital Fatigue, Keith Anderson

4:15-4:45pm Wrap-up

Evening Program: 6:00-8:00pm Educational Neuroscience Masterclass

Saturday, January 13th

Hands-On Digital Media for Ministry Workshops

8:30am Opening Prayer and Welcome

9:00-10:30am Workshop offering 1

10:45am-12:15pm Workshop offering 2

12:15-1:15pm Lunch

1:10-1:30 Midday Prayer

1:45-3:15pm Workshop offering 3

3:15pm Break

3:30pm Gathering, Closing, Commissioning

Refund Policy:

  • Change or cancelation until November 15: refund for any reason with $15 processing fee
  • Change or cancelation November-December 15: refund for any reason with $25 processing fee
  • Change or cancelation after December 15: no refunds available. Exceptions will be considered for pastoral emergencies.


On-campus housing is not provided for this 2-day conference. Some local hotels include: Extended Stay America - Eisenhower Ave, Hilton Garden Inn - Shirlington.


What are my transportation/parking options getting to the event?

The conference is on-campus at Virginia Theological Seminary, 3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA.

  • Directions: For travel directions go directly to the VTS website at www.vts.edu/directions.
  • Metro: The Metro is the best way to get around the Washington, DC area. The closest Metro stop is the King Street Station which is about 3 miles away in Old Town Alexandria. A one-way cab ride will cost around $10.00. A DASH bus ride is around $1.60.
  • Bus: Major East Coast bus lines stop at Washington Union Station. From there you can take the Metro.
  • Train: Many East Coast Amtrak routes stop at King Street Station.
  • From Reagan National Airport (DCA): Take the Blue or Yellow Metro lines to the King Street Station and follow the Metro instructions above OR take a taxi for approximately $20 door to door.
  • From Dulles (IAD) or Baltimore/Washington (BWI) Airport: Use a shuttle service: Supreme Airport Shuttle (800-590-0000) or Super Shuttle (800-258-3826). Make reservations in advance by calling the shuttle service.

The main conference building for eFormation 2018 is Addison Academic Center, 3630 Bishop Walker Circle. Parking is available behind the Academic Center. If this space is full, you may park in any parking space designated for visitors or in any undesignated space on the VTS campus. No parking pass is required. See this VTS campus map for the location of the Addison Academic Center and parking lots.

Is there a discounted rate for students and service year participants?

Yes, we can offer a discount on conference registration (and comp your Evening Program registration on request).

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

By email (cmt@vts.edu) or telephone (703.461.1885).

Is my registration(s) transferrable?

Yes, but please contact us ahead of time to do so: cmt@vts.edu.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, contact us at to do so: cmt@vts.edu.

Does my registration include meals?

Friday, January 12th: Leadership Summit includes lunch.

Friday, January 12th: Evening Program registration includes dinner.

Saturday, January 13th: Conference registration includes snacks and lunch.

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