Passion Talks 2022 Session Announcements and Open House!

Passion Talks 2022 will take place in a virtual interactive space on November 5th, 9-11 AM PST. This will be an opportunity to present alongside other amazing people at a Poster Session organized around the topics and peer groups we are passionate about. We are excited to offer this unique global experience in sharing and…

Passion Talks 2022 Overview

Passion Talks is a yearly conference where people share what they are passionate about. This year’s conference will be held virtually on GatherTown. We will be exploring how we can shape the spaces that we inhabit, build relationships in, and are passionate about. This year the traditional conference concept will be flipped. Rather than having…

Passion Talks 2022 Announced! Sign up for the 101 Workshop

Virtual Conference – Call for Participation The call for participation is now open for Passion Talks 2022. The conference this year will take place 🗓 Saturday, November 5th on GatherTown. Visit the 2022 conference page for more information: bit.ly/passiontalks22 April 15 – Call for Speakers OPEN July 15 – Rolling Acceptances BEGIN November 5th –…

Passion Talks 2021 Videos Are Here!

They’re here! Videos for Passion Talks 2021 are finally released.  We spent two days exploring the role of hopeful dialogue, providing space to reflect, inspire and activate a lifestyle of lived out faith in a world that has much to overcome. We thank you for sharing your stories, lessons, strategies, passions, and works of faith…

Reconsidering Work

by Jason Rahman, Passion Talks 2021 Session Chair At the height of the pandemic early last year, I found myself wrestling with how to practically walk out my faith. Other Christians sprang into action to serve their neighbors: delivering groceries, checking in on those in need, and seeking creative ways to support others. But I…

Raw Conversations About Hope and Justice

Angelo Blancaflor Passion Talks 2021 Track Chair Justice and Bridge Building Session Chair  The work of creating vulnerable and honest space is challenging, and worthy, but I believe that God invites us to build hopeful spaces, full of hospitality, for those around us. Spaces where each person can engage injustice in their lives and in…

A Hopeful Journey towards an Integrated Life

by Susie Lipps, Passion Talks 2021 Session Chair Hope is like a golden cord that holds up our head up so our eyes can focus on the distant horizon even as we walk our daily, sometimes chaotic, road.  As leaders and influencers, we are called to bring hope to our circle of influence as we lead…

R-E-S-P-E-C-T (and mutual understanding)

by Julia Choi, Passion Talks 21 Poster Session Co-Chair Passion Talks 2018 was a time when we could meet face-to-face with relative ease. It was also the first year we had poster sessions, when people came together to have conversations about their passions, using poster stands and other props to invite others to engage –…

Love, The World

by Richard Coleman, Lausanne Session Chair “Low-grade depression.” That’s what former First Lady Michele Obama calls the emotional lows she has been facing. Truth be told, she’s not the only one who has been facing a bit of a low-grade depression. The cancelled plans due to COVID, the news of continual conflict affecting the countries…

From Our 2021 Program Chair

by Dr. Tammy Chang, Passion Talks 2021 Program Chair This past year, we have seen our world greatly impacted by the pandemic. Despite the resilience of local communities and workplaces to adapt to the need for social distancing with virtual gatherings, remote work, telemedicine, and restricted campus access— this has not changed the fact that…