The time is finally here! The AT1 gathering starts Friday evening in beautiful Portland. If you haven’t yet had a chance to register, we won’t judge you – this is a grace-centered gathering! Just click here to get signed up.

AT1 has been organized by Adventist Today. Themed “Christ Challenges Culture,” this event seeks to refresh us with the knowledge that there is reconciliation and unity in Jesus.

Exhibitors that have a special interest in challenging culture Christ’s way will be present for AT1. This is an opportunity to rub shoulders with a passionate crowd of Adventists that are interested in writing a positive, progressive new chapter for our community of faith.

The AT1 late registration fee of $350 has been reduced to $150 for students! If you are a student or you would like to sponsor a student to attend AT1, take advantage of this special offer by clicking on this link to register for the October 4-6 gathering.

Make your hotel registrations with Embassy Suites Washington by calling 503.644.4000 or following this link.


Here is our list of speakers and the topics on which they will be presenting:

Dan Linrud, president, Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists – Loving Well.

Alex Bryan, former senior pastor, Walla Walla University Church and current administrative director for mission identity for Adventist Health – Motives – Matthew 5:8

Karl Haffner, senior pastor, Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church – Lust – Matthew 5:27-28

John McLarty, former executive editor for Adventist Today, current senior pastor, Green Lake Church in Seattle – The Rich – Mark 10:21-25

Michaela Lawrence Jeffery, senior pastor, Athens Georgia Seventh-day Adventist Church – False Testimony – Matthew 15:18-20

Chris Oberg, lead pastor, La Sierra University Church – Lifestyle – But ye are to be perfect, as your Father in heaven is perfect – Matthew 5:48

Emily Whitney, spiritual discipleship pastor, Summit Northwest Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho – Sabbath – Mark 2:27-28

Jennifer Deans – senior pastor, Living Faith Seventh-day Adventist Church in Sterling, Virginia – True Christians – John 13:34-35

Brenda Billingy – senior pastor, Metropolitan Church, Allegheny East Conference & NAD Ministerial – The Final Exam – Matthew 25:34-40

Kendra Haloviak – professor of New Testament Studies, H.M.S. Richards Divinity School, La Sierra University – Homeless – Luke: 9:57-58

Dilys Brooks – campus chaplain, Loma Linda University – Anger – Matthew 5:21-22

Don Veverka – Community Relations Manager, Whitman Place – Grief – John 11:18-35

Joey Oh – pastor, Loma Linda University Church – Complacency – Matthew 12:30

John Brunt – author, New Testament theologian and former pastor at Azure Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church in Grand Terrace, California  – Respondent

Marlene Ferreras – assistant professor of Practical Theology, H.M.S. Richards Divinity School, La Sierra University – Respondent

Linda Emmerson – instructor of philosophy, Walla Walla University – Reader

Here’s the weekend schedule

Friday – October 4
5:00 pm – Attendee Check-in
7:00 pm – Opening Plenary Session
8:30 pm – Vendor Showcase

Saturday – October 5
7:00 am – Vendor Showcase
8:30 am – Plenary Session
10:00 am – Break / Vendor Showcase
10:30 am – Plenary Session
Noon – Lunch Provided & Fellowship
2:00 pm – Plenary Session
3:30 pm – Break / Vendor Showcase
4:00 pm – Plenary Session
5:30 pm – Vendor Showcase

Sunday – October 6
7 am – Vendor Showcase
8:00 am – Plenary Session
10:00 am – Break / Vendor Showcase
10:30 am – Plenary Session
Noon – Travel Safely

Parents Room

For families with young children there will be a dedicated room with an audio feed of all programming.

Airport transportation

The hotel is 17 miles from the airport. Major car rental companies are an option, as are UBER & LYFT. Sorry, there is no shuttle service.

Exhibitor Space

For information on renting an exhibitor space call us at 800.236.3641 or email

8′ Rectangle Table — $550.00

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