Still on the fence about attending the October 4-6 AT1 gathering? If so, check out our group of fascinating speakers and their topics below. You don’t want to miss this inaugural, grace-focused, lay-organized event. Our theme is “Christ Challenges Culture” and our goal is to help support a positive, progressive new chapter for the Adventist community.

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

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 – Communion – Luke 22:14-20

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

Hotel info

To qualify for our reduced AT1 hotel rate, book your room at Embassy Suites Washington Square before September 11.

Reservations can be made by calling 503.644.4000 and requesting the Adventist Today 2019 ATI Conversation group rate or the group code XAT.  Reservations can also be made by following this link.

The hotel group rate is $151 per night ++ for single, double, triple, or quad occupancy and includes complimentary parking, internet in sleeping rooms, and cooked-to-order breakfast.

Rates are available from October 2 – 6, 2019. Check-in: 3:00 pm. Check-out: 12:00 pm. Space is limited at this rate, so please reserve your room today! 

The hotel allows for cancellation 24 hours prior to your arrival with no penalty.

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 atoday@atoday.org

8′ Rectangle Table — $550.00

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