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June 22 - June 23, 2018, New York City 

The CU Cities Conference convened graduate students and diverse professionals, from recent graduates to seasoned pros, from across industries, to explore compelling ideas about faith and its relevance to every facet of our lives. Graduates of Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, University of Pennslyvania, Princeton and Yale explored their role in becoming Christian leaders.
Katie Lentz, CU New York young professional: “The most impactful thing about this conference was the coming together of a network of people striving towards the same goal. It was so encouraging to gather with Christians from this city and other cities with the same Christ-centered personal mission in the workplace.”


Participants experienced dynamic worship, fervent prayer, and opportunities to connect and network. Professionals and graduate students seperated into 12 industry groups during lunch and at the end to discuss how the conference teaching applied to their specific vocations.

We hope that these groups will be the start of much larger networks, especially in media, tech, and finance, developing in the coming months. 


Os Guinness led the first talk of the conference exploring the topic, "The Magna Carta of Humanity: Human Nature post-Auschwitz, post-Hiroshima, and pre-Singularity." Dr. Guinness discussed what it means to be human and precious in the image of God. He proposed, "The meaning of humanity depends on the character of the God we were created to reflect." 

Additional speakers included Claude Alexander, George Otis, April Tam Smith, R.J. Snell, Aaron M. Renn, Qwynn Gross, Peter Heslam and Kenneth J. Barnes. To learn more about our plenary speakers click here, and to learn more about our breakout speakers click here.



Several students from Dartmouth joined the conference, enough for the participants to joyfully call this conference an informal young alumni reunion. Graduate students as well as both new and seasoned professionals enjoyed connecting with fellow Christians living in New York City. 


Claude Alexander, Part 1
The following was recorded at the CU Cities Conference from June 22 - 23, 2018 held in New York City. This plenary examines Acts 17 for characteristics of the dynamic mission of the early believers in Christ. They turned the world upside down; how can we apply their principles to today? (36:30)

Claude Alexander, Part 2
The following was recorded at the CU Cities Conference from June 22 - 23, 2018 held in New York City. This plenary seeks to understand the missional obligation reflected in the Apostle Paul’s writings and its opportunities for modern-day living. (31:38)

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