June 22 - June 23, 2018, New York City
The CU Cities Conference 2018 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. Click here to watch the videos and click here to listen to the audio from the conference.
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.”Photo Gallery
Click on one of the pictures below to access the photo gallery from the CU Cities Conference.
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.
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.