what is the theology of joy & the good life project?

Information on the Theology of Joy & the Good Life Project is available under the "About" menu above and on the YCFC website.

Can I attend only the conference or only the Teaching workshop?

Yes!  You are welcome to attend one or the other or both. 

How much will registration cost if I am not a project member?

Registration for "The Future of Joy and the Good Life" conference is $150 (plus $10.41 Eventbrite fee). Registration for the "Pedagogy of the Good Life" teaching workshop is $150 (plus $10.41 fee).  Registration for both is $250 (plus $15.99 fee). The registration fee includes all meals during the conference.

Is there a registration fee for Project members?

No. Registration is free for Project Members.

who is a project Member?

Theology of Joy & the Good Life Project Members are scholars, teachers, pastors, students, and other folks who have partnered with us in a variety of ways over the course of the project.  They include our project's advisory board members, consultation participants, grant recipients, and essay and sermon contest winners.  If you are uncertain whether you qualify as a project member, please email us at joy@yale.edu.

What other expenses will be covered for project members?

For Project Members, YCFC will cover the costs of lodging at one of our contracted hotels in New Haven for up to 3 nights for those attending either the conference or the teaching workshop and up to 5 nights for those attending the full conference and teaching workshop. Project Members may also apply for reimbursement of reasonable travel costs (economy class airfare, ground transportation, and meals during travel to and from New Haven) up to the following limits for the region in which their travel originates:

  • Northeastern United States (Boston-Washington, DC corridor): $250
  • Other US/Canada: $750
  • International: $2,500

Reimbursements will be issued after travel is completed and upon submission of appropriate receipts.  Meals will be provided during the conference; accordingly, YCFC can only reimburse for meal expenses incurred during travel to and from the event, not during the event.

Is there a conference hotel or special room rates?

Yes. Information can be found here: https://joyandthegoodlife.org/where-to-stay/