Annual Conference

Theological Educator’s Conference 2022: Learning for the Whole of Life

4th – 6th July 2022

College Court, the University of Leicester

This will include the AGM of TEN. 

Booking for the 2022 Annual Conference for Theological Educators is now open until 11th June 2022. The conference is joint meeting of the Common Awards Staff Conference , the Theological Educators' Network and the Church of England National Ministry Development network. All bookings are handled by Durham University.


Conference theme


The theme of the conference is ‘Learning for the Whole of Life.’ This covers three main ideas:


  • Lifelong learning (i.e., learning for the whole duration of one’s life)

  • Holistic learning (i.e., learning that includes every dimension of one’s life)

  • Community-wide learning (i.e., learning that includes all the members of the church)


There was a preparatory symposium on this theme back in May 2021, and brief videos from that event are available here.


Conference format


This year’s conference is a hybrid conference. This conference is available:


  • Either on-site in Leicester or online, for staff

  • Online only for students


Before booking your place, please note that not all on-site sessions will be available online. Please see the  Conference Timetable 2022 for further information on which sessions are available online and in-person.


Conference registration


Before registering to attend the conference on-site or online, please read our Privacy Notice (you will need to confirm that you have read this when completing the registration form).




Booking options


  • There are several package options available when booking for the on-site conference. We anticipate that the majority of delegates will choose the ‘2-night package’ for full conference attendance, which includes accommodation on the Monday and Tuesday nights, plus all meals and conference sessions;

  • other options available include a ‘day package’ for those who are local and may wish to attend during the days only, and a ‘3-night package’ for those who may need an extra night’s accommodation on Sunday due to transport issues. If you can only attend part of the conference you may wish to select the ‘1-night package’;

  • all of the rooms are single occupancy. If you require a double occupancy room for yourself and another conference guest, please contact us. Adapted rooms for those with access requirements are available (you can specify your requirements on the booking form).

  • If you are attending online then the booking is flexible; you are welcome to attend whichever parts of the programme are possible for you.


Conference cost


Regarding online attendance at the conference:


Online attendance is free for all staff.


Regarding on-site attendance at the conference:


  • the conference is free for Common Awards staff (all core and associate staff who are or expect to be involved in teaching, assessing, or administering Common Awards programmes in the designated Common Awards TEIs);

  • for other attendees, including members of Theological Educator's Network (TEN) and the Continuing Ministry Development networks (CMD) who do not teach, assess or administer Common Awards programmes, there is a charge for board and lodging. You will be able to pay by credit or debit card when booking your place:


  • 1 Night Package (£112.89): Includes meals, one nights’ bed & breakfast accommodation, and registration fee

  • 2 Night Package (£224.78): Includes meals, two nights' bed & breakfast accommodation, and registration fee

  • 3 Night Package (£273.67): Includes meals, three nights' bed & breakfast accommodation (for those who need to stay an extra night), and registration fee

  • Day Delegate Package (no accommodation required) (£127.00): Includes catering, and registration fee


For more information, including FAQs, please visit our conference webpage.