Program

TUESDAY 28 JUNE

4.00pm        Conference registrations open – Catholic Leadership Centre (576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne – enter off Albert Street). Tea and coffee.
6.00pm        Drinks
6.30pm        Official Welcome & Opening Reception. Launch of Luther Bible 1551: Selected Illustrations (compiled by Trevor Schaefer and Jeffrey Silcock)
7.00pm        Finger Food

WEDNESDAY 29 JUNE

8.30am        Morning Prayer
9.00am        Keynote 1 – Theodor Dieter: Martin Luther’s ninety five theses: reconstructing a ‘debate which did not take place’
10.00am      Morning Tea
10.30am      Tischreden
11.30am      Plenary Q+A
12.15pm      Finger Food Lunch
1.45pm        Keynote 2 – Franz Posset: OUR Martin: Catholic sympathisers yesterday, today and tomorrow
2.45pm        Tischreden
3.30pm        Afternoon Tea
4.15pm        Plenary Q+A
5.00pm        Conclusion
5.30pm        Pre-dinner Drinks & Book Launch (Of Good Comfort: Martin Luther’s Letters to the Depressed and their Significance for Pastoral Care Today, by Stephen Pietsch)
6.30pm        Dinner
9.30pm        Conclusion

THURSDAY 30 JUNE

8.30am        Morning Prayer
9.00am        Keynote 3 – Risto Saarinen: Luther’s theology of giving and the gift
10.00am      Morning Tea
10.30am      Tischreden
11.30am      Plenary Q+A
12.15pm      Finger Food Lunch & Book Launch (Anthina Lexutt, A Year with Luther; translated by Jeffrey Silcock)
2.00pm        Short Paper plus Discussion
3.00pm        Afternoon Tea
3.30pm        Short Paper plus Discussion
4.30pm        Conclusion
6.00pm        University of Divinity Reception – Finger food, jazz musicians
7.30pm        Public Lecture – Oswald Bayer: Luther Ahead: From Promise to Fulfilment
9.00pm        Conclusion

FRIDAY 1 JULY

8.30am        Morning Prayer
9.00am        Keynote 4 – Kirsi Stjerna: Luther for the future
10.00am      Morning Tea
10.30am      Tischreden
11.30am      Plenary Q+A
12.15pm      Finger Food Lunch
2.00pm        Short Paper plus Discussion
3.00pm        Afternoon Tea
3.30pm        Short Paper plus Discussion
4.30pm        Conclusion
5.30pm        Devotion in the Tongue of Luther – German Lutheran Trinity Church, East Melbourne
6.00pm        Conference Banquet – Park Hyatt Hotel (1 Parliament Place, East Melbourne), piano bar musicians

SATURDAY 2 JULY

8.30am        Morning Prayer
9.00am        Keynote 5 – James Nestingen: The contemporary significance of Luther’s teaching on the ‘communicatio idiomatum’
10.00am      Morning Tea
10.30am      Tischreden
11.30am      Plenary Q+A
12.15pm      Finger Food Lunch
1.30pm        Excursion – Information to follow
Dinner and Evening Free

SUNDAY 3 JULY

9.00am        Invitation to Worship, including Bach Cantata – St Johns Lutheran Church Southgate (20 City Road, Southbank)
11.00am      Invitation to Worship, including Bach Cantata – St Paul’s Lutheran Church (711 Station Street, Box Hill)

 

VENUE
The Conference venue is the Catholic Leadership Centre.  This is a new world class conference centre, conveniently located in the heart of East Melbourne.  The centre features purpose-built learning spaces for contemporary adult learning, supported by the latest conferencing technology. The main reception is located via 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne, but it is suggested that conference attendees enter from Albert Street, on the corner of Hoddle Street.

For instructions to get there, transport options, and parking availability, please go to CLC directions.

MORNING PRAYER
Morning Prayer with be held each morning in St John the Evangelist Church, adjacent to the Conference Centre.

CONFERENCE BANQUET
An optional Conference Banquet will be held at the nearby Park Hyatt Hotel in East Melbourne, including a grand dinner and local musicians.  An additional fee will apply.

EXCURSION
An excursion to one of several options in ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ is planned for Saturday afternoon of the Conference.  Further details coming soon. The final choice will be weather dependent.

BACH CANTATA WORSHIP SERVICES
Conference attendees have been invited to Sunday morning worship services, incorporating Bach Cantatas, at the following local churches:

We gratefully acknowledge these invitations, and encourage conference guests to extend their stay so that they can attend one of these unique events.  More information to follow.

ANZATS CONFERENCE
Conference participants are also welcome to attend the 2016 ANZATS theological conference from 3 to 6 July 2016, which will begin immediately after the Luther@500 conference.  This will be held at the Trinity College Theological school and the Pilgrim Theological College, both in Parkville, Melbourne.  For more information visit www.anzats.edu.au/conferences.html