SOULARIZE ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL AND PHYSICAL GLOBAL LEARNING PARTIES FOR SPIRITUAL THOUGHT LEADERS
Leading Up to a Live In-Person and Virtual Event October 21-23, The Soularize Community Connects to Collaborate with Other Innovators and Creatives.
NEWPORT BEACH, CA. July 12, 2021 — Spencer Burke, author, speaker and founder of multiple spiritual-based businesses, is honored to announce Soularize 2021, a meeting place for spiritual innovators. Soularize is a unique platform where participants from all over the globe are able to connect, collaborate, learn, and unleash their creativity. The virtual program launched on June 1, 2021 and continues through its physical event, Soularize LIVE, October 21-23, 2021, hosted at Fullerton First Methodist Church in Fullerton, CA. The theme of this year’s 20th Anniversary Event is Humane Spirituality.
“As faith communities around the world begin to envision a post-pandemic society, our desire is to provide a space to interact, discover new and diverse voices, build relationships, and grow resources to help encourage and launch projects that support this year’s theme,” explained Burke. “Now is the time to ask faith communities, artists and other change-makers: ‘What have you learned through these last 18 months?’ We’ll meet and discuss at Soularize 2021.”
October 21-23, the Soularize community will gather for the live three-day interfaith celebration and feature a diverse array of expert speakers, panels, up to 25 workshops selected by community vote, networking opportunities, sponsor resources, remote location streaming, and an evening with the Southern California Chapter of Beer & Hymns in charming Fullerton, CA. On-Site tickets are limited and can be purchased for $199.
Since its inception 2 decades ago, Soularize has been a diverse, Christian pop-up gathering. Now, after a 10-year hiatus, it takes on a new format as a hybrid that blends virtual connections with local faith communities and culminates in the live physical event. By utilizing the award-winning Whova app customized for Soularize, participants can join from anywhere in the world. During the months leading up to Soularize LIVE, members can showcase their art, present ideas, ask questions, and collaborate with other diverse spiritual innovators.
The new Start-up Pitch Contest is an exciting addition this year, designed to motivate spiritual entrepreneurs to submit innovative concepts within this year’s theme. Members can present start-up ideas and projects to leading change-makers for advice, critique and potential awards. Winning ideas will be presented during Soularize LIVE. Judges include representatives from Glean Network, a spiritual entrepreneur incubator; Ideation, a brand marketing agency; and innoFaith, an interfaith network. Winners will win cash prizes and scholarships ($10K in value).
A network pass is available now for $19.95 for access to engage with the digital community. The Soularize App is available through the live event’s website.
Those interested in showcasing art, submitting a start-up pitch for the contest, presenting a workshop, or would like to stream Soularize LIVE to their own faith community can apply at www.Soularize.LIVE.
About Spencer Burke and Soularize:
Spencer Burke is known as one of the early adopters of the Emerging Church, a Progressive Christian movement in the early 2000s. Creator of TheOOZE.com, now archived at Fuller Seminary, and author of several books including A Heretic's Guide to Eternity and Making Sense of Church, Spencer is an ordained Disciples of Christ Minister, served as the Minister of Innovation and New Church Development with the Pacific Southwest Region, and currently leads Innovation Labs at Fullerton First Methodist Church while running his consulting company, Lean Faith - helping churches launch love into action. Spencer lives with his wife and often host dinners with his two grown children in Newport Beach, CA
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