Lipscomb University

Christian Scholars' Conference

2020 Registration

"A Livable Planet: Partnerships in Creation, Wellness, Economy and Justice"




All program participants must be registered for the Conference

Online Registration is open from Feb 21 through June 1


Conference Registration

Early Bird Rate (through April 15) - $205

Lipscomb University Faculty (use code)

Kendi Reading Group (use code)

Regular Registration Rate (through June 1) - $235

Onsite Registration Rate (June 2-5) - $265


Graduate Student Rate

Early Bird Rate (through April 15) - $150

Regular Registration Rate (through June 1) - $180

Onsite Registration Rate - $210


Your registration fee covers all sessions and meals starting with lunch Wednesday through Friday breakfast. Some events are an additional fee and outlined below.

Payments are not refundable


Suggested Optional Events (additional fees may apply)

Christian Academic Leaders Conference (CALC)

(Tuesday and Wednesday) - $60

This two-day conference (formerly known as the Deans' Conference) is intended for Church of Christ affiliated universities/colleges Academic Officers (Provosts, CAOs, VPAAs, deans, associate deans, etc.) Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:30 pm, Wednesday 7:30 - 9:15 am. Lunches and Wednesday breakfast are included.


In addition to the regular meals, special luncheons

Connecting Lunch for PhD Students

(Wednesday, 11:45 to 1:00 pm) - Ticketed lunch, no additional fee

PhD students in all fields are invited to attend a casual networking lunch with invited administrators from universities affiliated with the CSC. Graduate students will need to add this option to their registration. There is no additional charge for this event.


Reading Group Lunch with Ibram X. Kendi

(Thursday, noon to 1:30 pm) ticketed lunch, fee assumed in registration

Sponsored Reading groups across Nashville and cities throughout the nation are reading How to be an Antiracist. Codes for registration are available through the group leader.


Poster Session

(Thursday, noon to 2:00 pm) - no additional fee


Business Lunch with Jay Jakub and host Andy Borchers

(Thursday, 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm) no additional fee

Participants in business and related disciplines are invited to lunch in "1891" the dining room adjacent the Bison Cafe on the second floor of Bennett Center. This is a time for informal discussion and fellowship.


Tokens Show

Join Tokens Show, hosted by Lee C. Camp, featuring some of Music City's finest musicians and vocalists, Thursday evening at 7:00 pm.

This year, in special arrangement with host Lee C. Camp, CSC is providing 1 ticket for each registrant. The Tokens Show ticket, gratis, will be included in everyone's registration, just as all other plenary events. Please check at registration table upon arrival.

Additional tickets for Nashville friends or guests are available for $10 each. Normally priced at $29.50 each, each registrant may purchase up to 5 additional tickets.

The Tennessean has opined that Tokens Show is "amazing. It's amazing that Camp has integrated music, humor and scholarship into something so seamlessly entertaining." The Nashville Scene has called Tokens "Nashville's best local variety show" and exhibiting "genre-bending creativity." Other reviewers: "Wonderful!" "Fantastic." "Tokens transcends mere entertainment, ascending instead to the level of education, even enlightenment." "Tokens is not mere entertainment, it is not mere nostalgia, or Americana, it is a prophetic re-imagining of what life in this world looks like; a life with music and laughter and dancing and, yes, even banjos."

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Please make arrangements for your accommodations, whether on or off campus, as soon as possible.

Limited Lodging is available on Lipscomb University's campus beginning Tuesday, June 2 through Friday, June 5.

Bison Hall/Inn:

Lodging is available on Lipscomb University's campus at Bison Hall or Bison Inn.

Bison Inn is our 9 room, year round full service hotel. Learn more and take a tour of our facility: [click here]. For rates and availability, please contact or 615-966-7031.

In addition, the year round student Residence Hall, Bison Hall, is transformed in the summer into additional lodging for guests.

Amenities for Bison Hall in the summer will include:

  • Hotel level bed linens and towels
  • Toiletries
  • Housekeeping turn down service

*Concierge/snack area exclusively for Bison Hall guests

Bison Hall Summer Lodging rooms are $100/night, plus fees and taxes. For availability, please contact or 615-966-7031.

If you wish to stay off campus, the following hotels are providing conference rates for a limited time:

Other accommodations in the area may be found through this link.



Book Displays and Exhibits Fee - $250

The conference welcomes book displays and exhibits appropriate to the mission of the Christian Scholars' Conference and its theme. The book display or exhibit fee is $250, in addition to the regular conference registration. Vendors must obtain approval from David Fleer at prior to registering for the conference.

Note: Payments are not refundable.



For questions regarding registration please contact

On campus housing questions should be directed to