Conferences & Tours

The Calvin 500 Commemorative Tour

Calvin 500 Conference Schedule here.

Our tour begins in France, the country of Calvin’s birth. Starting off with a three-night stay in the magnificent French capital, Paris, we’ll have opportunities to get acquainted
with some of the city’s historic churches and world-class museums. We’ll also make excursions to Noyon, the little town where Calvin was born; the amazing Chateau de Versailles; and Orleans, the scenic city where Calvin studied law. Then, we’ll head for Reims to see its wonderful old cathedral, and we’ll spend a night in Strasbourg. Calvin was exiled here from 1538 to 1541, during which time he pastored a congregation of French refugees.

Next, we’ll cross the border into majestic Switzerland and pay a visit to Berne, seat of the Swiss Federal Government. And now for Geneva where we’ll have six nights and five full days to attend the Anniversary Conferences and get acquainted with the vibrant city that is often called the “Rome of the Protestants.” We’ll also en-joy a cruise on the lake, an excursion to nearby Lausanne, an opportunity to visit the city’s most important museums, and free time to explore on our own.

Throughout the tour and at the conferences, esteemed leaders, scholars, and ministers will illuminate Calvin’s influence and the cultural, religious, and political impact flowing from his work. If you’ve been looking for a great opportunity to tour Reformation highlights while also learning from some of the finest experts on Calvin, this is the best shot for hundreds of years for hundreds of people to come together! The fellowship should be unparalleled.

We’re now accepting Conference Only registrations for those who wish to make their own arrangements but still attend all sessions of Calvin500 in Geneva in July 2009. For more information or to register, click here.

Anniversary Conferences

Tribute Conference begins: A 4-day international symposium with leading scholars in the historic Auditoire in Geneva (July 6-9, 2009); Enjoy stimulating lectures, current research, and well-researched analyses in the mornings or afternoons from some of the finest experts on Calvin in the Tribute Conference.

Commemorating Calvin Conference: A 5-day international symposium with leading Ministers in Geneva (July 5-9, 2009). For those wishing to appreciate the theology and spirituality of Calvin, the Commemorating Calvin Conference will be without parallel. Both conferences will be located in Geneva’s Old Town.

If you wish to register for the Geneva “Conference Only” Package, assuming responsibility for your own arrangements, please register here. 


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  1. What are the costs for the conference and the hotels? Wher ecan i find the info?


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