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Continuing Education

One-hundred fifty years ago, CTS identified a need to provide on-going opportunities for graduates to continue studying with our faculty – and each other.  That tradition is alive and well today.

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Conferences and Events:

Every year, CTS hosts and participates in several conferences and events. Our largest event is our biennial conference, RIOTcon. This conference brings together the most influential scholars, artists, and community leaders to discuss the most important issues of the day. For information on RIOTcon 2018 and registration information, click here.




RIOTcon 2018 – Climates of Change. April 20-21, 2018

Online Courses:

As part of an emerging effort to better meet the needs of our constituency and expand access to our leading edge faculty, CTS offers courses online. Students do not need to be enrolled in a degree program to take online courses. What’s more, CTS alums may audit courses at a reduced rate.  Learn more about the courses being offered.

Public Programs:

Chicago Theological Seminary hosts a number of public programs during the year.  Many are sponsored by our Academic Centers and others by on-campus seminary groups, such as the annual C. Shelby Rooks Lecture held in the fall by the Center for the Study of Black Faith and Life, the Gilberto Castañeda Lecture held in the spring, sponsored by the LGBTQ Religious Studies Center, and a variety of programs sponsored by the Center for Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Studies.  There is also a series of “Fireside Chats” which bring together community thinkers/leaders/activists for dialogue.