STC INTERNATIONAL FORUM | 21-23 October, 2021

Every year from around the world we gather together to celebrate, resolve, and learn from everyone and anyone involved with STC. You are invited to our 2021 International Forum!

What does it mean to Serve Now? How do we Serve Now? Who do we Serve Now?

WHY DO WE SERVE NOW?

We will explore, learn, and take action on each of these questions and much more during our 2021 International Forum!

The 2021 Forum will be available online and in-person in three locations – Paris, FranceDetroit, Michigan, USAManila, Philippines. Although planning may be difficult depending on local COVID-19 restrictions, take a leap and save the date, you can always join us online!

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Choose your 2021 Forum experience

Join online, or in-person:

  • Global main sessions
  • Workshops
  • Connection time
  • In-person meetings
  • Volunteering
  • Meals, outings and more
  • Location
  • In-Person (€50)
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    • Online and In-Person
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    • Paris (France)
      Detroit (Michigian, USA)
      Manila (Philippines)
  • Online (€15)
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Program & Site Details

Global Program

Main sessions, hangout and connection times, and workshops open to all participants will take place on Friday the 22nd, and Saturday the 23rd. See schedules below in your local time based on your desired experience.

FORUM Global Online Experience

The Forum Global Online Experience is your gateway to the 2021 Serve the City FORUM! With the Global Online Experience you will have ONLINE access to:

  • All global online programming (Forum opening, closing, and plenary sessions )
  • All global online workshops
  • Family & Prayer online meetings
  • Online connection times online before and after the global online programming

Check out the “In-Person” tab on the left for the schedules and additional programming in Paris, Manila, or Detroit.

Schedule for Global Online Experience:

Click an item for details

FORUM Global In-Person Experience

For travel information, local schedule, and more select your desired Global Forum Site.

Paris

Welcome!

Our meeting location is:

The American Church in Paris [Click for map]
65 quai d’Orsay
75007 Paris

We are located on left bank of the Seine, between the Pont d’Alma and the Pont des Invalides.

The church is a five-minute walk from the following Métro stations:

  • Pont d’Alma (RER C)
  • Invalides (RER C)
  • Invalides, Alma Marceau

In addition, bus 63 stops directly in front of the church. Bus 80 stops at the Pont d’Alma (Bosquet-Rapp), and several buses stop at Invalides.

Travel

COVID-19 Information

Coming Soon

Airport

CDG – Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport [Click for directions to our meeting location]

Accommodations

We recommend “The Generator” as an affordable option. Please note it is about 35-45 minutes by public transport to the American Church. Other AirBnB and hotels are closer to our meeting location, however, our volunteer activities will be near The Generator.

Click here for public transit directions from The Generator to The American Church.

Schedule (check later for further details and updates):

Detroit

Welcome!

Our meeting location is:

Coming Soon

Recommended tours and places to see:

Coming soon

Travel

COVID-19 Information

Coming Soon

Airport

Coming Soon

Public Transportation

Coming Soon

Accommodations

Coming Soon.

Schedule

Thursday 21st of October:

18:00 Welcome event

Friday 22nd of October:

08:00 Main plenary session
10:00 Connection and Hangout session
11:00 Workshops

Saturday 23rd of October:

08:00 Main plenary session
10:00 Connection and Hangout session
11:00 Workshops
13:00 Time to volunteer

Manila

Welcome!

Our meeting location is:

Coming Soon

Recommended tours and places to see:

Coming soon

Travel

COVID-19 Information

Coming Soon

Airport

Coming Soon

Public Transportation

Coming Soon

Accommodations

Coming Soon.

Schedule

Thursday 21st of October:

18:00 Welcome event

Friday 22nd of October:

16:00 Workshops
20:00 Main plenary session
22:00 Connection and Hangout session

Saturday 23rd of October:

10:00 Time to volunteer
16:00 Workshops
20:00 Main plenary session
22:00 Closing hangout session

Workshops

This year’s workshops are in three different styles. A standard expert workshop in two parts about neighborhood transformation. A “Marketplace” with a “pop-in, pop-out” format and four options to answer the question “How do I?”. And lastly, three workshops based on our shared social concerns.

Neighborhood Transformation

This is a single topic workshop where we will learn from neighborhood transformation experts and how you can SERVE NOW to make meaningful and long-term impact in your neighborhoods. This is a two-part workshop, part 1 will be available twice on Friday, and part 2 will be available twice on Saturday.

STC "How do I?" Marketplace

The marketplace is your time to learn from STC leaders and volunteers about unique solutions to address volunteerism with our STC values in action. The marketplace will be available three times, in four “pop-in, pop-out” rooms, twice on Friday and once on Saturday. Check back soon for details on the topics.

Shared Social Concerns

Join our Shared Social Concerns team to discuss and interact with ideas and concerns that are too big for any single person or city to address. This workshop will be presented twice on Saturday with three different topics to choose from. Specific topics will be provided here as soon as they are confirmed!

Registration

Registration is open now! Details will continue to be added, so please check back on this page. Your registration is refundable.

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