Collegium offers liberal religious scholars an opportunity to share their research and to develop collegial relationships. By design, it caters to the unique requirements of college students, doctoral and post-doctoral students, professors, scholar-ministers and independent scholars. 

Every year Unitarian Universalist Collegium hosts a conference to encourage in-depth conversations about theological, ethical, and historical topics of interest to Unitarian Universalists and other liberal religionists. Learning and sharing take place in plenary sessions featuring a guest speaker, presentations, Q&A sessions, worship services, communal meals, and social time. These academic and networking components foster community building and knowledge development.


Collegium is a membership association of ordained and lay scholars. Learn more about how to become a member.

2015 Conference

Plan now to attend the 2015 Collegium Conference, October 28-31 at the Walker Center, just outside of Boston.

Join Distinguished Scholar Gary Dorrien and a great company of scholars in a discussion of this year's theme, "The Big Questions in Liberal Religion." The call for papers closed on June 1, 2015. The pre-registion is closed for the annual conference. Same-day, drop-ins welcome.

View conference schedule, Oct. 28-31, 2015.