The idea that "I don't do the conference thing" doesn't really resonate with me. I don't go to conferences; I go to listen to particular people speak, or to listen to people speak on a particular subject, and to meet people interested in the same stuff.
All that being said, here's where I'll likely be found over the next few months:
The Evolving Church: Kingdom Economy (April 10 - Toronto, ON)
Love the subject, love the speaker line-up, but William Cavanaugh sealed the deal for me. His little book Being Consumed was a game changer in my mind.
God and the Global Economy: Protestant Responses to Caritas in Veritate (April 16/17 - Vancouver, BC)
Same subject again, one I've been thinking a lot about lately. Funny, I remember calling on Jonathan Wellum when he was with AIC and I was with Fidelity Investments. (I'm still tentative on this one.)
The Amahoro Gathering: Christ, Creation and Community (May 3-10 - Mombasa, Kenya)
This one is on the other side of the planet, but it is a conversation which is near and dear to my heart. This will be my 3rd Amahoro Gathering, an some of my dearest friends will be found there. I'm now serving on Amahoro's global board and would be attending anyway, so the topic of this one is a bonus. Should be great.
Evangelism & Transformation in a Secular Society (May 28/29 - Victoria, BC)
My aversion to what the word evangelism often means is offset by my love for the word transformation. I love Steve Bell's stuff, this is a chance to go see my friend Brian McLaren speak again, and it's only a ferry ride away. Brian and Steve work really well together too.
As always, I ask the "So what?" question in deciding to go to these events, and will do my best to share my answers to that question with you after the events.