Registration: 2018 UMTFE Gathering
The Office of Professional Formation at Iliff School of Theology welcomes and invites you to the 2018 UMTFE Gathering, January 24-26, 2018, in Denver, Colorado.

Please register by December 1, 2017, and complete one registration form per person.

We look forward to hosting our fellow contextual education staff and faculty from United Methodist Church seminaries and theological schools.

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For travel use and coordination in January
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You are responsible for arranging and paying for travel to Denver, and for transportation to-and-from the airport and the Holiday Inn Denver Cherry Creek.

A hot breakfast buffet is provided by the hotel with your reservation. Please eat breakfast on your own each morning before transport to campus. Iliff will provide lunch on January 24th, 25th, and 26th, and dinner on January 24th and 25th.

The hotel offers a free shuttle to Iliff, and we will schedule the shuttle to drop you off at Iliff prior to our start each morning, and to bring you back to the hotel at the end of each day. Alternatively, please let us know if you plan to rent a car so that we can arrange on-campus parking.

There is no registration fee for this gathering.


Our time together will start on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., and the Gathering will end on Friday, January 26th, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
Please let us know of any mobility concerns you may have so we can accommodate your needs:
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We have reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Denver Cherry Creek (455 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80246) for the nights of January 23rd, 24th 25th, and 26th, 2018.

The block room rate is $ 89 per night plus taxes, for either single or double occupancy. This rate includes a hot breakfast buffet, Wi-Fi internet, and self-parking in the hotel's garage. An additional charge of $10 per person will apply for the third and fourth person per guest room.

The UMTFE room rate will be held until 5 p.m. MST on January 2, 2018.

To reserve your room: Please call 303.388.5561, and ask for a room blocked for "UMTFE," OR reserve your room online:

Check-in is at 3:00 p.m., and checkout is 11:00 a.m. Bag storage is available free of charge if you arrive early or depart past checkout time.

For more information on the Holiday Inn Denver Cherry Creek:

The hotel is located .2 miles from the Cherry Creek Trail and is one mile from the Cherry Creek Shopping District where you can find restaurants, bars, art galleries, and boutique stores. Hotel amenities include a heated indoor pool, fitness center, and free shuttle within three miles.

Dietary considerations:
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Collaborative Agenda
We will use your responses to shape the initial agenda and then send the draft agenda out for review and feedback before finalizing. We look forward to crafting a meaningful agenda and experience together.
What could we do that would make this UMTFE Gathering energizing, formative, and engaging?
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What could we do that would make this UMTFE Gathering energy depleting, noninfluential, and make you want to stay in your hotel room? (The goal is to avoid these things...)
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What are you hoping to learn or engage during time with UM seminary/theological school colleagues? (e.g.: discussion topics, developing collaborative initiatives, sharing best practices on specific topics, etc.) Please list in order of your top priority down to less important.
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What are you interested in learning about or experiencing at Iliff School of Theology? (e.g.: people you want scheduled time with—please also include the structure you imagine for this time, curricular aspects, policies and procedures, best practices on specific topics, etc.) Please list in order of your top priority down to less important.
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Have you been to Denver before?
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Is there anything in Denver you would like to learn, do, eat, or drink?
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Please submit your registration by clicking on the "submit" button below.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

We will be in touch with additional preparations later this Summer and Fall, and look forward to seeing you in January!

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