About the Conference

About the Conference

The third international Rethinking Hell conference will be held on October 7th-8th, 2016, at the Highgate International Church in Highgate, London. Hosted by Justin Brierley, this will be an occasion for evangelicals to consider the case for Conditional Immortality, and the movement's ongoing direction. This year, the theme of the conference is “Conditional Immortality: Past, Present, Future.” Our plenary speakers will be Roger Forster, David Instone-Brewer, and Chris Date.

The conference will be held on Friday evening and all day on Saturday (October 7th-8th). The Friday evening features a talk by Roger Forster, and runs from 7pm until at least 9pm. If you are unable to attend on Saturday you may attend Friday evening for free (however you must obtain tickets beforehand). Saturday begins at 10am and runs through an evening panel, starting at 6pm.

Standard tickets for Friday/Saturday cost £20. However, the price is £15 if you order your ticket by August 21st, or any time for groups of 5 or more, or if you are eligible for a concession discount. Refreshments will be provided and lunch and an evening meal will be available for purchase either from the conference venue or nearby restaurants.

Plenary Speakers

This year's speakers include:


We welcome papers on the conference theme, to be presented during breakout sessions on the Saturday. The theme is intentionally broad, and may treat the topic of conditional immortality from the vantage of various disciplines, such as biblical exegesis, theology, history, philosophy, spiritual formation, pastoral, etc.

If you would like to present a paper, please submit a concise proposal to us by August 21, 2016. Your proposal should include an abstract, a short personal/academic biography, and any additional comments. Please limit your submission to 1-2 pages.

The conference leadership will respond to all submissions by August 31st. Approved presenters will receive free conference admission (so don't register). If you are presenting your paper at the conference, you will have 60 minutes, which should include 10-15 minutes for interaction with your audience. With this in mind, a length of 20-25 pages would be ideal.