Lipscomb University

Christian Scholars' Conference

2018 CSC Registration

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM - Friday, June 8, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Location: Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN

Conference Registration

Early Bird Rate - $175 through May 8 ($205 effective May 9, 2018)

Graduate Student Rate (MA, PhD) - $125 through May 8 ($155 effective May 9, 2018)

Your registration fee covers all sessions and meals starting with lunch Wednesday through Friday breakfast. Some events are an additional fee and outlined below.

NOTE: Payments are not refundable after May 9, 2018.

Suggested Optional Events (additional fees may apply)

Christian Academic Leaders Conference (CALC)
(Tuesday and Wednesday) - $55

This two-day conference (formerly known as the Deans' Conference) is intended for Church of Christ affiliated universities/colleges Academic Officers (Provosts, CAOs, VPAAs, deans, associate deans, etc.) Tuesday 9:30 - 6:30 pm, Wednesday 7:30 - 10:00 am. Lunches and Wednesday breakfast are included.

Lunch with PhD Students
(Wednesday, 12:00 to 1:00 pm) - no additional fee

Doctoral students in all fields are invited to attend a casual networking lunch with invited administrators from universities affiliated with the CSC. Graduate students will need to add this option to your registration. There is no additional charge for this event.

Lunch for Health Sciences Registrants
(Wednesday, 12:00 to 1:00 pm) - no additional fee

Roger Davis, chair of the Health Sciences section, cordially invites all Health Science attendees to attend lunch. There is no additional charge to attend this event.

Luncheon - Doug Foster - This event is soldout
(Thursday, 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm) - $20

The CSC has a rich history of honoring the work and legacy of the most significant scholars and practitioners among us. These luncheon events join family, friends, students and colleagues in a memorable event that gives honor to whom honor is due in a most appropriate venue.

It is altogether "fit and proper" to add scholar and professor Douglas Foster to this panoply of honored scholars with a luncheon in his honor at the 38th annual conference. This assuredly will be a highlight event.   

Lunchtime Poster Session
(Thursday, 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm) - no additional fee

Browse student and faculty posters covering Business as Mission, Engineering Missions and other projects that connect student vocational and missional work.

Business Lunch
(Thursday, 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm) - no additional fee

Participants from business, computing, engineering and related areas are invited to lunch in the 1891 Faculty Club. This is a time for informal discussion and fellowship. There is no additional charge for this event.

Tokens Show
(Thursday, 7:30 pm) - $20 Tickets are limited, please check at registration table upon arrival

Join The Tokens Show for a Most Outstanding evening of thought-provoking word and music entitled, "Dylan. Jesus. America." hosted by Lee C. Camp and featuring Pulitzer Prize winner and current U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith; acclaimed novelist and winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award. Tobias Wolff; up-and-coming band The New Respects; and singer-songwriter Matthew Perryman Jones.

The Tennessean calls Tokens "one of a kind," and a "virtuouso ensemble." Prominent Nashville music critic Peter Cooper recently opined that Tokens "is amazing. It's amazing that [Tokens] has integrated music, humor and scholarship into something so seamlessly entertaining." Other reviewers have called Tokens "spectacular" and "provocative." Best selling author Shane Claiborne calls Tokens "dazzling. magical. better than CATS...creating beauty and mischief." And the Englewood Review of books says that "Tokens is one of today's finest exemplars of exploration around the intersections of theology and the performing arts..." For more information, visit  


Please be advised that the CSC coincides with another very popular event in Nashville, CMA Music Fest. Please make arrangements for your accommodations, whether on or off campus, as soon as possible.

Lodging is available on Lipscomb's campus beginning Tuesday, June 5th through Friday, June 8th.

We are pleased to share that we have a brand new facility for CSC's on-campus housing option, Bison Hall. Bison Hall is Lipscomb's newest Residence Hall and offers a private bathroom per room. Each room will come equipped with two twin beds and is priced at $110/night (including taxes and fees). 
Mr. Bodhi Dark (615-966-7031) will handle all reservations and special requests regarding on-campus housing. This will be the only on-campus option available to CSC attendees. On-campus housing cannot be added to your online CSC registration, you must contact Mr. Dark directly.

Amenities for Bison Hall will include:

*Hotel level bed linens and towels
*Housekeeping turn down service
*Concierge/snack area exclusively for Bison Hall guests
*Private bathroom

Check in is 3:00 pm central, and check out is 11:00 am central. The Bison Hall is happy to accommodate early check ins or late check outs as available. Please make these requests when making a reservation.

*To make an on-campus reservation you must contact Mr. Bodhi Dark at or 615-966-7031. 


If you wish to stay off campus, the following hotels are providing conference rates for a limited time:

Four Points by Sheraton
760 Old Hickory Blvd.
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 964-5500
website and online hotel reservations

Courtyard Nashville Brentwood
103 East Park Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027
(615) 371-920
online hotel reservations

Other accommodations in the area may be found through this link.

Book Displays and Exhibits Fee - $250  

The conference welcomes book displays and exhibits appropriate to the mission of the Christian Scholars' Conference and its theme. The book display or exhibit fee is $250, in addition to the regular conference registration. Vendors must obtain approval from David Fleer at prior to registering for the conference.

Note: Payments are not refundable after May 9, 2018.


For questions regarding registration please contact Kellye McCool at

On campus housing questions should be directed to Mr. Bodhi Dark at

We are sorry, but the registration period for this event has closed.