Programme ECIC 22

Internet as Public Space

Extended Reality and Public Theology

Churches have always emerged in public places. Now, the digital world extends and pervades our world: Pokemon Go game, augmented reality apps, 3D games and instant messaging.
What are the possibilities for the church? How can we "extend" the world to bring our message to the people?
Christian voices have to make a contribution that is relevant and consistent with the Bible message in style and in content.
How does the lack of physical presence affect our empathy and our discourse…?
How could public theology and extended reality help us to give positive nudges to the more and more polarized world?

25 - 28 April 2017


Details are subject to change.

  Tuesday, 25 April
 15:00  Registration, coffee and networking at the venue
 16:00  Opening Prayer
 16:30  Welcome and introductions
 17:30  Opening Keynote:  Dr Jerzy Sojka, Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw
 19:00  Dinner


  Wednesday, 26 April (open to local 1-day participants)
 8:00  Breakfast
 9:00  Morning prayer (Chapel)
 Keynote: Piotr Baczynski, co-founder and CEO at Immersion
 10:30  coffee break
 11:00 Panel discussion: "Past, present and future - the Polish churches and the internet"
 12:00  Tell your story 1/2
 13:00  Lunch
 14:00  Tell your story 3/4
 14:30  Tell your story 5/6
 15:30 Coffee break
 16:00  Tell your story 7/8 
 16:30  Tell your story 9/10
 17:30 reflection
 19:00  Dinner


  Thursday, 27 April (excursion)
 8:00  Breakfast
 9:00  Morning Prayer
 9:30 Keynote: "Christians in Virtual Reality" by Prof. Wojciech Cellary
 10:30  Coffee break
 11:00  2017 projects exhibition
 12:00  Annual meeting
 13:00  Lunch

 14:00 Visit in town / free time
 20:00 Dinner
 23:00 Bus to venue


  Friday, 28 April
 8:00 Breakfast
 9:00 Morning prayer
Keynote:  “Preach to all everywhere and by all means”, by Dr Anna Miotk 
 10:30 Workshop
 11:30 Feedback
 12:00 Journey blessing
 12:30  Lunch


Tell-your-story sessions

These sessions comprise a series of presentations from ECIC members detailing innovations, developments and web strategies. This year there will be 30 minutes for each presentation including discussion.


2017 projects exhibition

2017 is the 500th anniversary of the reformation. If you / your church has a special project in this year, please present it with a poster or exhibit in our exhibition on Thursday, 11 o'clock.



The evenings will allow opportunities to continue networking – Polish style!