This conference had the dual purpose of giving individuals a chance to explore two vital moral virtues, which are key to our humanity: agape love and forgiveness.
Agape love is defined as being in service to others for their sake and this can require effort and even at times be painful.
To forgive is to work toward reducing resentment and offering goodness of some kind to those who have not been good to you.
The entire conference was in English with simultaneous interpretations in Arabic, Hebrew, and Mandarin.
Day 1 included educators from Israel (Hebrew-speaking and Arabic-speaking schools), Northern Ireland (Controlled and Maintained schools), and Taiwan discussing their experiences of teaching an agape love and forgiveness curriculum to 5th grade (primary 7 in Northern Ireland) students.
Day 2 helped us to learn more broadly about how to extend these moral virtues into the family and into wider world communities. Innovations in curricular development in schools also were discussed. A talk by a school superintendent in the Philippines was presented.
Those who love are more open to forgiveness and those who forgive leave more love in this world instead of discord and division.
The conference will be held at the Fluno Center, where you can also book accommodations. Please indicate you are a participant to the International Educational Conference on Agape Love and Forgiveness.
We welcome anyone interested in learning more about agape love and forgiveness education, however only people age 10 and up may register.
$60.00 – this includes your entrance to the conference and meals, but does not include parking fees, travel, lodging and visa fees.
Please register by May 31st, 2022.
As a courtesy to other guests who would like to attend, please notify the event organizers 3 weeks in advance if you cannot attend.
Important dates to know:
The registrant also will shoulder any service fees incurred by the International Forgiveness Institute, Inc.
Your registration is non-transferable. The name of the person attending should match the name on the online registration. Please cancel your reservation and have the other interested attendee register.
Please indicate in your registration your food preferences which we will try our best to accommodate. However, we cannot guarantee perfect adherence and request you are prepared to be responsible for your food.
Wheelchair seating will be arranged upon request, please indicate that in your registration.
You may book your lodging at the Fluno Center or the Hyatt Hotel Downtown Madison by June 18, 2021. See full booking instructions.
You are responsible to book your own transportation to the conference. You are responsible to check if a visa or permit is required to enter the United States.
Once in Madison, the hotels and conference venue are within walking distance.
Attendees will be required to wear a mask if there is a mandate from either the local or national government of the United States during the period of the conference event. The organizers reserve the right to remove anyone from the conference venue or seek legal help from the authorities for appropriate intervention.
Attendees need to comply with any country/state/city requirements issued at the time of the conference. The organizers reserved the right to request attendees who fail to comply to leave the vicinity.
Please arrive half-hour early for on-site registration.
Participants will be required to show their email confirmation by phone or by printout. No confirmation, no entry.
Seats will be first-come-first-served basis.
Attendees should agree to any other terms and regulations of the hotel and the conference venue.
To get the most out of the conference, we recommend being fully engaged.
Additionally, limiting usage of cellphones will help the audio quality and signal issues.
Attendees must agree to a security check each time you enter the vicinity.
Attendees need to comply with any and all country, state, and city requirements issued at the time of the conference. The organizers reserved the right to request attendees who fail to comply to leave the vicinity.
Restricted items include but are not limited to:
Please observe proper dress code — No slippers, no shorts, and no spaghetti strap type tops.