SEPTEMBER 29-30, 2023


With the widespread development and use of artificial intelligence (A.I.) in both art and science, how do we navigate the theological, ethical, and practical quandaries of using this type of technology in our everyday lives? For this year’s Lonergan on the Edge Graduate Student Conference, we invite abstracts of no more than 500 words that explore the topics of science, technology, and A.I. as they relate to human authenticity, social progress, and intersubjectivity.

Submit your MS Word or PDF proposal as a one-page, double-spaced abstract prepared for blind review (i.e. no name on the proposal itself). Only one submission per student will be accepted. Regular paper presentations will be 30 minutes: 20 for presentation, 1 0 for Q&A.

We are also accepting panel proposals from groups of 2-3 students. If considering a panel, please indicate the panel theme and submit proposals together, following the blind review guidelines.

Abstracts due July 31, 2023

Please submit your proposed abstract to Accepted proposals will be notified in early August.

All are welcome to attend, but we request proposals from current or recent (within the last five years) graduate students who have not yet received a Ph.D. Special consideration will be given to proposals that address this year’s theme, though other proposals in Lonergan studies may be considered.


M. Shawn Copeland Presentation in Contextual Theology The 11th annual M. Shawn Copeland Presentation in Contextual Theology is a student presentation on the intersection of contextual theology and Lonergan studies. The selected presenter will receive an expanded presentation format and financial support for travel and accommodations.

Students interested in applying for the M. Shawn Copeland Presentation should follow the standard submission instructions and indicate interest in being considered in their application email.