in collaboration with Volos Academy for Theological Studies
The second mega-conference of the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) will be held in Volos on January 10-15, 2023, four years after the first such conference, in Iasi, Romania, in 2019. The Conference will be hosted by the Volos Academy for Theological Studies with the blessing of His Eminence Ignatius, Metropolitan of Demetrias and Almyros. The overall theme of the Conference will be all aspects of the mission of the Orthodox Church.
Founded in 2017, the International Orthodox Theological Association (IOTA) is a community of scholars and professionals dedicated to the worldwide exchange of knowledge within the context of the Orthodox Tradition. IOTA organizes international conferences and facilitates group research projects, thus contributing to the growth and renewal of the Orthodox Church by supporting pan-Orthodox unity and synodality. As a pan-Orthodox non-profit organization, IOTA does not belong to any local Church and strives to maintain constructive relationships with all Orthodox Churches.
IOTA consists of twenty-seven groups, each representing a distinct knowledge domain pertinent to the Orthodox Christian Studies. The groups are led by internationally respected Orthodox scholars. The groups include Biblical Studies, Canon Law and Pastoral Theology, Christianity in the Middle East, Churchl Music, Dogmatic Theology, Ecumenical Dialogue, Liturgical Studies, Patristics, and Political Theology.
The call for papers will be announced in February 2022, while registration for the Conference will begin in the summer of 2022. The working language of the Conference will be English. More information will be announced soon, both on the website of Volos Academy for Theological Studies (https://www.acadimia.org) and on the IOTA website (https://iota-web.org/).