Loppiano, June 6-8 – International Conference on Agape Philosophy. Registrations are open.

The Department of Theology, Philosophy, and Humanities of the University Institute Sophia promotes the international conference titled Agape’s inner Movement: Key to Socio-Cultural Renewal. The event, which will take place from June 6th to 8th, 2024 at the Institute and the Auditorium of Loppiano, aims to provide an interdisciplinary philosophical exploration of the concept of agape, starting from its philosophical-theological expression, in order to trace the dynamism that can engage people and knowledge in dialogue. Today, more than ever, there is an urgent need for a rethinking of reality through reflection rooted in life experience, and the category of agape can constitute a key to socio-cultural renewal that is still largely unexplored.

The event is organized in collaboration with Loppiano, the international citadel of the Focolare Movement, and a network of organizations, including international research groups such as Psychology and Communion, the Political Movement for Unity, Social One, and with the patronage of Fokolar-Stiftung, Vincenzo Casillo Foundation and Banca Valdarno.

The conference is divided into an academic session rich in international and national contributions on interdisciplinary perspectives and a public session with a roundtable and interdisciplinary workshops aimed at teachers, social and cultural workers, and interested individuals.

The event offers various participation options with corresponding registration fees:

– €80 – full in-person conference participation
– €40 – full online conference participation
– €40 – full in-person conference participation for students/Ph.D. candidates
– €20 – full online conference participation for students/Ph.D. candidates
– €60 – in-person participation in the public session only.

Registration must be completed online by June 4th at this link: bit.ly/3UeMsll

Additionally, the Loppiano citadel offers various types of accommodation (rooms with bathrooms, apartments of various sizes), and you can make your request based on your needs. For information and reservations regarding accommodation and meals, contact Loppiano Hospitality: prenotazioni@loppiano.it, Tel. +39 055 9051102; Cell. +39 320 4197181; WhatsApp: +39 320 4197181. During the stay, a self-service meal service is available. The cost is €15.00 per person per meal, including a complete menu excluding wine and beverages. Children’s prices: €11.00 (ages 3-10), free (0-2 years).

The PDF program can be downloaded from the following link: CONFERENCE PROGRAM PDF