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Due to challenges surrounding Covid-19, Inspire has been postponed until August 2022. Check out this article to learn more about this decision. More information to come.

Where: The Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park (a suburb of Chicago, Illinois)

When: August 4-6, 2022

Registration: will open January 2022

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Previous Inspires

For a taste of what Inspire 2022 will be about, check out what happened at our last Inspire events:

Inspire 2019 »

Inspire 2017 »

Plenary Speakers

Ken Shigematsu

Ken Shigematsu

Ken Shigematsu is the Senior Pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver, BC, one of the largest and most diverse city-center churches in Canada. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded to Canadians in recognition for their outstanding contribution to the country. Before entering pastoral ministry, he worked for the Sony Corporation in Tokyo. Ken is the author of the award-winning bestsellers ‘God in My Everything’ and ‘Survival Guide for the Soul.’ Ken lives in Vancouver with his wife, Sakiko, and their son, Joey.

Ken will be speaking about survival habits for the soul, exploring how we can live with joy and fulfillment in God rather than seeking happiness through being or doing more. Learn more about Ken’s plenary address.

David Zac Niringiye

David Zac Niringiye (Ph D.) is an Anglican bishop from Uganda. He is a Senior Fellow in a nascent think tank - The Institute of Religion, Faith and Culture in Public Life (INTERFACE). Bishop Niringiye's passion for the Gospel and his burden justice brought an early retirement in 2012 from serving as Assistant Bishop to serve the cause of social justice and good governance in Uganda. He now speaks internationally on the Gospel imperative for social justice in a broken and estranged world.

Bishop Niringiye has previously served at Makerere University, as a Visiting Fellow in the Human Rights and Peace Centre (HURIPEC) Department, in the School of Law, where he was leading a project on Religion, Human Rights and Peace. Prior to this, he served as Assistant Bishop for Kampala Diocese in the Church of Uganda for 7 years. He also served as the Africa Regional Director of Church Mission Society (CMS) and Regional Secretary for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) in English and Portuguese-Speaking Countries in Africa. His second book, The Gospel and the Common Good, will publish in 2021.

In his plenary session, Niringiye will talk about mission in relation to how we interpret and live out the gospel, focusing on what it takes to seek unity with our neighbors. Click here to read more about Bishop Niringiye's plenary session.

More speakers to be announced soon!