¡El Futuro Is Here! will draw from the methodologies that have emerged from Latinx faith communities. The advisory team who devised the conference structure astutely read the signs of the times and imagined spaces and experiences that would attend to the sense of familia that we achieved in our first conference and also utilize some of the great, new virtual approaches that have been innovated during the pandemic. 

On the first day, we will invite participants to explore the ways that relationship and relational structures—familia, cuentos, recuerdos, y communidades—are critical ways of knowing that can and do shape our ministries. On the second day, we will explore the depth and breadth of latinidad across the United States hearing from Hispanic Serving Institutions on their practices with culturally responsive ministry. We will close the distance by breaking bread with one another sharing comida y conversación. Our closing will tell the stories of the ancestro/as and familiares who we celebrate and honor as we pray with la comunión de los Santos.

This is an opportunity to engage, learn, imagine, plan and conspire to create more culturally responsive ministries that center the diverse identities and experiences of Latinx students! As Zoom can occupy a lot of mental and emotional space, we have thoughtfully constructed the schedule to allow time for prayer, create reflective space, and lean into some of the most creative elements of virtual spaces in helping us to build relationship across distance.

The following is a list of participating institutions in our 2021 Conference:

Albertus Magnus College
Alverno College
America Magazine
Boys Hope Girls Hope
Benedictine University
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
Caldwell University
Catholic Campus Ministry Association
Catholic Climate Covenant
Catholic Relief Services
Catholic Theological Union
Catholic University of America
College of Our Lady of the Elms
College of St. Benedict
Commonweal Magazine
Congregation of St. Joseph's in Los Angeles
DePaul University
Diocese of Pittsburgh
Diocese of San Bernardino
Dominican University
Duke Catholic Center
Edgewood College
Garrett Evangelical Seminary
Holy Names University
Inclusive Collective
Loyola Marymount University
Loyola University, New Orleans
Manhattan College
Marian University
Marywood University
Missouri State University
Molloy College
Mount Saint Mary College
Mount Saint Mary's University
National Catholic Reporter
Newman Connection
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Ohio Dominican University
Our Lady of the Lake University
Plymouth State University
Rice Catholic Student Association
Seattle University
Springtide Research Institute
St. Catherine University
St. Edward's University
St. Francis College
St. John's University
St. Martin's University
St. Mary's Academy
St. Mary's Catholic Center at Texas A&M University
St. Mary's College of California
St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas
St. Thomas University
St. Xavier University
UC Los Angeles
UC Riverside
University of Dayton
University of Pittsburgh
University of St. Thomas - TX
University of the Incarnate Word
Washington University in St. Louis