2023 Southeast Meeting Overview

2023 ETS Southeast Region Meeting Information

Contemplating the Triune God

The faculty and staff at Columbia International University are delighted to welcome ETS members and guests to our campus for the Southeast Regional meeting February 24th and 25th, 2023.

Our keynote speaker will be Matthew Barrett, Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The conference theme, “Contemplating the Triune God,” has its roots in Dr. Barrett’s well received work on the Godhead (Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Spirit [Baker, 2021]). He will develop these ideas in the broader context of systematic theology. In addition to delivering three addresses, there will also be time for Q&A following the banquet on Friday evening.

ETS members are welcome to submit papers for the conference. These may follow the conference theme or deal with other areas of Bible and theology.

The deadline for paper submissions will be January 4, 2022.

Please see the information below to register for the meeting and submit paper proposals.

Meeting Details:

Date of Regional Meeting: Friday, February 24, 11:00 a.m. - Saturday, February 25, 1:00 pm

Conference Theme: Contemplating the Triune God

Keynote Speaker: Matthew Barrett, Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Location: Columbia International University, Columbia, SC

Registration: Presenters and attenders must register for the conference. Please register no later than January 24, 2023. After January 10, registration fees will increase by $5.

Registration link for the conference

Early Registration Fees (no later than January 24, 2023)

Full Members: $45
Student Members: $30
Guests: $50
Spouses: FREE

Late Registration Fees (January 25, 2023, until the date of the conference)

Full Members: $50
Student Members: $35
Guests: $55
Spouses: $5

All ticket prices include the Friday night banquet.

Registration link for the conference

Paper Proposals: ETS members of any rank and any region are welcome to submit a paper proposal. Please email your proposal with your name, title of paper, and institution to Markus Klausli at SoutheastRegionalETS2023@outlook.com no later than January 4th, 2023.

Student Paper Competition: Student ETS members attending schools within the Southeast region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) are invited to enter a completed paper (not an abstract) for the competition. Papers around 15 to 20 pages should be submitted as a PDF document to the email address above and must adhere to the Doctrinal Basis of ETS. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place papers. Please submit papers to the email address above no later than Jan 4th 2023.



11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Check-in and Registration
Lunch is available for purchase at the CIU Cafeteria

12:30 - 1:45 PM First Plenary Session
2:00 - 2:45 PM Paper Session 1
2:55 - 3:40 PM Paper Session 2
3:50 - 4:25 PM Paper Session 3
4:35 - 5:10 PM Paper Session 4
5:30 - 7:15 PM Dinner and Second Plenary Session
7:30 - 8:30 PM Q&A with Dr. Barrett


8:30 - 9:15 AM Paper Session 5
9:25 - 10:10 AM Paper Session 6
10:20 - 11:15 AM Paper Session 7
11:30 - 12:30 PM Third Plenary Session
12:30 - 1:00 PM Business Meeting
1:00 Dismissal

Location, Meals, and Accommodations
The Southeast Regional meeting will take place on the campus of Columbia International University, located at 7435 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203. Check-in and Registration will open at 11:00 in the Schuster Building. Please follow signage to parking on campus.

Click here for a map of the campus.

Lunch is available for purchase in the CIU Cafeteria on Friday. Please RSVP on the registration page if you are planning to eat in the cafeteria for lunch when you arrive on Friday. For other meal options, Columbia has no shortage of great restaurants and standard fast-food options for your initial meal.

For overnight lodging, Wingate by Wyndham Columbia/Lexington (108 Saluda Pointe Cte, Lexington, SC 29072) has reserved 20 rooms at a special rate between now and Jan 24, 2023. Reserve your room by following this link: .

For questions, please contact Markus Klausli at SoutheastRegionalETS2023@outlook.com.

Map for directions to Columbia International University