The Augustine Collective 11th Annual Conference

January 25-26, 2019

Boston, MA


The Veritas Forum

invites you to join the students and faculty of The Augustine Collective

as we explore together how emerging Christian voices can contribute to their universities and the public square.


Gather with students for the opening keynote on Friday evening, and join leading academics and public voices on Saturday for sessions specifically for Veritas Partners.

See the full schedule and speakers below.




Friday, January 25, 2019

5:30 p.m. Welcome Reception for Veritas Partners

7:00 p.m. Opening of the 11th Annual Augustine Collective Conference

                 Keynote Address: Why Universities Need Christian Intellectual Life

                 Professor Meghan Sullivan, Rev. John A. O’Brien Collegiate Chair at Notre Dame

8:30 p.m. Nightcap Social with Augustine Collective Alumni and Veritas Partners (optional)


Saturday, January 26, 2019

8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Veritas Partner Session I: Where is Media Going? Preparing Voices for the New Public Square

                Annie Augustine, Anne Snyder Brooks, Virginia Cumberbatch

                Moderated by Andy Crouch

10:30 a.m. Break

11:00 a.m. Veritas Partner Session II: Tomorrow’s University: What We Need from the Next Generation of Christian Scholars

                  Meghan Sullivan, Tyler Vanderweele

                  Moderated by Andy Crouch

12:30 p.m. Lunch with Augustine Collective Student Panel

*Formal programming for Veritas Partners will conclude after lunch on Saturday. However, you are welcome to remain through the rest of the student conference, which ends on Sunday. For the full student website of the Augustine Collective Conference, please click here.



Omni Parker House Hotel

60 School Street

Boston, MA 02108


To book a room at the conference rate of $119/night, please click here

or call 1-800-THE-OMNI and reference “Veritas Forum” or “Augustine Collective Winter Retreat.”

Please reserve your room before January 5, 2019, to ensure you receive the conference rate. Room block will be filled on a first come, first served basis.





Andy Crouch

Andy Crouch is partner for theology and culture at Praxis, an organization that works as a creative engine for redemptive entrepreneurship. He is the author of four books including “Culture Making” and “The Tech-Wise Family.”

Meghan Sullivan

Meghan Sullivan is a Professor of Philosophy and the Rev. John A. O’Brien Collegiate Chair at Notre Dame. Sullivan’s research tends to focus on philosophical problems concerning time, modality, rational planning and religious belief (but rarely all four at once). (Photo: Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

Tyler VanderWeele

Tyler VanderWeele, PhD, holds degrees from Oxford, the Univestiy of Pennsylvania, and Harvard. Dr. VanderWeele is an epidemiologist and biostatisics professor at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is the author of “Explanation in Causal Inference: Methods for Mediation and Interaction” and the founding Director of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard.

Annie Augustine

Annie Augustine is Director of Communications for VICE Media. Prior to her time at VICE, Annie was the Director of Communications for The New Republic. She also served as Aspen Ideas Festival Coordinator as well as Programming and Content Development Fellow at The Atlantic.

Virginia Cumberbatch

Virginia Cumberbatch is the Director at Community Engagement Center and Social Justice Institute at The University of Texas at Austin and a co-editor of “As We Saw It: The Story of Integration at UT Austin.” She was also the co-founder of and Communication and Advocacy Strategist at Hux Storyhouse, LLC

Anne Snyder

Anne Snyder is a writer and director of The Philanthropy Roundtable’s Character Initiative, a program that seeks to help donors and business leaders strengthen today’s most morally formative institutions and communities. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Trinity Forum and a Fellow at the Center for Opportunity Urbanism, a Houston-based think tank.


The Augustine Collective is a student-driven network of Christian journals on thirty college campuses. Launched in 2010, the Augustine Collective is now run as a program of The Veritas Forum, an international non-profit devoted to elevating thoughtful Christian perspectives and promoting dialogue on campus and in society. The journals seek to reinvigorate thoughtful conversations about faith on campus by publishing student essays, reviews, art, and poetry inspired by the conviction that the Christian Gospel encompasses the whole of life itself.