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Cosmology, Wonder, and Response

February 6-8, 2017

Daytona Beach, FL

Cosmology, Wonder, and Response is appropriate for our host university’s identity as well as the conference’s proximity to the ocean. The term “cosmology” draws together Embry-Riddle’s emphasis on aviation/aerospace and NACUC’s focus on religious life. Cosmology includes not only astrophysics, our understanding of the universe, and the science of human flight into the heavens, but also diverse philosophical and theological beliefs about the creation, divine purposes, human belonging, and our experience of wonder and awe. Immanuel Kant united cosmology and ethical service when he declared, “Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.” Indeed, when we experience the awe and wonder of the cosmos, we often are compelled to respond. 


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Hotel Info:  see below

Daytona Beach Resort

2700 N. Atlantic Ave

Daytona Beach, FL 32118


(800) 654-6216 or (877) 644-3239

Due to the October hurricane, the hotel is closed until mid-December due to repairs on the roof.

  •  Currently, because they are closed, their staffing situation is erratic, and so reservations agents are not always available and others are filling in.
  • We CAN make reservations for the conference by speaking with someone at the hotel – we just need to be clear that we are making a reservation for a conference in February.
  • We can also make reservations online. If making an online reservation, we need to put CHAPLAIN in the Group Code space in order to bring up available rates.

A block of rooms is being held for NACUC, for the dates of the conference (Feb 6-8, Mon-Wed).  The reduced rate will be available for NACUC folks 3 days before and 3 days after (for any who want to have an extended stay or vacation time with family).  PLAN EARLY though; these rates are based on room availability. Also, please note that these room rates are NOT guaranteed after 5:30 pm on January 8. 

Room Rates, depending on type:

Partial Ocean View: Studio - $109.00
Partial Ocean View: One Bedroom Suite - $149.00
Oceanfront View: Studio - $119.00
Oceanfront View: One Bedroom Suite - $159.00

Sharing hotel accommodations:  A google doc to make the process of finding a roommate easier.

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