Explore the 2021 Parliament Schedule

The 2021 Parliament of the World’s Religions, hosted virtually for the first time in history, will provide attendees this upcoming October with a unique opportunity to experience the offerings of the global interfaith movement together for 48 hours.

The program will be hosted in Central US time, coinciding with the location of the Parliament headquarters in Chicago, but provide offerings for time zones around the world.

The Program

The Opening Plenary will be hosted on Saturday, October 16th from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central Time and be followed by regional programming hosted from 9:30 PM on Saturday through 7:00 AM on Sunday, October 17th.

Sunday, October 17th will feature our first full day of programming, with plenaries and breakout sessions offered between 9:00 AM through 10:00 PM Central Time. Regional and flexible programming will be offered between 11:00 PM on Sunday and 8:00 AM Monday.

Monday, October 18th will feature our last day of programming offerings, with our final plenaries and breakout sessions scheduled between 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM Central Time.

Explore the schedule below!

More details on the full program will be available in August.

The Platform

Connect with the global interfaith movement live! Hosted via Accelevents, the 2021 Parliament of the World’s Religions will feature more than scheduled programming. 

Explore our Exhibit Hall and connect with the sponsors and exhibitors that make the work of the Parliament possible. Check out the virtual lounges and connect with interfaith colleagues from around the world, attend religious and spiritual observances from diverse communities, and more.

You can access the platform and programming at the time and on the device that works best for you!

The 2021 Parliament will not only provide attendees 48 hours of programming but the opportunity to access all the programming free with your registration for 30 days on the Accelevents platform after October 18th. This means rewatching all the plenaries, experiencing all the featured religious and spiritual observances, and attending all featured programs at the touch of a button.

Don’t miss this unique experience at the 8th Parliament of the World’s Religions!