Calvin’s 2021 January Series to Have Virtual Audience

Written by Paul R. Kopenkoskey on . Posted in Local

janseriesNext year's Calvin University's January Series will have a completely virtual audience. Attendees will be able to watch the 15 daily noontime presentations on their own personal devices, in their own locations, or in small gatherings at remote sites available across the continent. Details on how to register for the presentations and where to find local remote sites will be available later this fall on the January Series website.

The 2021 roster features multiple New York Times best-selling authors, two of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential Leaders, and the 2020 winner of the Kluge Humanities Prize—considered the equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize for the humanities.

A few of the world-renowned speakers on the 2021 docket include Tara Westover, author of Educated, a book that stayed on the New York Times best-seller list for a couple of years; Jemar Tisby, author of The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church's Complicity in Racism, which received the 2019 honors for Book of the Year from the Englewood Review of Books; Bruce Feiler, author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, the presenter of two primetime series on PBS, and the inspiration for the drama series Council of Dads on NBC.

The presenters will look ahead to the future of the Supreme Court, democracy, artificial intelligence, climate change, global trade, and civil discourse. They will also explore many other topics.

The January Series is an award-winning lecture series that draws in more than 70,000 attendees each year. For 15 weekdays each January, about 800 attendees would pack the Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium on campus to listen to a world-renowned speaker. Thousands more gather at 60-plus remote sites across North America to watch the series live. Many others listen online.
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Paul R. Kopenkoskey is a full-time freelance writer and editor for an assortment of publications including Grand Rapids Magazine, Grand Rapids Business Journal, and Faith Grand Rapids magazine. He has completed his first novel with the working title, Karl Beguiled. He and his wife, Barb, live in Wyoming, Michigan. They have three children and five grandchildren.

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