What is Blue?

Blue is a two-day conference which will engage you thoughtfully in difficult conversations. Together we’ll explore the ideas shaping our culture and think about what it looks like to embody the Gospel in this moment. Our hope is that everyone who attends Blue will leave equipped to find answers in the midst of a changing culture.

Why It Exists

The culture around us is constantly shifting, from new technology to changing views and norms, yet God is still at work in his mission to renew all things. Blue exists to empower the people sitting in the blue seats to view difficult conversations as great opportunities. This year we’ll examine how we interact theologically with technology, artificial intelligence, sexuality and racial reconciliation.

What To Expect

At Blue you will experience several curated talks (think TED Talks), featuring the state of our culture and ways Christians can navigate the complexity of our changing society. Speakers are nationally recognized thought leaders and change-makers who will present a variety of perspectives that are sure to challenge you and stimulate your thinking.

Continue the conversation: the Blue Podcast

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2017 Speakers

Aaron Welty

The Heroics of Weakness

Dr. Almarie Munley

Debunking Myths About the Racial Divide

Heather Zempel

Let There Be Light

Dr. Hongda Chen

The Science of Feeding the World

Jim Lyon

New Testament Sexual Ethics in a Rainbow World

Dr. Michael Waters

Race, Faith and Hope for America

Mike Beidler

An Evolving Position on Evolution

Mike McHargue

A Digital Soul? A.I. and the Future of Faith

Dr. Richard Smith

Race: Recognizing, Understanding, and Moving Forward

Dr. Steven Argue

Parenting in a Digital Age

Steve Arterburn

Sexual Brokenness and the Hope of the Gospel

"I was inspired by the passion and integrity of the speakers. I especially enjoyed hearing how believers in other spheres of influence put their faith into practice. The depth and range of topics was awesome!"

− Clark Lindgren

"I took detailed notes that I have actually referenced over the past year for both business and personal purposes. I really liked the diversity of the speakers–all of them proved to be engaging and insightful."

− Paul Woodford

"The best part of BLUE was the ability to hear how so many individuals have integrated their spiritual and professional lives and done so in very practical ways. Inspirational yet doable!"

− Susan Sampsell


Who should attend Blue?

Anyone who is interested in learning how to navigate our changing culture should attend Blue!

Can I invite a friend/co-worker to Blue who does not attend FCC?

Yes! Blue is advertised to the general public, so you may invite anyone you know to register for Blue.

When do I check-in?

You can check in as early as 6:30pm on Friday and 8:30am on Saturday.

What is included in the registration fee?

The conference notebook, break food and lunch on Saturday are included in the registration fee.

Can I register the day of Blue?

You can register the day of Blue if there are tickets available.

Who qualifies for the student rate?

High school, undergraduate and graduate students (full or part time) qualify for the student rate. Contact Aaron Ellis for more information.

Can I pay for just one day of Blue?

Blue registration fees are for both days. One day tickets are not available.

Do you offer refunds?

Refunds are available until March 3, 2017  and will incur a $10 processing/materials fee. No refunds will be issued after March 4.

Are there scholarships or discounts for Blue?

If you are unable to pay all or part of the fee for Blue, email blue@fairfax.cc.

Are the tickets transferable?

Yes, substitutions are permitted. Email blue@fairfax.cc with the name and email address of the person who will be attending in your place.

What should I wear to Blue?

Conference attire is casual

Will there be food/drink available for purchase during Blue?

The Great Room Coffee Shop will be open during Blue and we will provide snack food and lunch on Saturday.

Can I bring my child or nursing infant to Blue?

While children are important to us, Blue is an adult event and children and infants, including nursing infants, are not permitted in any of the sessions. Childcare is not available and there are no open rooms for parents to stay with their children. Mothers can nurse infants in the Nursing Mother’s Room where they can see/hear the sessions. However, infants cannot be brought into the sanctuary for Blue.

Can I sit in the Great Room and watch Blue?

Blue will be shown in the Great Room for people that need to stretch their legs or need a break. However, children will not be permitted in the Great Room during Blue.

Will there be a bookstore at Blue?

There will be select speaker books available for purchase at Blue.

Are there any volunteer opportunities at Blue?

We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Please email blue@fairfax.cc for more information.

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(703) 745-1030

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11451 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA 22030

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