2nd Annual Convert Conference

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2nd Annual Convert Conference

April 28, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - April 30, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

$10 – $25
We are excited to invite you to the upcoming Second Annual Converts’ Conference hosted by the Convert Engagement Group at the Mecca Center that will take place on April 28-30th!

The topic of this year’s conference is “Brick by Brick: Building a Strong Community of Believers.”

Join the conference lectures by renowned speakers and scholars, attend community reflections and interactive workshops, meet like minded community members and explore what a strong Muslim community looks like and the strategies to build one!

Friday, April 28th

6:30-8pm: Community Night featuring Anse Dr. Tamara Gray: Paving the path to strengthening the Ummah: how and where do we start?

Saturday, April 29th

1:30-2:00 pm: Registration

2:00-3:45pm: Understanding our Strengths and Discovering Our Potential

Mike Swies:  Importance of looking within: what does our community’s human potential look like?

Hazel Gomez: Cultivating community strengths: uplifting strategies, diversifying skills, and capitalizing on our talents.

4:00-5:45pm: Working Across Differences

Donna Neil-Demir: Working across differences: what divides our community today and how to proactively overcome these divisions.

6:15-8pm: Building a Community of Our Dreams

Suhaib Webb: Building a dream community brick by brick: where do we want to arrive and how do we get there?

Panel with conference speakers: Discussion around concrete, practical steps that lead to strengthening our community.

8:00-9:00pm: Dinner

Sunday, April 30th:

6-7:30pm: ConverTsations: Conference Takeaways

The Mecca Center

16W560 91st St, Willowbrook, IL 60527


Sheikh Hassan Aly

Tamara Gray

Hazel Gomez

Donna Demir

Mike Swies

Suhaib Webb


April 28, 2023 @ 6:30 pm
April 30, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
$10 – $25


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