Roundtable 2018


2018 Roundtable – Chicago, IL
Parkview Community Church, Glen Ellyn

It is with great excitement that we announce the 2018 Refugee Highway Partnership  North America Roundtable in Chicago. We find it fitting that for the 10th Anniversary of the Roundtable, we will return to the place where it all began!

We hope that you will join us on October 24 – 26, 2018The Roundtable will be held at Parkview Community Church in Glen Ellyn, IL.

Why do we call it a Roundtable?

We convene the gathering of a tribe. It’s a particular group of people who share a passion for forcibly displaced people. We meet in North America on an annual basis to learn, encourage each other, and make collaborative plans to implement initiatives. At a round table, every member of the tribe has a voice. We aspire to create a platform to unify many diverse ministries, services, and individuals to bring about action that would please the heart of Jesus as he sees us welcoming the foreigner in our midst and showing the mercy that he first offered us.

The focus of the Roundtable is to serve those devoted to welcoming the nations on our doorstep who come with two suitcases from their former life, but hearts hungering and hopeful for a brand new future. In their first year, a shockingly small percentage will be invited into the home of a North American. Due to color or creed, lack of language or education, most will experience prejudice, suspicion, avoidance, resentment – and, most of all, loneliness. These refugees offer the Church the opportunity to live out the mandate Jesus gave us to welcome the stranger and love our neighbor as ourselves.


Registration is now open for the 2018 Roundtable.

Roundtable Registration: $165 each
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Day Rate: $80 each
If you would only like to attend one day of the 2018 Refugee Roundtable, this option is perfect for you!

Student Registration: $90 each
Are you a high school, college, or graduate student? Take advantage of this discount to attend the 2018 Refugee Roundtable and learn from practitioners from across North America.

Refugee Registration: $90 each
Are you a refugee or former refugee? We’re excited to have you join us at the 2018 Refugee Roundtable!

Groups of 5 or more who register together will get 10% off their registration.

Note: If you are a Canadian resident, you can use the discount code CANADA25 for 25% off your registration. This is roughly equivalent to the exchange rate discrepancy between Canadian and U.S. currencies. Billing addresses will be checked to ensure that the discount is only used by Canadian residents.

You should not register now if you intend to apply as a Table Talk facilitator. Please wait until given word whether your application is accepted. If accepted, the rate will be $80. If otherwise, regular rates will remain available.

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Information on Travel & Accommodations

RHPNA Roundtable Locations
2009 Chicago, IL
2010 Toronto, ON
2011 San Francisco, CA
2012 Minneapolis, MN
2013 Vancouver, B.C.
2014 Phoenix, AZ
2015 Atlanta, Georgia
2016 Toronto, ON
2017 Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
2018 Chicago, IL
2019 Toronto, Canada

2018 Co-hosts:

Exodus World Service and World Relief DuPage/Aurora are co-hosts for the 2018 Roundtable. The planning team, consisting of members from both organizations is in the midst of preparation for this event. Please lift up this team in prayer during this process and stay tuned here for more updates regarding the Roundtable.