Diana Butler Bass speaking with hands raised at podium in Chautauqua


Most of Diana's speaking engagements are based on her most recent books where she makes written material come alive in the form of lectures, inspirational talks, sermons, interviews, and Q&A sessions. For these events, she tailors material for single lectures, single day presentations, or multi day events depending on the needs of your church, college, or organization.

For more information about engaging Diana to speak to your group, please contact Diana’s booking agent Jim Chaffee

Upcoming Events

Diana will be returning to live events this fall, with some virtual events mixed in. She and the sponsors of the events are committed to safe gatherings, following all CDC guidelines.

August 31-October 5, 2021

“Oh God, What Now?–Christianity 20 Years after 9/11
A 6-week virtual class with Diana Butler Bass, Brian McLaren, and Tripp Fuller

September 10, 2021

The UCC Forum
A Virtual Event
Heartland Conference of the UCC

September 18-19, 2021

Platte Woods United Methodist Church
Platte Woods, Missouri

September 21 2021

Village of Orchard Ridge
Winchester, Virginia
“Gratitude: A Culture of Thankfulness”

September 27, 2021

Postponed until 2022
Rostered Leaders Convocation
South Carolina Synod
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
At Lutheridge Retreat Center, Arden, NC

October 7-8, 2021

Postponed until 2022
“Grounded and Grateful with Diana Butler Bass”
A Hybrid Event at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis, MN

October 16, 2021

Ashley Lecture
First Congregational Church UCC
Hendersonville, North Carolina

October 20-21, 2021

Wisdom Centre Calgary
A Virtual Event

October 23-24, 2021

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

October 30, 2021

Living Water Association
A Virtual Event
Ohio North East UCC

November 5-7, 2021

First Christian Church
Norman, Oklahoma

November 13-14, 2021

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
Houston, Texas

November 15, 2021

Texas Methodist Women
Houston, Texas

November 30, 2021

The American Church in Paris
A Virtual Event
Paris, France

January 14-16, 2022

Southern Lights: A January Adventure in Progressive Christianity
Brian McLaren and I are hosting a new conference, Southern Lights, building on the legacy of January Adventure. In addition to Brian and me, we’ll hear from Anthea Butler, Kaitlin Curtice, Ken Medema, and others. Please join us for a powerful weekend in January.
Epworth by the Sea, St. Simon Island, Georgia