What is the Canvas Conference?

We are so glad you asked!  Here is our overall vision:
The Canvas Conference humbly exists to inform all acts of human creativity and beauty with biblical, gospel-centered theology for the worship of the triune God.

For further interest, check out our About page.  


When is the canvas Conference?

August 11-12, 2017


Where is the Canvas Conference?

Portland, Oregon

Hosted at Imago Dei Community

1302 SE Ankeny St.
Portland OR, 97214

Google Map


Who Is Putting the Conference Together?

The Canvas Conference 2017 is a joint partnership between Humble Beast and Western Seminary.


Can I Get Class Credit for this Conference?

In conjunction with The Canvas Conference, Western Seminary will be offering a graduate level course entitled Creativity and the Christian led by Humble Beast’s own Dr. Ryan Lister. The class will include lecture, discussion, interviews, and interaction with Canvas speakers/performers. 

Register for the class and conference and receive a $75 dollar tuition credit from Western to cover registration costs! If you are already going to Canvas, you might as well get credit for it! 

For more information on registration, audit options, or transfer credit, please email Mr. Luke Todd of Western Seminary at LTodd@WesternSeminary.edu.


What is included in Registration?  

Yes, please see our Registration page for specific information and different options available.  


Is My Ticket Refundable?

Unfortunately, once registered, we cannot refund your ticket. If you would like, we suggest transferring your ticket to someone else. If you would like to pursue this option, please email Samuel Nagel at samuel@humblebeast.com and we will help you with this process. Thanks for your radical generosity!


Do you Have any Discounts For Groups?

We sure do! If your group is more than 15 people, please email Samuel Nagel at samuel@humblebeast.com and we can address your registration options.  


Where Would You recommend I Stay in Portland?

Check out our Accommodations page for local hotels!


Does the Conference Provide meals?

Unfortunately, no. We will have food trucks at the conference itself, which means good food for good prices.  Also, dining in Portland is an experience in and of itself.  We recommend you explore the restaurants throughout the city, including those near Imago Dei. We have included eating options on the aforementioned Accommodations page


Where Should I Park?

There is street parking around Imago Dei.  However, some of the suggested hotels on our Accommodations page are in walking distance of the conference.  


Does Canvas 2017 Have a Schedule?

Yes! We will publish the schedule soon.


WHO is Speaking and Performing at Canvas This Year?

Our Speakers and Performers will be listed soon.   



If you or your company are interested in sponsoring Canvas 2017 we would love to hear from you.  Please e-mail Samuel Nagel at samuel@humblebeast.com to see about potential sponsorship opportunities.  


I Still Have Questions:

If you still have questions, email Samuel Nagel at samuel@humblebeast.com and we will do our best to get you everything you need! Thanks for your interest!