Major Supporters and Co-laborers

IOTA is dedicated to promoting pan-Orthodox unity through international scholarly cooperation. Our work is dependent on the generosity of individuals and institutions that share our vision. Our mega-conferences, held every four years, gather hundreds of Orthodox scholars, leaders, and professionals to discuss issues of vital significance for the Church and the world. IOTA also contributes to these issues through its publications. Major Supporters and Co-laborers help IOTA to become a beacon of Orthodox Christian culture. Major Supporters are individuals and institutions that contribute significantly towards IOTA’s conferences and projects, and Co-laborers are Orthodox-related institutions that are working in the vineyard with IOTA (1 Cor. 3).

We thank our growing list of Major Supporters and Co-laborers for our 2023 Conference.

Major Supporters

Agape Hellas
Eagle River Institute
Encountering Orthodoxy Initiative, University of St. Thomas
Greek Ministry of Religious Affairs
Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and its General Secretariat on Religious Affairs
Holy Metropolis of Demetrias and Almyros
Huffington Ecumenical Institute, Loyola Marymount University
Orthodox Christian Studies Center, Fordham University
Orthodox Theological Society in America
Orthodox Vision Foundation
St. Philaret Society
St. Phoebe Center for the Deaconess
Volos Academy for Theological Studies
Anonymous Benefactors


Axia Women
Department of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
European Academy of Religion
Holy Cross Orthodox Seminary
Lausanne Orthodox Initiative
New Georgian University
Orthodox Christian Association of Medicine, Psychology, and Religion (OCAMPR)
Orthodox Christian Laity
Orthodox Christian Mission Center
Orthodox Fellowship of the Transfiguration
Pappas Patristic Institute
RESILIENCE Research Structure
Sankt Ignatios Theological Academy
Science and Orthodoxy around the World (SOW)
St. Irenaeus Orthodox Theological Institute

What is a Major Supporter?

Contact the IOTA President to discuss how to become a Major Supporter for an IOTA conference, a publication, or other project: Dr. Paul Gavrilyuk, [email protected]. There are many options to share in our work, including sponsoring a coffee or other event at our megaconferences.

Major Supporters are considered Co-laborers of IOTA and share the privileges (see below).

What is a Co-Laborer?

IOTA Co-Laborers are organizations working in the vineyard with IOTA (1 Cor. 3), seeking to serve as instruments of church renewal. IOTA created the Co-Laborer membership for nonprofit or equivalent organizations, including seminaries, in order to showcase their worthy endeavors at conferences, further their good work, and allow them a venue for cooperation and fruitful discourse among themselves.

If your organization is interested in becoming an IOTA Co-Laborer, contact the IOTA Secretary: [email protected]. The fee for Co-Laborer Organizations is $325 in advance of each four-year IOTA mega-conference.

Benefits of Co-Laborer membership include:

  • Participation in our IOTA Co-laborers Session at each mega-conference;
  • The ability to organize one 60-90 minute paper session at a mega-conference, subject to the approval of the IOTA Board;
  • The permission to distribute and display materials about the mission and initiatives of the Co-Laborer organization at IOTA conferences; and
  • Gratitude from IOTA for cooperation in our work.