May 2-3, 2017

Cheyenne Mountain Resort | Colorado Springs, Colorado

The ECPA Leadership Summit is where relationships begin and continue among leadership teams in Christian publishing, while learning from world-class experts speaking on current issues and trends important to the industry.

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What People Are saying

  • "I love the concept of Leadership Summit, with its mix of information and inspiration plus networking opportunities."

    Brian Hampton
    Sr. VP & Publisher, HarperCollins Christian Publishers
  • "Leadership Summit is fantastic. The sessions are timely, conversations lively, and takeaways immediate!"

    Randall Payleitner
    Editorial Director, Moody Publishers
  • "Instructive, insightful, educational..."

    La Verne Tolbert
    VP Editorial, Urban Ministries, Inc.
  • "The content is excellent. The opportunities for networking are perfect."

    Michael LoRusso
    VP, LSC Communications
  • "Leadership Summit offers publishing leaders an opportunity to collaborate and stay informed on new processes, trends, and cultural movements."

    J.D. Bridges
    VP of Sales & Distribution, Reformation Trust Publishing
  • "The industry stats rock!"

    Lori Cloud
    VP of Marketing, HarperCollins Christian Publishers
  • "This was an excellent conference. Well organized, excellent schedule, great presenters, missional, business value, execution—all superb."

    Jennifer Lyell
    VP Trade Publishing, LifeWay Christian Resources/B&H Publishing
  • "The ECPA Leadership Summit offered an exceptional program for leaders of Christian publishers—stimulating speakers, a wealth of statistical data, the upbeat annual awards program, and multiple networking opportunities."

    Paul Hendrickson
    General Manager, Hendrickson Publishers
  • "Lots of excellent content, and plenty of good opportunities for connecting with peers. That's what it's all about."

    Sean Harrison
    President, Black Earth Group
  • "As a first time participant, I found the group welcoming and the sessions full of great information."

    Suzanne Wilson-Higgins
    Managing Director/CEO, Lion Hudson
  • "Great content. It's always good to find out what others in the industry are doing."

    Mark Taylor
    Chairman/CEO, Tyndale House Publishers
In a year when the Christian world is looking back 500 years to the beginning of the Reformation, it’s never been more important to look ahead.

Leadership Summit 2017 will focus on those same dynamics that spread the message of the Reformers 500 years ago: a flourishing of literature and new Bible translations fueled by new technology.

With Biblica CEO Carl Moeller and other key leaders, we will focus on the current “State of the Bible” and the extraordinary work being done by various Bible societies, ministries, and publishers to increase accessibility and reader engagement—something that informs all publishers, whether or not you are involved in producing Bibles.

With the theme, Future Leaders for Future Readers, our conference will feature in-depth engaging presentations by Shirley Hoogstra, president of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, Dr. Barry Corey, president of Biola University, and Skot Welch, president of Global Bridgebuilders.

You and your leadership team will also have the opportunity to hear from our industry’s C-Suite leaders on their most pressing issues and solutions; and get key updates on genres, formats, and channels in Christian publishing as Kristen McLean of Nielsen Book (now NPD) will continue to inform us of the latest market data and opportunities for growth. A panel of industry experts will discuss the latest efficiency solutions available for publishers in marketing, discovery, workflow and production.

Best of all, you will have opportunities to network with your industry peers, and strategize with your own team in a beautiful setting how you can grow your company as you create and produce innovative, life-changing content for a global audience.

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