Subject to modifications

  • Tuesday | April 30
    8:15 am


    Stan Jantz, President and CEO, ECPA

    8:30 am

    Beyond Borders: In Your Company

    Dr. Gordon Smith, President of Ambrose University,
    Author of Institutional Intelligence

    9:15 am

    Beyond Borders: In Our Industry

    Chris Horst, Chief Advancement Officer, HOPE International 
    Co-author of Rooting for Rivals

    10:00 am


    10:30 am

    Beyond Demographic Borders

    Connecting to a diverse community through your publishing program

    Theon Hill, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Wheaton College

    11:00 am

    Beyond Geographic Borders

    Connecting the global church

    Timothy Dalrymple, President and CEO-elect, Christianity Today
    Mark Galli, Editor in Chief, Christianity Today
    Harold Smith, President and CEO, Christianity Today
    Harold Myra, Former CEO, Christianity Today
    Stan Jantz, President and CEO, ECPA (moderator)

    11:45 am


    1:15 pm

    Beyond Borders in Higher Ed (Panel)

    Identifying the voices of the future Church

    Dr. David Dockery, President, Trinity International University
    Dr. Mark Jobe, President, Moody Bible Institute
    Dr. Philip Ryken, President , Wheaton College
    Dr. Gordon Smith, President of Ambrose University and Seminary
    Stan Jantz, President and CEO, ECPA (moderator)

    2:30 pm


    3:00 pm

    Beyond Borders: In the Culture

    Reaching the next generation of Christian readers

    Tina Constable, Senior VP and publisher of Currency, Convergent, WaterBrook & Multnomah, Crown Forum
    Penguin Random House

    3:30 pm

    Beyond Borders: In the Global Marketplace (Panel)

    Kelly Gallagher, Vice President of Content Acquisition, Ingram Content Group
    Cris Doornbos, CEO, David C Cook
    Matthew Elliott, President of Oasis International, Project Director for the Africa Study Bible
    John Maust, President, Media Associates International
    Stan Jantz, President and CEO, ECPA (moderator)

    4:15 pm

    Program Concludes

    5:30 pm


    6:30 pm

    ECPA Awards Celebration

    Announcing the winners of the 2019 Christian Book Awards®
    Honoring the year’s best in Christian publishing
    Celebrating ECPA’s 45th anniversary
    Featuring special guest Gary Chapman, author of The 5 Love Languages® series, with over 17 million sold!

  • Wednesday | May 1

    Beyond Borders: The New Face of Consumer Engagement

    8:00 am

    Opportunities in the Marketplace

    Kristen McLean, Executive Director of Business Development, NPD Book

    8:30 am

    The Podcasting Revolution

    Thomas Umstattd Jr., CEO of Castle Media Group, Professional Podcaster

    8:50 am

    Adventures in Audio (Panel)

    Jim Elwell, Director of International Publishing, Tyndale House Publishers
    Michial Miller, Christian Account Specialist, NPD Book
    Tom Parks, Audio Book Narrator and Producer
    Cory Verner, Publisher, Christian Audio, LLC and christianaudio.com
    Gabe Wicks, VP of Creative Services, HarperCollins Christian Publishing
    Thomas Umstattd Jr., CEO of Castle Media Group, Professional Podcaster (moderator)


    9:30 am


    10:00 am

    Consumer Engagement in Christian Retail

    Greg Squires, President and CEO, The Parable Group

    10:20 am

    Opportunities in Retail (Panel)

    Brittyne Lewis, Product Development Director, LSC Publisher Services, LSC Communications
    Jesse Myers, Associate Publisher, Lexham Press (Faithlife)
    Greg Squires, President and CEO, The Parable Group
    Joshua Tallent, Director of Sales and Education, Firebrand Technologies
    Jeff Crosby, Publisher, InterVarsity Press (moderator)

    11:00 am

    Breaking Borders

    Jackie Hill Perry, writer, speaker, artist
    Author of Gay Girl, Good God

    11:30 am


    11:45 am

    Annual Member Meeting (for members only)

    12:15 pm


    12:30 pm

    Tour of the new Chapman Center at Moody Bible Institute

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