APRIL 27-29: Programming from 10am to 12 pm
MAY 4-6: Sessions at 10 am and 1 pm

All times are listed in Central Time
Conference will be conducted and accessed by attendees via the Whova platform

  • PRACTICUM WEEK: April 27-29

    Tuesday, April 27

    10 am

    Reading Is Thriving: Opportunities for Christian Publishers

    Kristen McLean, Executive Director of Business Development, The NPD Group

    11 am

    Round Table: Data Best Practices to Broaden Your Reach

    Hosted by Joshua Tallent, Director of Sales & Education, Firebrand Technologies

    11:30 am

    Round Table: Infrastructure Best Practices to Business-to-Consumer Capability

    Hosted by Jason Spanos, Chief Revenue Officer, knk Software LP

    Wednesday, April 28

    10 am

    Growing Online Sales Channels

    Jerri Helms, VP of digital marketing and analytics for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus
    Erick Goss, CEO and Co-founder at Minno
    Dave Schroeder, Director of Publishing & Consumer Products, WTA Media

    11 am

    Round Table: New Practices to Market, Sell, and Get Books to Customers

    Hosted by Brittyne Lewis, Director of Digital Services, LSC Communications

    11:30 am

    Round Table: Best Practices for Efficiencies in Royalty Management

    Hosted by David Marlin, President, MetaComet Systems

    Thursday, April 29

    10 am

    A Global Report on the State of Printing and Distribution

    Matt Baehr, Executive Director of the Book Manufacturers Institute
    Ashish Thomas, Sr. Director and General Manager, Lifeway India
    Dwight Nordstrom, Chairman of PRI Management and Consulting and General Manager of ZDL Publishing, China

    11 am

    Round Table: Best Practices for Expanding Your Global Reach

    Hosted by Rob Clements, Senior Key Account Manager, Ingram Content Group

    11:30 am

    Round Table: Printing & Paper: Inkjet vs. Offset

    Hosted by Vickie Jensen (Manager for Print Business Development); Brandon Nowak (Manager for Capacity, Material & Value Stream Operations); and Steve Zweber (Director for Bindery & Distribution Services) for Thomson Reuters Core Publishing Solutions


    Tuesday, May 4

    10 am

    Leading with Resilience in this Cultural Moment

    with Tod Bolsinger, Director of the Church Leadership Institute at Fuller Seminary and author of Tempered Resilience: How Leaders Are Formed in the Crucible of Change

    Round Table: What have we learned about leading in this moment?

    Hosted by Jeff Crosby, IVP publisher and ECPA board chair

    1 pm

    Being Evangelical in this Cultural Moment

    David French, Senior Editor at The Dispatch; Columnist for Time; and New York Times bestselling author
    Michelle Sanchez, Executive Minister, Make and Deepen Disciples, Evangelical Covenant Church denomination
    Nikki Toyama-Szeto, Executive Director of Christians for Social Action
    Moderated by: Timothy Dalrymple, President and CEO, Christianity Today

    Wednesday, May 5

    10 am

    The Future of Publishing in this Cultural Moment

    Michael Pietsch, Chief Executive Officer, Hachette Book Group
    Daisy Hutton, Vice President and Publisher of Hachette Nashville
    Madeline McIntosh, CEO, Penguin Random House U.S.
    Tina Constable, EVP & Publisher, Waterbrook, Multnomah, Convergent, Image and Forum

    Round Table: Where do we go from here?

    Hosted by Stan Jantz, ECPA president & CEO

    1 pm

    Serving the Church in this Cultural Moment

    Walter Kim, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE)
    Thom Rainer, Founder, CEO & Lead Coach of Church Answers; The Post Quarantine Church
    Rev. Dr. Nicole Martin, VP of Church Engagement and Executive Director of Trauma Healing, American Bible Society

    Thursday, May 6

    10 am

    ECPA Town Hall with ECPA Board of Directors and Annual Member Meeting

    1 pm

    ECPA Awards Celebration

    Featuring bestselling author Max Lucado, who will be the recipient of the industry's Pinnacle Award
    Announcing the Christian Book Award® winners
    Honoring Milestone Sales Award recipients

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