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.
April 27-29: Practicum Week
Programming from 10 am to 12 pm (central time)
Topics: Market Data, Growing Online Sales Channels, Global Printing & Distribution, and more
May 4-6: Thought Leadership Week
Sessions at 10 am and 1 pm (central time)
Topics: Leading with Resilience, Being Evangelical, Future of Publishing, Serving the Church
David FrenchSenior Editor at The Dispatch; Columnist for Time; and New York Times bestselling author
Madeline McIntoshCEO, Penguin Random House U.S.
Michael PietschChief Executive Officer, Hachette Book Group
Walter KimPresident of the National Association
of Evangelicals (NAE)
Rev. Dr. Nicole MartinVP of Church Engagement and Executive Director of Trauma Healing, American Bible Society
Timothy DalrymplePresident and CEO, Christianity Today
Max LucadoBestselling Author
Keynote for ECPA Awards Celebration webcast
Kristen McLeanExecutive Director of Business Development
at the NPD Group
Tod BolsingerDirector of the Church Leadership Institute at
Fuller Theological Seminary and author of
Tempered Resilience: How Leaders Are Formed in the Crucible of Change
Thom RainerFounder, CEO & Lead Coach of Church Answers;
The Post Quarantine Church
MICHELLE SANCHEZExec. Minister, Make and Deepen Disciples, Evangelical Covenant Church denomination
Nikki Toyama-SzetoExecutive Director of Christians for Social Action
Daisy HuttonVice President and Publisher of Hachette Nashville
Tina ConstableEVP & Publisher, Waterbrook, Multnomah, Convergent, Image and Forum
Matt BaehrExecutive Director of the Book Manufacturers Institute
Ashish ThomasSr. Director and General Manager, Lifeway India
Erick GossCEO and Co-founder at Minno
DWIGHT NORDSTROMChairman of PRI Management & Consulting
GM, ZDL Publishing, China
Jerri HelmsVP of digital marketing and analytics for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and
Dave SchroederDirector of Publishing & Consumer Products,
What People Are saying
"Always enjoy reconnecting with colleagues in the industry and learning from and sharing experiences."
"Stellar. The Leadership Summit is of huge value to our organization."
"Great opportunity to spend useful time with industry colleagues and learn together from some high-quality and thoughtful presentations."
"Excellent speakers… Inspiration off the charts… Enjoyed the group discussion."
"A perfect balance of encouragement, enrichment, and high-level insights."
"The speakers were truly great and the networking opportunities very valuable."
"I've been to a lot of events like this and I rate the Leadership Summit as one of the best. The quality of speakers, networking and thought leadership is second to none."
"It had a great focus on our mission as well as thought provoking presentations and helpful information. "
"This was the best ECPA event I’ve been to. The connections made and the teachings were invaluable. "
"This is what industry gatherings should be— thoughtful speakers and discussions, networking, encouraging and inspiring and challenging topics that are meaningful to us."
"Content was valuable and it was great to see industry experts/leaders in dialogue together."
"Leadership Summit was very valuable to me with information I was able to immediately share with my management team. I also met people that I will reach out to in order to help our business grow in the near future."
"Probably the most productive day and a half that I have spent in a long time. Very well run; great people."
"Leadership Summit is fantastic. The sessions are timely, conversations lively, and takeaways immediate!"
"Instructive, insightful, educational..."
"The content is excellent. The opportunities for networking are perfect."
"Leadership Summit offers publishing leaders an opportunity to collaborate and stay informed on new processes, trends, and cultural movements."
"This was an excellent conference. Well organized, excellent schedule, great presenters, missional, business value, execution—all superb."
"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."
"Lots of excellent content, and plenty of good opportunities for connecting with peers. That's what it's all about."
"As a first time participant, I found the group welcoming and the sessions full of great information."
"Great content. It's always good to find out what others in the industry are doing."