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APRIL 30–MAY 1, CHICAGO

Schedule

Subject to modifications

  • Tuesday | April 30
    8:15 am

    Welcome

    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

    Break


    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

    Harold Smith, President and CEO, Christianity Today
    Harold Myra, Former CEO, Christianity Today
    Mark Galli, Editor in Chief, Christianity Today


    11:45 am

    Lunch


    1:15 pm

    Beyond Borders in Higher Ed

    Identifying the voices of the future Church

    Dr. Mark Jobe, President, Moody Bible Institute
    Dr. Philip Ryken, President , Wheaton College
    Dr. Gordon Smith, President of Ambrose University and Seminary


    2:30 pm

    Break


    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


    4:15 pm

    Program Concludes


    5:30 pm

    Mixer


    6:30 pm

    ECPA Awards Celebration

    Featuring Gary Chapman
    Author of The 5 Love Languages® series

  • 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 Umstadtt, CEO of Castle Media Group, Professional Podcaster


    8:50 am

    Adventures in Audio (Panel)

    Jim Elwell, Director of International Publishing, Tyndale House Publishers
    Gabe Wicks, VP of Creative Services, HarperCollins Christian Publishing
    Michial Miller, Christian Account Specialist, NPD Book
    Thomas Umstadtt, CEO of Castle Media Group, Professional Podcaster (moderator)

    Q&A


    9:30 am

    Break


    10:00 am

    Consumer Engagement in Christian Retail

    Greg Squires, President and CEO, The Parable Group


    10:20 am

    Opportunities in Retail (Panel)

    Jeff Crosby, Publisher, InterVarsity Press (moderator)
    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


    11:00 am

    Breaking Borders

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


    11:30 am

    Lunch


    11:45 am

    Annual Member Meeting (for members only)


    12:15 pm

    Adjourn


    12:30 pm

    Tour of the new Chapman Center at Moody Bible Institute

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