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2015 Leadership Summit

ECPA Leadership Summit
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ECPA Leadership Summit
SAVE THE DATE:  MAY 4-6, 2015
Embassy Suites, Murfreesboro TN


The ECPA Leadership Summit is designed for Christian publishing managers and their teams, who gather to network and learn from world-class experts speaking on current issues and trends important to the industry.


"It is wonderful to connect with so many people within the industry and learn from them.
The ECPA Leadership Summit sessions are informative and thought provoking."
-  Jeffrey Johnson, COO, Tyndale House Publishers


"Through this conference, ECPA's sense of service to its membership and its broad and strategic engagement with the issues we face brings us something truly worthwhile and actionable in what for all stakeholders is a season of changes, questions, and significant opportunities in the publishing industry."
- Jeff Crosby, Associate Publisher / Director of Sales & Marketing, InterVarsity Press

APRIL 28-30, 2014
Focus on the Family Headquarters, Colorado Springs, Colorado


Celebrating 40 Years of Industry Collaboration and Fellowship through ECPA

Join industry leaders, colleagues, and alumni as we celebrate 40 years of Christian publishers accomplishing more together through ECPA. The Monday evening banquet, produced by Steve Bowlby, will feature "A Look Back while Looking Ahead” anniversary celebration while announcing the year’s top awards for Christian Book Awards® and Christian Book of the Year™, Jordon Lifetime Achievement Awards, and Christian publishing’s significant sales milestones. Jerry Jenkins (Author. Publisher. Filmmaker. All things Christian content) will emcee and keynote the evening!

The banquet will be preceded by an ALUMNI RECEPTION. All industry alumni are invited and separate tickets to the banquet will be available for industry guests and alumni who will not be registering for the Leadership Summit.



  • Jonathan Merritt, Senior Columnist, Religion News Service: On Faith and Culture
  • Ron Rosenberg: Must Be Present to Win: The Secret to Finding the Opportunities in Business and Life that other people miss
  • Jeremy Greenfield, Editorial Director, DBW: The More Empowered Author  |  Publishing Innovation Panel
  • Peter McCarthy, Multi-channel marketer/former Random House VP, Marketing Innovation: Using Data to Identify and Connect with Highly-Targeted Audiences
  • John Nardini, President of Mardel; Tim Vineyard, President of LifeWay Christian Stores Division; Steve Potratz, President of Parable; Curtis Riskey, President of CBA:  Christian Retail: A Decade Later
  • Bruce Barbour, Founder and President, Literary Management Group:  One Heart, Two Eyes
  • Charles Friscia, Director of Client Solutions, Nielsen Book US: What We Now Know - POS, publisher, digital & consumer data
  • Jim Daly, President/CEO, Focus on the Family: Reflections of the New Testament and Today’s Culture
  • Mark Kuyper, President/CEO, ECPA:  Looking Back and Moving Forward
  • Cris Doornbos, CEO, David C Cook and ECPA Board Chair: A Chairman's Epilogue
  • Jerry Jenkins, Author, Owner of Jenkins Entertainment, Christian Writer's Guild and Christian Writer's Guild Publishing: Emcee and Keynote for ECPA Awards & Anniversary Banquet
  • ECPA Awards & Anniversary Banquet, with Alumni Reception
  • "That 70’s Show” 40-year Retro Party, hosted by David C Cook on Tuesday evening
  • ECPA Annual Member Meeting


We thank our sponsors for their support of the industry and of this event.

Outreach Media Group


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