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ECPA Leadership SummitMAY 3-4 2016

SHERATON MUSIC CITY | NASHVILLE

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 RE:IMAGINE LEADERSHIP

Navigating the Changing Landscapes in
THE CHURCH  |  EMERGING LEADERS  |  READERS

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TUESDAY | MAY 3

 7:15 am  Registration Opens

 8:15 am  Welcome by Stan Jantz, Executive Director, ECPA

 8:45 am  RE:IMAGINE LEADERSHIP

Canoeing the Mountains Part 1: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory
Tod Bolsinger, PhD., Vice President for Vocation and Formation and Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, author of Canoeing the Mountains

Canoeing the Mountains Part 2: Recruiting from the Margins
Tod Bolsinger, PhD., and Scott Sauls, Senior Minister, Christ Presbyterian Church, Nashville and author of Jesus Outside the Lines

10:15 am  BREAK SPONSORED BY RR DONNELLEY

10:45 am  RE:IMAGINE THE CHURCH

Jeff WrightWhat does publishing for the global church look like now and in 20 years?  What does the church need most from Christian publishers and what are some specific strategies publishers can employ to connect and engage with churches and hear from the margins?

  • Scott Evans, CEO & founder, Outreach, Inc.
  • Scott Sauls, Senior Minister, Christ Presbyterian Church, Nashville
  • Jeff Wright, CEO, Urban Ministries
  • Bob DeMoss, Vice President of Content Development and Integration, Focus on the Family

11:45 pm  LUNCH

 1:15 pm  Report on 2016 Segmentation Study of the Christian Consumer Market

Who is Christian publishing’s most valued customer, what are they reading, and where are the biggest opportunities for engaging those who will own the faith in the next 30 years?

  • Kristen McLean, Director New Business Development, Nielsen Book
  • Greg Anastas, Director of Client Solutions for Nielsen Book

 2:15 pm  RE:IMAGINE EMERGING LEADERS

Ed Stetzer

How can our industry, organizations, and churches best reflect the culture that we serve? 

  • Ed Stetzer, PhD., Executive Director of LifeWay Research, author, and contributing editor for Christianity Today

 3:15 pm   BREAK SPONSORED BY RR DONNELLEY

 3:30 pm  Reaching and Recruiting Voices from the Margins

Trillia Newbell, Director of Community Outreach, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention, author of United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity

Panel discussion with:

  • Ed Stetzer, Moderator
  • Trillia Newbell, author, "United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity"
  • Bob Fryling, Publisher, InterVarsity Press
  • Caleb Kaltenbach, lead pastor for Discovery Church, author of "Messy Grace"
  • Susan Ruszala, President, NetGalley

 5:00 pm  Sessions Adjourn with Refreshment Mixer

 5:30 pm  SMALL PLATE DINNER RECEPTION SPONSORED BY NIELSEN

 6:30 to 8 pm  ECPA Awards Night Dessert

Emceed by radio host and author Chris Fabry, and featuring the announcement of the Christian Book Awards®, Chairperson’s Award, Industry Milestones, and more


WEDNESDAY | MAY 4

Caleb Kaltenbach 8:00 am  Messy Grace

Caleb Kaltenbach, lead pastor for Discovery Church and author of Messy Grace

 8:30 am  RE:IMAGINE READERS

Discovery and Delivery as the Art of Solving Consumer Problems

Mark Kuyper, Executive Director, Book Industry Study Group

Readers have more options for consuming content than ever before. Hear how publishers are using technology to solve problems for readers and continue to create opportunities for discovery and greater engagement throughout the book ecosystem.

9:15 am  Report on Nielsen Reader Engagement Study

Kristen McLean and Greg Anastas with Nielsen will reveal the latest data on how readers engage in content and why. 

10:00 am  BREAK SPONSORED BY RR DONNELLEY

10:15 am  The Great Book Debate of 2016

What are the unique opportunities and capabilities for each format in which publishers can deliver Panelistscontent?  Maybe it’s not about who wins, but how publishers can create solutions for readers.

  • Gretchen Goldsmith, President & CEO, Rose Publishing, Inc./Aspire Press
  • Cory Verner, President & Publisher, christianaudio and christianaudio.com
  • Joshua Tallent, Chief eBook Architect, Firebrand Technologies
  • Kelly Gallagher, VP of Content Acquisition, Ingram Content Group
  • Larry Bennett, Executive Director, Nord Compo North America

11:30 am  Annual ECPA Membership Meeting

12:00 pm  LUNCH SPONSORED BY INGRAM

Chantal Restivo-Alessi 12:30 pm  Helping Authors Discover Readers

Chantal Restivo-Alessi, Chief Digital Officer and Executive VP, International for HarperCollins Publishers

 1:30 pm  Leadership Summit Adjourns

 2:30 pm  Attendees are invited to a Tour of the Ingram Facility in nearby La Vergne after the Leadership Summit adjourns.  SIGN UP HERE.

 

THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY

Nielsen Ingram
http://www.rrdonnelley.com/
Nord Compo

Bookmasters
Twin Rivers Paper Co.
Bethany Press

 

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