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September 19-21, 2021

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Tucson, Arizona

ECPA’s annual C-Suite Symposium presents the only opportunity within Christian publishing where C-level executives—from large to small houses—can engage at a meaningful level with expert information and trends relevant to their unique roles in leading the industry.

What Comes Next?

The top leaders of ECPA member publishers and affiliates will be gathering in person for the first time in two years for C-Suite Symposium, held September 19-21 at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona. The theme of this event is, What Comes Next? with featured speakers Nicholas Skytland and Alicia Llewellyn, co-authors of the book, What Comes Next? Shaping the Future in an Ever-Changing World—A Guide for Christian Leaders (Moody Publishers). Al Lopus, CEO of Best Christian Workplaces Institute, will address the topic, What Comes Next for Thriving Workspaces? and Kristen McLean of NPD BookScan will share research on What Comes Next for Reader Engagement. Michael Pierce, VP of Financial Affairs for Biola University will present “What Comes Next for Your Company: The Clean Sheet Initiative.” We will also have expert panels addressing the Legal Landscape and Reader Engagement strategies. Make plans now to attend this breakthrough strategic conference that will help shape the future of Christian publishing.

Visit our safety protocols page to view the measures that the resort has in place to keep attendees safe and healthy. ECPA will abide by State and Resort protocols.



Nicholas Skytland

Co-founder of Quite Uncommon
Deputy Chief of Exploration Technology, NASA
Co-author of What Comes Next? (Moody)

What Comes Next? Shaping the Future

Alicia Llewellyn

Co-founder of Quite Uncommon
Strategist and Collaboration Leader, NASA
Co-author of What Comes Next? (Moody)

What Comes Next? Shaping the Future

Al Lopus

CEO and Co-founder
Best Christian Workplaces Institute

Road to Flourishing: Eight Keys to Boost Employee Engagement and Well Being (IVP, Feb. 2022)
What Comes Next for Thriving Workplaces

Kristen McLean

Executive Director of Business Development
NPD Book

What Comes Next for Connecting with Readers

Jeff Crosby

ECPA president and CEO
What Comes Next for ECPA

Craig Gipson

Associate, Flagler Law Group
What Comes Next for Publishers in the Legal Landscape

Luke Goodrich

VP & senior counsel, Becket Fund
Free to Believe: The Battle over
Religious Liberty in America

What Comes Next for Publishers in the Legal Landscape

Michael Pierce

VP of Business and Financial Affairs, Biola University
What Comes Next For Your Company:
The Clean Sheet Initiative

Chriscynethia Floyd

VP and publisher, U.S., Our Daily Bread Ministries

Doug Lockhart

Senior VP of Sales & Centralized Marketing,
HCCP and HarperCollins Focus

Cory Verner

founder of ONE Audiobooks

Maila Kim

Marketing Manager, InterVarsity Press

Peter Cerra

President of SEPA and Senior Director of
Sales & Marketing, Editorial Portavoz
  • “ECPA continues to provide outstanding training and guidance for Christian publishing. From production, leadership training, and to legal issue the ECPA is in the forefront of helping to expand our ministry. Thanks ECPA.”
    Bob Whitaker
  • “There are many ways to learn, but my favorite is learning from others. These ECPA events are rich with enlightening presentations and inspiring conversations. I look forward to gathering every year.”
    Paul Santhouse
    VP & Publisher, Moody Publishers
  • “C-Suite is an exceptional opportunity for the leaders of Christian publishing firms to hear stimulating speakers, network with their peers, and be encouraged to think strategically.”
    Paul Hendrickson
    General Manager, Hendrickson Publishers
  • “It was great to get away and have some fellowship with those from other houses. I started implementing some of the things I learned immediately after returning to work, with success!”
    Bryce Craig
    President, P&R Publishing Company
  • “Each year it amazes me the speakers and topics that ECPA serves up unflinchingly for honest analysis.”
    Jason Spanos
    Business Development Manager, knk Publishing Software

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