Sunday, September 17

4:00 pm

Registration Opens

6:00 pm

Dinner and program

7:30 pm

Inspiration & Insights from the Word: Sunday Conversation

Trillia Newbell, author and acquisitions director, Moody Publishers
52 Weeks in the Word, A Great Cloud of Witnesses, Sacred Endurance, If God is For Us, Fear and Faith, The Big Wide Welcome, God's Very Good Idea

Monday, September 18

7:30 am


8:30 am


Jeff Crosby, ECPA president and CEO

8:45 am

Understanding Global Christianity and How Christian Publishing Can Serve, Equip, and Encourage Its Impact

Dr. Allen Yeh, Professor of Intercultural Studies and Missiology at Biola University
Polycentric Missiology: 21st Century Mission from Everyone to Everywhere (IVP Academic)

9:45 am

How is Organizational Culture Shaped in Our Remote Environment?

Cris Doornbos, founder, Leader Shaping
former ECPA board chair and Christian publishing executive

10:45 am


11:15 am

Christian Higher Ed: A Conversation with Dr. Allen Yeh

moderated by Jeff Crosby

11:45 am


1:00 pm

Publishing New Voices & Reaching New Audiences

Alejandro Mandes, Strategic VP, Workforce Hope
Embracing the New Samaria (NavPress)
Deborah Gonzalez, writer and acquisitions/development editor, NavPress

2:00 pm

Forecasts and Opportunities in Christian Publishing

Kristen McLean, executive director of business development, Circana

3:00 pm


3:30 pm

Are Personas, Platforms and Profits Harming the Church?

Katelyn Beaty, author and editorial director, Brazos Press
Celebrities for Jesus (Brazos)

4:15 pm

C-Suite Round Tables, facilitated by ECPA Board members

5:15 pm

End of Program

6:00 pm


8:00 pm

Informal Conversations

Tuesday, September 19

7:30 am


8:30 am

Leading Teams through Organizational Hinge Moments

Michael Lindsay, president, Taylor University
View from the Top (Wiley), Faith in the Halls of Power (Oxford),
Hinge Moments (InterVarsity Press)

9:30 am

New Paradigms in Global Ministry Publishing: A Case Study

Luke Lewis, director of publishing, Langham Literature

10:30 am


11:00 am

Change Management Practices for a More Effective Succession

Kathryn Scanland, organizational process consultant, Greystone Global

12:00 pm


1:00 pm


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