ECPA Leadership Summit begins tomorrow with 200+ publishing leaders

ECPA Leadership Summit begins tomorrow with 200+ publishing leaders ECPA’s Virtual Leadership Summit will launch tomorrow at 10 am (central time) with a keynote session with NPD’s Kristen McLean on the latest sales trends and opportunities for Christian publishers in this cultural moment.  The session will be followed by two roundtable discussions around best data and workflow practices to sell more books.  Programming for “Practicum Week” will continue Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 am to noon (central) with sessions on…

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ECPA Leadership Summit begins next week for Christian publishing leaders

ECPA Leadership Summit begins next week for Christian publishing leaders Management teams in Christian publishing will hear from thought leaders and experts on issues affecting the industry at the ECPA Virtual Leadership Summit — a series of webinars launching April 27 with an opening keynote by NPD’s Kristen McLean on “Reading is Thriving: Opportunities for Christian Publishers.”  Sessions will continue on April 28-29 and May 4-6 and include roundtable discussions on the topics that center around the theme, “Resilient Leadership…

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Michelle Sanchez added to Leadership Summit roster for important dialogue on “being evangelical”

Michelle Sanchez added to Leadership Summit roster for important dialogue on “being evangelical” Michelle Sanchez, Executive Minister of Make and Deepen Disciples for the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination, will join David French (The Dispatch, TIME, “Divided We Fall”) and CT president/CEO Timothy Dalrymple in a webcast for ECPA publishers on “Being Evangelical in this Cultural Moment.”  The session is part of the ECPA Virtual Leadership Summit, scheduled for April 27-29 (10-12 central) and May 4-6 (10 & 1 central).  The program…

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ECPA Leadership Summit early bird rate ends on Friday: $7 a session!

ECPA Leadership Summit early bird rate ends on Friday: $7 a session! The annual ECPA Virtual Leadership Summit will feature a total of 17 webinars and roundtables, spread out over 6 days with busy schedules in mind, on April 27-29 and May 4-6.  In the first week, sessions will focus on the latest market data from NPD, growing online sales channels, and global printing and distribution in sessions and roundtables scheduled from 10 am to 12 pm (CST). The following week, two segments will be…

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ECPA sets Virtual Leadership Summit dates:  April 27 to May 6

ECPA sets Virtual Leadership Summit dates:  April 27 to May 6 ECPA’s Spring Leadership Summit – the annual gathering of management teams in Christian publishing for connection and learning from world-class experts speaking on current industry issues and trends – will be held online in two daily webinars from April 27 to May 6.  The webinars will be held at 10 am and 2 pm on April 27-29 and May 4-6 – and include breakout sessions for discussion and connection. …

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ECPA’s Leadership Summit cancelled; Alternative options being explored

ECPA’s Leadership Summit cancelled; Alternative options being explored Responding to developments stemming from the COVID-19 crisis, the ECPA board of directors decided on Friday to cancel Leadership Summit, scheduled for May 5-6 at the Nashville Airport Marriott. “Each member of the ECPA board recognizes the strategic value of the ECPA Leadership Summit, a place where all of our organization’s core deliverables—networking, advocacy, and information—are present,” said Jeff Crosby, InterVarsity Press publisher and ECPA board chair. “Amid the rapidly-evolving health and…

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At Leadership Summit: latest data, consumer trends, opportunities for Christian publishers

At Leadership Summit: latest data, consumer trends, opportunities for Christian publishers Day two of the ECPA Leadership Summit, held May 5-6 in Nashville, will be what ECPA president Stan Jantz calls a “roll up your sleeves day” to explore the innovative ways publishers can reach readers with transformational content delivered outside the typical formats and distribution channels. Kristen McLean, executive director of business development at the NPD Group, will present the latest on consumer trends and opportunities for Christian publishers. A…

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AAP President Maria Pallante to give address on censorship at upcoming ECPA Leadership Summit

AAP President Maria Pallante to give address on censorship at upcoming ECPA Leadership Summit AAP president Maria Pallante will address industry leadership at the upcoming ECPA Leadership Summit, held May 5-6 in Nashville, on “Navigating Your Content in a Censored World.”  In a program focused on how publishing continues to shape the future of evangelicalism, content and engagement – Pallante joins a strong line-up of presenters that include: NAE president Dr. Walter Kim; missiologist and professor Dr. Allen Yeh; scholar and writer Karen Swallow Prior; Director…

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Karen Swallow Prior confirmed as speaker at ECPA Leadership Summit, May 5-6 in Nashville

Karen Swallow Prior confirmed as speaker at ECPA Leadership Summit, May 5-6 in Nashville Karen Swallow Prior, professor and author, has been confirmed as a speaker at the upcoming ECPA Leadership Summit, held May 5-6 at the Nashville Airport Marriott in Nashville, Tenn.  Other speakers confirmed include NPD industry analyst Kristen McLean, AAP CEO Maria Pallante, and Chelsea Langston Bombino, CEO of the Center for Public Justice.  The conference plans to explore how publishing shapes the future with speakers addressing evangelicalism, the…

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Leadership Summit delves into Millennial and Generation Z topics that affect the future of Christian publishing

Leadership Summit delves into Millennial and Generation Z topics that affect the future of Christian publishing Any discussion about the future of publishing necessitates a look into the habits, values, and landscape of the current and future generation of leaders and readers; and the upcoming ECPA Leadership Summit is no different. These important conversations will be woven throughout our upcoming program, held May 2-3 in Colorado Springs, in nearly every session, including: New leadership strategies More effective processes toward diversity…

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Leadership Summit to feature industry panels of key leaders sharing their expertise

Leadership Summit to feature industry panels of key leaders sharing their expertise Held May 2-3 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, the ECPA Leadership Summit will provide comprehensive reports on the current landscape of future leaders and readers in Christian publishing with sessions focused on Biblical literacy, family, childrens/YA, Higher Ed, diversity, retail, and digital initiatives. In particular, the event will feature several industry panels of top executives speaking about industry issues through the lens of their expertise: FUTURE OF THE…

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Sharp and timely focus on the Christian publishing landscape presented at upcoming Leadership Summit

Sharp and timely focus on the Christian publishing landscape presented at upcoming Leadership Summit Held May 2-3 at the Cheyenne Moutain Resort in Colorado Springs, the ECPA Leadership Summit will provide a report on the current landscape of future leaders and readers in Christian publishing with sessions focused on Biblical literacy, family, childrens/YA, higher ed, diversity, retail, and digital initiatives.  Sessions include: A look at future readers and leaders coming out of Higher Ed with Shirley Hoogstra, President, CCCU Making future leaders with diversity…

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Industry managers invited to Leadership Summit, May 3-4 in Nashville

Leadership amidst the changing landscapes in Christian publishing Industry managers invited to Leadership Summit, May 3-4 in Nashville Leadership Summit, the two-day annual publishing event hosted by ECPA, takes on new importance this year as our industry continues to navigate through the new realities of faith and culture, technology, and the market. Held May 3-4 in Nashville, the program this year is designed to both inform and inspire the leaders of Christian publishing. You will hear from Christian thought leaders,…

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Bob Fryling to Receive ECPA Chairperson’s Award at Industry’s Leadership Summit, May 3rd in Nashville

Bob Fryling to Receive ECPA Chairperson’s Award at Industry’s Leadership Summit, May 3rd in Nashville Contact: Stan Jantz, ECPA Executive Director sjantz@ecpa.org  480-966-3998 (PHOENIX, ARIZ., March 16, 2016)  In recognition of his publishing leadership at InterVarsity Press, and his commitment to global student evangelism, Bob Fryling will be given the ECPA Chairperson’s Award at the ECPA Leadership Summit on May 3rd in Nashville. Bob Fryling is the Publisher of InterVarsity Press and has been involved with both InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and InterVarsity Press (IVP)…

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ECPA Leadership Summit | How Publishers can navigate the changing landscape of the Church, Readers and Culture

How Publishers can navigate the changing landscape of the Church, Readers and Culture The 2016 ECPA Leadership Summit program, held May 3-4 at the Sheraton Music City in Nashville, will RE:IMAGINE LEADERSHIP within the changing landscapes of the church, emerging leaders, readers and authors. Tod Bolsinger, VP at Fuller Theological Seminary and author of Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory (IVP), will help attendees re-imagine what effective leadership looks like amidst publishing’s changing landscapes; while a panel with Nashville pastor Scott Sauls, Outreach CEO Scott…

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