Publishers to share successes with colleagues at ECPA Leadership Summit

Publishers to share successes with colleagues at ECPA Leadership Summit The ECPA Leadership Summit, held May 3-4 in Philadelphia, will gather industry executives and managers around several topics related to elevating publishing’s role in this cultural moment with thought leaders and industry insiders sharing on topics from charitable discourse and global discipleship to soft leadership skills and the supply chain. In addition, for the first time, the program will feature breakout sessions led by publishers talking about successful ventures in…

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Last week to register for ECPA Leadership Summit at early bird rate: Save $200

Last week to register for ECPA Leadership Summit at early bird rate: Save $200 The early bird registration discount for the upcoming ECPA Leadership Summit expires on Friday, March 18.  The special rate represents a $200 per person savings.  The event will gather Christian publishing executives and management teams in Philadelphia on May 3-4.  Additional discounts are added when multiple employees register from the same company.  The program features thought leaders and experts on the latest publishing topics – including case studies from…

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International impacts to be discussed at upcoming ECPA Leadership Summit

International impacts to be discussed at upcoming ECPA Leadership Summit ECPA will host its annual industry gathering of managers and executives on May 3-4 in Philadelphia.  It will be the first time the ECPA Leadership Summit meets in person since 2019.  Included in the two-day programming are several sessions taking a look at the global supply chain crisis, the state of global discipleship and the global church.  “The need for face to face interaction around the issues that affect our industry and world…

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ECPA Leadership Summit to be conducted at two locations; day two at American Bible Society headquarters

ECPA Leadership Summit to be conducted at two locations; day two at American Bible Society headquarters Industry leaders will gather in-person this spring in Philadelphia on May 3-4 for the ECPA Leadership Summit at the waterfront Hilton Philadelphia Penn’s Landing.  The first day will feature sessions with Cherie Harder, Dr. Theon Hill, Eugene Habecker, and Kristen McLean – along with publisher case studies, an expert panel on the supply chain, and concluding with the ECPA Awards Celebration with Latasha Morrison….

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ECPA Leadership Summit program to feature publisher case studies

ECPA Leadership Summit program to feature publisher case studies The ECPA Leadership Summit, to be held May 3-4 in Philadelphia, will feature three concurrent breakout sessions presented by industry publishers on: Elevating Voices of Color with Helen Lee, director of product innovation at InterVarsity Press;  Elevating Church Engagement and Innovation with Bill Craig, SVP of publishing & ministry experiences at B&H/LifeWay Christian Resources; and Elevating Customer Interest with Ben Amundgaard, senior director of Bible Study Products at Faithlife, and Jesse Myers, director of original content…

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ECPA Leadership Summit to focus on “Elevating Publishing’s Impact” on May 3-4 in Philadelphia

ECPA Leadership Summit to focus on “Elevating Publishing’s Impact” on May 3-4 in Philadelphia ECPA has confirmed the program for its first in-person Leadership Summit since 2019, to be held May 3-4 in Philadelphia.  The event will also include the ECPA Awards Celebration banquet and a special industry gathering at the nearby American Bible Society.  Sessions will focus on “Elevating Publishing’s Impact,” and include the following confirmed speakers: CHERIE HARDER, President, Trinity Forum EUGENE HABECKER, Senior Fellow, Sagamore Institute; President…

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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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